My sister has posted the recipe for the Lemon-Pear-Basil deliciousness that I wrote about last week. It may be found in the comment from "Nutmeg" following my original post. Or, here (only the comments section). The recipe falls into the "very easy" category.
Bits and Pieces
It started raining around midnight last night, and is still raining at this writing (8 a.m.) The rain gauge outside the kitchen window indicates that we've received a bit over an inch of much needed precipitation. It's been very, very dry since mid-summer, and every drop is welcome. Fortunately, the overnight lows are not yet in the freezing range. Ice-covered streets and trees are not something to which I look forward. Here in central Arkansas, we are much more likely to have ice than snow. My thoughts have been with those in Minnesota and Wisconsin as they dig out from the recent snow-dump.
I learned yesterday that my youngest daughter (YD) and her son (Nebraska) may be coming for Thanksgiving. YAY! I'm hoping the roads stay clear enough to make a safe trip. They've already had a bit of snow up there. If she comes, she'll be bringing her "new" dog with her: Thule, an Afghan Hound. I've not had an up-close-and-personal encounter with an Afghan Hound before. I am very fond of dogs, and they of me (usually), so I'm looking forward to meeting her. How my cats will react is another matter. YD has two cats, so perhaps there will not be too much mayhem.
Post post edit: Another call from YD this morning. They are not coming for Turkey Day; maybe Christmas. Shoot!
Gardening Daughter received a brief telephone call on Sunday evening from her son who is in Coast Guard boot camp. We think it was a "morale call;" he has a bad cold and is feeling generally yucky and down in the dumps. I know that boot camp is difficult, both physically and mentally. I'm keeping him, and the others in his class, in my prayers. Only about 4 weeks to go. His group is due to graduate on December 10. Hang in there, "M.!"