I woke up wanting to entertain. I'm in the mood for a picnic. I know, I know, it's Winter . . . but . . . I'm still thinking picnic. Wouldn't that be fun!!! My mind is whirling. I'll let you know what I decide.
This past Summer my sister came to visit from Lexington and we had but one thing on our minds and that was to make basil infused olive oil. She brought the oil and I had the basil. We made up a bunch of different basil oils and were terribly proud of ourselves. It's so delicious, useful and much, much cheaper than buying it. Go check the prices out if you don't believe me!!! I made Cinnamon Basil Oil because I wanted oil for making pancakes and savory dishes. Oh my, it is so good. But today I'm going to use Lemon Basil Oil. I'm fixing pork for supper and I've not figured out yet in what manner I'm preparing the pork but I know the side dish is going to be pasta with lemon basil oil and garlic. Oh!! makes my mouth water thinking about it. I'll take my homemade bread and make a little toasted garlic bread and that ought to do us. Probably ought to have a side salad to make it complete but I'm out of greens so I think I'll open a refrigerated jar of pickled beets, put some olives and pickles on the table and call it a meal.
I definitely have to make my husband Custard Pie for dessert though. He's been clamoring for me to make it for him for a few weeks now and has finally given up. Poor guy!!! I think I'll surprise him this evening!
It has been a beautiful day, overcast, but the temperatures again have been amazing for this time of year. We even had a turtle sitting out on our big rock on the lake. Now that's pretty early for a turtle!! Poor thing is going to be sadly disappointed in a day or two.
Tomorrow is Sunday and I hope you all have a pleasant day. I'll talk to you again on Monday.