I'd much rather read than write so it's not much of a blog...

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mindless Excess

Really. The business associate of The Mister who sent this knows there are just two of us.

So now I have this 13# cudgel in the downstairs refrigerator. The website says it will serve 60 with 3030mg of sodium per 4oz serving. I don't think it would even be a good idea to donate it to the Rescue Mission with all that salt. Too bad the associate didn't just donate $120 to the Mission or the Food Bank in The Mister's name. Really.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Xmas 2009

One thing I can say for certain about Christmas 2009 is that I cooked Wendy's beef rib roast to perfection. Although my mother did one every year, I've only tried it a few times myself. It was gratifying to get it right and if I never do another, I will be quitting while I'm ahead. It was very good but I think I prefer goose.

Thank you Elise of Simply Recipes for the recipe and the crucial reminder to let the beef sit out at room temperature for several hours before putting it in the oven.

Friday, December 25, 2009


Skaneateles, New York, Winter 2008

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Stickley Schmickley

In twenty years of doing business with Stickley I haven't had one thing thing done right the first time. This lamp table is ORANGE! I'm going to strip it. I'm going to sand it. I'm going to refinish it. I'm not going to buy another thing from Stickley.