Monday, April 18, 2011

An Evening at Sweetpea's (Sweet Pearockabilly), and I Got to Pet a Donkey!

No real cooking yesterday.  I marinated meat for fajitas, but Lou did all of the heavy lifting while trying to finish an awesome apron for Sweetpea - she was hosting a margarita-filled living room sale before she leaves for Vegas on Tuesday.  I took it to her house without pockets, but she loved it.  It's red with three inches of fringe - even the pockets are fringed!  When she gets back from VLV, it will be here for her. Along with another.

I traded her for a cute skirt that I brought, and a glam robe that she had.  Gorgeous.

Oh!  The donkey!  The church on my block had their Palm Sunday parade, filled with little kids and a live donkey!  Her name was Katy, she's 8 years old, and she let me scratch her behind the ears and kiss her forhead.  She was the sweetest donkey I've ever met.  And I'm from Texas, so I've met a lot of asses.

Shepherd's Pie is on the menu tonight, and I'll try to sneak in a few vegetables for my uncle, who doesn't like them.  Covert Cooking is one of my many talents.


1 comment:

  1. My wife, Culinary Special Agent. In the ranks with Messner, Mulder, and Malone?


Scram, bitch, I'm on a break.

Recent Meals

  • Grilled (in the rain) marinated top sirloin w/my Steak Frite and London Pub Sauce
  • Fried chayote
  • Roasted aubergine, zucchini, and yellow squash
  • Soft garlic sandwich rolls, and we made meatball sandwiches
  • Sirloin rubbed with cardamom-laced Turkish coffee
  • Chocolate truffles w/rum and bourbon
  • Petit fours
  • Florentine cookies drizzled with chocolate
  • 13-Bean soup w/parmesan rind and leftover ham
  • Apple spice cardamom muffins
  • Guinnes-injected pot roast
  • Cran-blueberry corn muffins
  • Spaghetti and meatballs - basic, but always a hit in this house
  • Hummus w/roasted garlic, olive, red pepper, and smoked paprika
  • Veggie stirfry w/julienned baby carrots, green peppers, garlic, chickpeas, and balsamic, served over Chinese Black Forbidden Rice
  • Ginger-carrot cake
  • Ginger cranberry mojito
  • Lime-cranberry-mint-strawberry seltzer
  • Lavender-mint iced tea
  • Trip to Beirut: Shish taouk, shish kebab, halvah, garlic naan, rice pilaf w/figs, raisins, and pecans, w/my famous lemon-mint-garlic Lebanese potatoes
  • London Broil w/a wilted spinach and mustard green salad with a bacon, balsamic, and mustard dressing
  • Sweet and red potato pancakes w/zucchini and peppers w/chicken apple sausage
  • Italian wedding soup w/homemade croutons and meatballs
  • "Rock the Casbah" Cardamom, Ginger, Apple Pork Roast w/Armadillo Rice (for you fans of The Clash who remember the cover of Combat Rock)
  • Individual Quiche Lorraine
  • Prosciutto-wrapped beef cubes w/mustard pan sauce
  • Chicken Sausage w/garlic naan and dijon mustard - Lou and I were really drunk.
  • Salt potatoes, mixed fingerlings, lightly mashed, with lot of butter
  • Focaccia w/garlic, onions, mozarella and cherry tomatoes
  • Rosemary and lavender bread
  • Spicy greens and spinach salad w/fresh mozzarella pearls, strawberries, and a strawberry vinegarette
  • Polenta casserole w/cheese and squash baked IN acorn squash halves