Wednesday, February 24, 2016

FEB 24 2016
HOW ON EARTH DID I GET TO BE 78 AND NOT HAVE A SAUCE PAN TO COOK MY LIMA BEANS...

I ONCE HAD SO MANY PANS I COULDN'T GET THEM OUT OF THE PAN KEEPING PLACE .. LOOKING BACK IT PROBABLY WAS BECAUSE OF  THE ACCUMUATION OF LIDS  THAT NEVER WANDERED WHEN THE PANS TOOK OFF WITH STRANGERS.  THERE IS NOT ALOT YOU CAN DO WITH LIDS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR PANS..

I HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF MY LIFE WITH LIMA BEANS... FIRSTLY SO MANY PEOPLE HATE THEM THAT THEY ARE HARD TO FIND.  BUT I RECIENTLY FOUND A SOURCE.... AND I SHOULD BE ALL SET... EXCEPT LIMA BEANS TAKE A LONG TIME TO COOK-- LIKE SIMMER--- COVERED-- FOR 30 MINUTES IN A SMALL BIT OF WATER, BUTTER -PINCH OF SALT AND PINCH  OF SUGAR.. IT IS THAT 30 MINUTES THAT DOES ME IN EVERY TIME.  I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY POTS OF LIMAS I HAVE BURNED TO A CRISP, BECAUSE MY ATTENTION SPAN IS NOT MUCH MORE THAN TYPICAL  MICROWAVE TIMING  90 SECONDS TYPE...... AND HTEY DON'T MICROWAVE WELL AT ALL...  MY STOVE KEEPS RIGHT ON BURNING THINGS UP IF YOU DON'T SHUT IT OFF..-- AN AWFUL LOT OF PASTA FALLS IN TEH SAME CATAGORY OF  ENTIRE POTFULLS BURNED DRY  AS MY MIND WANDERS........

SO -- ABOUT A YEAR AGO.....I TRIED TO FIND A HOTPLATE ON A TIMER-- NOT READING THE DIRECTIONS TOO CAREFULLY, THE ONLY ONE I FOUND WAS A NUWAVE  ( WHICH FOR SHIPPING AND HANDLING I COULD HAVE 2)
 I NOW HAVE THE  2  BUT THEY CAME WITH ONLY A FRY PAN AND NO LID-- ONE IS NOW IN THE T TENT AND THE OTHER I AM TOLD INTHE TRAINING ROOM  I CAN ONLY HOPE THIER APPROPRIATE PANS ARE WITH THEM.
CURRENTLY  I AM BLESSED TO HAVE DONNA  WHO CAN REMEMBER SHE IS COOKING SOMETHING- WITH GREAT EXPECTATIONS I PULLED OUT MY FROZEN POD OF LIMAS... AND ... NO SAUCEPAN..
A GREAT NUMBER OF LIDS... BUT NO PANS..

I HAVE NOW JUST PURCHASED  A PAN ON EBAY WITH THE HOPES OF CLEARING A SMALL SPACE ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER FOR MY NEW WAVE "THING" AND MAYBE ... JUST  MAYBE  BE ABLE TO COOK  ONE OR TWO THINGS  LIKE LIMA BEANS WITHOUT BURNING THEM TO A VERY SMELLY MESS..

 (THE SUPER LIMA PRESENTATION IS A SHAKE OF STOVETOP STUFFING  IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES TO SOAK UP ANY EXTRA BUTTER   IN THE PAN...)

SAID   PAN  WILL NOT BE DELIVERED TIL MARCH 1ST, I WIL HAVE TO RELY ON DONNA  IN  THE LIMA BEAN COOKERY DEPARTMENT..- 
THUS ENDETH MY LIMA  BEAN STORY.
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RYAN AND  BOBBY DID A FANTASTIC JOB CLEARING THE TREES FROM WHAT WILL BE THE NEW PARKING LOT.
IT IS NOT A PARKING  LOT YET---- CURRENTLY IT IS MORE A SLALOM  COURSE FOR BUMPER CARS...  WE MAY LOOSE A FEW MORE SMALLER TREES-- BUT  HTE BIG ONES WILL STAY.

FOR THOSE OF YOU SO  INCLINED...  IF YOU GOOGLE EARTH-... OUR WHITE INDOOR ARENA IS NOT HARD TO FIND
BOXFORD RD  IPSWICH-- OR NORTH SIDE OF HOOD POND- AND THE SHOT THEY NOW HVE SHOWS THE PROBLEM'' TOO MANY CARS IN OUR "PLAY AREA  BETWEEN BARN AND TEEPEE.  BEHIND THE ARENA YOU CAN MAKE OUT THE REMAINS OF THE OLD ARENA THAT I DID NOT TEAR DOWN "SO I COULD  REMODEL" WITH OUT A BUILDING PERMIT...  THE AREA IS OURS  UP TO A SMALL  CLEARED SPACE-- PROBABLY ALMOST AN ACRE?? THE RIGHTOF WAY IS NOT REALLY VISABLE... EXCEPT IT ENDS ON THE STREET NEAR THE BUNCH OF CANNOES WHICH YOU CAN SEE.

THEY HAVE IT CLEARED-- NOW TO GO OUT AND LOOK IT OVER ND FIGURE WHAT IS PARKING/RIDING AND WHAT IS TURNOUT....IN CASE WE DO GET THE BARN BUILT RIGHT BEHIND THE ARENA.
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THE NEIGHBORS ARE NOT THRILLED  THEY HAD 35 YEARS WITHOUT MY CONSTANT USE--- NOW IT WILL BE SIGNIFICANT --- PLUS I WANT TO HAVE  FIRE/ AMBULANCE ACCESS.. 
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APPARENTLY IT  RAINED PRETTY HARD LAST NIGHT- OR WE'D BE OUT THERE NOW.

BEST LAID PLANS OF MICE OR (WO)MEN????
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AH WELL.... I CAN  GO ON "THE GREAT LIMA BEAN HUNT" INSTEAD.

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