I fell asleep early last night watching Christmas movies and got up at a respectable hour and shortly thereafter took a long shower and got dressed. I’d forgotten about all the rain in the forecast for today and was thinking about going to a matinée at the movies. Then the clouds began to roll in and given the fact that I’ve been meaning to get new windshield wipers for the last few months, I decided to stay home.
So I put on my fugly family dollar reindeer pants and made some lunch. I tend to make up recipes based on whatever is on hand with varying results. Today’s lunch (and dinner her in a minute) was a big fat veal chop pan seared and finished off in the oven at a really low heat. After searing the chop I added tomatoes with thyme, chopped sundried tomatoes, chopped green olives, capers, onion, lemon juice and this and that. I served it over grits and I made sure there were lots of tomato juices in the skillet. I cut up my chop with a soup it was so tender and the house smelled fantastic.
The the bottom dropped out of the sky and it’s been cold and rainy ever since. So I’m all snuggled in and will probably go to bed early again tonight. It seems all I want to do in this weather.
So what is going on with you guys? Is everyone done with their Christmas shopping? What are your plans for the next few days?