Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February 6, 2012


Things happen to us that don’t happen to ordinary people.  For instance, when was the last time your cat came home with a note?  We’ve had this happen not once, but twice with two different cats on two different properties.  People look at you strangely when you mention at work the next day that the kitty came home with a note from the neighbors.

And speaking of strange looks.  Ever walk a dog with a bucket on his head.  Years ago we had a beautiful English Setter who developed an ongoing skin condition.  He could not/would not deal with the vet’s Elizabethan collar.  He could get the thing off faster than the vet could cash the check.

But we found that if we went to the local hardware store and bought a plastic Neat N Tidy bucket, cut out the bottom and lashed it to his collar, he could deal with it. Try walking around Park Slope with an animal encased in a Neat N Tidy.  Even stranger was that one of the cats would climb into the bucket and wash it out for the dog.  As I said, only in our home.

Now the big one.  Bet you’ve never heard of this one.  Our big, beautiful kitchen sink faucet has become flatulent.  It makes the rudest noises for all to hear, and no one would ever accredit these to a mechanical problem.  With guests, we have to take the time to make the explanation or appear as exceedingly rude. Perhaps we’ve tossed too many beans down the garbage disposal….. Only in our house.

Mon. Am              Lobster Omelets

Mon. PM              Fish & No Chips (Jasper Whites wonderful 
                            fried cod with oven fries) SSCB
                            Wolf Blass Cabernet Shiraz 

Tues. PM              Braised, Stuffed Breast of Veal Revisited
                             Steamed  Orzo              
                             Baby Peas
                             Penfold Chardonnay 

Weds. AM           Sausage Lentil Soup  f/i

Weds. PM            Lamb Chops Sautéed in Garlic and  While Wine
                             Sautéed  Diced Potatoes IHC
                             Tossed Salad
                             Wolf Blass Cabernet Shiraz

Thurs. AM            Turkey Chili over Rice with Sour Cream, 
                             Avocado and Lime GM 11/08

Thurs. PM            Salmon with Red Wine Lentil Sauce 
                            Wolf Blass Shiraz 

Fri. AM                Fried Eggs
                            Sautéed  Diced Potatoes IHC  
                            Turkey-cranberry sausage

Fri. PM                 Chicken and Dumplings 
                             Avocado with vinegarette 
                             [Our version of this may be found at the link]
                             Rosemount Chardonnay 

Sat. AM               SausagesBraised in Sauerkraut
                             [This went to a published recipe]

Sat. PM                Garlic Shrimp Tapas
     Roast Beef with Red Wine Pan Sauce
                             Mashed Potatoes
                             Sautéed Corn with Scallions
                             Wolf Blass Cabernet

Sun. AM              Turkey Chili Revisited

Sun. PM          Savory Rosemary Parmesan Madelines  TPC 6
Pork Marengo [to be published in near future]
Tossed Salad
Peasant Bread
Rosemount Chardonnay

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