|Mango for Breakfast|
Today's daytime temperature high in my part of the world was 95F, which, surprisingly, was not as hot as it was in some parts of the UK, or certain other states in the US, either!
I brought in the trash cans and started on the dusting in the morning, when it was a bit cooler, but, halfway through, my left hip started to twinge. It's the side I had the sciatica last year, so, I decided not to push myself to finish the dusting and tidying. I might have been dehydrated, too, so, I've been making it a point to drink plenty of water, today.
In the afternoon, I spoke on the phone with friend A and later, texted cousin V to check on her. Called friend R to check on her, too, and video chatted with my daughter.
I cut up a mango for my breakfast, today. Usually, I just peel and cut the mango into pieces, but, today, I decided to go a bit fancy. It was a very sweet mango and I savored it. Later, I finished the last of the cucumber salad I had made and had an egg salad sandwich with my evening cup of tea. For dinner, I remade the slices of roast pork I had defrosted; I sauteed some onions, bell pepper strips, the one small tomato I harvested yesterday, and some peapods I had frozen, along with the sliced pork, added a little soy sauce and a bit of Worcestershire sauce:
|Pork Stir Fry|
I had it with some freshly cooked rice and a bit of hot sauce. I put the leftovers in the fridge for tomorrow's dinner. I had some grapes for dessert.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Weekly trash pick up
- Fans and electricity to run them
- Chatting/texting with family and friends
- Leftovers and 'planned-overs'
- A cool evening after a warm day
Today's joyful activity was, once again, chatting with family and friends.
Plans for tomorrow (Wednesday) include M tending to the garden, continuing with the dusting, and vacuuming.
How was your Tuesday? What are your plans for Wednesday?
I can taste that mango from here!ReplyDelete
I hope the twinges in your hip were a warning of being dehydrated and not the return of the sciatica, and that you continue to be pain free.
I'm having a quiet day today, still feeling fragile after the migraine! Thankfully it is cooler here so far and we do have the promise of some rain this afternoon. I'm just planning to read, eat, and sleep today!
Yes, the twinges went away and I woke up feeling fine, this morning. I think they are a sign of dehydration. When it is as dry and warm as it is, right now, perspiration just evaporates without us even realizing that we are perspiring and we don't realize how much water is being lost. I keep forgetting to drink enough water!Delete
I'm glad it is cooler for you, today, and you are having a quiet, restful day. Continue to take it easy and hopefully, you've had that promised rain! :)
The mango looks so good. That was may mother-in-law's favorite fruit and she had it often. We rarely have it here as it's not that common in the stores.ReplyDelete
Mangos are one of my favorite fruits, too, June. When I first came to this country, of course there were no mangos to be had in Green Bay, Wisconsin. But, one of my roommates was from Chicago and on one of her visits home, she bought two mangos and brought them to me! I was so happy! :)Delete
The mango looks amazing - so fresh and juicy! You make amazing food.ReplyDelete
The mango was delicious, but, I can't really take the credit for it! All I did was cut it! LOL.Delete
I do like your mango hedgehog, that's what I know them as :) Cooler here today, it was truly dreadful yesterday we've never known temperatures that high here in the UK before. I hope your hip pain has gone away now. I've tackled some ironing today that had been piling up, it's a relief to have got it done.ReplyDelete
That's a very descriptive word for the mango cut like that, Eileen. I think that's what I'll call it from now on! :)Delete
Glad you are enjoying a cooler day, today. Yesterday's heat was a record-breaker, wasn't it?
My hip pain is gone, today; I need to make it a point to drink plenty of water! I'm prone to getting dehydrated quickly!
I'd have thought it was too hot to iron! But, then, I don't do a lot of ironing, anyway.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day, Eileen, and hope the cooler temperatures continue. :)
Ha! I cut my mango like that too! Much the easiest way. (Did you have any yoghurt on it?)ReplyDelete
No, I didn't have any yogurt with the mango. I had yogurt with peach sauce, again, this morning, and this time, I sprinkled a few "coconut cashews" which are cashews that have been coated with desiccated coconut (my daughter saw them and bought a packet for me to try; they are slightly sweet and I love them!)Delete
That is a brilliant photo of the mango, it looks so juicy and perfect! I hope you don't have any more hip issues. I guess it was protesting against the weather. Our maximum temperature was slightly less than yours today. I went out in the morning for a few groceries before it got too hot. Now it is 80°F at 8 pm and DH has decided that we should put the air conditioning on. We have been managing by closing windows and drapes in the day but if the night isn't cool, we can't open the windows to cool things down.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Bushlady. The mango was really good! My hip has been behaving itself, today; I am sure I was dehydrated.Delete
I'm glad you were able to get your grocery shopping done before it got too hot. I hope it does cool down enough for you to open the windows, but, I'm glad you have the option of putting on the air conditioning if needed. Hope you are able to keep cool, Bushlady.
That mango looks so delicious and refreshing. I hope the pain in your hip has eased since. XReplyDelete
I enjoyed the mango! Thank you, Jules, yes, the pain in the hip has gone away. But, I took it easy, today, too. Any excuse to sit under the fan and wait! :DDelete
What a pretty mango presentation :)ReplyDelete
Your pork looks and sounds delicious. I cooked some plain chicken in the crockpot to have it on hand for meals this week. I do whatever I can not to turn on the oven in the summer so my crockpot is often called into duty.
I also made some rice. Rice & chicken makes the base of many things you can build on doesn't it?
I think tonight I will add make a sweet & sour sauce, along with pineapple and a few frozen dumplings I have in the freezer added to the rice and chicken that will make a nice dinner.
Thank you, Debra. The mango does look nice cut this way, doesn't it? :DDelete
The pork stir fry turned out well. I plan to add more vegetables to what's leftover of it, tonight.
Your chicken and rice base is very versatile! I like the idea of having some of it with sweet and sour sauce. It will make a very nice dinner. :)