I gussied myself up last night and painted my toenails RED.
I really did. Hee!
Off we went for our first ever Taco Night at Kuk's.
This is really not the road to Kuk's. I took this shot when we were on our way back home from Colville the other day. Kuk's is right up the road; walking distance even.
I just did it for dramatic effect. Did it work?
We walked in and sat at the bar as all the other tables were taken. A nice couple moved down the bar so we could sit down. That's our bartender, Chris.
We didn't see a soul we knew, which duh.
We don't know hardly anybody here yet.
The crowd grew and grew as we ate our tacos had had a couple of drinks.
Our nextdoor neighbor, Julie, came in. Yay! We know somebody!
I sat directly in front of this really cool, old refrigerator. This older couple was sitting to our right and had these red drinks in front of them. See mine there at the bottom of the photo? I asked her what they were, and she told me they were called Red Beer...tomato juice and beer. Really? Okay, I'm game! I ordered one and Ken had a beer. It was good!
Then we had our tacos and another drink. We talked some with a younger couple beside us at the bar. They were really nice and more than happy to chat. They were very intrigued when they found out we had just moved to here from Texas. They said pretty much the same thing that everybody does here when we tell them that. "WHY??" Well, unless you've lived on the face of the sun like we have for over 40 years, you wouldn't understand the answer to that.
Keeping with the theme of tomato juice, I got a Bloody Mary. I kept seeing the other bartender lady making these and they looked good. Oh My WOW! The best EVER! See that stalk of pickled asparagus sticking out? We thought that was so strange, but apparently that's the thing they do around here, not celery. (Notice the Seattle Mariners glass?)
For Ken's second drink, he had a beer that tasted like Root Beer.
I had a taste and it was good, but it was a little sweet for my taste.
We had our two drink maximum and left.
The two drink maximum is our own rule, not theirs.
We're too old to be stupid anymore.
Side Note: My "friend" Susan and her husband didn't show. I was disappointed. That's people for ya. They will always disappoint you. I know that sounds cynical, doesn't it? Well, that's just how I feel. When it happens to you over and over and over again in life, you tend to get that way. But whatever! We had a great time, just the two of us. If I had my choice, and I do, I'd pick his company over anyone else's any time. I win.
So there you have our first ever Taco Tuesday. By the time we were ready to go, the place was packed with people, standing room only. We both said that we really enjoyed it, but it's not something we will be doing every single week. Maybe once or twice a month? We'll see. All in all, it was two thumbs up! We're definitely going back there some other time during the week just to get the scoop on everything from the bartender. This was not the night to do that as they were way too busy.
You know, there's nothing like getting back to your own comforting rituals in life to make you feel more at home. The bit of baking I did the other day with the cookies was wonderful. Today it's a roast dinner. With my first cup of coffee this morning, I got it ready and into the crockpot for dinner tonight. You've seen posts exactly like this a hundred times on my blog, and here we go again...
Then I browned up my onions and carrots in the same pan and threw those in the crock.
I peeled some potatoes and chunked them up.
In the potatoes went. Then I mixed up some Cream of Celery Soup (I didn't have any Mushroom, dang it!) and poured it over everything. The lid is on and the setting is on high for a couple of hours. Then I'll turn it down to low for the rest of the day.
Mmm...comfort food for dinner!
Maybe I'll get ambitious and make some rolls to go with it.
Oh, yes. I think so.
Eli in the midst of his favorite activity...
Chewing on random things he finds in the yard.
Ken & Ollie.
I took this picture the same day I took my new header picture.
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