Cooper on the other hand, slept like a baby most of the day. I try to emulate him every night, but his methods seem to escape me.
It probably didn't help that I got a big dose of sugar. Here's another test recipe of no-bake lemon cheesecake with lemon curd and graham crackers. I hate to say it, but the cheesecake part wasn't quite sweet enough, compared to the almost out-dated lemon curd. I think I'll scratch this one off the list.
While still waiting for the slow boat from China and the donkey from Southern California, all the while letting poor sick Jessie outside every fifteen minutes, I whipped up another wonderful dinner night before last. Here's the kicker for this one ... it's prosciutto wrapped around chicken. How easy is that??
I agree, mine doesn't look all that great, but the taste was over the moon. All I did was wrap two thin pieces of prosciutto around a chicken breast, roll it up, brown in a frying pan and finish cooking in the oven. Of course I rolled it the wrong way, but it still held together.
The risotto, something I've never made before, was easy peasy. It just took standing at the stove for 30 minutes stirring and adding in broth. It was delicious and can you believe it, they even gave me truffle oil for the top. Maybe not quite as pretty, but this is gourmet restaurant cooking!!!
The main excitement of the day was a trip to the quilt store. You see in Tucson, unlike where I come from, you get big discounts on your birthday. Half of your age, to be exact.
I won't divulge the amount, since it was Patty's birthday, but it was BIG!! I can't say much because I'm right behind her. Anyway, this is the pattern I picked for my next quilt, in roughly the same colors.
When my 12 fabrics were cut, we wandered around the sewing room in back, to find the exact quilt Patty wanted to make. She had the pattern, but had used the fabric in something else. With that kind of discount, you can't pass it by. We picked fabric for HER new quilt as well. YAY for big discounts!!
For Patty's celebration dinner, Mr. Chance barbecued some amazing T-bone steaks. Green beans, salad and baked sweet potatoes filled out the menu. I'm getting used to all this good food. What's on MY next menu? Cherry balsamic pork chops. We're talking gourmet here!!!
In the meantime, I'm trying to get over my heart attack at finding out how much my RV insurance bill will be. You're not going to believe it! I think it's time for me to downsize to a small fifth wheel. I'll give you details tomorrow.