Betty is actually one of the coolest women I know. At 80 years old, she’s an avid gardener, pet sitter extraordinaire (Betty’s Best Doggie Bed and Breakfast and Dinner, Too.) …and oh, she’s a soda jerk. After retiring from Furman University where she taught, ran the student center and retired as the head of the student volunteer corp, she wanted a low key job so she went to work for my mother-in-law at our family’s drug store, Slater Drug, which has an old fashioned soda fountain. You can find her there most days making her famous peanut butter milkshakes and chatting it up with customers. Betty knows everyone.
On Sunday, while I packed away the last of Christmas, my husband washed and stripped collards, leaf from stem, and boiled them down with garlic, chicken bullion, salt and pepper. I usually douse my greens with mustard but these didn’t need one drop. They were fantastic!
That’s all for tonight. Going to watch the last episode of American Horror Story on the DVR with my husband (… if he and my daughter will quit playing Halo). That show creeps me the hell out, but alas, I keep watching to see what messed up stuff they come up with next. I’ll be back tomorrow with tales of Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods finds and the AMAZING roast that just came out of the oven…
Cheers! Happy New Year to you and yours.