The market was boisterous and crowded with families doing their weekly shopping. We moved through the throngs of people slowly trying to take in all of the sights, sounds, and smells of the market.
The heat of the south eventually took its toll. Eyes and ears full of beautiful produce and bustling activity, we indulged in sweet creamy frozen coconut and pinã colada bars to cool down from the heat as we made our way through the maze of Houston highways back home.
Big juicy hamburgers were on the menu for the weekend as well. There is nothing like the smell of BBQ burgers on the grill with fresh corn on the side sending up waves of smoky goodness into the neighborhood.
After starting our first week of school last week and being locked once again into a daily routine, it was such a treat to have a very relaxed weekend full of conversation around the table and summery dishes to enjoy.
Dessert for Sunday Supper was definitely my favorite of the weekend. Creamy sweet Mango sorbet was not only delicious to eat but so richly hued as well.
Sorbets are my new discovery lately. I’ve been experimenting with lemon/basil…trying to get just the right balance of tart and herbal flavors.
This weekend, with my in-laws in town, mango sorbet was up for trial. Getting the proper cutting technique down of the mango fruit with its huge seed dominating the inside was challenging but fun.
The beautiful hue of sunset orange makes a wonderful summery choice for dessert. I picked out some apricot Linzer cookies from the bakery to nestle on the side of the sorbet.
My in-laws are off on their adventure to the island, making their way down to the Gulf. We’re back to work, books, and classes here on this Monday. But, a seed surely has been planted. A seed I hope will take root and slowly grow and grow over the days and years to come.
“What if we could pick up and choose our next adventure…” For now, we’ll only daydream the big dream, but what if we could make it happen? Will we play the game of “could we? should we? would we?” someday, too?