Monday, May 1, 2017

T Stands for Tuesday Rain Rain & More Rain & Tamales

It is time for T Stands for Tuesday with our hostess Elizabeth, where we share our week and also a beverage.
   Also Second on the 2nd falls on Tuesday as well, where we share a previous blog post-so I will have two different posts this week. Here is a link to my Second on the 2nd post

  Those of you in the usa I am sure by now that you have heard on the news about all the flooding and deaths here in Missouri over the weekend.
   We have been saturated with rain soaked soil for awhile now so this weekend came with just too much rain and no where left for it to soak in to-so all the rivers had gotten flooded and jumped out of their banks.
  . The southern area especially of Missouri I think got hit the worse-all those little communities nearest the rivers were just overwhelmed and many still can not get out of their homes since the roads in those areas are also still flooded.
   I don't remember a time since we have lived here when we had almost 24 hours of continuous lightening and thunder along with the hard rains-my area got 12 inches for sure and I am up 100ft from the nearest river down below me-the Niangua river.  The camp ground near me by the river was all flooded as was their buildings. With all the very low spots here do to the geography of the land many roads were all flooded.
   So needless to say we are saturated and have more rain to come wednesday and thursday.

   My allergies had gotten so bad that I decided on friday I needed to drive an hour to the walk in clinic to get checked out as no way was I going to risk driving through floods on saturday-and good thing as the exit I would have taken off the highway to get home was closed do to floods.
    Yep full blown allergies so they gave me a steroid shot-usually for me only thing that works when I get this bad.
   I am less than 3 weeks away for my Yellowstone Park trip so hoping the shot works. It has a little bit so far

   Today was again cloudy, but with strong winds and cold was quite surprised how cold it was today. I had been planning on making homemade tamales so we could eat a meal of them and also freeze some for hubby when I am on my trip.  Today was the perfect day for it. and our friends that are helping us get things finished in the house were here working in the bathroom-putting up antique lights and bath towel holders (photos soon)-so I invited them to stay for supper.
(photos will all enlarge just click on them)

   First photo is my set up-tamale dough, meat, corn husks

     Corn husks soaking in water I will finish making more tomorrow.

            Refried beans with chopped tomatoes and green chilies

                 Tamales ready to come out of the steamer

For our beverage I made us all mango margaritas-these are just the best ever

My recipe:  I use an old vita mix so I filled it half full with frozen chunks of mango-can also use fresh.
                 2 shots of fresh juiced limes
                 2 shots tequila
                 2 shots triple sec
                  agave to taste
Blend til smooth
For thick margaritas fill the rest of blender with crushed ice and blend til smooth-or add half the space left with water and blend til smooth.

In the mail I received my finish medal for the virtual running club's Earth Day race-I love their medals they are heavy and beautiful

and I grabbed my bag of cheviot wool roving for more hand spinning over the weekend-I think I will take my spinning along on my Yellowstone trip as I know my travel companion will be bringing her crochet projects along. 
    The past weekend was also a nice time to read since being so rural we need to unplug all of our electronics-tvs, computers, washer and dryer.

Happy T for Tuesday everyone


  1. Sorry to hear about the flooding in your area, I saw it here on the news, too. Stay safe! Love the look of the food and drinks you have prepared. Hope the steroid shot helps you. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. isn´t the weather crazy - too much rain here, too Little there... i really hope you are safe!
    the mango margaritas have such a yummy Color, i would love to taste it. and i hope your allergies will be better soon, i know what you are talking about.
    happy t-day and all the best!! johanna

  3. That flooding must have been terrible, I hope you were safe and sound.
    The food looks delicious and the drinks so tempting.
    I hope you are feeling a bit better and the steroids are doing their job.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

  4. I've heard about the floods. They have moved up towards us in the Northeast, but not so bad. We had flood here about 10 years ago that were so bad like that. I remember having to go 90 minutes out of my way just to find an open road to get home. Glad to hear you managed to get your allergies under control and managed to get through all the rain. Your Mex. food looks yummy :) Bet your excited for your trip. I would be. Hope your week dries out a bit. Hugs-Erika

  5. So sorry to read about the flooding so close to you. I hope the rains end soon for your area.

  6. Sorry to hear you have yet more rain on the way - I hope things improve soon! How exciting that your Yellowstone trip is only 3 weeks away :-) . I'm sending you get well wishes for your allergies. Your re-fried beans and tamales look delicious, I would love to try some and I'm sure your friends enjoyed them - yum! I love your Earth Day medal too, it's beautiful. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

  7. We've had a lot of rain, too, but I don't think there have been any deaths from the flooding. Sorry to hear that. Your tamales look amazing. I've always meant to try making them but have yet to give it a go.

  8. Yes we have shared your rain... not sure just how much we received but as you can tell by the blog post our lake is full to overflowing.. lots of flooding... never been so thankful to live on a Our allergies have calmed.. i'm so sorry to hear you are struggling with yours espeicially so close to your trip... Can your Yellowstone trip be so close?? :) Happy happy T day Hugs Kathy!! deb

  9. We've had rain here, but certainly not flooding to the degree you have :(

    Tamales are one of my husband's favorites, but I've never made them. He would be very impressed with you. :)

    Happy T Tuesday!

  10. Happy T day and I hope that the rain has stopped by now. It all sounds so frightening for you there. Your food looks delicious and spinning yarn is something I have always wanted to try but never got round to it

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. Wow the tamales and Margueritas look look amazing & sound so good! Hope your allergies get better for your trip. Stay Safe!

  12. Oooh! Glad you got your steroid shot before the terrible weekend floods! Your food looks great - something I have never tried! My hubby tried spinning a long time ago(before we met) - wish he'd kept it up!! Happy T Day! Chrisx

  13. I saw the flooding on the news. Just awful. Glad you are ok. Hope the allergy shot works. Allergies are no fun especially on a trip. I've never had tamales. they look intriguing and the margaritas look like a very refreshing beverage. The finish medal is beautiful, too. I've never seen a spinner like that. thought yarn was spun on a big whee. What will you make with the yarn you are spinning? Hope the weather dries out for you soon. Happy T Day

  14. How awful ... and more rain on the way. I've seen pictures on the news. My heart goes out to all those affected.

    You refried beans look delish and I like your add-ins. In restaurants here, they're usually very runny & bland.

    I'll drink a mango-rita toast to sunny skies, no more allergy symptoms and a great trip to Yellowstone!

    Happy T-day, Kathy! Hugs, Eileen


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