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Monthly Archives: October 2007
I am really scatterbrained sometimes. I wanted to make something new with pasta and chicken, when I realized I had never tried to make chicken Marsala. I scrounged up a recipe, made my grocery list and went to the store, only to return with Madeira wine instead of the requisite Marsala. Of course, I didn’t discover that until I was about to pour it into my cup measure. I’m used to major miscalculations threatening my cooking, so I forged bravely ahead, altering the recipe with wild abandon. It turned out pretty great! Continue reading
…but it’s really the stones in my gallbladder that have been making themselves known lately. I’d love to post my ultrasound pictures from the examination today (starting with an episode last night, an overnight stay in the hospital down the … Continue reading
I’ve caved in to social pressures and have started reading Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen. The “social pressures” mostly consisted of Sarah getting irritated with my questions about plot points in the movies over the years. Tammy has … Continue reading
…but all this coughing, and especially the doubling up while doing it laying down, must surely be strengthening my abs. I’ve been sick since Monday. Today was the first day since Tuesday that I’ve felt well enough to spend time … Continue reading
I have a copy of the Fannie Farmer cookbook, which I loathe. I’ve never found anything worth making in it, until now. I was craving a cake and I wanted this dumb book to pay for itself, so I resolved to try something out of the cakes section. That’s where the real magic has been hiding all along! This would go beautifully with a burnt sugar or cream cheese frosting. Continue reading
This has been an aethetically pleasing day in most ways. * I got some really good work done. * Sarah cooked like a fiend (and I helped a lot, but she was definitely running the kitchen): – Burritos – refried … Continue reading
OK, I admit it, it wasn’t as earth-shattering as the two times I’ve had this dish at Christina’s. I’m sure part of that is that I had to substitute almonds for peanuts (whoops). And we’re not mango experts by any … Continue reading
When we were on the cruise, one of our big excursions in Greece included lunch at a hotel with a big spread of traditional Greek dishes. One thing I went nuts over was this bean dish. I poked around fo recipes until I found one that looked similar. Continue reading
As promised in a previous post, here are the new glasses! Do you think they make me look grumpy? Do you think they make me look haughty? Do you think think they make me look freaky? Do you think they … Continue reading
…I gotta wear shades. OK, that’s just terrible. But these new prescription shades aren’t. Just wish I’d had them on the cruise. Oh well. Tomorrow: new regular glasses. Pictures to follow.