Friday, September 5, 2008

Odds and Ends

My attention focused elsewhere currently, but I thought I'd put up a quick post for my regular readers (all three of you).

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Last weekend we celebrated my daughter's 24th birthday (her birthday was actually Wednesday) by going to an Ethiopian restaurant called The Blue Nile. The food is primarily meat and potatoes stewed in spicy gravies. Everything was delicious, and the real fun of the meal was that we didn't use flatware. Instead we used a pancake like bread called injera to scoop up the food, or we just used our fingers. We four adults (Shane, my daughter, her boyfriend and myself) thought the food was wonderful. Kat was a little less enthusiastic, but she loved the Beef Sambusa appetizer, and ate most of the Doro Watt (a chicken dish) on both platters we ordered. Despite the jokes about starving Ethiopians, we were absolutely stuffed by the time we left, as evidenced by these before and after photos of our plates. You can find out everything included on the platters by looking at Item #19 on this menu.



Before


After

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If you're so inclined, here are a couple of new (new-to-us, anyway) adult beverages to try. The first is Tusker Lager. It's a Kenyan lager that is light, yet full-flavored like a dark beer. It will be a special occasion beer for us because it is expensive ($45 per case of 24).


The second it Wild Turkey American Honey. This is a bourbon distilled with natural honey. It is wonderful in a bourbon and Coke (my favorite mixed drink) but is sweet and smooth enough to enjoy straight up or on the rocks. A fifth costs about $18.


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My entire week has been out of whack. First the holiday, then Shane came home sick Tuesday afternoon and missed all of Wednesday because rain shut the job-site down. Having him at home during the work week puts a halt to any kind of housekeeping groove I'm in, although I have to admit that yesterday we worked at getting a van load of things to the thrift store and several boxes of items listed on craigslist or half.com. I wouldn't have been able to get all of it done by myself. Still, here it is Friday and I feel like I accomplished little this week.

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If swear that if I didn't have a biological need to sleep, I wouldn't. There are so many things I need or want to do on any given day that it seems like sleep is a great waste of time.

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I may not be around for a few days, but no worries. I'm just working on some other projects here at home.

6 comments:

Tug said...

Wow, that looks like fun! I'll have to try that beer sometime...but am NOT a mixed drink drinker - LOL. It kicks my butt.

Saved the toothpick post for a time to check out the link - after I catch up on my google reader - awesome idea!

Donna said...

Interesting food!hahahaaa....don't think I'll be trying it though!!
And ALL Three of us Love You!!! Happy day sweetie!!hughugs

Karen said...

The food looked good. Don't think I'll get to try it though as I have to eat gluten free. Also have to nix the beer. I can only have sorghum or rice beer for the same reason.

Lisa said...

I would try the food, because I like trying different foods. I'm not a beer drinker but I think I'm going to buy some of that bourbon. I will see if I can find it down here.

I also think sleep is a waste of time, I never get enough, there's too much to do. :)

Lisa said...

Ok, that was my comment above. I wasnt logged into blogger.

Striving Green said...

Ethiopian food...delicious! The last time I ate at an Ethiopian restaurant, they offered a spoon. And I gladly took it.

And funny you should mention sleep, I was just thinking the other day that I wish I didn't need it. It just gets in the way.