Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday Moanin’

It was 6 degrees F. when I woke up Monday morning. I left for work early, not knowing what the road conditions would be. I did get up and out of my driveway okay, but stopping at the end of the street before turning onto Plymouth Road was problematic. I just sat there spinning. So, I back up and hit it hard. I did get out, but almost got run over by a bus in the process.

Plymouth Road had been plowed and salted, so I stopped into CVS to get four “C”-sized batteries (I needed them for the candles I put in the front window).

I had to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond ate lunch, so I stopped into Ten Yen and got my usual #7. Excellent! I got what I needed from the store and headed back to work.

When I got home after work, the snow plow had been down San Jose. Unfortunately, they plowed a big bunch of snow over my carefully planned tracks. I started getting stuck trying to pull in normally. So, I back out and pulled into the townhouse parking lot. Then I crashed through the snow blockade.

Then I had to drag the trashcan through the snow and try to balance it on the snow plow's pile! Once inside, I treated the cats and changed clothes. I put the batteries into the two single candles and stuck them in the side windows in the living room. The three tiered candle (it took "D"-sized batteries, which I had) has been centered on the picture window, but sadly my bird house bench blocks it from being seen from the road! Oh well, I can see it from inside. I worked on my check register and got that right. 

Then I decided to make my Sunday supper (one day late). I made my favorite rub (one tablespoon of minced garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons of crushed rosemary leaves (I crush them in my little mortar and pestle), some sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. I took out the lamb chops and rubbed them all over with the mixture. Then I let them come up to room temperature.

My daughter Melissa called (she had called over the weekend when my phone was out). So, we chatted for a while. She’s been sick for days. The doctor told her she has pneumonia! She sounded terrible and the longer she talked, the worse she got. Feel better, please!

When we finally hung up, I turned on the broiler (I had to read the manual, LOL) and put a pot of water on to boil. I cooked some wide egg noodles in the water and put the lamb chops on a rack inside a half sheet pan. I broiled the chops for five minutes per side (those suckers were about an inch and a half thick!). I pulled them out to rest and drained the egg noodles. I tossed the noodles with butter, salt and dried parsley flakes.

I plated them and then sat down to a fantastic dinner!

I cleaned everything up and ran the dishwasher. I quit for the night at 8:30 p.m. I watched a taped movie until 10:30 and then I tried to go to sleep. But, it wasn’t until after 11:30 that I actually fell asleep.


  1. A nice greek salad would have been appropriate!
    Looks great!!

  2. I hadn't thought of that, but it does sound good. Next time. Thanks!