Now that I’m finished with my Christmas decorating, I’m getting more cooking done. And resting.
This Week’s Menu…
Yesterday I cooked a pot roast in the crock pot. Then I like to take it out and put it into the Breville oven for about 10-15 minutes to make it a little crisper.
I’ve managed to stretch the scalloped potatoes all the way through the meatloaf and now the pot roast. And I now have one more serving for tonight with the leftover roast beef.
I finished up my pan of cornbread last night.
Of course it was a daily staple when I was growing up.
That was good eating. Cornbread with fresh eggs gathered (usually be me) from the hen house.
Kids nowadays probably don’t know as much about fresh food as we did “in the old days.”
But then again I read many blogs that have somewhat “returned to that era” and are canning vegetables and fruits from their gardens. Making more foods from scratch.
Jemma, I guess you’ve got canning down to a fine art after this past summer. I’m impressed that you got so much done your first summer in your new Texas home!
What I’m Watching, Or Not Watching…
Do any of you watch the show Criminal Minds? If you do, what do you think of the show without Thomas Gibson and Shemar Moore this season?
I’ve only seen one episode. I just could not bring myself to watch more without the two characters, Hotch and Derek. They were such an integral part of the show!
Is it any good with them gone?
The Blacklist was a little disappointing this past season, although I think it starts up again next month, like many prime time shows will.
I do still love the mannerisms of Red (James Spader). I think he invented that character and absolutely nailed it.
It is a little distracting though with Liz and her hair changes every season. I wish she’d just go back to the way it was when the show began. (See above photo)
The last two seasons, her hair kind of looks like someone forgot to tend to it before she went before the camera.
Good Old Law & Order…
I’m sitting here with Law & Order reruns going in the background. I guess I’ll watch them forever.
I consider Sam Waterston a fine and distinguished actor.
Back in Texas I had People magazine coming in the mail every week. And I read it front to back.
Now I have no idea what’s going on in Hollywood. Who got who pregnant. Who’s been seeing who behind their spouse’s back. Who’s in rehab and who’s fallen off the wagon.
And really, I don’t much care.
Just got my stubborn old head in the sand…
What I’m Reading…
I started this book last night, “Under The Influence” by Joyce Maynard.
It came in the mail yesterday. And I’d just finished a book the night before, so I decided to start reading it.
I review books for Harper Collins and then post my opinion here, as you know.
This book is about a woman who has lost custody of her son due to her problem with alcohol.
On Being A Hermit…
I seem to live under a rock these days.
If what’s going on in the world doesn’t appear on my laptop when I first turn it on in the morning, before I click over to read email or write on this blog, then I usually don’t hear about it.
In a way, it’s kind of comforting to live “out of the loop.”
I tend to watch reruns of old shows, read books, and I only know about an earthquake if it shook this apartment I’m sitting in.
I gave up on local and national news a few years ago. “If it bleeds it leads” got old. The drama of the newscasts left me frustrated.
Some would say I’ve got my head in the sand.
But my little ordinary life pleases me just fine.
In the last few months before my 60th birthday, I just want to live in my little hermit’s nest.
And do most of my socializing with all of you readers.
While the pupsters snooze happily beside me.
And old Law & Order shows continue to run in the background, just as good now as they were the first time around.