Rob’s herb/veg garden, Chompie’s customer appreciation day with .99 sliders, honey popcorn balls and let it rain

16 Jul

My good friend Rob in Greenville, SC. planted an herb/veg garden this past week.

I wanted you to see it since I think gardening is nurturing and inspiring.  Also, I am a big fan of Team Rob.

Wasn’t that a great rain we had this weekend? Jack cleaned off his patio and we dined out there on Saturday night. He grilled some lamb steaks and I made couscous. Along with a can of corn, dinner was served. And a Leinenkugel’s.

Btw, Leinenkugel’s beer has a summer sample pack out now, you get 3 of each beer; one is an amber, there is a shandy, a weiss and a wheat.

You should go and get this. I got ours at Total Wine for around $14.00.

Yesterday we went to Chompie’s for lunch – Jewish sliders. A Jewish slider is a challah roll with a potato pancake, topped with beef brisket, topped with melted cheese. I can’t tell you what kind of cheese it is, since I get mine without.

This coming Wednesday is Chompie’s appreciation day.

.99 cent sliders.  Eat in only.

Enough said.

We also picked up some…hamentashen. Be still my heart.

These little triangle cookies are like a shortbread, with raspberry and apricot fillings. They are really good for breakfast.

Speaking of things sweet, my Mom and bro made honey popcorn balls last week and gifted me two (count ’em) bags. Aren’t they pretty?

Here’s the recipe:

Honey Popcorn Balls (Microwave Method)

Makes 6 servings

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 cups warm popped popcorn

Combine honey, sugar, 1 Tablespoon butter and cinnamon in 2-quart microwave-safe container. Microcook, covered with plastic wrap, at HIGH (100%) 5-1/2 to 7 minutes or to 275°F. Pour over warm popcorn; stir with wooden spoon until popcorn is thoroughly coated. Cool until mixture can be handled. Butter hands and shape popcorn into balls.

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