Monday, April 13, 2009
I don't normally wish time away, but I am now.. we made our reservations for MT today! I am so, so excited for this, I really cannot describe to you!
Thankfully for me, time seems to be flying by - between cooking dinner for family, cleaning the house, playing with the dog, doing immigration stuff, going on mini road trips to the country, work, more work, bringing work home, a little more work.. time is on my side.
My Grandma broke her arm a few weeks ago and since then has been managing pretty well, Grandpa has really stepped up to the plate and helped out quite a bit but seems to be lacking in the cooking department. Last Friday I cordially invited myself over for dinner to be not only guest, but chef.. Grandma said the menu has pretty much been sandwiches and soup so I was inteNt on making something warm and cozy.
I made roasted garlic sage chicken, buttery oh so buttery mashed potatoes, homemade stuffin' and homemade from the heart gravy. Now, let me confess.. that was my first go at gravy.. that's right, I've never made gravy...ever. I had Boy give me a quick how to run down on the way out the door and let me TELL YOU church, even Boy complimented me on my gravy makin' skills! I also could not believe myself, it was buttery, rich but not overpowering.. airy, sort of marsala-y.. it was just damn good and felt so good to eat. My Gma thanked me over and over for the wonderful meal, it was a nice way to start my weekend.
Oh, I finished her off with roasted peaches, streusel topping and butter peekin' ice cream.
In other news, apparently I am on a good note when it comes to cooking, as this weekend I whipped up homemade chimichurri for our tostadas.. let's just say we've eaten it two nights in a row and it would so not kill me to go for a third, except Boy is bringing home his amazing pate from work tonight.
Also, I have started another blog.. it's pretty much all photography outside of food. I take so MANY pictures besides my food photos and sometimes its just weird to put up an old rusty barn, or the dog on here. I think from now on I will stick to just food, etc here and my other blog everything else. Which reminds me, how do I list my other blog next to my current one on my dashboard? Anyone know?