May 22nd, 2006

housekeeping

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The trade-off we made, moving into this house with more space and a yard and washer connections and clothes lines and no walls that are shared with other people (have I mentioned how much happier I am living in a house again, over an apartment, even if it's not ours?) was not having a dishwasher. Which was fine; the dishwasher in the apartment was a piece of crap, and barely cleaned things anyhow. A lot of things had to be washed twice to get them clean, and things like the coffee mugs never really came clean.

Doing the dishes by hand may lose its charm eventually, but for now, I enjoy it. It's meditative, giving my hands something to do while my mind wanders. I look out the kitchen window and look at the birds and the honeysuckle and the neighbor's back yard and enjoy the fresh air. As long as you keep up with the dishes - and so far, we have been (except for the silverware, oy) - it's enjoyable.
veggies

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Dinner tonight is salisbury steaks, with the beef we got this weekend, and roasted potatoes, with farmer's market potatoes from last week. Local milk for the gravy (which turned out to be pretty tasty, if a little lumpy; I'm still working on making good gravy), and the rest of the ingredients are from who knows where.

The point, though, is that the meat is good. Really, very good. Flavorful, and rich, and not too fatty. I'm not always a beef eater, but I'm enjoying every bite of this. It turned out that the pound was in 4 patties (I thought it was in 2) and I'm grateful; the other two patties are going to make fantastic burgers for tomorrow's lunch.

This is my second fantastic food experience today; ebs98 was in town today, so we went and got lunch at Bear Rock (I would have preferred somewhere local, but I've no idea where the good local places are yet.) I got a roast beef sandwich on asiago foccacia with more asiago on the sandwich and horseradish mayo, and it was utterly divine.