The days are cycling by me so fast I feel like I'm a little hamster on a treadmill. There's good and bad to that of course. At home the evenings seem like five minutes. I suppose this is partly because it's getting dark so much earlier. My daily rhythms just haven't adjusted to that. I feel as though Christmas is just around the corner. I love Christmas...but NOOOO. I will try to shake it all off.
I seem to have lost any cooking mojo I once had too. I can't even tell you how often we have been ordering food or letting our child eat ramen. I MUST get hold of this. Tonight I've got a nice chicken in the refrigerator. Ernie bought it at the meat lab, as he often does, and was surprised to see this one came complete with head and feet. He showed it to Owen, thinking Owen might be freaked out by it. Owen just nodded his head and said, 'well, they're animals.' Then he took over cutting it up. Lord I love that boy. I was all ready to talk to him, saying that if you're going to eat meat, you have to recognize that you are indeed eating animals. He was way ahead of me.
The feet are good in stocks, aren't they??? Gotta look this up.
Oh, and don't FORGET. Our beloved RB Morris is this Saturday! Click on over to facebook to say you're going. Want a quote or two to lure you in? How about these?
It will be a great show. He's bringing along a guitarist, Greg Horne, as well. I am so looking forward to this. For the potluck I'm going to do a big batch of Chinese Red Cooked Pork along with some rice and something green, and maybe some of my sesame noodles. Please bring something to share if you like. It's a good thing I have people to bring wonderful sweets. My weekend attempt to make a tarte tatin was an abject failure. I have made them successfully in the past, but this time I didn't like the recipe for the tart dough (it was slightly sweet and didn't set off the sweetness of the apples) and my apples were overcooked. Eh. Oh well.
Speeding by, I tell you. Speeding by.
Mel, at one of our early house concerts, with Pat DiNizio.
At a recent Japan House sake tasting event, including her famous wine bag!