Wednesday, February 10, 2010

To sleep...perchance to dream....

  Here are a couple of my dreamcatchers.... I'm always on the lookout for new ones from different nations.
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  I woke up this morning crying in my sleep...I was having a crazy dream that involved me being married to Greg Montgomery (from Dharma and Greg)  and people were trying to keep us apart.and we had just somehow gotten reunited and he was telling me how sorry he was that our life was like this....and I was crying and crying...

  Yikes.



  I have been feeling crummy all day, and never got dressed. Just stayed in my jammies and robe and slippers, and went form couch to bed to couch, with a little computer and kitchen in between. lol Feeling a tad better this evening, and hoping to be back on my feet tomorrow, as I have some grocery shopping to do.There's a potluck to morrow night that I will probably send the Irishman to and stay home myself. I'm sending along a quiche (it's a vegetarian potluck, at the Ecological center)...I may go, but I doubt it...



 Tonight for supper, I tried my hand at Carnitas.  It's one of the Irishman's favorite dishes and I haven't made it before...I had some chunked pork stew meat in the freezer, and thought I'd give it a whirl. The secret is apparently caramelizing  the meat. You season it, put it in  a big pan, cover it with 3 cups water to 1 cup orange juice.  Only, of course I didn't have any orange juice.  After careful and thoughtful deliberation, I decided that the sugar in the orange juice was the catalyst for the caramelizing process, so why couldn't I use ginger ale (which I did have) in it's place?  2 great thoughts at work here: Ginger and Pork are perfect complements, and second, sugar is the key anyway, and ginger ale has plenty of it. It turned out beautifully and the Irishman was ever so impressed.  I served it on a plate with Spanish Rice and a simple salad and warm tortillas.  It has to cook for about 3 hours, but it was worth every minute of it.



  The party plan continues...one friend emailed and said she wants to come, but would have to bring 4 of the kids and husband and her making 6.  Would that overwhelm me? LOL  She doesn't know me very well...I said if they can take it, I can take it. lol  I have some kids dvds and several kids board games. bring 'em on...She and her husband have adopted 5 children...I love it. Not counting them, the tally so far is 9 yeses and 2 probablys and 2 noes.  WooHoo!!!  Let the games begin!!



   I'm all tuckered out from all the resting today.  Gonna mosey on off to bed and let the healing commence. I need to be much better tomorrow... Have had Vit C, echinacea, and Zinc now.  I'll go slather my neck all up with mentholatum too...that always helps.


  Off I go..............


Namaste

11 comments:

Andrew said...

I hope you are feeling better.

Love to you.

Prayer Girl said...

I too hope you feel better soon.

Now I'm not kidding about this - I think you should put a cookbook together. :)

PG

DJan said...

Amazing story of the substitution of ginger ale for orange juice, and it turning out great! And I'm glad you are now beginning to feel better...

Kristin H. said...

Brilliant work in the kitchen! Ginger ale. I never would have considered that.

You are my hero.

Akannie said...

Morning, all...
Feeling much better so far, having sweated it out all night.

Just so you all know...I am the freaking QUEEN of jury-rigging recipes and doing whatever I want in the kitchen. lol


It's kind of like when I'm driving....I never get LOST. I just have adventures...


The Irishman said that about 1/4 of their crew at work is out sick with a nasty bug.


C'mon spring....

TechnoBabe said...

Glad you are beginning to feel better. You see, most of us when we don't feel well do not fix a wonderful meal as you did. So you are getting hit with some awesome admiration.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I always leave your posts thinking YUMMY thoughts! I hope you feel better soon! Much love and warmth to you!

I love the dream catchers!

Enchanted Oak said...

Honestly. I think you're amazing to be able to jury-rig your way through a dish like carnitas when you're sick.
May the cold leave you soonest.

Jackie said...

Sounds like from your comment that you are feeling much better...that is good news. Greg Montgomery, huh? Dreams are crazy sometimes. I love that show though...especially Dharma.

Jackie

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better, most people here have been knocked out by a big nasty chest cold bug and it seems bad.

Glad you are well and I agree with Prayer Girl, a jury-rigged recipe book would rock, I use ginger ale in so many recipes its hilarious you say this...oh and one more funny thing...my friends used to call me Dharma from that show...LMAO!

HUGS and LOVE
G

Akannie said...

Thanks, everyone...

LOL Gabi--See?? The connection is totally mystical, chica!

I just finished reading Julia Child's <My Life In France<. I don't think I could ever write a cookbook. lol Unless, of course, it was a jury rigged one. lol It sounded like an outrageous amount of work.

Thanks for all the healing vibes...I feel better just reading them!!