Wednesday, August 31, 2016

August 29, 2016

I have been busy these last few days.  Monday I put up thirteen packages of free corn for the freezer.  Today I have a huge pot of Bolognese Sauce on the stove – I told Warner if he wished, he could bring home 35 friends tonight and I’d be OK.  This, too, goes into the freezer tomorrow. And I must say it smells wonderful – for all these hours it simmers on the stove.  I use the recipe from Marcella Hazan’s Classic Italian Cooking, Vol. 1.  Except that where she calls for ground beef I use a mixture of equal parts beef, veal and pork.
We are now a house hold of four.  On Sunday, Warner went out and picked up one of the eight cats he has been feeding. (Guy next door moved in May – putting 8 cats out on the street). She was pretty frightened Sun. evening, but seems to have settled in. She’s in the front room with her own food, water and litter and seems happy there.  The one time she ventured out Julia Child let her have it.  So much for territory.
Feeding the other seven has become more complex. At first it was just the blue jays that were after the kibble. Then the crows.  I was continually banging on my office window to scare them off.  Then along came Tom, a male wild turkey.
At first it was funny. He just poked around a bit.  Then he started nibbling.  We tried to explain that he might be eating his ex-wife, but he didn’t care.  Then he got territorial.  Scaring of the blue jays.  Then the crows.  And finally the cats.  We have moved the food and water to our back deck, but need to remember to bring them in at night fall ere the raccoons join us.  So much for the food chain.

wwj note: The Tom Turkey can climb stairs, he was on the back deck this AM. Stairs are blocked so the cats can get up but he can't.

Mon. AM    Costco Pizza
Mon. PM    Grilled Pork Chops with Peaches NYTG
                   Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Mango
                   Green Beans with Tomatillo Salsa

Tues. AM   Pulled Pork on Kaiser Rolls

Tues. PM    Grilled Chicken Legs/Thighs with White BBQ Sauce BA 9/16
                   Spaghetti Salad MS/VB

Weds AM   Pizza revisited
Weds. PM   Capellini with Shrimp, Peppers and Genoa Salami MS/VB

                   Gail’s Chocolate Chip Cookies Epicurious 1999
Thurs. PM  Grilled Chicken Breast Stuffed with Ham, Sage & Blue
    Cheese GM 9/93
                   Nicoise Orzo Salad FW 7/99

Fri. AM      Corned Beef on a Kaiser Roll f/i

Fri. PM       Grilled Split Lobster with Melted Butter
                   Steamed Corn
                   Arugula Potato Salad revisited

Sat. AM      Roast Beef on a Roll with Horseradish Mayo f/i
                    Lobster Rolls with tomato mozzarella salad

       PM       London Broil with Horseradish Sour Cream Sauce FW 2/15
                   Arugula Yukon Gold Salad

Sun AM      Cheese Omelets
                   Tomato Cocktail
Sun. PM     Grilled Marinated Butterflied Leg of Lamb GM 5/06
Nicoise Orzo Salad revisited
Grilled Eggplant
Mon AM     Pasta with White Clam Sauce CCI
Mon. PM    Grilled Chicken Tacos with Peppers, Onions, Sour Cream,
                      Avocados and Monterey Jack


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