Wednesday, June 29, 2011

the chicken

So here it is. The world’s most expensive chicken. At least at my house.

This was a pretty tasty bird, but I may have overcooked it a bit. OK, I did overcook it a little. It’s not my fault the online cooking instructions said an hour and a half cooking time and after an hour this bird was already past 165 F. I don’t know how much more exactly. After it 173 F I figured it was past being an issue.

Behold, the bird. I have no idea why it seems to be green under that front leg. Every picture I took looked like that…


Along with the chicken I roasted some veggies and made some rice. Have you seen the Romanesco broccoli? It’s the green mixed in with the cauliflower and onions below and it is delicious. I hate that I’ve walked by it so many times and thought about how pretty it was, yet never stopped to try it out. FAIL. Well, no more. I will now be more adventurous and try new and wonderful things. I may be disappointed at times, but there’s also a good chance I’ll find something wonderful!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

beware the tomato

My daily To Do list has been pretty out of control the past few days. I need to get through at least 3 or 4 of them before I start working on my $23 chicken tonight. Yes, you read that right. I bought a $23 3 1/2 pound free range, happy butt chicken when I went to the farmer’s market on Saturday.

All I have to say is this better be the best damn chicken I have ever tasted. Of course, that’s also assuming that I don’t somehow destroy it in the oven this evening. My luck in that area has not been stellar as of late. Last night is a prime example when I managed to dump a tray full of salsa ingredients into the bottom of the oven. Once I cleaned up that mess and got them all properly broiled and ready to be cuisinarted I then managed to burn my fingers on a molten tomato.

I’m so awesome.

I’ll let you know how that chicken turns out… maybe.

Monday, June 27, 2011


Oh my poor neglected blog. It’s weird how I think of things to write about and then never quite get around to actually writing anything. Well, maybe not weird, maybe it’s ennui. Yes, I have blog ennui.

The only reason I’m even writing this now is because it’s on my to do list. Sure, it’s been on my to do list before, but today I have been busting through this list like nobody’s business! So here I am, blogging. Marking one more thing off the list.

Kinda sad… I’ll think of something much better to write about soon. Pinky swear!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

a little knitting time

Hello! Long time, no see, err, blog…

Tonight I spent a great evening with a great group of knitters/crocheters and even a new member spinner at The Grove (I always find it a little strange when placed don’t have a website). You should join us. Our group information can be found here.


Just don’t be put off if our conversations turn towards things like:

  • What can be eaten off the floor and other food topics
  • Monkey clown sweaters in intarsia
  • I had to pee so bad… stories. These may or may not have ended badly, but are always funny
  • This one time at band camp… oh wait, I think that was a movie

I just started meeting up with this group the past couple of months, but what a group! You should really stop by and hang and share a few stories with us. It’ll be a hoot!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

this is what i use technology for

This is an IM conversation I had with my friend Linda the other day...

 u should pay me for bringing joy to your daily life
Judi  [2:28 PM]:
Linda  [2:29 PM]:
 when u win the lotto
Judi [2:30 PM]:
 i'm greedy, keeping it all for me
 i might buy you a drink though
Linda  [2:30 PM]:
 i thought we agreed
 u wud get me a porsche
Judi  [2:31 PM]:
Linda  [2:31 PM]:
 i'm going to sue you now
Judi  [2:31 PM]:
 i'll counter sue
 i will win
Linda  [2:31 PM]:
 cuz u got your lotto money
 and your apt in france?
Judi  [2:32 PM]:
 pretty much
 but i will be house poor with my french apt
 it will be really sad
Linda  [2:34 PM]:
  but mostly happy
 cuz u got teh lottery
 while your friend gets nothing
Judi  [2:36 PM]:
 that about sums it up

This conversation is referencing a conversation I had with Joe while we were in Paris and I was admiring the lovely apartments with the fabulous slate roofs. Joe may have gotten a little tired of my admiration of the roofs, but he got me back. He always does…

Me: When I win the lottery I’m moving to here and buying one of those apartments with the fantastic
Joe: You won’t have any money left after that.
Me: What?
Joe: Once you pay taxes on your winnings and then with the crappy exchange rate it won’t leave you much and those apartments are pretty expensive.

3 hours later, cause it never occurs to me at the time…
Me to myself: Who goes into exchange rates when I start a sentence with “When I win the lottery”? Sheesh!

And now I realize I need a prettier font for my IM.