Tuesday, March 22, 2011

M-I-C….See you real soon…

Hey there!

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.

 ss 550ss 549 ss 554 Dave and I drank this in New Hope, PA.ss 561 And had soup, black bean burgers (very dry – not very good) and a fish sandwich.ss 562 ss 563 ss 564 We had a couple of drinks at the Ritz in Philadelphia.ss 568ss 566  And then ate soup and sandwiches at Cracker Barrel.ss 569 I watched Dave try and win the golf tee game.ss 572 He sacrificed his non-mayo bread to appease his picky girlfriend.  And also ordered her a biscuit.ss 573 ss 574Diane and I went out on St. Patty’s Day.

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We had profiteroles instead of birthday cake on my dad’s birthday.  This is all that’s left.ss 577On 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)ss 578 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.ss 580 Filet mignon roasted in the oven.ss 582 Roasted asparagus – with just a little olive oil, S&P and granulated garlic.ss 583 My plate.ss 585 

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.

Stay tuned.


  1. Hello there. I'm sorry you had a rough time - I can't even imagine what you are going through. That meal looks incredible, by the way!

  2. hope jen wears clown suit in video