And the Award goes to…

February 24, 2010

I’d like to thank my fans, the academy, my husband and God for this cocktail:

Root and All

2 oz Madeira (I went with rich instead of rainwater, but either would be fine)
.25 oz Stone’s Ginger
.5 oz Rosemary vodka*

Shake with ice and strain. Enjoy

*Take two to four lemon peels,  two to four orange peels and four or five stalks of rosemary and submerge in one liter of vodka. Store in a cool dark place for 3 to 5 days and then stash in freezer for use.


Not Eating Out Week – Day 2

February 24, 2010

Breakfast: Pumpkin spice loaf with butter and coffee (baby also had yogurt and sauce)

Lunch: Son had yogurt, sauce, avocado, meatballs and peanut butter crackers. Husband had leftover turkey pot pie. I had avocado, turkey sandwich.

Dinner: Black lentils over rice with sauteed kale. Also, enjoying a cocktail of Hungarian pear brandy mixed with Stone’s ginger (equal parts but keep the parts SMALL as both ingredients are strong!)

Late post for yesterday,February 22nd, 2010.

Are you following this?

In case you haven’t ,heard there is a recession on and this challenge is nothing if not appropriate. Her e is our day:

Breakfast: Joy of Cooking biscuits and Trader Joe’s Applewood smoked bacon

Lunch: leftover biscuits and baby bell cheeses

snack: Me, an avocado, humus and watercress sandwich,hubbie biscuits, cheese and ham, son, “snack farms”(cereal bars), yogurt and “sauce” (apple sauce)

Dinner: Son had meatballs and sweet potato soup. We had savory tart of ricotta, potato, leek and watercress.