On the way into work Tuesday morning, I did something I never did before. I was thinking about "stuff" and missed my exit (Newburgh Road) off of the expressway (I-96). I realized it when I noticed I was on the on-ramp to I-275 North. How the heck did that happen? So, I took I-275 to the nearest exit (6 Mile Road) and backtracked two miles South on Newburgh. All in all, it was about a six mile side trip. Note to self: Pay more attention to your surroundings and less to "stuff!"
When I got home after work, with my houseguest gone, I immediately stripped the daybed and put the sheets and comforter in the washing machine so the bed will be fresh for the next guest. I walked around the back yard a bit, mentally planning my winterizing chores and enjoying the fresh air.
When I got back inside, I put the clothes in the dryer and started dinner. I must confess I learned this trick on the Food Network, but I wrapped the roast beef in tinfoil and put it in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, I started slicing the leftover potatoes, carrots, onions and mushrooms. Then I heated up some canola oil in my skillet. I added three garlic cloves to infuse the oil and took them out when they started to brown. I added one sliced onion (roast beef doesn't have enough onion when you turn it into roast beef hash, you see) and saut�ed it.
While the onion was getting translucent, I took out the roast beef and sliced it (the freezer trick makes it much, much easier to slice, BTW) I took the slices, laid them flat and sliced them again into, oh, like a fat matchstick size. Then I added the beef and the veggies to the pan and warmed everything up. A little seasoning and it was perfect!
I ate watching TV, but because I didn't sleep well the night before, I fell asleep around 9:30 PM. I woke up at 2:00 AM, shut off the TV and the lights and went to "bed" bed.