The words spoken by the commander of the Apollo 13 , Jim Lovell, to NASA Mission control were actually: “Uh, Houston we’ve had a problem”….
Reporting the explosion that crippled their aircraft.
The devastation in Houston last week was beyond anyone’s comprehension.
Earth we have a problem!!!!!
And now there is Hurricane Irma
and another on its way.
It almost feels to me like God? /earth?/ the universe? / is punishing us for our bad behavior towards each other.
On another note we are ALL citizens of the world….
Personally I embrace immigrants, because in my view we are all immigrants. The native Americans are the only people that could (?) possibly claim this continent as theirs. As for the rest of us (our families) came here from other countries.
Mine from Cuba and Ireland
The devastation to so many islands and the United States, Southern states, on the East Coast is almost unfathomable.
I wanted to make some simple and
comforting food. I started by making some preserves.
Peach and Apple preserved fruit.
It seemed appropriate.
Canning things to have during a time of a devastating hurricane, when food is rare and doesn’t need refrigeration seemed appropriate.Baked Green Apples
Cut out stem
Fill cavity with butter
Cook at 350 until golden brown
Add sugar and cinnamon if desired
let cool and preserve in air tight mason jars
..Serve with vanilla ice cream
Peaches in red Spanish wine
Peel and cut into cubes then place into mason jars and fill jars with Rioja wine
Seal Jars and store in refrigerator
I decided to buy some pork loins and bake them in the oven until just done thru 350 for about 35-45 minutes depending on the circumference of the loins. if they are slim less time If they are thick a little more . touch the meat. if soft cut open and make sure no red. if pink OK.Then let rest for 15 minutes before slicing .I topped the sliced Pork loin with the peach sauce and some Basil leaves as Garnish.
finally I decided to make a comforting custard for dessert.
2cups whole milk
2 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
freshly ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 300 F
Place six 4 ounce heat proof ramakins in a deep baking pan large enough to hold them.
In a sauce pan heat milk to a simmer over low medium heat.
Meanwhile in a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, yolks, sugar and vanilla.
Slowly pour the egg mixture into simmering milk, whisking gently to combine.
Pour the mixture through a fine strainer into the cups.
Then sprinkle with nutmeg.
Pour hot water into a pan until it reaches about halfway up the sides of the cups.
Bake until custard cooked . about 30-35 minutes.
Let cool for 30-35 minutes.
So at the end of the day WHAT IS important?
we are all earthlings …
One species, one people. There are tremendous challenges environmentally, socially, and politically. However I look around the room, (the world),
and see that we all have more in common,
than that divides us.
Frankly the earth is in peril and we need to work together to help it…
and us, to survive.
I hope it comes to pass.
Love each other
Feed each other