I know my posting has been…let’s say…erratic. It’s been a tough week or so in SS land. I’m super busy with work – I live in 3 different places (essentially) and…it was my dad’s birthday last Friday.
Just when you think that you’re doing OK it comes back and hits you in the face. I had a bit of a meltdown about it all. I’m better but still a little shaky.
I’m heading away for work this week so foods will be….hotel banquet related. In order to combat that culinary festival let me give you a little retrospective of where I’ve been.
I went to a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters and wore a dress Jen bought for her Christmas Cotillion in 1996.
Dave and I drank this in New Hope, PA. And had soup, black bean burgers (very dry – not very good) and a fish sandwich. We had a couple of drinks at the Ritz in Philadelphia. And then ate soup and sandwiches at Cracker Barrel. I watched Dave try and win the golf tee game. He sacrificed his non-mayo bread to appease his picky girlfriend. And also ordered her a biscuit. Diane and I went out on St. Patty’s Day.
We had profiteroles instead of birthday cake on my dad’s birthday. This is all that’s left.On Saturday my brother, sister-in-law and the girls were there for the weekend. Jen and I made Surf & Turf for dinner. Roasted shrimp. (Olive Oil, S&P, in the oven at about 400 for about 8 minutes) Garlic Mashed Potatoes. 3 1/4 lbs of Yukon Gold – boiled till fork tender. 1/4 stick of unsalted butter, a generous amount of sea salt, 1 cup of steamed milk, 3 cloves of roasted garlic and cracked black pepper. The best mashed potatoes I’ve ever made. Filet mignon roasted in the oven. Roasted asparagus – with just a little olive oil, S&P and granulated garlic. My plate.
And there you go. I’m trying to get back to it. I’ve been walking more and trying to eat less. I’m headed to the gym, then the airport to fair Orlando for the remainder of the week.
Jen promised a video post soon as she makes one of her specialties.