I just cleaned a large chunk of garlic out of my engagement ring.
I took today as a snow day.
even though the roads were navigable.
all that talk of terrible conditions, I pretty much talked myself into a snowday.
What do people do on a snow day? they cook!
yesterday was pizza day.
I made an attempt at pan pizza.
I should have turned the oven up for a little bit crispier crust.
Crust: water (1.5 c), salt, yeast, bread flour (3 cups)
Threw in to the mixer, kneaded for 6 minutes, then made into a ball, coated with spray and plastic,
then sat in fridge for 8 hours.
though the recipe really said overnight.
evidently pizza crust dough does it's best work when it's wet and sits for several hours in the fridge.
The sauce turned out pretty good too, but i really winged it.
onion, garlic, oil, tomato paste, large can of whole tomatoes, and sugar. cooked, then used the hand blender.
added a dash of sherry wine (schnucks brand) and butter and hand grated Parmesan cheese. it simmered for several hours.
Today, I tackled a rump roast. I cut off the fat first, and then thought that the roast might need it, so i tied it back on. See below. It's kinda like macrame. I won't qualify for america's best homecook.
I inserted some garlic, stuck it in the oven, at 375 for 45 minutes, then turned it down to 250 until it's done.
hopefully this one won't turn out dry. I want leftover roast beef sandwiches.
Crispy. a Snow Day.
You can't see the bald spot on his belly.
I think it's from laying on the heat vent.
i think it's singeing the hair off.
the Muscle thinks he has a weird disease.
There are 2 lamps because i'm moving some stuff around to finish painting the dining room before
Invites are out.
Shit is getting real.
i might have said that before.
tonight is a bookclub shower.
and i've been eating like i don't have a wedding in 6 weeks.
I"m a stress eater.
i love cheetos and oreos.