One of the things I look forward to when company comes, is breakfast. I'm not sure why, but there's something exciting thinking up a yummy and beautiful breakfast spread. I have yet to accomplish this, but I'm still dreaming! :)
Above is a neat idea for "Breakfast in a Cup." (I actually don't know what grits are, but am hoping cream of wheat would suffice!)
One of our favorites was introduced to us when we were "company" at a friend's house: Blinis stuffed with sausage links. A Russian friend told us her favorite was to eat these was with fresh whipped cream and strawberries.
Sometime I'd like to try Bread Pudding, served with Maple Syrup and fresh fruit.
Tax season is upon me. It has gotten busy very fast. I no longer have little bits of free time to browse, read, take walks, or have energy to do much at home. I will soon, it just takes me a while to adjust! There are a few projects I have decided to take on as a result this January :)
1) Take time on my lunch break to get out and go for a walk downtown
2) Keep things organized and useful at home by
a) planning my weekly meals in menu form again
b) keeping my morning schedule a bit tighter
c) simplifying as much as I feel the need
and perhaps the most interesting goal/experiment I have is
3) Eating a salad every day for lunch
Huh. Never thought I'd do it. I'm not much of a salad eater. But I've grown to like a few, and in this effort, I came up with a list of ideas to have some variety :) I hope to try:
Homemade Ceasar Salad
and various dressed lettuce salads
For my first salad, I kept it fairly straightforward. I just picked out some cukes, tomatoes, and sunflower seeds to at least make it palatable. With Ranch dressing, it was fine. But now, today is my third day of that (minus the cukes and tomatoes which are gone), and I'm ready for a change.
Tonight I hope to try making my own croutons and salad dressing....in the high hopes of having a Ceasar salad tomorrow. (so far, of lettuce salads, that's my favorite).
I know, I know, it's now almost the middle of the week. This is late. But it was a good weekend. Here are some things I learned:
1. Rotton potatoes smell pukingly AWFUL. Do not let one rot in your kitchen.
2. Cold....I mean really cold....air is not good for potted plants. Let's say said potato smell is stinking up kitchen, so you feel the need to turn on the vents and open some winter windows. You do so. And in a quick and astonishing style, the potted plants you have in front of that said window, will wilt and fall over. Oops.
3. Hydrogen Perioxide takes out grape juice stains. This was my first successful stain-remover-job I have done on a sweater. And the juice even sat there for a day or two (that is mostly why I have been unsuccessful before). So now I am enamored with Hydrogen Perioxide. I suggest it to anyone wanting to feel useful.
4. These ingredients will make a fine supper: cauliflower, sliced mushrooms, curry powder, green chilies, chopped onion, garlic, chunked potato, salt, pepper, and a little water. Served with a chapati or bread, it is just fiiiinnne in a fix.