Saturday, August 28, 2021

Perhaps it is Time to Repave the Driveway

Last Friday I walked to the mailbox before leaving for work. There was a piece of asphalt that was askew, and I tripped on it. I fell. While descending to the ground I cursed more than I have ever cursed at that hour of the morning. I was falling and I knew it would not end well. The whole day was going to be shot to hell and it was not even 7am.

Fortunately, Chris happened to look out the window and saw me reeling in pain. He runs out and helps me to my feet, looks at my elbow, and says you have to go to the emergency room Now!

Four and a half hours later I leave the ER with 12 stitches on my elbow. I had cut through to the bone. Nice work.

It has been, so far a week of antibiotics and Tylenol. 

On the plus side, it was my left elbow. But still, I have had limited movement. This past week at work has been such a bundle of fun. I will leave it at that.

Tonight, finally finished with the antibiotics I am enjoying a lovely and large glass of wine.

So What Did We Have For Dinner?

Enter Stage Right - Chef Chris.

Chris has done an amazing job of doing everything that I cannot do. Meal prep, feeding cats, doing laundry, dishes, changing dressings, making the bed, fixing coffee, grocery shopping, I could go on…  

Last week Chris surprised me with not one, but 2 deliveries from Goldbelly. Zuppardi's Pizza and Pat's Steak Sandwiches. Talk about planning!

We started out last Friday night with Zuppardi's Pizza. Just the best damn pie around!

Saturday night, Chris took to the grill with two porterhouse steaks. Delicious but I had to have him cut my steak. This whole limited mobility really sucks. We had a pasta side that my sister Lenore dropped off. Pasta with Zucchini! Delicious. Looks like that will be lunch for next week.

Sunday Chris went to the grocery store. He came home with a prepared meal. Porketta. Wow! Really tasty and the seasoning was perfect for us. We also had some string beans from my sister's garden.

Monday was a summer classic. Lettuce, Tomato, and Cheese Sandwiches. 

Tuesday was burgers and Green Bean Salad, thank you, Lenore. Sorry, not photos.

Wednesday, Chris stopped at the Big Y on the way home and picked up 2 servings of Chicken Parmesan with Pasta. Again, no photos, but I gotta tell you, it was delicious. The breading was nice and a little crunch to it. The sauce, yeah, as good as homemade. There was a bit too much pasta in the serving, but why get upset about that.

Now around here, we have a Fresh Market store. Thursday is $5.00 Roasted Chicken day. On the way home, I stopped off at the curbside pick-up and picked up our $5.00 chicken and a container of $9.00 mashed potatoes. Yeah, $9 for potatoes. WTF. But in their defense, they were damn good potatoes and we had leftovers. And I was so sure I took photos…

Friday, could this be a new house tradition, Zuppardi's again!

Saturday we picked up Pork Chops at Fresh Market and put them in our house marinade which consists of 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp brown sugar, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp soy sauce, Salt, and Pepper. On the grill, until the temp was at 140˚. We also had the leftovers of those $9 mashed potatoes.

Well, that was week one of Lucia not cooking. Let's see what next week will bring.

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