TWO OF MY ROBOROVSKIS were squabbling on a slice of burnt toast last night. Honking and squealing away. O, the bizarre life of the dwarf Mongolian hammy!
I have three stewing "steaks" upon my person as I speak. These shall be chucked in a pot with baby potatoes (if I can find them), carrots, onions, petits pois and stringbeans (if I remember to get them) plus the seasoning of 1 desertspoon mixed curry and jerk seasoning powders; 1 desert spoon paprika; 1 teaspoon ginger; 1 teaspoon mixed herbs; up to 10 desert spoons Lea & Perrins. O yeah: and mushrooms as per the illustration...
...I am hoping to make a yummy pot roast so wish me luck!
I've never done "pot roast" before... that being (as I understand it) basically a casserole with big chunks of meat in it rather than my ordinary cubed steak. Problem with cubed steak is I tend to fish too much of it out just to "check the taste" so half of it's gone before said dish has even finished cooking!
As for Sunday ~ o the drugs drugs drugs. I was in such a bad mood without them. Which is why I still wanted gear when the methadone finally kicked in (at about 9 at night!) All day I'd had to eake the doses out, trying not to take too much too early, in fear of wakening sweating coldly with a gasp of terror in the middle of the night with nothing left.
But I'm OK now. An end is in sight. (It has to be...)
OK and now for some music:~
ELGAR: ENIGMA VARIATIONS; NIMROD
Conducted by Daniel Baremboyne
This most famous "variation" was dedicated to Elgar's best friend, a German chap by the name Jaeger which means "hunter" hence Nimrod the "mighty hunter before the LORD" of Genesis. This most "English" of pieces is beautiful and stately in equal measure.
What a difference 5 minutes make - It was a lovely morning but forecast to get showery this afternoon so after lunch I said, 'Let's walk now before the rain starts.' Too late. George was not...
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