Monday, February 6, 2012

Just Checkin' In.......

Not much to report.  Glad all the hoopla of the Super Bowl is over; glad the Giants won.  I'm not a football fan, but I will sit and watch with BH. 

Yesterday was also my oldest's birthday.  44 years old.  How the hell did that happen??  These kids keep getting older and I feel the same as 20 years ago (almost).  So we called in the morning to wish him a very happy birthday.  God, I miss him.  I'd pack and move back to NY in a..........NY........minute.  If I could.  I've missed a lot with him and the grandsons over the 20 years we've been here.  Lots of regrets; lots of guilt.   But I digress.......

Other son who lives nearby, never made it over yesterday.  He called Saturday night to say some kind of bug had him down.  Bummer.  But I went ahead and made the chicken wings and the chocolate cake anyway.  What the hell.  We'll eat it!  The wings turned out great!  Maybe because for the first time, since I stopped deep-frying them, I actually read the cooking instructions!  Who knew!  BH said they were excellent.  His complaint about wings is when they're too fatty and taste like they're not cooked all the way through.  But these were great.  Did I say they were great?  Sorry.

So we had a nice relaxing day.  And evening.  I did go watch the installment of "Downton Abbey".  What a great show.

A "head's up" if you're a "Castle" fan ---- tonight's episode is going to be the best! Apparantly, according to the commercial, it takes place in the '40's ('30's?).  They're all dressed in period costume; the boys are mobsters; Kate is the femme fatale; Castle is dressed like Sam Spade; his mom has platinum blonde hair and Alexis is dressed like she might be a nightclub songbird.   Hope you catch the show.  I know I can't wait!!

Did I tell you I received the "Castle" collection of books he "wrote", for Christmas?  I'm on the second one.  They're a hoot!!

Today we're back into the deep freeze.  So.  Not doing much today.  I finished the socks (can I get an "Amen"!!!).  But not so fast.  Somehow, the toe on this one doesn't look like the other.  I may have to rip. and. start. it. over.    Crap!!  I'm backing off from sewing the toe and see what the final verdict is.  I shouldn't do that.  I should just get right at it.  Yeah.  Maybe.  Today.  Sometime.

Well, hope you're all enjoying a peaceful, productive day with beautiful weather for all!


Lynn said...

Oh I'm a BIG time Castle fan and cannot wait for tonight either!!!! I was super excited abt this episode when I read abt it on one of the TV blogs I follow. It looks to be a fun one! However next week is part 1 of 2 which means another heavy episode is coming up. The more fun episodes, the bigger the emotion! I'm finally getting over Kate being shot so I'm hoping this one doesnt set me back! and I have all three books plus the graphic novel. I'm watching the season DVDs on ebay to get them for a better deal than brand new in the stores, but it's still a popular series they are still higher than I want to pay.....

What recipe did you use for your wings?? I'm always looking for a good one.

Linda said...

Lynn, Castle was Great!! Yep, can't wait for the 2-parter next week. I just hope it's not the end of the season!

The wings: on the bag it says to bake them at 500 degrees (!) Yikes. So I thawed them in the fridge; shook them in a bag with flour, sprayed veggie oil on the baking sheet, laid them out and baked, turning them over 1/2 way through the time. But because these wings are the size of chicken legs!, it took about 1 to 1 1/2 hours to crisp. Then I doused them in Frank's Hot Chicken Wing Sauce. Put them in the fridge (it was too early to eat). Put them back in the oven, top rack, at 400 degrees while the pizza was on the bottom rack baking. Took them out after 20 minutes; let the pizza finish baking. They were really good! 2 things I can't do well -- wings (until now) and steak. Can't do a perfect steak if my life depended on it! (Unless it's "Omaha Steaks", which thankfully, my son sent us for the second year at Christmas. These never fail! Hope you enjoy the wings next time you do them.