March 27, 2008

Ah, Goodbye March

I know. More or less I took February off. And most of March. My Papaw's departure sort of took the wind out of my writing sails, if you will, but things are leveling out now and the bees and back in the hive. And if you can straighten out that pastiche à la métaphore I'll make you one for dinner.

So, it's been kind of roasted meat weather around here. But I haven't really roasted a meat this month, as my day job is impossible and is requiring that I work absurde hours for no good reason and I haven't much of a life on account of it. One hates to complain when apparently we're entering the Second Great Depression or at least mini-D, but then it's not my job here to complain, I do that on another blog and here I am really to enliven you with deliciousness, aren't I? So let's just be grateful for employment and -- oh, by the way, my friend Kelly, another fabulous St. Louis food blogger, is starting as a cook's assistant at Kitchen Conservatory. She makes a wonderful blog, and is pretty mean at cutting up a lobster, too. Though not mean enough to drop it in the pot, oddly. I had no problem with it. This is not what was expected.

So, in honor of Kelly's burgeoning foodie career, I am referring you, my darling monkeys, to Kelly's page for a lovely Quick Cassoulet, complete with roasted chicken, and thus our meat for the last few days of March is presented. Thank you Kelly.

For April, though we haven't Easter in that month this year, we shall still have cupcakes. And, hey, why not send the recipes you liked this Easter? I made an asparagus casserole that I rather loved. I will post it. In the meantime, thank you for tolerating my completely ignorant attempts at French, and for being away, and for all other follies I surely must have enacted upon you, My Loves.

Adieu, je reste --



Alanna said...

Hi Margaret - So nice to meet you last night! Twas fun, yes? You have my permission to bring the Italian-things-you-don't-remember-the-name-of, any time. See you next time!


Aww...thanks so much for the props, Margaret!

It was nice seeing you yesterday. We really need to get together more often!!

Ms Unseen/MsF/Redlotusblossom said...

Kelly, we do need to get together more often. I loved your mac&cheese. I totally think we should have a mac&cheese throw-down!

And Alanna -- it was fun. Thanks so much fo making the St. Louis Food Blogger's group happen! Wonderful job. Here's to cooking what we can't remember the names of. I wish I could find the little cook book from in which I found that recipe. Or that at least I could think of a name for it. Wanna get in on the mac&cheese throw-down?


I'm all about the throw-down. I can make a mean mac & cheese, you!

Ms Unseen/MsF/Redlotusblossom said...

Ya Kelly, I know how mean your mac&cheese is, since I just, um, ate some this morning for breakfast! (That I took home from the potluck). It's bad. It's wicked. It has bacon and peas! But I think mine is bad, too, REAL bad, badder than a chocolate martini, badder than a fat Italian apple-and-cream-fed pig. I think we should get a few people together, a few mac&cheeses (at least three) and a few judges, a little wine a beer and have at it!