Today I clean my house after having 3 boarders here for the past 6 days. During those 6 days we had several inches of rain and with a permanent dog door, you know that means very dirty floors. Concrete floors and pine floors are both easy and to clean however as well as a leather couch, the front of the frig, the glass outside doors, the porch couch cushions – you get the idea. Ha! It’s all part of the job and I really don’t mind – I love the dogs and I have lots of time to clean.
Lucy was a challenge but I know in my heart there is a great dog inside that insecure wiggly body. On Monday evening she was just beside herself with energy and mischief so I had had enough. I put her in the kennel yard and was prepared to lay awake listening to her bark. In the middle of the night I woke up and realized I had been asleep and Lucy wasn’t barking. I got up to go to the bathroom and had to step over a very muddy Lucy who had dug herself out of the kennel yard and come in the house through the dog door, walked upstairs and went to sleep! Ha! The joke was on me, wasn’t it? She was so happy to see her mom and dad last night and I’ll bet she’s glad to be home today. I am also glad she’s home today so I can walk through the house unimpeded and get something done.
I am going to pass on our favorite tomato salad recipe that we eat at this time of the year only, when the tomatoes are plentiful and very ripe. Becky has always called this Syrian Salad. Here’s what you need.
Chop tomatoes, onion and lettuce in whatever quantities you choose.
Season with pepper and garlic salt. Mix and chill.
Mix 1/4 c. lemon juice and 1/4 c. salad oil (your choice) and pour over lettuce mixture. Mix. Serve.
Delicious! Won’t keep – gets limp and soggy so make only what you want for one meal. Adjust quantities and seasoning to your own taste.