We listened to the roar of wind and rumble of thunder as the storm shook our RV to and fro last night. It was a wonderful sound, being all snug and warm inside. The cats have grown less afraid of the storms now and don't run to hide so quickly, although George did enjoy snuggling tight to my side under my arm during the worst of it.
The morning brought clear skies with cold wind, but still those silly cats wanted to go out and play in their tent. I removed the sodden quilt from the entrance to the tunnel that failed to get brought in and then straightened up one side of the tent that collapsed under the force of wind and rain. The contents of their outdoor abode were mostly dry but the ground was damp and soggy.
George had second thoughts about this adventure within the first five minutes but Gracie just proceeded to zip through the tunnel and dash in and out of the cube while attacking her play ball. Cold and damp doesn't seem to slow her down at all. She stayed out long after George returned to the warmth and comfort of the RV.
'The Book Thief' opened today in The Villages, and since it was too nasty to pursue our planned activity of geocaching, we set out for lunch and a movie in our new boycotting of popcorn and soda at the theatres.
After walking around the downtown square we settled on a lovely deli and went in to dine. Left Brain had beef cabbage soup and a garden salad. I had a crock of French onion soup and a spinach knish. It was not hard to bypass the concession stand at the theatre with our bellies nice and full.
The movie was very somber and I recommend taking in some tissues when you go. It stayed fairly true to the book and they did a nice job of adapting the novel to the big screen. It was very powerful and after it ended people just sat back letting their emotions wash over them before gathering up their things to leave.
When we returned it was cold enough to warrant turning on the furnace, a first for us in a long time. Supper was just some tuna salad I'd made up a couple of days earlier and there's nothing special about it to bother with a recipe here.
But the dessert was great. I'd found the recipe on Facebook, where I seem to be getting most of my culinary masterpieces lately and it is so simple.
You mix a can of 15 oz can of pumpkin pie filling and a box of spice cake, nothing more. Then you put them into paper lined muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. They are the tastiest when warm, so I like to zap the leftovers for a teensy bit just to warm them and then add a dollop of low-fat cool whip. It is pure comfort food and sure tasted great on this cold winter night. The Weight Watcher version says to add one cup of water, but I like the thick chewiness of these with just the two ingredients. Well, three...I chose to add some raisins to them.
Long Live the Queen of Good Eats