|Nuts to you|
ESB has kindly informed me that yesterday was Squirrel Appreciation Day. I am guessing that this is not a day which is celebrated my many Americans – but it works for us. I have given the squirrels an extra helping of bird seed – although they will have to dig in the snow for it.
I decided to go through all my CDs and make sure that they were in iTunes. In the process I discovered that the last bunch of movers had dropped a box of CDs – apparently from a great height – and what remained – in two large plastic cartons – was a jumble of smashed CD cases and many CDs floating about without a home. It took me hours to sort this out – and a day or two to make sure that all the music is in the right place.
Last night I cooked my rack of lamb – my first ever – and Cate gave me a rating of 9.5. This is the highest rating I have ever received. I think she is too generous but I must admit that it was pretty good. I did it with a honey and rosemary rub.
I must say that my oven thermometer – which tells me when the meat is cooked – is one of the best investments I have ever made. You can adjust it for lamb, beef, turkey, chicken and pork – and program it for rare, medium rare, medium or well done. It is brilliant.
Tomorrow I am going to try to cook Chili. This will be another first. This is practically an American national dish – but I am still surprised at the large number of recipes I have been able to find online – with some quite astonishing ingredients.
Cate has decided that she no longer wants to eat carbohydrates – which cuts out a lot of dishes in my repertoire – so I must become more creative. It will be fun when Molly gets here in a few weeks. She will not eat meat unless it does not look like meat. This requires some skill on my part.
It is well below freezing today and snow is forecast for the next three days. We just love it.