Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lazy Saturday... Cooking, Ball Game

It's kinds of a slow Saturday. I got up a little after 9am. Big Daddy's is closed all next week, so Cheryl and I went down there for breakfast. They have a breakfast buffet on Saturday.

After breakfast I caught up on some kitchen projects. I made a meatloaf that will get frozen (in serving-sized slices) for Cheryl to take in her lunch. I put some veggies (potatoes, carrots, green and yellow peppers, onion) in a pan and slow cooked them in butter; I have some home-canned beef to add for dinner. And I cubes a six pound leg of lamb and spiced it to make curry (garam masala, cumin, turmeric, caraway seeds, course black pepper, ground cayenne, curry powder, some salt). It simmers in some onions and garlic; I threw in a quarter cup of chopped up dried apricots and a quarter cup of cashews. Some rice or potatoes and it will make me some nice lunches when school starts back.

Probably around 5pm we'll eat the beef. We've agreed to go to a ball game tonight in Bluefield. The Bluefield Orioles are a minor league team and one of Cheryl's friends has box seats tonight. We'll have to wear a jacket in July.

Other than that, working on blogs...

Friday, July 17, 2009


I have neglected my blog...

We are facing the coldest July on record. And it comes after the wettest June. High tomorrow: forecast to be between 67F and 72F (about 20C). Not very summer-like. Low tomorrow night projected at 47F to 52F (about 10C).

I'm been to one workshop so far this summer. It was a technology workshop this week.

Cheryl has to start back to work Monday (July 20) in order to get in all her contract days and attend the workshops she's supposed to go to. I have a week in Charleston coming up July 26-30.

Well, it's 1am. Time to go to bed.