Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Saddlesbags, Stickers, Afternoon Ride---Oh my!




The weather seems to be changing quite quickly here in BC. Just last week it was in the 90's (30's celcius) and everyone thought they were going to either cook in the gear or cook on the beach somewhere. So, the last couple of days have been a bit tricky trying to figure out what to where and when. Today, I decided to take the plunge and take a short ride on "Ms Vickey".  But not before we got those saddlebags turned around the right way!  AGAIN....
Scootard was just getting in from work and wanted to go on a ride with me.  Since I don't ride alone...that worked out just fine....:-).  




The stickers that we had been waiting for came in the mail today and we were able to pt them on our bikes.  "ADV" stands for Adventure Rider! 
 Now, we are ready to go!  We are off the store to find some matching nail polish to cover the scratches that Ms Vickey recently encountered.....Hopefully, they will have the right color!   

But unfortunately, our searched landed us with nothing from the local Wal-Mart store.....:-(.  Ms Vickey will have to bare the marks of her "dirt nap" for now.  We will check again when we get on the road during our next adventure.  I know that somebody, somewhere has the right color for her! They are small scratches and thankfully not extremely deep.  Hey, it's cheaper than a paint job!  So, for now, it's back home to some slow cooking dinner.


I love getting fresh veggies and fruits from the vendors on the side of the road whenever I can.  But these ingredients came from the local grocery store, but "appeared" to be in decent shape.  But we know how that can go, right?  I wanted to dig into my big roasting pan of slow cooked Ox tails with carrots, potatoes, red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, celery, onions, and my "secret spices" topped off with a little peanut butter to add some richness to the dish.....:-)

And I hit a home run!  A slam dunk! a touch down! and whatever else you say when your really deliver the goods.....haha.  Very tender and very rich!  ahhhhh, now for some icecream to end a very long, but fullfilling day....:-).

good night! 



10 comments:

Scootard said...

The Oxtail stew was off the hook...and we have leftovers. Frequently things taste even better the next day when flavours and spices have had a chance to "work" together. Must stop writing now, drooling on my shirt!!!

SonjaM said...

Way to go. The stickers will protect you and your scooter from the evil on the road. No more 'naps'.

Happy trails!

Patricia Carpenter said...

wipe you chin! ha

Patricia Carpenter said...

And there is a lot of that out there! haha....

No more dirt naps for me!!

Trobairitz said...

I am glad you have the saddle bags sorted out and hopefully you will find nail polish soon.

I've never had ox tails, but my mom used to cook whole beef tongue and slice it up for sandwiches for us when we were in school. That would freak out our classmates when they asked what kind of sandwich we had. No one stole our lunches either.

Patricia Carpenter said...

Hi Trobairitz!

I've never had beef tongue, but my mother had and told us that she used to have it as a child as well....:-). She never cooked it for us, but I wouldn't mind trying some if I can get past the "taste buds" that are so visible! hahaha... Now, I have taken the plunge and eaten chicken feet! I even ate (or tried to eat) something called "Royal Welk) which I later saw in a marine museum and got grossed out about it! haha...

RichardM said...

Beef tongue is frequently available in many Mexican food restaurants as "lengua". And you do remove the skin (and the taste buds). Very tasty...

Patricia Carpenter said...

Hey Richard,

You know, I was just asking my husband about that and telling him that it seemed that the tongue was "skinned" and slow cooked and someone said it was like eating "corned beef" or something similar. "Lengua" - eh? I don't know that I have ever seen that on a menu. I probably never new what to call it. But now, I will look for it....:-) Thanks for the information!

bobskoot said...

You Guys:

are too adventurous for me. I stick with the tried and true thank you, but I have had Ox-Tail stew and it was delicious.

the guys are going to Squamish for lunch tomorrow, and then some of them are heading to Pemberton to eat at the Mile High across from the Petro Station. Check Vancouverscootering.com for details. I think even Gary is going on his Downtown 300i

bob
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Patricia Carpenter said...

Bob,
you guys have fun on your ride tomorrow...:-). We have a couple of "couch surfers" from Germany that are supposed to meet us tomorrow afternoon. Ought to be interesting...ha. Squamish is having some kind of a music festival this weekend.