A Surprise Hit

Currently, I’m watching our friends the raccoons climb up to our deck and check out the bird feeder status. Sometimes it’s creepy to catch them scurrying around our place.

For dinner, I made this stew. It uses butternut squash. tofu, coconut milk, and toasted almonds (plus a few other things). I was pretty sure that I would like it, but I nearly fell off the couch when Porkchop exclaimed how great it tastes.

I made a few modifications to the recipe. Instead of using one or two slices of ginger, I minced a good inch of ginger because it’s one of my favorite things. Second, I don’t have any turmeric or ground coriander seed, so I used curry powder. Third, I used the whole block of tofu. Like a friend of mine once said, keeping leftover tofu is like taking care of a damn goldfish. I love tofu, but I don’t have much patience for changing its water every day. I once kept half a block of tofu in my fridge for at least two months. Porkchop finally flushed it down the toilet…I don’t know if that’s the proper disposal method, but I was just glad that I didn’t have to touch it.

Back to the stew, I went back and forth on whether I should make rice. Since we’re having rice tomorrow night, I decided against it. Next time, though, I will definitely have rice ready.

Last Night
When Porkchop got home last night and saw my empty beer bottle, she decided she wanted a drink too. Since our coffee and oatmeal stouts sounded too heavy, we went to Absolutli Goosed for a drink. I feel like I wasted my drink because I ordered a melon martini that I ended up not liking. I’ll stay away from the melon next time and stick to the chocolate and/or coffee drinks.

I have a staff meeting that will take up most of my morning. (groan)

Have a great Monday, my friends!

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