I hate Russian dolls, they’re so full of themselves!
Last week we fooled our neighbor’s grandkids by buying Ralph’s Market watermelons into the front yard watermelon patch. They were excited and we had a ball!
So the ol’ grey matter got to cooking and I thought our neighbor’s down the street have two young daughters. We see the mom walking the dog (Sprinkels) and I explained to her my “nefarious plan” for the girls.
Into the Silver Ghost and off to the market at 8:00 AM…ahead of the planned walk of the kids with their mother. Returning just in time, I sneaked in two nice size watermelons into the vines. Mom saw me come home and plant the melons. A few minutes later, hearing some giggling, the iPhone and I went out front!
We talked about the garden, about the pumpkins which will be ready for then at Halloween and about the pomegranates. Mom is Persian so she offered to bring us pomegranate chicken…yeah!
It was amazing that I was able to tell mom how to peal pomegranates…peel them underwater…the pith floats to the top and the seeds drop to the bottom! We both laughed!
Did You Know? After the pomegranate is opened by scoring it with a knife and breaking it open, the seeds are separated from the peel and internal white pulp membranes. Separating the seeds is easier in a bowl of water because the seeds sink and the inedible pulp floats. Freezing the entire fruit also makes it easier to separate. Another effective way of quickly harvesting the seeds is to cut the pomegranate in half, score each half of the exterior rind four to six times, hold the pomegranate half over a bowl, and smack the rind with a large spoon. The seeds should eject from the pomegranate directly into the bowl, leaving only a dozen or more deeply embedded seeds to remove.
We got cleaned up and headed toward our favorite Mexican/Caribbean restaurant in Seal Beach. We met Robin there 1t 11:00 AM and had a super lunch catching up on everything! I was good having a soft taco and only 1/2 of a chili verde burrito!
From thee we zoomed off in the Silver Ghost to Sue’s eye surgeon to pick up her new specs. We picked them up and are not letting the brain adjust to the new glasses. One look at my bride and I knew immediately that Coldstone Creamery was in our near future.
By the time we arrived home I was so sleepy that I took to the guest bedroom and crashed until 5:00 PM. Now it was time to go to the Phoenix Club for dancing!
We celebrated two birthdays and danced until 9:30 PM before heading home! Arriving home, we watched TV, had our tookies, and crashed!