Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dinner for Four

The slough behind my garden, where a pair of gigantic Canada geese have been hanging out on the water that is open

I have to do last night's supper dishes this morning (we had my sister-in-law Lynn over so I visited with her instead of cleaning the kitchen after we ate), do the Tibetan Rites and squeeze in four hours of work sometime today, make dessert for tonight's supper with friends, and then make the simple supper. It's going to be an easy one, too -- pork chops browned in a frying pan and then baked in mushroom soup (always a favourite around here)(we just bought half a pig; it's *real* farm-raised pork, not factory-farmed, and that makes a huge difference in flavour) and home-made cabbage rolls, which I bought from a lady (Mary Psovsky) in town yesterday, and a green salad and maybe some steamed carrots. Someone else will have to wash and peel potatoes if he wants them, because I abhor that job.

I intend to do all the kitchen work in the most enjoyable manner I can -- listening to music that I love and singing along, dancing around the kitchen, and maybe even sipping on a glass of chilled white wine to put me in the "party" mood. If all goes well, the food will be prepped and the kitchen cleaned up before Faye and Rick arrive, so I can relax and maybe, if I don't pay attention, have one too many glasses of wine. Nah; it isn't worth the headache I'd likely get.


  1. It sounds like an amazing day. Enjoy it.

  2. Turned out good! Started making dessert but didn't pay proper attention to the pink lady recipe and ended up messing up and having to turn it into fudge instead. No problem; fudge is always favoured. Then started browning the chops and got interrupted by a phone call; had to make an immediate trip to town to return something borrowed. While there, stopped at the liquor store for beer and wine and the grocery store for milk (might have paralyzers, must be prepared). Lost an hour, but managed to have everything in the oven or on the stovetop by the time Faye and Rick arrived, so we had a great visit, a walk afterwards, and an early evening as poor Faye is fighting the same month-long cough that I'm only now getting over. Rick even offered to do dishes (I love a man who steps up for dishes) but we sat around like lumps instead; I'll do them today. Eventually.

  3. I love reading your stories Kathy and seeing all the familiar names,keep them coming!

  4. Will do, Debbie, and next time I go see your mom I'll be sure to ask for some embarrassing stories about YOU ... bwa ha ha!!!!


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