Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Something New Every Day

First,
I want to say
Thank You
for being such dear friends.
All of your kind wishes, prayers and thoughtfulness
strengthen my spirit.

There is something new to learn every day.
This week, there's been plenty!

phone calls, schedules, doctor's appointments, pharmacies, heat and humidity
You know!

...Amidst all of this...
There must be time to refresh.

Ahhhh yes,
No hot tea this week-too hot and humid.
...instead...
Ice Cold London Fogs!
Same recipe only on ICE

Fabulous!
{ Dad enjoyed it to the last spoonful of frothy milk}
~ ~ ~

Dad loves fish.
I told him he would be my first dinner guest trying out this invented recipe.
It's made with taboule.
Taboule is a Mediterranean treat made with lots of parsley, tomatoes, garlic, onions and couscous.
If you don't have time for homemade, Cedar's makes a great taboule salad.  
Why not try something new!
Just add more tomatoes and a little olive oil and use it as a topping for fish.
The haddock was really fresh... and the taboule topping was fabulous on it.
Angel hair spaghetti was the perfect side dish with more taboule topping.
Don't forget the parmesano reggiano cheese!

{photos taken with my cellphone-my boys have the camera this week!}
Dad gave it two thumbs up and thought we should try it with rice too.

~ ~ ~
My boys {husband, Chris and son, Jason} are in the Adirondack Mts. on a remote island
watching the Perseids Meteor Shower.
This is an annual event for them, with reservations made in January since they are taken quickly.
I hope they have some clear nights when they can row the boat to the middle of the lake and watch in awe.
This year, with just a crescent moon, the show should be spectacular!

...and...
{Thank you dear, sweet Saskia!  You have a sparkling heart!}
Photobucket
The bouquet has flowers from the seeds you sent this spring!
The cheerful bouquet is on my Dad's desk.

~ ~ ~
Blessings to you, my dear family and  friends, for all your love and concern.
You're the best!!!

{hugs back to you}

16 comments:

koralee said...

Oh sweet one....first off I am soooo glad things are going well with your dad..sending him more love today!
Now..chilled LOndon FOGS!!! I never thought of that...yummmmmm...you know me and london fogs...my girls will love you for this one!
Hoping your day is filled with the Joy and blessings you so deserve...I am off with Rosie today..so will give her your package!!! She will LOVE it!
I adore all my sweet treasures from you..every single one! Hugs hugs and more hugs. xoxoxo

Linda said...

The days are very full Maria - I am so glad you take a bit of time to just rest a bit. Your sweet spirit encourages me. Praying for grace and strength - and healing for your dear Dad.

Gloria said...

MMMMMMM London fog...chilled! Yum! And your dinner dish looks heavenly too! I hope your Dad knows how blessed he is to have a sweet daughter like you (I am sure he does)...:) Enjoy!!
Saying a prayer for you and him today.
@}~`}~~~
xoxo
Gloria

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Lots to be taken care of, sweetest Maria. I admire the way you talk about your lovely family. Trying to point out to my children; friends come and go but your family will always be.
So sweet of you to mention the good arrival of my petit package. Hope you will enJOY it. That little bouquet is so so cheerful indeed. It's the way I love flowers best. Wild and arranged like that!
Lots of hugs for a not-so-busy Wednesday. xxxxx

It's me said...

You are the best !!!...my sweet.....Maria....hugs from me Ria....

Dianne said...

Glad to know you are still taking a little time out for yourself. That is important.

Oh, I love taboule--one of our favorite dishes--but I haven't made it in a long time so I know what I will be making this weekend.

I usually add a little more oil, lots more lemon juice and a little more salt that the recipe calls for. My mouth is watering right now.

Fish looked great also.

Hope your guys have a wonderful time.

Indie.Tea said...

What delicious-sounding things. It sounds like you and dad had a lovely meal.

Rosie said...

Oh my dear Maria...That recipe looks AMAZING!!!...YUM....I have never had a London Fog...hot or cold...I think I have been missing out on a whole lot!!!
Koralee has just dropped off the sweetest little package...Ahhhh...I can't wait to open it!!!You are such a dear, dear, friend...I was soooo surprised when Koralee said it was from you____:)____
How is your dad today...hoping he is comfortable...
Will drop over when I have opened this bit of wonder...love you dearest...xoxo....rosie

Diana said...

Oh Maria it all sounds so good, the drinks, the food and an awesome meteor shower! I know how busy you must be right now. It can all be so overwhelming at times. Just don't forget to take time for yourself too. And try not to spoil dad too much! Love Di ♥

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm glad things are going well. When I went back to Florida with my dad after mom's funeral, we spent the first 2 weeks at the doctor, dentist, eye doctor and so on. He had missed so many of his appointments while mom was sick and when he was with us. I kept calling home telling my husband that I was spending all my time either in waiting rooms or in the car with a book! I just kept thinking of all the times my parents had done the same for me.

Your dad is lucky to have you! I'm lucky to have "met" you.

Rosie said...

Maria, Sweet Maria...
You are so very dear. Koralee dropped a little parcel off at the shop for me...I HAD to wait until I came home, so that I could take a "snappy" of this very pretty little bundle...after cleaning up supper dishes, I finally got a chance to open this precious parcel.
My, my, my...this is perfect. I LOVE IT!!!...and I will definitely use it to dry my morning cuppa.
Have I told you yet today, how I adore you?....Thank you dearest...love Rosie

Cathy said...

That drink looks good and the fish dish sounds great! Hope they have a lot of fun viewing the meteor shower.

Anita said...

I have never had taboule, but it looks great and we love fish! Hope you are doing well!

Anita said...

I have never had taboule, but it looks great and we love fish! Hope you are doing well!

Rosie said...

Sending you a hug my dear...how was today? Is your Dad any better?Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers dearest...love Rosie

EcoRover said...

Nice post--with your recipe & pics I could taste the taboule.