Lady of Leisure
I have since tried several new-to-me techniques, and some were successful and some were failures, but it was all fun. I work on this until noon, clean up the considerable mess, then have all afternoon to come up with something for dinner. Yesterday I found some frozen hot dogs so I made beans and franks, and today I found some frozen chicken patties, so I made some hamburger buns so that we can have our own 'Crispy Chicken Sandwiches'. I am now trying to decide what kind of sandwiches they should be, because I could make pesto mayonnaise, but I also have some leftover barbecue sauce, so they could be a BBQ sandwich. It is so nice to have more than 1 hour to make something for dinner. My oven is acting very nice to me this week. I made two fresh apple cakes, one last week and one this week, and both turned out great, which for me means not burnt. Today the hamburger buns baked evenly all over, and I even remembered to stamp them with the kaiser roll indenter thingy I got for Christmas one year from the King Arthur catalog. Now I am going to go read several of my cookbooks and find a recipe for some kind of grain salad, which I have never made before but which sounds good to me.
Our new computer has arrived at the office. He gets to have a computer at home as a perk for being a partner, and they will also pay for the internet provider. I think we are going to go with Astound because my dad and brother like it and the service is supposed to be good. The office tech is working on the new machine to install all the needed stuff, then Melissa is going to hook it up for us (because we are lame) probably this weekend. So pretty soon it will be goodbye to dial-up and welcome to the new millenium.