This is my first time participating in this little “get to know me” quiz from Roots and Rings. Go over there to meet some more people!
1. What are you going to be for Halloween?
I’ll be locked in my bedroom with the dog. He goes mental when he hears the doorbell.
2. Have you ever been on television?
Nope, not that I know of, at least!
The flap should hang down over the top. Otherwise, I’d like a few ply (more than one). White.
I did not find out the sex of either of my boys. I figure it’s one of the last surprises left in life, and it’s one of the best!
A good knife, a heavy bottomed not non-stick saute pan, and teenaged boy(s) to do the dishes.
Yes, to a point. I love buying for the women in my life, and anyone else who has a CLUE what they want. My husband, my brother-in-law? Not so much. (My brother is an honourary woman here…he always has a list!)
Pasta with homemade tomato sauce, using my home ground sausage that I usually have in packets in the freezer. I buy canned, chopped tomatoes by the case at Costco, have the herbs, have pasta, always have some onions and random veggies around to throw in.
Recipe: Open up a bottle of red wine and pour yourself a glass. Fry up a chopped onion, some chopped sweet pepper, maybe some ‘shrooms or zucchini. Toss in 1/2 pound sausage meat, ground beef, or whatever (if you’re using faux meat, it should go in at the end.). Once the meat is cooked, add a can of chopped tomatoes (the big one – 28 oz), a can of paste (the little one – 5 oz?), half the big can of water, some salt, herbs, a tbsp of sugar, maybe some hot pepper flakes if your family’s cool with that. Simmer, and have another glass of wine, and maybe a few nuts because wine on an empty stomach can be bad news. Boil pasta, cut a chunk of parmesan off the costco-sized wedge in your fridge and pop it into the grater, and another one to have with the remains of your glass of wine. You know how to do the rest.
Recipe: Cut two slices of homemade herb bread and pop into toaster. While the bread is toasting, cut a large wedge of old cheddar and pour yourself a glass of red wine. Butter the toast, take the toast, cheese, and wine into the living room and watch whatever you want to watch on TV because no-one else is home.
I’m a flipper. I start off on my side, but I think I rotate through all the options all night.
I like his movies. I don’t like the abuse that gets thrown at him and his family. But frankly, he wierds me out.
My stack is huge, but lets focus on the library books for which I have a deadline. They are
- The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett
- Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
- The Tent by Margaret Atwood
- Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert R. Putnam (This one is actually on loan from my brother, so it’s at the bottom.)