Tuesday, October 27, 2009
2. The weekend away was so nice. I read a lot and I ate soup and watched the fire and played with my darling little cousins who are 2 and 4 and so cute.
3. I am reading a really good book. It is called the Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I would highly recommend it.
4. Remember my lacto-fermendted corn relish. Last night for dinner I dredged thin cut pork chops in masa and fried them in a skilled and then topped them with the corn relish. It was super easy, fast and delicious.
5. Daylight savings is next this weekend and I am very happy as I love daylight savings. I am particularly looking forward to sleeping in Sunday and Monday with my extra hour.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Well near here. This is Belnap Covered bridge. It's two miles from my family's cabin and we drive through it to get there. The whole family is going. It's supposed to pour all weekend so I am going to enjoy a cozy fire, hot tea, warm sweaters, good books and movies inside.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Eric brought this weird singing moving toy.
Some very creative pumpkin carvers. Orren is carving a fly (as in for fly fishing) and Pat, who's pumpkin is covered by the bag, is carving a wheelchair sign. Why, I do not know.
Mr. P carving a shark pumpkin.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Here is my turkey at the beginning:
After dinner I decided to make broth out of the turkey carcase. While Mr. P sweetly did the dishes, I pulled all of the remaining meat off the turkey. There were two dinner plates piled high with meat. I separated the meat into freezer bags for later meals. Then I disjointed the bird and split the bones up into my two largest pots. I added fresh celery, onion, garlic, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Then I filled both pots with water and brought them to a boil, turned them to a simmer and let simmer for four hours. Then I strained the broth and filled 10 quart sized containers and froze them.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Well this weekend I am going to cook my giant turkey and I am quite excited. I have never roasted a turkey before. I'm considering this to be a great opportunity to practice my thanksgiving cooking skills. The really exciting prospect is how many other things I can make with the turkey. First I shall roast it thanksgiving style. But then what? The possibilities are endless...There is soups of course, casseroles, turkey crepes, stir fry, pasta, hash, enchiladas, turkey salad sandwiches, turkey and dumplings, and the list could go on. First I thought perhaps I would make an entire week of turkey dishes. Then Mr. P pointed out that he would do nothing but sleep all week and that may not be wise considering law school, mock trial and other responsibilities he has. Then I realized we were only one week away from our annual pumpkin carving party during which I will be feeding 15-20 people. So now we shall see...what all can I do with a giant 20lb turkey?
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
This is perfect for work with slacks but it's also really comfy and will be great on a Saturday with skinny jeans and flats
This shirt I love. It's really comfortable and great for going out but it also looks really nice with my black pants suit. I wore it yesterday for an important meeting and loved it!
I got this shirt in both black and fuchsia. It's really comfy but looks nice. It's another one I can wear under a suit or with jeans.
This shirt was so comfy I got it in fuchsia stripes and tan stripes.
I love this sweater both for work and home.
I also got a nice pair of really dark denim trouser jeans. Best of all everything I got was on sale. All the shirts were less than $20 and the jeans were 50% off! New clothes make Monday morning so much brighter!
Friday, October 2, 2009
For the first 10 months I was so good. I always threw the clean laundry on the bed and either folded it then or at least folded it and put it away before bed. Then one fateful night in March I was so tired, and so cold, and so grumpy ,I just threw the pile of clean clothes on the couch. I thought, "it's okay, I'll fold it first thing in the morning while I'm drinking my coffee". This however was not the case. Rather, I didn't feel like folding laundry first thing in the morning and then I got home from work to face giant pile of laundry. This condition has continued to spiral. This week was the worst yet, 5 days I have come home to that horrible pile of laundry. Monday I didn't get home from work until 8pm so after eating I just retreated to the bedroom. Then Tuesday, again I was at work until 8 so the last thing I wanted to do was laundry when I got home. Wednesday was youth group so I had to rush home to eat and then rush off to youth group. Then last night I was so exhausted and beat up from the week that Mr. P and I actually went out to dinner! (I know shocking behavior for us) And here we are, Friday and there is still laundry on the couch.