Life is like a box of chocolates, ya never know wut yer gonna get

Life is like a box of chocolates, ya never know wut yer gonna get

Monday, February 1, 2010

some days are just like that

another sunny beautiful day in san diego, u.s.a. about 75 degrees in the sunshine and maybe 68 in the shade. it was a work in the yard day. i pulled out weeds and threw them on the ground. my husband babysat me and put my litter in trash barrels and took them out to the street. i love him, he's so good to me. with my old overalls and my newly orangy golden hair i looked like a big shirley temple today. the bleach really dried the hair, so it is REAL curly right now.

roasted a whole chicken tonight. cut up some fennel, brown onion and stuffed it inside the bird. Sprinkled garlic salt and pepper on the skin after i oiled him up with olive oil. he went into the oven at 375 for 2 hours. i put the rest of the fennel and onion in another pan with about 10 garlic cloves, drizzled some olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top, sprinkled a bit of coarse ground pepper, covered with foil and baked for an hour. I also quartered a nice yam and put it in the roaster with the chicken for the last hour of cook time.

it was a yummy dinner. it was the first time i ever used fennel, the first time i ever cooked whole cloves of garlic. it was very tasty, but i wonder if it is supposed to be so slimy...the oil and vinegar was pretty wet. the chicken had a beautiful flavor and was cooked to perfection. boyd said part of his yam was undercooked, but mine were right on...and the chicken grease it sat in made it kinda crispy on the bottom. yum.

i decided to make tomorrow's dinner today also. i had a pot roast that really should have been frozen, but it wasn't and i didn't want to chance too much bacteria growth, so i put it in the slow cooker all day with onion and celery, garlic salt and pepper, 4 cups of water and 4 beef bouillion cubes. after about 5 hours cooking i added 2 cups of brown rice. it is done, smells great and will go into the fridge till about 3pm tomorrow when i will begin warming it for dinner. it will be served with mashed potatoes and a salad.

so much for food today. i find i want chocolate tho. too bad. so sad.

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