Wednesday, January 13, 2010

today

Feeling in decidedly better spirits today. My Christmas tree is still up, I'm listening to BBC3 through my widget thing on the computer, and I'm planning an escape down the mountain, for at least a little while. I've determined that life as I experience it is not so terribly tragic after all.



Yesterday, I took a break from woefulness to make a quick version of beef bourguignon, and settled down to peel 2 lb pearl (although these are rather more robust than pearls) onions. Came together rather nicely, too. But then, I'm a major fan of my own cooking. Plus I love my green Le Creuset pot. I believe I use it almost every day for something or other.





And I made Busy Day Chocolate Cake (see Mad Hungry, but this is the recipe that you mix up right in the cake pan, a recipe that you probably have stashed away somewhere; it's vegan, too, as LSQ points out).

So, off to pilates, and then to buy eggs. What could be more grounding than that?

5 comments:

secret agent woman said...

"I've determined that life as I experience it is not so terribly tragic after all."

This is one of those things that ought to be needlepointed onto a pillow.

Reya Mellicker said...

So glad you're feeling better!

I, too, love my Le Creuset. I've had it for almost 30 years, and use it almost every day.

Your beef bourguignon sounds delicious!

Kurt said...

I love my cooking too.

Betty C. said...

Serendipity - over at "Good Things," another contact of mine who is doing NaBloPoMo, Claudine has done two posts about Le Creuset.

Winter is kind of up and down, isn't it? One of my goals for 2010 is to keep my spirits up through the long, dark, days and evenings...

mouse (aka kimy) said...

nothing like cooking to help pull one out of a funk or a rant....

yum, beef bourguignon.... sounds like a plan! and rice pudding for dessert, I think I have tomorrow's menu - now to make the shopping list!