Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dinner with Friends

I am so thankful for friends. We are gathering for dinner at Aleta and Greg's for dinner early this evening. We had so much fun the first time we are doing it again. I am cooking the main course for the meal. I picked up baby potatoes in colors of yellow, purple and red, a sweet onion and baby portabella mushrooms.

I gave them a bath and put them in the bottom of the crockpot.

In a pan I browned the outside of a Sirloin tip using just a little Virgin Olive oil to seal in the favor. I sat the roast on top of the vegetables. Lipton Onion Mushroom soup mix is my favorite seasoning for the top. I added just a tad over a 1/2 cup water to the mix and put the lid on to let it slowly cook all day.

About an hour ago I cut up the baby Portabella mushrooms and sprinkled them over and around the roast and potatoes. We are down to the last hour of cooking and my house smells so good! Good food and good friends. Life is good.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

West End

I took a ride this morning to the other side of town to see a new Doctor. I drove down West End and by the 17th street canal where the levee broke with hurricane Katrina. There was a lot of reconstruction taking place. The marina was filled with boats but the damage from the storm could still be seen.

The doctor I saw today who is working on fixing the damage from the massive amount of steroids I took after being exposed to the chemical the apartment complex used to resurface the patio in the apartment above me. Apparently the side effect was an ulcer in my stomach. Time. It all takes time to recover.