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05 February 2006 @ 11:56 pm
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Poor Weevs. He's all alone in the world except for Logan, and they can't even be seen on their date together... ;)

Tonight I made steak alla Florentina (sp?), which is steak grilled or broiled and drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice. And my very own (and very first) Caesar salad dressing, with the coddled egg and everything. Rather than make garlic bread, we dipped crusty bread into oil and balsamic vinegar (with plenty of garlic added to mine).

We ate at the table. That's the kind of night it was. The wine may have come out of a tiny bottle with a screwtop, but it was pure class. :)

Verdict: Steak was overdone. Next time I'll sear it on both sides, let it rest, and trust it's done enough. Steak should not be chewy. Salad dressing was good, but too much salt. Omit salt next time, or just add a sprinkle. Also, more garlic. Also, find an olive oil that's meant for eating, not cooking.

I wonder how many calories homemade Caesar salad dressing has? Because the big ingredients were one egg yolk (split between two people) and one sixth of a cup of olive oil, again split between two people. Everything else was no calorie. Hmmm. I swear I could eat Caesar salad (i.e. romaine lettuce and dressing) every freakin' day of my life. This must be considered.

New layout. This header thing is fun.

And now, a poll.

On Monday, Elle should:

Go find and sign up at the cheap gym and work out already.
2(10.0%)
Email people who will put her in touch with people who might know of people who want to give her a job.
2(10.0%)
Sew a quilt and watch SG-1 from Netflix.
0(0.0%)
Sit on the porch swing and read the really good book she started.
0(0.0%)
Take Saffie for a walk and return library books.
1(5.0%)
Take a nap.
0(0.0%)
Watch "The Machinist," which Rob swears is good, even though she is skeeved at the thought of Christian Bale being cadaverously skinny.
1(5.0%)
Watch "Batman Begins," which features Christian Bale gloriously healthy.
1(5.0%)
Write the drabbles she owes like ten people.
0(0.0%)
Pick up fabric paint and work on those art quilts.
0(0.0%)
Bake the darkest rye bread she can bake and take some to her grandmother.
0(0.0%)
Do laundry.
0(0.0%)
Make the shirt that shows off the tattoo.
0(0.0%)
Force Rob to juice those blasted oranges.
0(0.0%)
Give Saffie a bath.
0(0.0%)
 
 
 
High-velocity pie of death: minimenixieq on February 5th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
consider the two dvd options to be interchangeable. i'm not sure i want to suggest you watch BOTH, as that's a lotta tv time. >;)
Elle: Please don't telltheletterelle on February 6th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
Dude. I haven't had a job in months. What do you think I DO all day? ;)
High-velocity pie of deathnixieq on February 6th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
i know, i know. but that's why i was suggesting the walk w/ saffie and the bread-baking, to give you something a little more... active. >;)
Jerlugonn on February 6th, 2006 10:01 am (UTC)
Lots of good options in the list. It was hard trimming my list to just a handful of things.

I didn't know there was a difference between cooking olive oil and eating olive oil.
Elle: Call me Bubbles!theletterelle on February 6th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
I know, that's why I made the poll. I couldn't prioritize, so I let my friends do it for me. :)

There's not a difference in composition, it's just a difference in taste. Like the difference between a $6 bottle of white wine and a $50 bottle. Odds are the $6 one is fine, but the $50 will taste a lot better. :)
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Elle: Painfully uncooltheletterelle on February 6th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
You didn't know I got a full back tattoo over the past almost two years?

That's the sort of statement that sounds like it should be followed by "just kidding!" Only I'm not. :) It goes from my shoulders to my ass.

I keep intending to post pictures, but I never do, because I never remember to do it when we have the camera around, and also I feel like I'm too fat and I don't want to show everyone my fat back even with a gorgeous tattoo. So I keep saying to myself "I'll lose weight, then take a picture," but you know how that goes. :p
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