LOCATION: In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Quite unpleasant. Rain, cold, and wind. High 55.
We received much-needed rain overnight and in the early morning. I guess I am a fair-weather hiker as I skipped today as it was pretty miserable out. No yoga class either. And, too cold to swim.
With a lack of activities, we went on a shopping run. It was not too successful. First we went to Academy Sports to buy some webbed gloves for me for water aerobics.They didn’t have them because: “it is winter”. Ha! We did buy two fold-up chairs to take with us camping. I stopped in a couple of shops to buy some towels with “Joy” written on them (to go in our Airstream named Joy). I was hoping to get some post-Christmas sales items, but I guess I waited too long. There was nothing available. FInally, we stopped at a cute-looking Argentine bistro for a glass of wine and an empanada, but they were closed. We passed by the supermarket and saw a long line of customers waiting to enter. We just kept on driving!
My dedicated students all joined me for a Spanish class in the clubhouse in the afternoon.
Then, we prepared for a small New Year’s Eve get-together with two other couples. We put on our finest….
I had some leftover wonton wrappers that I had made for Christmas dinner, so I made some more, this time with a cream cheese filling. I just made up the recipe, and they turned out yummy:
Diced green onion
I sauteed the garlic and the bigger pieces of green onion. I mixed that with the softened cream cheese, the rest of the green onion, salt, pepper and bacon bits. I put a teaspoon of the filling in the center of each wonton, dabbed a bit of egg white around the edge, folded it over to make a crescent, spritzed with vegetable oil spray, and baked for 8 minutes on a wire rack over a cookie sheet at 380. Now that I have discovered how to make these by baking (rather than fattening, messy frying), I am going to start improvising. They make a great party snack.
We had a wonderful time, but since we are old farts, we left at about 9:30. In bed by 10:00!