November 20, 2009

The weekend!

Here again:  Friday afternoon.

What to do with that spare time?  Well, I will be cooking dinner tomorrow.  I'm making a brisket!  Do you  want to come over?  It'll be plenty ---  I'll cook it the way my friend Ellen taught me:  dredge the brisket in flour, then brown it on all sides (two), add onions and garlic, - however much you want, and a bay leaf or two, add V8 juice - also, as much as you want, preferably enough to cover, close the lid and simmer or put it in the oven at 350 degrees for at least a couple of hours.  At some point check it, take out the meat, slice it and put it back into the sauce.


Couldn't be easier.   I usually serve mashed potatoes with it, and whatever vegetable I have around.  Maybe I'll do the butternut squash bake, slice the butternut in half, add butter, salt, and something sweet, either maple syrup or honey, and bake either face-up for at least 40 - 45 minutes, or face-down for the same amount of time.  Also easy.  Desert.... hmmm.  pumpkin pie if I have the chance to go buy one.

Hopefully it'll all work out.

My little brother called me, he'll be in town as promised the w/end after Thanksgiving, but he won't arrive until Monday, and I'll get together with him on Wednesday, he'll spend the night, we'll go shopping, and he will leave on Thursday.  And he'll leave from Newark.  Which will make the whole thing so much easier.

I did not go for my walk today.  I woke up with a sore back, and it took me some time to go back to sleep.

I am reading Stephen King 'Cell Phone'.
No opinion so far.

I just want to add:  I would be so pleased, if you would leave a comment.

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