Saturday, September 03, 2011
Cooking and stuff
Georgie found a ball he liked at the park so much (and that didn't belong to us) that he refused to leave at the decided on time. See the routine is I hold up the leash for him to see, he knows it's time to go and he runs over. Then he gets a cookie. Well the ball/toy thing was so good, he didn't even want a cookie. Then he wanted to play chase and I got majorly frustrated at him. Finally, I tackled him and gave the nice people their ball/toy back. Then they told me they don't know why but all the dogs go apeshit over the thing. Yeah, good idea to bring it to the doggie park, NOT. Idiots. We're not doing that "NOT" thing anymore are we? Going by the wayside like "hella" and "phat" I believe.
There was an abandoned beagle at the doggie park the other day. I really wanted to bring him home, but couldn't, as these things must be agreed upon by the other occupier of the home. I didn't even need to ask, I know what the answer would have been. He got picked up by the spca, the gang subsequently reported. Yeah, I go pretty much every day around the same time so there's a gang now that I'm part of and we tell all our dog stories to each other.
I can't believe it's been a week (well 6 days) since I've posted. It's not intentional, and maybe it has something to do with my aging, but I think the frequency will continue to dwindle. If I can figure out a way to save the whole thing on a disc, I might stop altogether and just consume instead of create. Speaking of creations. Above you see my first go at the dessert portion of the three course meal I'm practicing on in case I get on that TV show. You wouldn't believe how many contestants go on and admit, "This is the first time I've tried this recipe." That will not be me. So above is the banana parfait I did. It was banana bread (which is really cake y'all) in cubes with bananas that had been rolled in sugar and sauteed in butter. Then topped it with home made creme anglaise, which is basically pudding but less thick. Delicious. Still want to improve the presentation though.
The first course, which some of you may have seen on Facebook, came out great too. I'm going to practice that again this weekend . It's red pepper soup with manchego crouton and sauteed scallop with truffle oil. I like both the taste and the presentation. The main course is planned to be osso bucco, but I'm developing an alternate menu too in case other contestants decide to make that my week. Even if I don't get on, it's fun practicing and gives me an excuse to spend money on yumminess.
Oh yeah, in order to give Birdie some laughs, (she's going through some difficult health issues) here are some of my funnier posts. She's already read them, but they still make me crack up. I'm sure they will you too, especially if you weren't around in the early years when I wrote EVERY day and actually had some talent at writing. Don't know where that went but I'm pretty sure it's gone, lol. So, my list:
Sara and the fish
And because I know she likes it:
I dance for you
I'll try to pop in this week, because after that, I start getting really busy. Have a great long weekend everyone.