Uncommonly beautiful Common Floweringquince (Chaenomeles speciosa), an old-fashioned landscape shrub and member of the Rose Family, frames oil tanker backing out of the Creek with tug assistance early evening.
We were mellowing out in the Friday evening afterglow of our weekly Wall-Street-Journal-online-crossword-puzzle date with cocktails and dinner.
Potato Meltdown in progress to accompany Mary's Secret Baked Haddock for supper.
Steam together two or three quartered purple potatoes and three or four chopped garlic cloves 20 minutes.
Transfer to bowl and coarsely chop. Add 4 tbsp or more mayo and toss till thorougly mixed.
Mound into a rectangular "cake" (see above photo) on foil-lined baking tin and top with three slices mozzarella.
Broil in toaster oven (or regular oven) c. 5 minutes until cheese is browned and sizzling.
Here's how it looks when it's ready to serve.
Guess what happened, though? We turned off the toaster oven and enjoyed our lovely supper, but then the smoke detector went off, and the house nearly went up in flames, as the toaster oven didn't really turn itself off after all. We have no idea why. You never know how near the edge your life dangles at any moment.
Update: Good stuff can happen at any moment too. We belatedly sent a recipe to Carnival of the Recipes #37 at Caltechgirl's Not Exactly Rocket Science (some blog names are more equal than others). In the midst of an InstaLanche, she posted our dinner-in-a-bowl recipe for Salad with Chicken and Sausage. It's a good thing (check our stats).