Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ok, this is going to be quick because I'm a wee bit wigged out right now.

One, because I just spent the last hour watching Ghost Hunters. A show that doesn't usually give me the heebie jeebies, but for some reason tonight it did. Like the kind where I feel cold and can't seem to stop shivering no matter how much I bundle up because you've heard that ghosts equal cold right? So being in this cold spooky basement right now is not good for the baby I'm sure. Yeah, that's it. Don't want to upset the little'un.
Also, things like hearing my son scream "Come here mommy! It's in here!" and me having to run dutifully upstairs to see what's (hopefully) not really there doesn't help my scaredy-cat situation. Even now as I sit here, listening to the furnace, I keep thinking I hear noises upstairs and I'm having visions of the kids all crazy in a fit of shock from the boogie man. Oh, he's real all right. This moment I'm sure of it. I wonder if I should rent "Paranormal Activity"? Probably not a good idea. But I really want to see it.

But I'm also startled because during commercial breaks I switched the channel to American Idol. Now what's wrong with me? That's a guilty pleasure I thought I was long over but apparently not and now I'm afraid I might be obliged to watch next time to see which male singer got voted off.

Stupid reality tv.

I made Rib-Eye Steak with Whiskey Cream Sauce today. And I served it with mashed potatoes and mixed veggies. Excellent. But I didn't use whiskey because I didn't have any. In fact we hardly used the sauce at all because it ended up a tad salty. I'm running close to the end of the "sounds good to me" list from PW's book and so I may soon have to defer some recipes to my more well rounded sister, Maureen, who is much more willing than I to make daring concoctions like Burgundy Mushrooms and Sangria. And Blackberry Cobbler. But I think at least my appetite might be coming back because I don't feel the "morning sickness" at night as strongly anymore and even as I sit here, I want to unbutton my pants (only I'm wearing jammies) which is hopefully due to a baby bump and not my renewed interest in butter and cheese. As evidenced by my dinner tonight: a turkey and gruyere cheese panini cooked in oil.

Oooh, I could eat another one right now. Maybe eating has the same effect on being scared as it does on being nervous. Ever heard of that? "They" say that it's impossible to be nervous and hungry at the same time so the logic is, if you eat something, your jitters will go away.

Sounds good to me.


  1. Don't be afraid of the blackberry cobbler. I made it with blueberries and it was absolutely delicious...and I'm sure very fattening, but worth it. Also, did you know one of the contestants on Idol is from Albuquerque? I think she goes to St. Pius. I wonder if she made the cut.

  2. Hey! Whaddya mean "well rounded"????
    I'm looking forward to guest cooking, just need to get my hands on the book.

  3. If you want to try the Whiskey cream sauce again, I've got the whiskey.


  4. What? You've got the whiskey?? Do you have a secret life none of us know about????