I’ve been a bad blogger. My only excuse is that I’ve been sick. Not a cool thing when it’s sucking up my free time.
I thought it was just sleep deprivation, but apparently I have the flu. A really long, really bad case of the flu (although thankfully not the swine flu).
Aches, pains, sore neck, sore throat, congestion and general malaise. My kid thinks I need a checkup. I think I need more co-Tylenol. It’s hard to get over something when you’re burning the candle at both ends. Unfortunately, I’m allergic to co-Tylenol, (along with everything else in my life), so I’ve been popping Benadryl. Benadryl and co-Tylenol at the same time are like a mallet. Pop pills, zonk out.
I fell asleep during the middle of Dinner Impossible. No clue why I like it. The guy is crazy-rude. But there he was—running around the Philadelphia zoo—making live cricket Jello-shots. And I fell asleep. I don’t even know if he won the challenge.
And it’s been raining. Finally. After a summer-long drought. Rain pounds my deck and makes the frogs sing. Today, I threw a roast in the bbq because I was too tired to mess with the slow-cooker and it started to pour. Rain billowed up in clouds of garlic scented steam. A good thing. It kept the roast moist. :)
I rarely "cook" things on the grill. I just start a small, low fire, throw in some meat and let it go. Couple hours later, I open it up and pull out dinner. I approach cooking the same way I approach Thanksgiving. Turn on the oven, find a pan, fill it with food, close the oven and open it up later. It usually works.
My brothers are actual real-life chefs. Truffle this and balsamic that. Reductions and weird herbs. Saute pans.
I have a cast iron frying pan and a couple of dinged up pots I bought at an antique store. I also have sauces. Trader Joe's curry, Lee Kum Kee's Korean bbq, Noh brand teriyaki. Open jar, add meat. I'm not much of a cook. I could probably live the next five years with a bbq grill and a microwave.
Someone asked me a question! Yay for questions. They keep me occupied. Hopefully I'll finish thinking it through tomorrow. If I don't take more Benadryl.