Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Water, Hurricane Flooding,

 I hate this, we were told the water would go off at 8 a.m. today (Tuesday) so we got up at 6:30 to be sure to get our showers prior to the lack of water. Now I am sitting around with little to do until lunchtime. I could, of course, read I suppose. If we had had any sense, we would have done our weekly shopping this morning instead of this afternoon. They really need to change all the damned pipes in this building they are forever having leaks and burst pipes. After all the original plumbing is around 43 years old.

It is pretty horrific watching what is happening in Texas. I was pretty shocked to hear how many pets perished in the Katarina hurricane disaster so they are trying to ensure people can bring their pets when they are being rescued. We have lived through a few hurricanes, but never had to put up with all the flooding which has occurred in Texas. I believe there is a Canadian collection taking place, I need to look into that further. I did see one picture of a couple having a baby which made them happy despite having no home any longer.

I love food like this

Coconut Shrimp Summer Rolls

"A tropical, drool-worthy mash-up of sweet, crispy shrimp and refreshing summer rolls."

5 oz apricot jam
1/4 cup crushed pineapple
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chopped scallion
1/2 cup cilantro
1 garlic clove
1 pinch salt
2 limes, juiced
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup chopped green cabbage
1 1/2 cups chopped purple cabbage
12 shrimp
3 oz beer
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
5 oz coconut flakes
6 sheets rice paper

1. To Make Dipping Sauce:.

2. In a bowl, combine apricot jelly, crushed pineapple, apple cider vinegar and red pepper flakes.

3. To Make Coleslaw:.

4. In a food processor, add water, olive oil, scallions, cilantro, garlic, salt and lime juice. Pulse until combined.

5. Then add sour cream and pulse again.

6. In a bowl, add chopped green and purple cabbage.

7. Drizzle olive oil mixture over the cabbage and mix well.

8. To Make Coconut Shrimp:.

9. In a bowl, whisk beer, egg, milk, flour, baking powder, and salt.

10. Dip peeled, headless shrimp in the batter.

11. Then coat with coconut flakes.

12. Fry the breaded shrimp in hot oil until the coconut flakes are golden bown.

13. Place shrimp on a drying rack over a sheet tray to allow the excess oil to drip off. Let cool.

14. Assembling the Roll:.

15. On a sheet of moistened rice paper, place a scoop of coleslaw in the middle, edge of the paper (think of it as about 1/3 in from the edge). Then roll and fold until the top of the coleslaw is covered by the rice paper.

16. After the shrimp cools down and excess oil drips off onto the rack, place two shrimp on the roll


Have a great day


  1. I can definitely live w/o several of my friends posting stories and pictures of the pets in TX. It's heartbreaking. I'm sorry but if I'm told to evacuate, my dog comes too or I won't go.

    1. That's what has been happening with a lot of the people this time JoJo. Dogs are part of your family. They should be saved before possessions IMHOP. I have just donated to the ASPC as I figure they will be very much involved.

  2. I love any kind of shrimp. Our house is about 35 years old and we've replaced so much of the plumbing already. My sister lives outside New Orleans and suffered through Katrina. Lots of business and neighborhoods never recovered. I feel for Texas.

    1. Me too, just chosen another for tonight's blog. It really does need replacing doesn't it Susan? I guess in a large building like ours, it becomes expensive. I am not surprised they never recovered, I expect the same will occur in Texas. Such a shame, but dangerous places to live these days. Especially with so much low lying ground. I have a friend who posted pictures and was so lucky, the water came close but did not actually reach her house.

  3. I'm just happy that people can bring their pets and that so many seem to be helping which I think is great. It is horrible what is happening but at least I see a little improve,net from what happened with Katrina

    1. Yes you are right Birgit, people are insisting on bringing their pets this time. Plus, as you say, lots of people are helping.

  4. I think I'd be one of those people who refuse to leave WITHOUT their pet. Mind you with four dogs, a cat and nine chickens they'd probably just leave me.

    1. Yer right Pinky, they would definitely abandon you LOL

  5. the water came close but did not actually reach her house.