Well, tonight's the big Hocoblogs party at the Stained Glass Pub. I have attended a few of these parties in the past as a reader, but it will be fun to go as a writer. My wonderful mother, a blog follower and online socialite, will be joining me. Always good to have a night out on the town with Mom!
Other tasks of import today include cleaning and doing laundry. I ask you, why can't I just do those things once and have them finished forever? Gee.
Last night I made Cajun shrimp and rice. Good news: a very inexpensive dish comprised of frozen peppers ($1 a bag), an onion ($2.99 for a large bag), shrimp (on sale), and rice (from my gigantic bag of Basmati that I bought for $5). Bad news: I followed a recipe and it was fairly flavorless. Spicy, yes. But lacking that certain something - probably bacon! Everything is better with bacon...
I feel like I've been trying to follow recipes lately, which is almost always a mistake. I made curried chicken last week from a recipe, and while it was delicious and smelled like House of India it just didn't do it for me. No improvisation means no adventure! No risk-taking! I'm making chicken kabobs this weekend - a chance to experiment and reclaim my creative oomph.
Well, I'm off to see the wizard (otherwise known as the magical mystery washing machine). See you tonight?