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Bring Out Your Dead! - Elf M. Sternberg
Bring Out Your Dead!
The snow we were promised never materialized. Instead, we woke to wet weather and no promise of a break. I made pain perude, which is basically French toast made with the leftover slightly stale baguette from my French soup excursion a few days ago. When we ran out of bagutte, I used some other bread, a roundloaf that came from QFC and then finally just plain sliced bread. The girls loved the minature toasts made from the baguette.

I also tried a coffee called "Deadman's Reach" by Raven's blend. It is not as smooth as commercial coffees like Torrefazione or SBC. It tastes like coffee used to taste, none of those "chocolaty overtones" that have so carefully been bred into modern beans, but it tastes good, and damn does it have a kick. It's really coffee. I liked it a lot. I might have to try their other blends. I liked it. I wasn't pretentious.

I took out a couple of storage buckets and told the girls that it was time to clean up their room. They would have to take everything and stick it into one bucket until the floor could be vacuumed, then sort through that bucket. Their choices were laundry, bookcase, clothes closet, or another bucket labeled "downstairs," which they'll have to clean up soon enough. While they were sorting I cleaned off all the counters in the kitchen, the kitchen window, the microwave, did two batches of dishes, and so forth. Omaha was busy geeking. After they were done, I made them sandwiches (peanut butter and honey for Kouryou-chan, tuna fish and celery for Yamaarashi-chan) and booted them outside to run off a little of that energy. No rain was falling and despite the cold they stayed outside for almost two hours. I vacuumed up the entire residental quarter of the house.

Which reminds me: fallenpegasus, you left your two dead laptops here.

I decided for dinner to make lentil-sausage stew. It's simmering on the stove right now. (Saute 1 medium chopped carrot, 1 medium chopped onion, 1 chopped celery stalk, until soft. Add 2 minced garlic cloves, saute 2 minutes. Add 1 pound lentils and 8 cups water, ½ tsp oregano and thyme, 3 tbsp fresh parsley. Bring to a boil, partially cover and let simmer 45 minutes. Add 4 to 6 oz. chorizo sausage, let cook 10 minutes. Serve.) I'm thinking about making some quesadillas for a side dish.

Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: Yes, Drama

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