Sunday, December 20, 2009
Zut alors, I have been cleaning the house all day! And before that my computer was fritzing out. So now I weigh in, after all this time.
All day I weeded through the bedroom taking stuff off of dressers. Then I cleaned out the dresser drawers. It took forever. Depressing and dusty work. However. However! I did find two letters I had written about Leonard Pennario to two very important personages, hoping I could interview them. I thought it was funny they had not gotten back to me, now I see why! Well, I hope this is the reason why anyway.
There were these two letters, sitting there unstamped and unsent.
Tomorrow, off they go! Well, I will rewrite the letters to update the dates.
I have an idea that if I can get the house less chaotic I will be able to work better. Let us hope! I have to say that cooking dinner was easier. There was this Cooking Light kicking around and I found a rice pilaf with apples to go with this pork tenderloin I have at the ready.
Above is a picture of my prep work, with leeks and apples on the cutting board. Observe the green cabbage visible at left. "Cabbage is often served with pork at the German table." I read that in a cookbook. Howard and I are German so our table is too and cabbage is often served with pork there.
If you are wondering what that green column is to the right in the picture it is Comet cleanser! Howard swears by it and it turns up everywhere in the house.
Two ancient brand names: Comet and Ajax. They are both my best friends these days, I have to say that!
Are you a Comet person or an Ajax person? It is like asking if someone is a Beatles person or a Stones person. Or a Coke person or a Pepsi person!
I love to play games like that. They are always floating around Facebook!
Beatles or Stones? Stones.
Pennario or Gould? Pennario.
Pink or red? Pink.
Apples or oranges? Apples.
Kander and Ebb or Shire and Maltby? Shire and Maltby.
Chicken wings or beef on weck? Beef on weck.
Quality or Jubilee? Jubilee.
Skirts or pants? Skirts.
Bath or shower? Bath.
This is fun! Coming up with the questions is as much fun as coming up with the answers. But back to the beginning.
Comet or Ajax?
That is the big question.