Re: [gardeners] In the kitchen on a Thursday

George Shirley (
Fri, 01 Jan 1999 08:15:52 -0600

penny x stamm wrote:

> George, did you really mean $2.99 for 18 lbs of Rio Red
> grapefruits...??? One Ruby Red costs me $1.29 ....Count your blessings,
> Sir!

Yup, $2.99 for eighteen pounds. Tried one yesterday and they are truly sweet
with hardly any seeds and very little of the bitter white under the skin. I
eat them like oranges, peel 'em and scarf them up. Reckon the freeze in the
Texas valley meant they had to pick and ship immediately.



> I spent Wednesday and Thursday cooking up a storm for
> Jimmie's  77th birthday coming shortly, when all his
> cousins whom he reckons up by dozens come to enjoy
> some home cookin'. .  The weather outside was even more
> than we snow lovers might enjoy -- 11degrees with winds
> up to 45 mph. Today at least we had 10 minutes of snowfall
> (grin) but tonight they expect minus 10, with the windchill.
> Yikes!
> I fixed about 40 Chinese blackened chicken wings; two
> 6qt pressure cookers of brisket pot roast; mashed potatoes by
> the bucketful; fresh real cranberry sauce (absolutely delicious);
> and a gingerbread cake for his late night snacking. Dinner was
> easy -- seafood cocktail, kielbasa with mashed potatoes and
> creamed spinach (ugh.. I grew up with plain franks and beans,
> but Jim's Dad was German..)
> The skies are so bad that we cannot get outside in our winter
> mackinaws to see the Quadrontid meteor shower this weekend.
> I'm totally frustrated by Mother Nature!
> Penny, NY  in the grip of an Arctic jet stream.....
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