Sunday, September 10, 2006

Things I just had to do.

I had to make This. It is really, really good. I stopped in Publix while the nice Sample Lady was cooking it, and it smelled so good I had to try it, and then had to pick up the ingredients and make it. Mmmmm. I didn't cook the chicken on the grill outside because it was raining, I used a grill pan on the stove. It did not detract from the fabulousness. Try it, you'll love it. Even the funky sauce with the molasses - it sounds weird but trust me. I put the sauce in a big shallow pasta bowl and tossed the cooked chicken thighs in it. There are leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

I LOVE my glass cooktop stove. Because when I walked away to let the dogs out for the umpteenth time and the coconut milk and chicken broth (no rice yet) boiled over in a big, ugly way, and I had to clean up a big ugly mess, cleanup was so much less painful than back in the day of taking the stove apart.

I had to get my hair cut. I am growing out the super-short cut, because dammit, I missed having hair. I am going to grow it in to a short layered bob and then play with color. As long as I have a Hair God, I am thinking some nice caramel foil stuff, but not on hair this short. The Hair God did a great in-between cut and masterfully addressed the very awkward, ugly time of Growing In the Parts That Cover the Ears (and if you've had really short hair you know what I mean) but then dried it in a way that totally didn't suit me. I restyled it when I got home and I am very happy with the cut. I knew the cut would be good because he is Extremely Good, it's a growing out cut and not a style I'd actually do as a first choice, but it Actually Does Not Suck, and I am glad I let him do it his way. I see what he was doing now. The true Hair Gods must be trusted.

And here is the funny and why I should know at my advanced age to never say never:

I have to buy yarn. Because I went though my sock yarn collection (which is embarrassingly small compared to some of you world class sock yarn stashers) and I had nothing appropriate for a guy. My son wants socks. I tempted the universe, I said I wouldn't buy yarn this month. But how can I refuse my son's wish for socks? He never asks for anything. I think I have to buy sock yarn. It's my duty as a mother.

7 comments:

caroline said...

Looks yummy. so where did you find cilantro herb paste? And what is in 'complete seasoning'? I have a cupboard full of herbs and would really rather make it than buy it. I think I have everything else in the pantry...

Debi said...

Or you could enter my birthday contest and WIN some manly apporved yarn :)

Catherine said...

Publix has the cilantro herb paste in the fresh produce section. Complete Seasoning is in the Latin food aisle, there are lots of brands but it's mostly onion and garlic, I think it's a generic name for the Goya Adobo seasoning.

dragon knitter said...

oh my, and it's lunch time! i'm so there!

and what's a hair cut? i'll have to get the beautician to take a pic of my hair. i haven't had a real cut since 97. i can sit on it. ought to be fun for the wedding, eh?

Brenda said...

Do you have puppy pictures of Murphy? When you start knitting the projects, the Mason-Dixon book is fun: everything is easy, since you're not going to wear them there are no fitting issues, and the yarns they recommend all come in lots of bright colors. And buying *sock* yarn doesn't really count.

KnitNana said...

No No No! Sock yarn does NOT EVER count, so don't count it! And you have NO choice but to be a good mother...especially to a child who never asks for anything...(is there really such a thing?)
lolol!
Buy that yarn.
(((hugs)))

Catherine said...

I didn't have a digital camera when Murphy was a puppy, and we really didn't take that many pictures of him for some reason - oh, that's right, because he HATED the flash. I have a couple, I'll have to scan them. He was tiny and much more silver than he is now.