I hope you had a good Memorial Day last weekend. This week we are back in session and it is going to be a busy month of June in the Delaware General Assembly. We still need to vote on the budget and bond bills, a decriminalization of marijuana bill (as early as tomorrow), a prevailing wage bill (hopefully), and a whole lot more.
-Last week was the always moving Smyrna/Clayton Memorial Day parade and ceremony. I also got the chance to speak to the Delaware Veterans Coalition at their meeting Tuesday evening.
-Yesterday was the beginning of Townsend Fire Co. BBQ season! Unfortunately I was unable to attend because yesterday was also the Delaware GOP Convention. I will get some BBQ next month. Mmmmmm pulled pork on a cheeseburger….. Speaking of yummy, today was one of Saul’s favorite monthly events- Hartly Fire Co. breakfast.
-Coming up this week, in addition to being back in session, is a Kenton Town Council meeting Monday night and a Townsend Town Council meeting Wednesday night. Tuesday I have a Joint Sunset Committee meeting. Friday night is a fundraiser to benefit the Smyrna PD and their effort to purchase vests for their new police K-9s. Details will be published on my Facebook page shortly.
-Congratulations to my friend, confidant, ally, constant source of amusement, sometimes harsh critic (in a good way), and former RD chair John Foltz on his new position as vice-chair of the Delaware Republican Party. Congratulations to my friend, confidant, ally, constant source of amusement, sometimes harsh critic (in a good way), and current RD chair Josh Hoveln for winning the Delaware GOP Young Republican of the Year. Incredible showing by the 11th District!
-Getting closer on the cookbooks. Sorry for the delay.
-Speaking of delays, a huge thank you to everyone who responded to my surveys. You overwhelmed me and my staff! Well done. We are still tallying the results.
The whole family went out for Mexican food the other night and had “Mexican street corn”. Being not a big mayonnaise fan, I was underwhelmed. So I modified it a bit. Here is the recipe I am going to try tomorrow night.
P.S. To those who were promised Bourbon Chicken this week, I am very sorry. You will have to wait until next week.
-Sweet corn husked and with the silk removed
-Cilantro. Lots of freshly and finely chopped cilantro.
-Salt. Lots of salt.
Make a paste using the melted butter, chili powder, lime, and salt. Rub generously on the corn. Wrap in foil. Grill or smoke until done. Should be 15-20ish minutes around 300 degrees. While it is cooking, add all those same ingredients together again, add the cilantro, and brush onto the corn just before eating.
Representative 11th District
Legislative Hall: PO Box 1401. Dover, DE 19903