Saturday, January 19, 2008


Weather report for Miles: On our roof this morning, it's 12 below zero and the windchill is 26 below zero. Keep that Pategonia bunting on, kiddo. Better yet, stay inside.

Regis is sleeping in a little before he goes to a mandatory quarterly meeting. There will be 80 people there and ten of them will bring small kids. He said they run rampant, filling the pop machine money slots with paper and dumping ice from the machines onto the floor. It sounds like hell.

We bought our groceries for the week last night then went to Michael's and bought some supplies for our new bracelet hobby. Mom, could you send those buttons? We're anxious to get started but we're approaching this like we do most things...not a lot of planning. So far, we have a little of this and a little of that and we'll learn as we go along. Nothing wrong with that.

Our Sunday meal this week is beef commercials. Mashed potatoes, gravy, meat, and bread. It must be what cavemen ate in the winter. I have three soups on the menu this week, too: Andouille sausage soup, beer cheese soup, and German potato soup. I found a new recipe for roasted cauliflower (much, much better than boiled) that I'm going to try:

Balsamic and Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
8 cups 1 inch thick slices cauliflower florets (about 1 large head)
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp dried marjoram
1/4 tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Toss cauliflower, oil, marjoram, salt, and pepper. Roast on rimmed baking sheet until starting to soften and brown on the bottom, about 15 minutes (watch closely). Toss the cauliflower with vinegar and sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven and roast until the cheese is melted and any moisture has evaporated, about 5-10 minutes more.

I'm going to make giant snickerdoodle cookies this morning and I want to try the bread recipe that was in the paper a couple weeks ago, the one that doesn't have to be kneaded and the dough can be left in the refrigerator. Oh yeah, and I might vacuum.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the weather update, Teresa. Do you have a Patagonia bunting to wear today? You might as well wear it in the house, too. Geesh. I like looking at the bright snow, but that's about it when it comes to this winter business. My mom and dad are bringing me to St. Peter today...they are CRAZY. Absolutely CRAZY. I'm going to cry the whole way in protest.