This morning Louis Dean woke up first so he put the black eyed peas on to cook.
He had soaked them overnight and he figured they would be ready in time for lunch if he pressure cooked them. I was still asleep and when I woke up the peas were smelling good. I could also hear the jiggle thing on top of the pressure cooker jiggling LOUDLY! LD had turned it on high and then went to the den and forgot about it.
At that point I should have got up and gone in there to check on things.
But I stayed in bed just a little longer.
When I heard the explosion I DID get up!!!
The pressure cooker had blown out the gasket and spewed pea pulp over the corner of the kitchen as well as the dining room corner. There was pulp on the rug, on the table, on the coumter, on the tea kettle, the floor, the cupboard doors......pea pulp all over the place!
Louis Dean checkedthe peas in the pot and said they looked okay. We only lost pulp.
I said he could finish cooking them on the stove and he picked up a spoon to taste them and SURPRISE! The peas were done! It took less than half an hour on high! Hope he doesn't do that anymore!!! I said as much and he said he would only use the pressure cooker when I was not home!
He will have to buy another one if he does because I threw that one away!!
I was out of cornmeal and had to make do with this mix.
Louis Dean tasted it and said in utter disgust, "What IS this stuff??"
I sent Summer a text this morning......
She arrived in full Dallas Cowboys mode!!
AND she arrived with chips and salsa from Chili's, drinks from Sonic and soup and salad from The Olive Garden! We had food for the entire day!!
It was a good day spent together in the den watching football and working on our puzzle.
Romo played one drive in the game today and worked the ball right down the field for a touch down!
That was just wonderful and made us feel good to see all the smiles on every one's faces - even though we didn't win the game. We locked into the play offs earlier so a win wasn't necessary.
She made a good deal of progress on the puzzle and I am now totally confident we can finish it this year! I started this puzzle back in 2015!! It will be a miracle if we still have every single piece!
While it was a good New Years Day for us and so many......
there are others who are in a lot of pain and suffering.
Our dearly loved cousin, Pam, took her daughter to the hospital on Thursday and just told us all today. Her daughter, Danna, has been battling cancer for over four years. She is the same age as Amber and gave birth to her son just one day before the quads were born.She remains in the hospital as I write. Deanie spent a few hours with them this afternoon. Our hearts are breaking for them.
We are all praying for courage, peace, strength and comfort for both Pam and Danna and the entire family. We would appreciate it if you could whisper a prayer for them.....
Prayer is the very best gift we can give to them at this time.....