Friday, August 12, 2005

She Said: I could give you the world...

This morning Kerrie and I went down to the Clubhouse for their Continental Breakfast. They call it that, but it's really just Free Donuts, Bagels & Coffee. I am in no way above eating Dunkin' Donuts. A nice raised donut with chocolate icing and a cup of Hazelnut Coffee is a treat well worth partaking in.

Unfortunately, that doesn't last. Eating a donut is just an early morning snack, so by about 9:30 or so I'm hungry again. So this morning I made myself Scrambled Eggs with Parmesan Cheese, warmed Duck Confit and Sour Dough Toast. Yummy.

For today though, I have a busy cooking schedule. I need to make a cheesecake, get my Lemongrass Sorbet done, and possibly make some chocolate chip cookies. That's just stuff I need to get done ahead of time. After Kerrie gets home, I'm sure we'll go swimming and then dinner will be made. Tonight we'll be having grilled chicken legs with Sugarsnap Peas and roasted potatoes.

Speaking of dinner, my Lavender Demi Glace turned out very nice but was overpowered by the flavors surrounding it. I was hesitant to overload it with Lavender for fear of a heavy perfumed flavor but when I tasted it, it was beautiful. When I laid down the steak, potatoes and string beans though, the Lavender seemed to disappear. Very good, none the less.

Yesterday I was feeling a little wonky. Kerrie and I drank an entire bottle of Charles Shaw Merlot -which is nothing unusual, mind you- Wednesday night and it hit me sort of funny. I wasn't hung over, per se, but I felt "tired". We hadn't drank an entire bottle of wine in one setting since just before we left BG so I'm not quite on top of my game. Yup, the man Wes once referred to as a guy with a liver that's "shriveled like a prune" is slowing down. So sad.

But today I feel full of energy and ideas. I've jumped right into my copy of the CIA's Baking & Pastry - Mastering The Art & Craft and I'm easily coming up with new and silly ideas. So we'll just have to see how things turn out this weekend...

"The suspense it terrible. I hope it lasts..."
- Gene Wilder
"If you throw it at a wall, it'll shatter..."
- Wes, on the topic of my liver

The Pharcyde - She Said
St. Germain - Sure Thing
The Classics IV - Spooky
Fatboy Slim - The Weekend Starts Here
Tragically Hip - Grace, Too
Massive Attack - Angel
Foo Fighters - Walking After You
Medusa & DJ Spark - Cold Piece of Work
Morphine - In Spite of Me


Jeb Zepplin said...

I miss the "old" Jay. Sigh....

BGslum said...

And yet, the "old" jay doesn't miss any of us. So sad...

Kristy said...

It's like the new and improved jay - same old jay we all know and love, now with 50% less cirrhosis!

Kerrie said...

Now there's a word you just don't hear enough in everyday conversation..."cirrhosis"!