Thursday, March 21, 2013

Yet another AWOL

Well, what can I say, I live a dull life. For example, here is my hot photo of the week.
I woke the other morning to find this little guy resting on the pillar in front of our house.  The glow is from one of our outside lights.  Apparently he just needed a place to stop and catch his breath and doesn't like the dark. 

We have family visiting kind of - my sister-in-law and her husband are staying in their motorhome in one of the local RV parks.  We had been expecting them to stay at our place but apparently they highly prize cable tv which we cannot offer them.  Guess I'll survive the disappointment.  The downside of their visit is that we are eating like we've never seen food.  My wife actually made brownies!  Dessert is NOT something we usually have.  She let me pick the recipe so I chose the one with the most chocolate.  Go figure.  Turns out the SIL isn't all that fond of chocolate, who knew.  Happily her hubby likes it just fine.

I got sent to the store for a few things; basil was one of them.  They had 2 different packages; one really looked a lot better.  Did I bother to read what it said on the outside, hell no!  Turns out what I bought was a little tiny basil plant with a 1 inch square root ball!  Happily there were enough leaves for the recipe and now we have a little basil plant sitting out on the patio.  Hmmm, maybe we'll have an herb garden this year after all.

We managed corned beef and cabbage on St. Paddy's Day - the corned beef was a tip cut and was the best we've made in the past several years.  Unfortunately the cabbage was overcooked and tasted like green slime; which is basically what it was.  Oh well, the corned beef was definitely worth skipping the cabbage.  Had to have a Guinness with it of course.  Guinness is ok in the bottle; better from a tap; I can't wait to taste it in Ireland!

Gotta go.  Lunch, leftover pizza, is calling.  Have a good one!

1 comment:

JoeinVegas said...

We did cb&c for St. Patty's - with the markdowns by supermarkets it is worth it once a year.