Monday, February 9, 2015

A Monday Kind of Day...

  And yet...and yet...

    Here I sit, the weather has turned cold and bleak again. Much more a February day than the past few have been.  Yesterday was almost 70 degrees and so sunny  you had to wear sun glasses all day.   Now it is 25, tomorrow will be 40 and then the descent begins again.  As if Mother Nature cannot decide how to  be...the weather out of control like a willful child. It's been a stay at home kind of day, doing some basic chores, making granola and doing a few small loads of laundry.

     The Irishman will be home soon, and then turning around and back out the door. He is hanging in there with the current book discussion out at the ecological center.  I am not. The book wasn't interesting to me and I was ready for a break, so I slipped out the side door.  lol  So, I shall stay home and stay warm, and probably watch a movie.  I'm reheating some French Onion soup I made on Wednesday, and made him a sandwich. He can eat the sandwich as he drives and eat the soup after he arrives.

    I was on the run several days in a row and am now more than ready for some quiet time. Yesterday was the Irishman's birthday, and we went out for lunch and then I went on to a meeting and a sober birthday celebration for someone with 40 years.  Got home around 6:30 and whipped up a yummy vegetable stirfry with quinoa for supper.  Saturday, I was part of a flat breads workshop and was off to meet a friend for lunch afterwards, so I was gone from About 8 AM til 5 or so.  Early in the week we had some crazy icy/snowy weather and all in all it was enough to make me tired. lol  At any rate, today I have been all lazy and laid back, doing just enough to stay afloat. Made a batch and a half of granola and gave some to the boy.  Baked some brownies with pecans.  You know...the usual stuff.

   The workshop was fun. And we had a full house signed up for it, which is always nice. There was a lovely woman named Maria, from Columbia, who made arepas and pandebonos.  I made American Crackers.  And another woman named Modesta , from Mexico, who made tortillas.  It was more a demonstration workshop than interactive, like we usually do.  But we did lots of tasting and talking and had a really fun time. Here are a couple of pictures...the pandebonos are a cheese bun made with white corn flour and baked in the oven and the arepas are a bread made daily also made with white corn flour and cooked on a griddle. 


American Crackers


It's gotten late here and I'll be heading off to bed soon. My volunteer day at the office tomorrow, so I have to be down there at 2 PM.  Have to make supper for the Irishman to eat when he gets home. It'll be a busy enough day... and I'm feeling a little tired.




DJan said...

That sounds like a fun workshop. Thanks for the pictures. You reminded me that once a long time ago I used to make tortillas on a hot grill. I don't think I could do it now. :-)

Susan said...

Boy, I'd love the arepas recipe, if it doesn't contain wheat flour. I am always on the lookout for GF bread that is edible! As always, your days are 150% full!

Mariodacatsmom said...

Hi Nam, good to see you again. i see you are busy as ever. I don't blame you for bowing out of the book discussion. I love to read, but only things I'm interested in.