Friday, October 24, 2014

7 Quick Takes about food, family and rain!

1.  I made the best lamb dinner on Sunday.  My son suggested I braise it but was vague with the details, "you know how to cook mom, use whatever liquid you want" was just not enough to go on.  I found a recipe on Pinterest which gave me a better idea of how to do this.  So after buying a dutch oven, I was set.  Here's the recipe:  5 lb leg of lamb (mine was boneless), 2 cups red wine, salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary, thyme and oregano.  Heat a bit of olive oil in the dutch oven on the stove and then brown the lamb.  Preheat oven to 350.  Put everything else in the pot, cover and put in the oven for 1 hour; lower oven temp to 250 and cook another 3 hours.  It will just fall apart.  And your house will smell heavenly while it is cooking.  My phone refused to send me the picture, it's here on Instagram
2. I am going to start contributing to Amazing Catechists.  It's a site I have admired and gone to for a few years now so the opportunity to be a part of it is exciting.  I'll let you now when I start posting!  

3.  It's October which means the rainy season is over except no one told the rain so this week has been very, very wet.  How wet?  On Tuesday the water flooded the patio at the office and water was in the main office.  Thankfully the water stopped about six inches from my door.  Of course by then I'd already been crawling under my desk, in my white skirt,  detaching computer connections so I could get the tower up off the floor.Then I took off my shoes to move my car to higher ground.  All the while rain poured down.  It was crazy.

4.  Here's what is probably an annual complaint:  I wish the guy on the corner would stop with the silly snowman with the Christmas countdown flashing on his belly. Why? It clashes with your Halloween decoration, snowmen are not possible in S. Fl, it annoys me, especially when my husband wants to slow down and see how many days are left!

5.  My daughter cleaned out her closet.  She had a large pile of mostly dresses,many of which I had made for her.  She did not want to give them away so she asked me to help her decide what to do.  Her idea was for me to take them all in so she could wear them.  I told her no way, too many sizes.  "But these dresses are my favorite and you made them" she said in a tone I haven't heard in years. There are other dresses still in her closet that need to go, she just can't bear to part with them.  She is more sentimental than I think.   So I promised her I'd make her new dresses. 

6.  Chef son is back in town.  I am helping him with a few projects.  This weekend, it will be sewing curtains and valances.  It'll be like a DIY home makeover project.  Basically my day will involve fabric shopping, spending time with my son and probably some of his friends, sewing and he'll feed me.  Win, win, win anyway you look at it.  

7.  My husband is taking a Mariology course.   Last night he asked me what I knew about the Immaculate Conception, I said a few things and then he says, "You know, it's about Mary's conception, not Jesus' right?"  It's a good thing the table between us was wide and that we were in a public place or else he'd have gotten one of these:

from the NCIS Database

For more fun Friday Quick Takes go visit Jen at Conversion Diary!

1 comment:

Peggy O'hara said...

Haha....I am a convert and fifteen years ago, 13 years into Catholicism, I needed to explain to a few of my cradle Catholic relatives that we were celebrating Mary's and not Jesus', immaculate conception. It was pretty interesting.