When I went out in the early afternoon it was warm and I had dressed in t-shirt and jeans. I walked to one of my favorite local haunts, the bowling alley A few hours later I decided to head home. Stepping outside I encountered a steady drizzle and the temperature had fallen what seemed to be about 20 degrees. I did not look forward to my walk home. First, I went to the counter and asked if maybe somebody had left an umbrella behind that I could steal and claim as my own. There wasn’t one. I knew of another option. I checked out the coat rack. It’s the unofficial lost and found. People put coats, hats, and other things people leave behind on the coat rack. There was even somebodies ID hanging from it. About a week ago, my friend pointed out to me a nice Blackhawks’ zip-up hoodie that he said had been there for a couple of weeks. It was still there. I decided the abandoned hoodie was going to mine. At least for the walk home. I wore it home. I might take it and put it back.
Been a long time since I’ve done a food Friday.
Most recipes for simple homemade BBQ sauce use ketchup, but I never have ketchup in my place. This is what I came up with from what I had on hand.
1 can 15fl tomato sauce
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp paprika
1 Tbsp brown sugar
Making it spicy:
1 tsp Tabasco
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Just dump it all in a bowl and mix.
With the first set of ingredients, you are making a simple ketchup. You can use regular white vinegar but I like the tang I get from using apple cider vinegar, and I had it on my shelves. Instead of brown sugar, you can try honey or some other form of sugar. Feel free to increase the sugar amount if you want a sweeter sauce.
I have tried different ingredients to make it spicy. You can add mustard or try different peppers. For my next batch, I plan an using sriracha sauce.
I think it was Sunday of last week, but I am not sure of the actual day, it rained. It rained some more. It poured down for hours. During a lull in the rain, I went for a short walk. The pond was filled back up after a couple of months of being dry.
The very next day I went for a walk. The pond was packed from edge to edge with ducks. The picture above is from a few days later. There were about three times the ducks you see in that picture above. The Odd thing was they were almost all boy ducks. It was like a tech convention. I don’t know where they had been hanging out. I had hardly seen a duck since the pond dried up. Suddenly a billion ducks. I don’t know if they have some sort of super duck communication device or what.
First we had rain:
Then we had fog:
Finally, we had a double rainbow:
No this wasn’t all in one day but over several. The pond is starting to fill up again. Maybe my heron friend will come back.
I remember almost nothing that happened last week. I watched a French action movie called Sleepless Night. It’s about a croaked cop trying to save his son from a mobster. It was OK, had good fights.
I also got new shiny plates for the CR-V. Exciting!!!
So here are a few pictures I found on my phone.