‘Cause it’s too darn hot. Too darn hot!
Sorry. I’ve been humming a tune I’ve had in my head all day long. It’s Cole Porter’s ‘Too Darn Hot’ from the show Kiss Me Kate (1948). I grew up listening to it, as my mother loved to listen to show tunes on the record player. I was pretty young when I first heard this song, but was smart enough to figure out what every average man’s favorite sport was. And it is just too darn hot here.
I ventured out into the garden today despite the heat. The ankle and the knee are doing better and I’m moving around a lot more, so no worries there.
The corn is as tall as I am and there are a few sunflowers that are well over my head. I spied this little tiny sunflower first, by the garden gate.
Another sunflower, this one a different type.
And another of the type in the first photo. I cut a couple of nice small zucchini’s while I was out there and took a healthy snip of the basil. I told my husband today that I was making dinner. I didn’t tell him that I’d seen the recipe on the Pioneer Woman’s blog and that I’d been salivating for it all day.
I’ve mentioned before that my husband is the cook in our house and he’s lately been saying that he’s getting tired of it all. Well, I was the cook for years in our family and his complaints are falling on deaf ears. While we were away, I told him I’d cook every night for us in Maine and I did. He was happy and he ate every bit. We had lobster or fresh fish every night.
So tonight, as a surprise, I cooked this for him.
Made with zucchini and basil from our garden, fresh corn, grape tomatoes, and shrimp sauteed in garlic. It’s even more yummy when it’s served cold. In fact, I prefer it that way. Click on the link to go to the recipe for this Summer Stir-Fry.
During dinner tonight, my husband told me that he doesn’t like shrimp anymore. WHAT?! He explained that after eating lobster all last week, shrimp is just something he doesn’t want anymore. ‘It tries to be as good as lobster, but it’s just not’, is what he told me.
I found his announcement highly annoying but kept on eating, because you know what? It was really really yummy. And now I have extra for my lunch for the next two days.
I don’t think shrimp tries to be anything other than what it is. It’s a shrimp for heavens sake. And it’s too darn hot.