Sunday, February 27, 2011
Another Fun-Filled Weekend...
Soon to be newlyweds, Jeannie and Tom (they're very relaxed) came down for the weekend. Went to Alioto's for dinner on Friday night. Not my fav, service sucked. I wasn't figuring it would be an award-winning meal anyway. Since it wasn't snowing on Saturday...or raining, for that matter, Faarpit-Poppy wanted to spit roast a hunk-o-meat; so that's what we did.
Here's Pitmaster-Poppy with a basting brush made from our rosemary:
We made Silence of the Leg-o-Lamb. This recipe came from Alton Brown. Pretty much a boneless leg of lamb that you rub a paste of Dijon, garlic, mint, rosemary, olive oil, salt and pepper all over it and then truss it up.
With that we made a salad of mixed greens w/goat cheese, toasted pine nuts, cherry tomatoes and a fresh raspberry vinaigrette. Also roasted red and yellow potatoes.
Jeannie and Jax:
This morning I made eggs and Poppy's house-cured and smoked bacon for the gang. Check out this egg...TWINS!
So tomorrow is the start of the Executive Admins taking a 4 hour tour of duty at the reception desk. Nobody is happy about it but we gotta do what we can to keep the place going and keep us getting paychecks. Although I did joke on Friday that once our janitors, Harvey and Minh retire, all the Exec Admins will have to take a rotation emptying garbage and cleaning the bathrooms. Sounds far-fetched, but given what's gone on here the last week, I'm not so sure.
Co-worker-Friend-and-Family-Laurie and I came to the realization that we just might drop some pounds delivering the mail. Lots of trips up and down the stairs. See, another plus to being a Middle-Aged-Mailgirl! Oh, and bonus for me, starting tomorrow I get to gas up all the government vehicles. I kind of wonder how being away from my desk and secretarial duties is going to fly?
Time to go watch the sun set!
Have a good week!