5 sets of sheets and 8 towels, the remains of our houseguests. After the first load was done, I noticed the rug on the floor was wet. I yelled to the mister and told him there was water on the floor. He walked into the laundry room, saw the wet rug and puddle of water and said it was normal. Normal?!?!? Godfrey! I reminded him that HIM saying all was well and normal did not make it so! The washer has never leaked before and it's only a year old so this was definitely NOT normal! I pulled the washer and dryer away from the wall and saw more water...the dirty towels waiting to be washed in a heap on the floor, were spread about and the water was sopped up. The mister, who had left the laundry room so as not to be involved in the sopping, returned with some pliers and tightened up the hoses in back - said all was good to go. I picked up the dripping wet towels and hung them up to dry - waiting till morning to do more laundry seemed like a good idea. In the light of day, the mister decided to have another look at the washer - he thought he would tighten up those hoses one more time, just to make sure all was well. I heard him rattling about then I heard water spraying and the mister yelled for help! Luckily the boy was here and he ran into the laundry room and the two of them set about spraying each other and the walls and everything else until they finally got the water turned off - a true father-son-bonding moment. The 8 dry towels went back on the floor, along with 5 more. The boy went to Home Depot. They mister went back to bed. I sat myself down to calculate how many loads of laundry I have waiting for me!
Let's talk olives. Blistered olives. If you're an olive fan then this will be welcome news...blistered olives are elevated olives. Their flavor is enhanced, bolder and served warm they are Happy Hour's best friend.
Start with a jar of olives, any kind...stuffed, un-stuffed, green, Kalamata, even black! This is easy, takes 5 minutes and will rock your olive-lovin'-world!
Fry everything together in a bit of olive oil...the olives will begin to sizzle and blister a bit - let them get blistered/browned and then it's time to party! These my friends, will put the Happy in Happy Hour, even if you're just sipping mocktails!
Blistered Olives - From A Foodie's Diet For Me
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 jar green olives
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon red chili flakes (or less, depending on how much heat you want)
zest of 1 lemon
In a frying pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add remaining ingredients, stirring to coat the olives. Saute olives for about 5 minutes or so until just starting to get brown, blistering them a bit. Remove and serve warm, at room temperature or cold.