Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October 24, 2011


Fall is really upon us. The foliage changes daily and the nights are crisp and cool. It’s a lovely season with the exception of the onset of field mice looking for a comfy home. In the past Julia Child has been a fearless hunter and the mice had a really short stay. This year, however, I think that she feels she’s earned her retirement. Oh, sure, she’ll catch the occasional rodent, but none of this full time stuff. The other evening we had four separate mouse sitings (it could have been one mouse doing laps….). And where was the cat? She was curled up on her kitty cat bed in front of a space heater… On the other hand, sometimes I know how she feels.

Mon. AM        Steak and Eggs

Mon. PM        Salmon Fish Cakes 

                       with Herb Crusted Potatoes BOTB Vol. 14 242
                       Sautéed Kale with Sherry Vinegar FW 4/95 73
                       Steamed Rice

Tues. AM        Bratwurst and sauerkraut Char

 Tues. PM        Turkey Tetrazzini
                        Tossed Salad
                         Rosemount Riesling 

(Note that the bacon is home cured and home smoked)

Weds. AM      Pain Purdue BA 10/83 36

Weds. PM      Lidia’s Skillet Sausages 
                       with Red Grapes LCFTH 218
                       Potatoes Sciscionere IHC 175
                      Tossed Salad

                      LaPolstolle Cabernet   


Thurs. PM     Ocean Perch Milanese TGCF 150
                      Giada’s Lemon Pasta EI
                       Baby Peas

                       Penfold's Thomas Hyland Chardonnay 2006

Fri. AM         Lidia’s Escarole and White Bean Soup LIAK 86

Fri. PM        Fillet Mignon with Madeira Sauce APSP 178 

                    Grilled Pork Chops
                    Jacques Pommes de Terre Boulanger EP 119
                    Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon BA 1/82 50

                    Greg Norman Cabernet Merlot 2007

[It started snowing at 10 am, we having been assured that the first 8 hours of this storm would be rain. They were wrong.

Sat. AM       
 Lidia’s Skillet Sausages 
                       with Red Grapes LCFTH 218
                     Potatoes Sciscionere IHC 175
                    Baked Eggs with Cheddar SM 3/09 108
                    Drop Biscuits

[It was still snowing hard in the evening and we lost power about 7 PM. ]
Sat. PM       Garlic Shrimp Tapas

                    Chinese dumplings
                    Cuban Chicken Legs with Peppers, Tomatoes 
                    and Citrus B-DB
                    Steamed Rice
                    Penfold Koonunga Shiraz Cabernet 2008

Sun. AM     Escarole Soup Revisited

                   [That is 15.5 inches of snow on the deck table, no drift we got that much, still no power so it was a candle lit dinner. Power came back about 4 PM on Monday. Tens of thousands of people in my county still have no power.}

Sun. PM     Buffalo Chicken Wings BCFS 36

                   Chinese Chicken Wings CCI
                    [No electric no ignition on the broiler]
                   Beef Stew with Olives and Orange, 

                   Clove Scented Wine GDMT 106
                   Sautéed Carrots

                   Jacob's Creek Shiraz

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