I am counting the minutes until closing time. I plan to lock all the doors, pull the curtains and pretend I am not here. It will still be light out; but I have no swimmers in the pool, no pending arrivals and I am all alone tonight. I have my favorite soap, The Young and The Restless on DVR. I plan to watch about 3 weeks of episodes. I am not answering the phone. I will be in my bed with my four legged children and popcorn along with ice cold coke. I am salivating as I watch the clock!
Last night I had a cooking lesson from one of my campers, Don. I now know how to make tabbouleh. He even brought me extra ingredients for later! He is with the pipeline group, but he is living in a tent. That alone is intriguing to me. He is wonderfully intelligent and I enjoy talking to him (I am old enough to be this young man's mother). I like to meet people with different views on life (I would NEVER live in a tent). As it turns out he is quite the chef. I made a dessert last night that was a little different from the normal pies and cakes that all southern women are known for.
It was a cherry torte with a saltine crust, then a layer of meringue that was then baked for 10 minutes. The next layer was supposed to be cherry pie filling, but I had cherries from my trees that I had frozen, so I made a filling out of those with a little sugar and cornstarch. All of that was to be topped with freshly whipped cream. I improvised and used cool whip that I had on hand. It was really tasty. I liked the sweet and salty combination with the tart cherries.
Love of my life left us to the kitchen duties and wasn't at all excited about the tabbouleh. He ate a casserole that my daughter left in the freezer for us. It was her version of Shepherd's pie. I ate a bowl of my tabbouleh for supper tonight. It was better than yesterday.
Two more minutes!! All the stars and planets are aligned and I will soon be in TV heaven. You all have my permission to lay odds as to how long I will last in my soap opera marathon before I am asleep!