Yes, today Jim dragged me to the weekend trading post to see all the wares, all within minutes of being drenched by rain. He was looking for woodworking tools. We spent five dollars for a ripe pineapple, a chocolate ice cream cone for me, and a bottle of water to share. Big spenders. It appears that the rent is too high in these covered trading spaces for someone with quality old tools to be a seller.
It was interesting. They had furniture, cell phone supplies, tons of TX star iron wall hangings, fresh papaya and pineapple. Clothing, burgers, hot dogs, sausage on a stick, roasted corn. Door knobs, hats, and some tools that were not what “we” were looking for.
Tonight I’m making hamburgers and french fries, which is what Jim really wanted for lunch. I’ll make a little cole slaw with red cabbage and carrots. Then we have fresh pineapple or chocolate ice cream for dessert. Moose Tracks? I’d like something a little more refined than that.
The job hunt is shut down until Tuesday morning, because it’s mainly financial industry and the markets are closed for President’s Day on Monday. Jim has an interview Tuesday afternoon. Things are still moving slowly but gaining momentum. Who knows if the stimulus package will help at all. We can only hope.
I’m off to make dinner for my dog and my love. Cheers, Dee
As we champion Captain “Sully” for safely landing that UA plane in the Hudson River, many lives were lost just a few moments from BUF, in Clarence, a suburb. My best friend in high school tells me that everyone in the Buffalo area knows someone who was on that plane, or knows someone who knows someone…. It’s really a small town.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families and friends of those who died suddenly and needlessly in a Clarence neighborhood. Dee
We had an interesting class last night by Cristina Baez of Bleu Bites, a private catering chef. She started out with parmesan cheese palmiers, a mixed green salad topped with hearts of palm wrapped in prosciutto, her chicken saltimbocca with shrimp and mango salsa and a curry sauce. It was finished with a decadent chocolate dessert with strawberry coulis.
Impressive. Chef Cristina is very soft-spoken and had a handful with neighbors who hadn’t seen each other in a while. We loved her meal, and her full dessert (we all ate the delicious fondant/mousse out of cups) we voted to send the rest to the staff, which I delivered first thing this morning.
I look forward to taking her to the local restaurant supply store, later this month. It was a nice evening capped off with a dog walk around the bayou with two singles we like very much and hope they might get together. We’re not playing matchmaker, but I did need to be the chaperone on our walk. Yes, you can laugh at that one.
Who knows where we’re going to be? Things change every day but we now have a three-day weekend with the markets closed so will take a break before hitting the ground running on Tuesday morning.
No photos today. I made a fantastic dinner tonight, my chicken saltimbocca with scalloped potatoes and a cucumber salad from my grandmother that is on this site on recipes. Cristina left a few slices of proscuitto and I already had chicken breasts and Emmentaler cheese from the quiche I made yesterday so we were good to go. I did pound them rather than opening them with a knife, like a book. It’s been a few years since I’ve done that.
I used practically every pot and pan, dish and cutting board in our home. A few hours ago I put all the drying stuff away. If we stay they’d like me to teach a class or two, which would be interesting and good. If not, we’ll see where we end up in a couple of weeks. As it is, Cristina and I are going to check out the local restaurant supply store in the next week or so. Happy Valentines’ Day! Cheers, Dee.