Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Mt Shasta Part II

[Content Disclosure: Poker 0%, Cats 27%, Food 14%, Sloth 11%, Lingering Crud 6%, Assorted other beasts 3%]

Whilst I continue my slow recovery from the viral crud, I have divided my time between this laptop and the nest pictured above. A few warm quilts, a trashy paperback and the always appropriate admonition to "just throw another cat on." That is Midnight in this photo, although Smokey is usually the more likely candidate for reading partner and quilt buddy.

My hosts are both back at work today, so I will be taking over dinner duties, which will be a challenge as Gary has managed to do back-to-back-to-back deck grills with entree offerings of:

Steak in Hot Artichoke Marinade
Steelhead with Pear Chipotle Sauce
Scallops with Chili Mango Glaze

I am going to go with my standby: Strata.
This version with Andouille Sausage, capers, shallots with a Hazelnut bread base. Full half and half, of course, with an extra sharp cheddar.

Further introductions from Shasta include: OK (Outdoor Kitty) in both her barely outdoor and decidedly indoor poses. Missing image of Smokey and other slightly less tame animals next time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad you're on the mend.

My flu book was Red Square. It's the 3rd in Renko detective series by Cruz Smith. I'd re-read Polar Star (2nd) and then Gorky Park (1st) in the prior week+. =>I recommend the order, Polar Star, Gorky Park, Red Square - as the character is a mysterious figure in Polar Star, as you don't have the background of Gorky Park it puts you in the same shoes as the other characters who don't know his background.

I only had 1 cat to assist in my healing process, and Costello did a fine job. Lap time when I was up, and at my ankles when I was down. Still a little fuzzy headed.

May not get to town this spring, might have to wait until early September.