On my way into work this morning the weatherman on the radio advised that it would get down to 38 degrees tonight. He also said that it would only be in the 50's tomorrow. Folks, that’s really not too bad. That actually is Spring
weather!! The high temperatures we’ve been having are Summer temps and it’s just too hot!! I love the warm weather - but being so hot this early is hard on the plants and trees.
I’ve been working on the menu for my guests this week-end. They will get here at noon, after eating a big breakfast out on the road; so I’m going to fix a Chef Salad with Chicken strips on top and Apple Pie for dessert. Then for supper I’m making homemade Pizza with all the toppings!! I’ve got a gallon of vanilla ice cream in the freezer and a bunch of toppings for a little something sweet later on in the evening if we need it. Saturday I’ve decided to have scrambled egg burritos for breakfast. I'll cook up all the ingredients and have it all laid out. That way they can choose what they want in their burritos, sausage, bacon, cheese, green peppers, onions, etc. I think it will be fun with all of us in the kitchen putting them together. Then for lunch homemade Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and just regular old pudding.
For supper I’m planning on a small appetizer of Pear Sauce and Rosemary Bruschetta, then for the main meal Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and creamed corn and a small side salad. I’ve also made up a big batch of Peppermint/Spearmint Tea which my brother loves!! These are all fairly easy dishes but substantial and full of flavor. I’m hoping they're perfect for my brother and his wife. Like I said before, they like to eat and I aim to please.
I’m mopping all the floors and vacuuming tonight, making pie dough, frying up the bacon and sausage, making the tomato sauce for the pizza and the rest I will do Saturday morning. By the time they get here I’ll have almost everything as ready as it can be and I can thoroughly enjoy their company. I’m really looking forward to this week-end!!