Sunday, March 2, 2008

Weekend Roundup

Ahhhh, what a great weekend, and it's not even over yet!

We got a lot of R&R in this weekend, but I also feel like we got stuff done. Ken had a lot of "work" work to do, and I got the laundry done, changed the sheets, filled all the bird feeders, etc. A productive and fun weekend!

Tonight we're going simple, and having spaghetti. Ken makes a mean spiced-up sauce, so he's working on that right now. The onion and garlic aroma in here right now is making my stomach growl! I'll bake some garlic for our garlic bread, we'll have a salad, and it will all be very tasty. I still have some Pecorino Romano to grate on top of our spaghetti, too. That's some expensive cheese, but I have to say that a little goes a long way, and it's lasting us a long time.

I'll pass along a tip we learned in one of our cooking schools in New Orleans. We've used it ever since. If using lots of different spices (like Ken uses for spaghetti), mix them all up in a bowl before adding to your sauce. That way all the dry spices are combined and ready to be distributed throughout the sauce. Tonight, Ken is using dried Trinity (onion, garlic, bell pepper), garlic salt, rosemary, basil, oregano, parsley flakes, tarragon, seasoned salt, and Italian seasoning. Ooo-wheee! A good hour and a half of simmering, and we'll be good to go. We also have a nice Chianti to go with our pasta and sauce. Salut! Looks like a Sopranos episode might be in order tonight....

And a heartfelt thank you to all of you for your comments today (and always). I've enjoyed reading them all, and hearing your opinions on things. Looks like my entry about attire struck a chord with everyone. I think we all agree that while there's nothing wrong with going casual, there are times when dressy attire is welcomed and appreciated. And sometimes, it's even necessary, if you want to make a good impression. Here's to dressing up, and here's to looking nothing less than fabulous. Here's to each and every one of you. Salut!

I keep forgetting to mention this, but was anyone else really impressed with Prince Harry, and equally as pissed at Matt Drudge for breaking a story that had been kept under wraps--for the protection of Harry and every soldier around him--for several weeks? This is a guy--an actual prince--who wanted to serve in Iraq, but it was felt that his presence would be a target. So they sent him to Afghanistan, to a fairly dangerous place, where he served well and said that this was about as close to "normal" as he would ever get. I'm glad he got to serve, and I am very impressed. I'm as equally UNimpressed with the Drudge Report for breaking the story and forcing Harry to be sent home when I believe he would have been okay with sticking around for a while. There was an agreement with the British press that they'd keep things under wraps, but this Drudge dork had to step in and muck it all up.

Here's to Prince Harry. Salut!



queeniemart said...

i didn't know it was the Drudge Report who outed Harry. Hmmm.

i just wrote in another journal that i think it is great that Harry went and served and since i have so  much respect for Princess Di, i think she is part of why he did it...she raised those boys to not live in some castle....she raised them to reach out to others.
I see so many people at my job that are very heavy and wear shirts or pants that are at least 2,3 sizes too small and you can see their tummies and stretch marks, butt cracks and all that fun stuff. OH MY.   People really need to wear clothes that fit!!
Sounds like you and Ken will have a delicious dinner. I LOVE LOVE reading about your food!
hugs, lisa

buckoclown said...

Also use some Rosemary in the sauce:o)  Have to say, smells great in here!

As for Drudge, how awful that the ugly Americans spilled the beans.

buckoclown said...

My Bad, Beth did mention Rosemary. 25 Lashes with a wet noodle :o)

whoopiepoopsie said...

Boy, I couldn't agree more about your comment on Prince Harry.  What a slime ball that Matt Drudge is - and for what????  To show he can come up with confidential information faster than his rivals?  He put not only the Prince, but the Prince's fellow soldiers in danger.  I wish people would boycott that piece of drivel report.

Hugs from Minnesota