Every move has it’s share of lonely dryer socks. You know, those things you know you own, but can’t find to save your life. You know, when the Hometown Mafia breaks into your house and says “Give me all of your flashlights and nobody gets hurt”. And you know you own 35 flashlights and can’t lay your hands on a single one and your house is now the scene of the most horrific crime in the nation. And CNN and MSNBC and Geraldo are all parked in their buses on your street and they’ve all got those giant satellite dishes, all because you couldn’t locate a flashlight? Or a corkscrew? Or the charger to the digital camera, which is why there’s been no photojournalism for nearly a month. Here I come to save the day! Underdog! Just as the information left my head it returned yesterday. I would not lose my laptop bag, so the digital camera charger would go with the laptop in the lap top bag. So without further adieu, allow me to present:
Dog who loves his new house:
actually, what he loves is the new Trader Joe’s treats I’m teasing him with.
Bobby Flay is my bitch
That is boneless, skinless chicken breast, barbecued over a gas grill with some Cajunland seasoning. Check it out it’s in the background on the left. I will slice that up onto some whole wheat bread and there’s your Body For Life lunch.
And the kitchen works too
The kids across the street came over yesterday and dropped off a bowl of salsa that they had made from the tomatoes in their back yard. It was some kick ass salsa. I’m sauteing a chicken breast, then adding that kick ass salsa and wrapping it up in a whole wheat tortilla. Add a salad, perfect Body for Life dinner. Dear knees, help is on the way.
This weekend featured dinner at Metro Lafayette. The place is owned by a sommelier and his wine list is impressive. Not in a let-me-stick-my-nose-up-in-there-air-so-that-when-it-rains-I-die sort of way, but in a how-the-hell-did-you-get-over-half-the-list-under-$50 sort of way. We both had the duck confit that was on a bed of black lentils with mango and pomegranate. It was so good that when the guy came to ask about dessert we both asked to have the duck again. We ended up with lemon cheesecake and an apple huckleberry crisp. The crisp was off the hook. The cheesecake was good, but a little bit of a let down compared to everything else we were brought that night. Drinking a 2005 Carpe Diem Cab, worked great with the duck. Tonight I hit the BevMo nickel sale and with some help from The Sommelier I came home with a Serabel Cote du Rhone. I know, I promised no French wine, but it was such a deal. It’s a good drinking wine too. Excellent at 2 for $21.99. Drink up mate!