September 14th, 2004

curious george

sleep! blessed sleep!

Last night I didn't get home until ten, which was sucky. I finished the pomegranate chicken (I think it's vile, Seth thinks it's good. I'll serve it, but not without a back-up dish). Lauren is a saint (er, well, no, but you know what I mean) and is picking me up back-up chicken today. She's the greatest. Well, Seth's the greatest, but Lauren's way up on the list.

Anyway, back to what I was saying. I finished the pomegranate chicken and made about 120 pieces of fish. I probably have another 40 pieces worth that haven't been fried yet. I don't know if it'll get done or not. But it's certainly very low on the priority list. Seth came home around midnight and I had just finished as much fish as I was going to finish. It had been my plan to make Lynne's fantabulous chicken minus the walnuts last night as well as the carrot soup. However, by the time Seth and I finished packing up the food that needed to go in the fridge (e.g. the fish) and finished talking through what needed to be done, it was nearly 1 am. I made an executive decision to just go to bed. Oh it was so nice. The bed was all cozy and snuggly. Mmmmm Mmmmmm. No big surprise, I still overslept and therefore didn't get out of the house until 7:40, but that's okay. I'll live. I went the wrong way on the Beltway (yes, I did get a full 6 hours of sleep, but only three the night before), and then got myself turned around the right direction and then missed my exit for work. There are days that I think it shouldn't be legal for me to drive. Today was one of them.

I've made another executive decision not to use our china until Friday night. I just can't deal with that many dishes. And Friday night has the potential to be the least number of people (of course, it also has the potential to be the greatest number of people. I just can't win.) Anyway, that'll minimize the number of dishes that start piling up. So I have to go to the party store and buy more nice disposable plates. And maybe some tablecloths. Or maybe not. I dunno.

While I'm at it, I should probably make a list of all the junk we need to buy. I'll do that in a separate entry, though.
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To buy list

These are things I need to buy (or Seth can buy them, I don't care) by tomorrow evening:

* Yarzheit Candles
* Long Matchsticks (where can I get those?)
* Folding Table (Seth will get this on his way home)
* one can of jelled cranberry sauce
* one can of frozen orange juice concentrate
* FRUIT (may need to go to the asian market for this)
* disposable soup bowls (I picked up disposable dishes today, but couldn't find bowls)
* salad bag
* Challah (picking up from Capital Challah tonight)
* Chicken (Lauren rocks and got this for me, I'll trade her Challah for chicken tonight)
* More Non-Dairy Creamer
* at least 2 disposable pie pans
* DRINKS
* 3 cans of tomato sauce

Cooking Status:
* Pomegranate Chicken (done, but gross though seth didn't hate it)
* Backup Dish for the Pomegranate chicken since it's icky (not done)
* Lynne's Fabulous Chicken (Done)
* Gefilte Fish Patties (120 done, still have about 40 to do)
* broccoli kugel (done)
* apple kugel (done)
* mushroom tart (done)
* glazed carrots (tomorrow, but cut up the carrots today)
* Brisket. HAH! Not even started.
* Rice (not made, that needs to be made at the last minute)
* Porcini Mushroom and Onion Soup (done)
* Carrot Soup (not done. MUST BE DONE TONIGHT. There is no getting around this!)
* Garlic dip: will make tomorrow or scratch it all together
* Scalloped Potatoes (um...maybe today, maybe Friday)
* Cranberry Apple Pie thing (will make this Friday doesn't take long)

I think that's everything. We'll see.
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