Thursday, October 28, 2004

Friday, October 22, 2004

Today's lunch was....fantastic

I'm a big "bring your lunch to work" person in an office of "let's go out" people. I suppose my main reason is to save money, and if I'm going to spend money on eating out, I want to go somewhere nice and with people who don't want to talk about work for the entire meal.

Today at lunch I went out to do some work errands. I had to stop at the grocery store, and decided to drive a little further down the road to DinoRosa's Italian Market. I got some bread, prosciutto, cheese, olives stuffed with feta and sundried tomatos, tomato paste in a tube, and lemon cookies.

As I was making my way to the deli, I noticed the little open kitchen that is always closed when we are there was open, and damn, did that food look good.

I got the Combo #1 - penne pasta with meat sauce, 2 big meatballs, a chicken breast in mushroom cream sauce, and a garden salad with house vinaigrette. For $7.99! I didn't even eat half of it, it was enormous. I split it with our receptionist, and I'm taking the salad home to have with our chicken fajita's tonight.

The only bad thing about the lunch was that I wanted to take a picture, but all the vultures down the hall came running when they could smell it, so I had to eat as fast as I could.


Tuesday, October 19, 2004

My $25,000 idea

Have you seen on MSN where you can post your idea for a new product like sprayable peanut butter, or ketchup and mustard slices (like cheese slices)?

I have an idea too.

Sometimes when I cook, I cut the recipe in half. There's only me and Scott at home, and you know, sometimes you don't want leftovers.

My idea is for measuring cups that, on the inside, have a line to fill the cup only halfway. Like the 1/3 and 2/3 cup. Then, if you are making a recipe for something like salad dressing, and the recipe calls for 2/3 of a cup of oil, instead of estimating, you would have an indication line for what half of 2/3's is.

Isn't that a good idea?

Thursday, October 14, 2004

I ate Ostrich

And I didn't care for it.


Originally uploaded by Lemon3000.
Now is that a ham, or what!?!?

Beautiful slow cooked ham with a brown sugar - chutney - ginger glaze.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Now THAT'S a Thanksgiving

We made THE best T-day dinner I've ever had. And I bet that if you asked our company, they'd say the same thing.

For snacks we did raw veggies and dip, chips and dip, Gouda cheese, and cold cuts.

The main course - Chutney glazed ham (Never in my life have I had such a good ham.), mango salsa (YUM), green bean casserole, corn-cumin mashed potatoes, and buns.

Apple pie and Pumpkin pie for dessert.

When we were cleaning up, Scott threw the ham bone in the crock pot with some veg, so now we have a most delicious ham broth in the fridge. Tonight we will make soup to freeze.

We had a pretty good day, had fun and laughs with our company, and did a lot of talking.

Hope everyone out there had a good one too.