Thursday, May 26, 2011

Celebrating My Birthday ALL WEEKEND LONG!

Lou and I will be at The Little Red Hen tonight, listening to our friends, Jerry Battista and Kelly VanCamp, do their rockabilly thing onstage.  Lots of dancing, and, hopefully, cake.

Sis Shannon is coming over Friday to hang with me, and spending the night.

On Saturday, we get to pick up Bevvie from her overnight trip to the Museum of Flight, then we will hopefully have a gardener come and roto-till the damn garden (we need about 150 sq ft more).  I'll cook Cuban (Bev loves to mash the plaintains in the tortilla press).  If Shannon's not staying Saturday night, then we'll save the Cuban meal until Sunday, my ACTUAL birthday.  Bev and Mom are making a cake.  Bev's idea, so I'm dubious.

There has to be a farmers' market in there somewhere - we'll run out of those pretty green eggs!

Monday, Memorial Day, is all about detox...  I'd love to drive into the Cascades and find a nice, clear creek to plunge into, because there isn't enough alcohol in the world that could make me go swimming in Greenlake.

Ess, bench, sei a mesch!


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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