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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Missing The Egg, Sabrina was very glad to be making a road trip to
Pasco for a wedding.
She had been on call, just in case the Mustang did not do the job.
But the fully decorated getaway car looked great and despite the rather
loopy groom behind the wheel, the newlyweds left in style.
So, I was glad that the next day, Sabrina had a brief encounter with
The Sheriff ( dark blue, top down, and sparkling clean). That was
just before we left town. Sad to say, when we went to fill her up, there
was Goldilocks - very snobby, did not even pause for a glance at
Sabrina. Not to worry, Sabrina was carrying precious cargo, The Trooper.
This little red Beta, was part of the wedding decorations and some of the
special guests got to take one home. We are special. The Trooper looks very happy
in our kitchen.
French Women don't get Fat/Neither does Julia Childs
I know because I read the book " French Women don't Get Fat"
and learned at least 5 things
1. Savor your food - don't rush
2. Order dessert, share it, leave some
3. Drink more water
4. Walk
5. can't remember, If you read the book, can you
let me know if you learned something?
and I know about Julia because I have her cook book, I saw the movie, and I made Beef Bourguignon
When I think of Julia Childs I am thinking of Meryl Streep. I never saw the real Julia child, we did not have a T.V. We still don't, well, Darrell does, but he doesn't know Julia or Meryl. Be he ate the Beef Bourguignon and raved. He better rave. It took hours. An hour to shop. I got everything, except chuck bacon. Never heard of it. And she asked for small onions, but she meant pearl onions. How can you saute 18 to 24 small onions, unsliced, in 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and 1 1/2 Tablespoons of oil. It can't be done. But aside from that, I kept to the recipe. On Thursday evening I spent an hour and a half preparing. ( we are now up to 2 1/2 hours). Then on Friday, I started at 3:00 and did not finish until 6:00. ( ok, I did take a little break about 5:00 ) Step by step - 4 minutes in the oven, take it out and too the meat , another 4 minutes in the oven - Really!
And just writing about it uses up calories --
But the coffee is ready , so is the "fudge", and I am not French.