Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Shoulda Seen It Comin'

Hello, F.O.T.E.'s,

Boy, oh, boy...it was 60 degrees here yesterday. Today, the wind chill was -8 around noon. Brr! We got a dusting of snow, but most of it just blew away. The wind has been fierce here the last couple days.

Let me share something with you...

We were *supposed* to have bean enchiladas tonight for dinner. (as per my menu plan) Well, at 4:00 p.m., when I typically go to the kitchen to begin dinner preparations, I discovered we are out of chili powder. Hmmm...that's the main ingredient in my red sauce. The heat on The Ark is out, and I *didn't* want to brave subzero temps just to get chili powder. So, I improvised. (shudder) I was desperate. I do *not* improvise well. I approach cooking very scientifically, reading reviews for a half dozen recipes for the same dish, dissecting every angle to choose The Perfect Recipe. Then, I execute. Usually, the food turns out fairly good. I don't mind eating it. ;-) Now, *why* do I go to all that trouble??? Because when I *don't* disasters happen like what did tonight.

Lioness, good sport that she is, agreed to taste the red sauce first. The first 3 seconds the look on her face was pleased. Then, suddenly, her eyes widened, she grabbed her throat and ran for the fridge. Her voice was raspy as she choked out, "Ouch!!" She repeated that a couple times. Then I made out another phrase, "Liquid fire." Her eyes were watering...

Hmmm...too much red pepper, I guess.

We deemed the sauce unuseable. Frustration. Then, Understanding!! Oh, yeah!! It's TUESDAY!!! Well, of course!

Ah. There's always cereal.

Y'all keep your wool dry,

The Ewe

Quote of the Day: "Bulgarians are people who don't eat meat." --T.T.


Sherral said...

ugh...it is almost 70 here today and is supposed to be tomorrow...then watch out...storms, tornadoes, coldness...ugh...i don't like it when we think warm springness is arriving and BAM it gets cold again

Mama Lamba said...

Yeah--remember back in...um...2002? Feb? the 22 or 23? I remember saying that day, "No good can come of this warm weather."
It was 70 here today, too. They're calling for another snow storm tomorrow. sigh...