Monday, June 27, 2011

MPM 6/26

It's officially 'summer' on the calendar and our temperature finally got up to 80 degrees yesterday! 84, actually! After negative 47 just a few months ago, it actually felt HOT yesterday! There are only few places in town with AC, I will have to find them all!!

So this week is nice and easy and yummy!

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Monday, June 20, 2011

MPM 6/19-25

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Apparently I have forgotten all of my habits. All of my organized ways of life. I'm working on 'em! After 9 months of school and other busyness, I am slowly tackling tasks I've neglected and the piles I've left in corners.

So this we have a yummy and fairly healthy menu! I look forward to it!

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Two words. Therapy.

I can never seem to prevent certain outcomes.... Like insomnia. Or fatigue. Both ends of the spectrum, eh? In retrospect, I know how to prevent them, but I can't really go back in time to make those changes! So I make the best of it. I wear myself out, or I count down the minutes until I can get some rest. I'm sure there's a happy medium, but I'm definitely not there!

On to better things... Summer vacation is longer than I remember! It's been so many years since I have had a summer when I didn't have to do anything! My list of 'things I'd like to do' grows each day. I've spent too much time daydreaming about what to do next instead of doing something! Maybe that's Alaska. It's so hard core, but so laid back. There is no in between. But that's a good thing, considering how extreme it is here!

So while I cannot dream in sleep, I will sit at the table and dream....

It's Father's day. My beloved is getting (whether he likes it or not!) a T-bone steak with other yummies! I think I'll make it like this:

1. Trim T bone steak, place in glass dish, add seasoning, cover, and let sit on counter 5 minutes.
Dry rub: salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and minced garlic.
2. Preheat grill to med-high, cook 3 minutes on each side, to desired doneness. Rest meat on plate.
3. Drizzle asparagus with EVOO, S&P, and throw those on the grill, too!
4. Serve to your daughter's father for father's day! (But let her do the seasoning so SHE made the steak!)