Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Photo taken with my phone so it looks blue - trust me it was good and tender and not blue. Yes, it was on a TV tray. (Don't Judge)
Thursday, August 23, 2007
With this really cool note:Thank you Robert. It was so nice of you to think of me. Is there no end to your sweetness? I read the forward last night and I can't wait to dive into the rest. It looks delicious. I hope you are having a great time with your friends at the beach this week! HNS and I miss you.
OK - so I love spinach and I love fried food. I have even had fried spinach at restaurants. I decided to try and make my own. How hard could it be, right? First I read up on it and took the advice of others who have tried it all to various amounts of success. I was told to use peanut oil since it is so light and doesn't smoke at high temperatures. I was told to watch out because it splatters. (and the word "splatter" doesn't begin to describe what actually happens when it hits the hot oil) I was advised to make sure it was completely dry, to put it in with tongs and take it out with a slotted spoon - seriously, I did my research.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Vegetable oil for deep-frying 3 bunches spinach, well washed, patted dry and stems removed Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Oh - don't think I won't do it.
Monday, August 20, 2007
I see a noticeable difference in the size of that child. I think my latkes are magic.
Friday, August 17, 2007
I needed to look that up because honestly, I had no idea the origin of this food. We never had this growing up. I think my Mom has taken some hits from this blog so I must preface this with the fact that she made many wonderful and nutritious meals for us. However, none of them included Okra. Now anyone that has ever cooked for HNS knows that he is very picky about what vegetables he will eat. Very few come to mind. But low and behold, he loves Okra. Figures, since I don't know how to cook it.
A very nice lady at work grows some in her garden and brought some to me this week to cook. Tonight I will attempt to do just that. Stay tuned. Hopefully it will be easier than when I was trying to spell nutritious a few seconds ago.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
We had to tell her that this was just a regular school day. I know it looks like we both have casts on our legs but those are just socks. And yes, I am wearing orthopedic shoes. This is just sad.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Did sissy's brain fall out of her ear and after hours of searching it was finally spotted?
Who knows? The first one to answer correctly wins.
Monday, August 13, 2007
I was so excited to see these guys on Saturday. They came in town to see Into The Woods and HNS and I joined them at the Saturday Matinee. Awesome show, again. Even better the second time. So proud of my BFF.
We went out to dinner after the show and since no one else had been there yet I suggested Karsen's. It was great food and wine once again. Then my BFF headed back to the theatre for the second show. (Ugg!) and the rest of us headed to our pad for dessert and catching up.
Many years have passed since the night Sparki was helping me get ready for my senior prom and mom was heard saying .." Is there a BOY in your room?" We laughed and just weren't sure how to best answer her question.
I am so glad we are still such good friends.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
One day last week there was a package for HNS from Florida. Inside were these pins to add to his collection from my sister's partner, Beth.
When we were all in NY together this year we had to visit Hard Rock so he could add to his collection and she must have made a mental note. How sweet is that?! He was so excited he wanted to show off his new gifts to the blog world.
They are probably on the hat by now.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
Harry Potter was great company but I didn't take him everywhere. I didn't want to be in this beautiful place with my head in a book the whole time so, even though I am loving this last book, I made sure to leave him behind some of the time.
Dinner was OK - but the view was beautiful and the weather that night was perfect for sitting outside. I brought Harry Potter as my date and he did not disappoint. He didn't pick up the check though (pity with all that gold his parents left him and everything)