October 2, 2014
Good afternoon. Yup, today's another one of my late lazy days. My little guy woke me up around 2:45 this morning because he was hungry. So, the good mommy that I am, I got up and made him a nice snack. In return, he let me stay in bed and sleep all morning. He's such a good boy, my Pogo.
Yesterday was not my day for cooking. Mid afternoon, I decided to make a meatloaf for supper. I got everything ready and then decided that the glass cooking dish was too big. So I put the mixture into a smaller microwave meatloaf pan and decided to cook the meatloaf in the microwave oven.
It's been a very long time since I've cooked a meatloaf this way and I could not remember how long to cook it. So I put the timer on thirty minutes and went abut my business. I guess I don't have to tell you what I found when I opened the microwave oven thirty minutes later.
The meatloaf had shriveled down to about half of it's original size, and was completely black. Not only that, once I pried it out of the pan, I found that I had a super duper weapon of destruction should I want to throw it at anyone. I tried to cut it open in hopes that there was something still edible in the center of this brick, but the knife would not cut through it. Oy vey!!!
Well, thanks for that box of Bubba Burgers in the freezer. Hamburgers to the rescue! Considering my unique skills in the kitchen, I always try to keep alternative meals in my freezer. These burgers are great because you can cook them while they are frozen, and they taste good. Add to these some fresh green beans and linguini with some butter and lots of garlic, and you have a tasty dinner.
For dessert, DIL Janet brought along a huge lemon merengue pie and an assortment of delicious cupcakes. Did I mention that Wednesday is a "no diet" day? It's our night to eat whatever we please.
Aside from the cooking part, the rest of the afternoon was spent watching the birds play in the rain puddles outside my door. I took a few photos and even a short movie. This photo was taken through the storm door (and screen).
And here's a shot of how my little guy spends a good part of his days now. There's just so much going on out there all day with the birds and small critters, plus the cars and people going by out front.
Today is still gray and cool, but it looks like the rain has let up for a while. This is good because I just got a call from the nail salon. They want me to come in today instead of tomorrow. This is okay with me.
Last, but not least, I did manage to finish the country blue afghan last night. Woo Hoo!! Just one more to finish before December, the lavender one. I think. I do have a few that I want to make afterwards, but they are not needed before the holidays.
Well that's the news for today. Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.