I missed a what’s going on post last week. Super busy week. In a good way. However, I do want to keep up with these posts. Look to the bottom of the post for an easy cucumber salad recipe.
Let’s get the yuck numbers out of the way first. Hoping I’ll still be able to find these numbers. I try not to get political around here but let’s just say I’m super opposed to this new give the numbers to the white house and not the CDC stuff. Maybe they’ll give the numbers to both. I sure hope so.
Numbers and COVID-19 Info for Our Area
Cases statewide: 29,714
Total deaths: 1,102
PCR tested: 517,947 (fancy term for nasal swab testing)
Serology tested: 51,446 (fancy term for blood test for antibodies)
*They’ve changed the reporting on these numbers. Now dividing out the two types of tests. Actually, the whole website is updated and in a dashboard format. A lot easier to read and understand.
In the Kansas City Area: 3,294 and 36 deaths
Our local county: 1,681 and 35 deaths
And the number of cases within our zip code: 228
Been a fairly regular summer week despite the odd pandemic times. A Monday spent at home. Yesterday and today at work (just a half day today). We’re going to go have cake and ice cream for my nephew’s birthday later (we passed on dinner out).
Had a very “2020” experience with my pink petunias yesterday. I arrived home to find them missing:
Then, I found them. SIGH. No idea what happened.
Picked them up threw them back in the pot and we’ll see if they make a comeback. Then, I went inside and drowned my sorrows in cold cucumber salad.
Here’s a super easy summer recipe for you. Minimal ingredients and just a bit of marinating time.
My late mother-in-law used to make this. I loved it when she had this on the table. Always ate too many servings. It’s a great summer side. It complimented yesterday’s dinner of fish (from a box, I’m not that fancy) really well.
Did I mention this was super easy? Slice up some cucumbers. Layer with slices of red onion. Don’t skip the onion. It gives the salad some pizzazz and color. Plus cuts down on the sweet.
I don’t like cold onions either. Just eat around them when it’s finished. Once you’ve sliced the cucumbers and layered them with the red onion slices, pour on the marinate. Another easy one.
Mix one cup of rice vinegar with one cup of sugar. Done. See photo above. You don’t even have to clear off your counters to make it! (You may need to adjust quantities based on how many cucumbers you slice. I used two in my salad and ended up using 1 1/2 vinegar to 1 1/2 sugar. Make sure the liquid covers the cucumber mix.)
Pour mixture over cucumbers & onions. Seal container and refrigerate. I’d suggest overnight but a few hours should work if you can’t wait. Then, enjoy!
What’s going on in your world this week?