Okay, who is my old friend from Muscatine? I could guess.... :)
I have survived two very busy (and long) days shelving books that the students have sold back to the store. It is always fun to see people I haven't seen since earlier in the semester but the days are loooong.
Lunch is provided, which is nice because it is free but that means a ten minute break instead of a full half an hour. But like I said... it is free. Free is always good.
I'm feeling much perkier tonight than I did Monday night, where I came home and warmed up vegetable beef soup I'd made on Sunday and then... crashed! I was getting ready for bed by 8:30! I think tonight I'll be able to make 9:30. :)
The driving weather has been horrible with not only snow but lots of ice, both yesterday morning and then driving home tonight. I had to go about 20 mph most of the way home and snow had changed back to freezing rain which kept collecting on my windshield wipers. More bad weather is in the forecast the rest of the week. Yuk.
Click HERE for Nigella's "Perfect Roast Potatoes Recipe". I'm going to try it soon but without the goose fat. I'm not into goose fat. Must be a British thing. She cut 1/3rd of the peeled potato off at a slant and then cut the remaining 2/3rds in half at a slant, too. She says this gives more surface for the potatoes to develop a good crust when baking... in the goose fat. I'll use some peanut oil, I think. No goose fat.
Now I must wash up the dinner dishes before brewing some hot tea and unwinding a bit. I also need to pray my boy home. He has a final tonight and a long drive home (in the same snow turned to ice I had to drive in much earlier).