We first visited with relatives in the Hampton Roads area, enjoyed their good cooking, tasted sweet red wines, and shared stories about grandchildren and exchanged recipes. Here is a "yummy and healthy" recipe for Marinated Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Onions:
Prepare three (3) cucumbers any way you desire: peeled, seeds removed, and sliced; or leave the skin on, the seeds in, slice and quarter.
Also cut three (3) tomatoes into wedges.
Peel and slice one (1) medium onion. If you tear easily when working with onions, put a lighted candle by the onion. It is supposed to eliminate the "gases" that the onions omit. This I learned from Martha Stewart's Cooking School on PBS . I have yet to try it.
For the marinade: Mix 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 cup water. Add 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp course ground black pepper, and 1/4 cup canola oil.
Combine ingredients in a large bowl, mix well, and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
On the road again, the traffic was heavy but nobody was doing anything crazy. We were cruising along until we needed gas, coffee, and something sweet--no problem. It didn't take long to hit the road again. I put the pedal to the metal and saw red and blue flashing lights coming at me. Did he have the sirens on too? Yep! He was coming for me.
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