Yesterday was the longest work day I’ve ever had. I attended a trial up in Boulder, for the purpose of observation only. I left my house at 5:50 a.m. and arrived home at 8:00 p.m. Fourteen hours on the clock. I went to bed at 9:00 p.m. on the nose and slept until 7:10 a.m. this morning. Like I said… tired!
When I climbed out of bed this morning, I knew I wasn’t going to be enjoying one of my pajama Saturdays. I dressed and took off for two different Whole Foods. I had to pick up the items they had ordered for me at one store and then found out they carry pancetta at the other (the store that’s farther from my home is much larger and has more stuff). I also picked up Milk Thistle and Ginger, two supplements often used in alternative medicine. Milk Thistle assists in liver function and may help with the side effects when I detox off my pain meds; Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and if I take it daily, it may help with pain control on a more regular basis. They’re worth a try, right? I’m not above combining traditional and alternative medicine.
When I came home, I quickly made homemade tomato sauce. Seriously. The house smelled incredible.
I was scheduled to work today so I went into the office for four hours (where I bopped to good music for four hours while answering emails, updating spreadsheets, and working my files and those of some coworkers).
When I came home from work, I went back to the kitchen. I grated one pound of pecorino romano and another pound of parmigiano-reggiano cheeses, butchered two chickens, and set said chickens to marinate overnight with fresh rosemary. Tomorrow I’m making two Italian dishes. The chickens will be braised in the tomato sauce, Pinot Grigio, and more herbs and vegetables. The pancetta will be diced and rendered, then pasta and both cheeses will be added. These are two of the four recipes I brought home from the cafe at the National Gallery of Art.
Now I’m pooped. Completely tuckered out. I had a cup of Silk Almond Chocolate Milk and then a big glass of water. Now I’m watching a bit of television and resting. My family is eating dinner tonight… Mom, Dad, Brian, Ally, and me. Mom made beef bourguignon and mashed potatoes for dinner. And we’re having some sort of apple somethinerother for dessert. I like apple somethinerothers, so that’s fine with me! There’s ceasar salad as well. I’m hosting dinner tomorrow night with the Italian food and I’m feeding Mom, Dad, Debbie, Andy, their girls, Ruth (Debbie’s mom), and my Auntie Pat (I may be thirty-six, but she’ll always be my Auntie Pat). And trust me, I will have more than enough food for the masses. I really do enjoy cooking, I just don’t like the fatigue of my body that accompanies it. But it comes with the territory, right?
Okay, time to hang with the fam. I’ll get you guys photographs of my adventures at Fenway Park later.