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08:08 pm: What the world needs is more three-day weekends
In the morning I pried myself out of my living room (it's COLD out there!) and went shopping. I had only intended to pick up groceries and some thread, but they were having a sale on turtlenecks, so I bought some ensemble pieces. (Layers are so important in winter.)

After I got back, I set to work on wednesday_10_00's kitty potholders. Man, quilt batting (it is called batting, isn't it?) is weird stuff. It's like trying to sew cotton candy. I managed to get one of the pair nearly finished, but I have to sew the trim on by hand, and that'll take a while.

For supper, I noticed that my poor deep fryer was looking all lonely and unused. So, on the principle that potatoes and cheese taste good no matter what is done to them, I decided to attempt making potato croquets (croquettes?). I learned one important thing: while the first side is cooking, if the top gets a crack in it, for the love of all that's holy don't turn it over. The innards will come gushing out. In addition, I also made some breaded cheese & shiitake spring rolls.

The whole process took a very long time and used an ungodly number of dishes, but in the end it all came out tasting wonderful. Ah, potatoes. You make everything groovy.

...But I don't want to go back to work tomorrow. There's just so much to do. <sigh> Well, I'll have a three-day weekend starting next Sunday, so that's something to look forward to.


Date:November 14th, 2004 06:04 am (UTC)


It sounds delicious!

I was getting away from fried foods on the Weight Watchers plan, but this year they included "2 teaspoons of olive, canola, safflower, or flaxseed oil" on the "must have each day" list for the core plan. I usually use olive oil, but I understand it breaks down at high temperatures. I don't usually go very high. I guess our brains need fat to function; it aids in digestion; and some vitamins are only fat soluble, so we need the fat to absorb them.

I think I'll go up and fry some mushrooms for breakfast now.

Bob made potato salad with our crop from the garden last night. The potatoes were exceptionally good. He thinks he won't plant them next year because of the blight that's in them. So we're going to enjoy them while we have them. We love those varieties.


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