Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman

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I Cooked!

Simple stuff, but I'm getting back in the hang of it. I boiled whole-wheat elbow mac (I need to get more pasta) and sauteed the last bits of kielbasa, onion, mushrooms, and garlic* in peanut oil. I grew up with peanut oil and it's listed as one of the best oils for cooking, so I don't feel bad about using it instead of olive oil. A bit defensive, maybe, but not bad. I think I'll use part of this week's extra money (Lucila didn't come) to buy a chicken next week and see if I can roast it, pick it, and make stock. If nothing else, I can pick it in the recliner and put bits in three-ounce tupperwares to go in the freezer. That works well for cooking stuff like this, where you can just add it in to be heated and flavored with the other stuff.

Nothing much going on today -- the kitties have been sleeping so prettily that I took a picture, but I'm not going to take it out of the camera today because I have something else to take pictures of in the daylight tomorrow.

I emailed Mouse Factory Toys and asked about them making a new Mr. Gator and ordered four more small glitter poms. Spirit keeps putting this one under furniture. And for a while this afternoon, she played swat/roll with me. We've had balls before and she never cared and this one doesn't have catnip, just glitter strands sticking up from all over it. She likes to carry it by the glitter strands.

*I was pretty sure I'd kept the garlic smusher when I gave most of the kitchen things away, and I was right. This is the only gift my stepsister ever gave me that I liked, and that was because she asked me what I wanted. She kept saying "Are you sure? Are you sure?" and of course I was sure. A good garlic smusher is a necessity for cooking.
Tags: cats, food
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