Pasta with browned butter
Fresh Fruit (cantaloupe, pineapple and blueberries)
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Serve with croissants or sourdough rolls
Friday Happy 4th of July!!!!
Raspberry Sorbet /Vanilla Ice Cream /Blueberry sorbet Ice Cream Bombe
Reflections from the Backcounter
I have always found the Home Depot to be a challenging store to shop. It always leaves me very fatigued and not just a little stressed. This weekend I was desperately seeking deck stain and found myself aimlessly wandering the confusing array of homeowner supplies in the Depot. I became increasingly agitated as I looked for someone to help me, and I realized that what I was feeling was emblazoned on the faces of all the shoppers around me. I needed only to look to note that I was in a cohort of people who shared my look of near panic and exhaustion. Just what drove these people to become the Desperate Depot shoppers was clearly apparent from the items clutched in their hands. This phenomenon of the Desperate Depot shopper is an equal opportunity stressor. Homeowners in Birkenstock sandals, loafers with white socks, running shoes, and flip flops comingled among the stacks of home improvement supplies all looking for that one item that would solve their specific dilemma. The man in the loafers and white socks had a particulaly pained expression as he juggled his new plastic pipe with the crusty, cracked pipe that was the obvious source of a recent water insult. A woman in flip flops pushed a cart overflowing with packages of rags and a large floor fan...another obvious victim of the fury of water unleashed .The running shoes carried a plunger and the Birkenstock sandals organic pest killer and pet stain remover.
Each Desperate Depot shopper was experienceing their own personal hell of homeownership defined by the need to solve the problem in the short hours of the weekend. Rest and relaxation...not on the agenda for those of us who find ourselves in the Depot.