2:36 am musings
I got home early tonight (I usually don’t get home till after 3) knowing I wouldn’t be able to wind down so I emptied all the vegetable scraps & bones from the freezer and tossed them & seasonings into the trusty pressure cooker and am turning them to stock. I know it sounds odd but it usually takes me 2 hours to wind down & that’s just the right amount of time to get that taken care of. Tomorrow I intend to finally get around to braising the veal sweetbreads that Shu’s chef/boss/restaurant owner so graciously gave us so the stock will come in handy. Today was not particularly out of the ordinary, got a minor car problem fixed, then a nap, then the usual degredation of redneck bar cookery. I’m dreading tomorrow as I have to bring all 3 kids to the dentist, the list of things I prefer to that task include being set on fire so let’s leave it at that. One of my stupid cats just knocked down a dining room chair so I chucked an ice cube from my water at it with considerable force & accuracy. Sigh… Stupid, destructive little beasts. Good thing that they’re cute otherwise I certainly would have eaten them by now; then Shu & the kids would be rather mad at me. Of course as I type this one of my cat-tards has climbed into my lap and started purring. I swear the only time they display any sign of intelligence at all is when I’m considering them as a potential food source. Already there is a comforting scent of stock coming from the kitchen so it gives me an illusion of productivity as I await the embrace of sleep.