Thursday, January 7, 2010

Homeward Bound

I'm going for homeward bound as opposed to snowbound in hopes my flight to Columbus will not be fraught with weather worries. KC is in the Deep Freeze following our latest storm and that same storm is now bearing down on my hometown as I fly in. I'll be leaving in subzero temps and arriving in more snow....assuming I'm on time. Throw in the higher level of security and the undertaking of my parent's care and my nerves are on overdrive. It is what it is, I will forge on through.

We made an attempt at Emeril's Roasted Red Pepper hummus this week and well, the effort fell short. As you may have seen from old posts of mine as well as a memory provided from my friend Lena, dips involving garlic clearly are not my forte. Our food processor is small and we adjusted the amounts possibly that's where the errors began. The dip wasn't bad....we just kept feeling it was missing something. We kept adding lemon juice and salt as the recipe said but to no avail. We'll just keep trying..Click on the title of this post for the link to the recipe.

It will be tough to bid farewell to my home, pets, friends and Keith in particular, for up to 12 weeks. Duty calls, though, as I attempt to figure out the best path of care for my folks...and how to get them to agree to it.

My original plan was to use this punishing winter to cook more and serve the original intention of this blog. Life interfered, though, and while I intend to keep blogging I won't be able to do much cooking for awhile. I believe, as always, though that food is one of our greatest connectors as human beings and so I will continue to explore that link.

I'll be posting soon and until then, take care and I'll take any prayers you might happen to have lying around.


Kristy said...

What do you mean you won't be doing much cooking??? Hey BEAVIS, I'm right next door and I have a kitchen and I was kind of counting on you to cook since I eat. Maybe one of your next blogs will be about our "food experiences." LOL There will be time to cook Greg. We will see to it but only after we pay our memberships at the gym LOL. See you soon!!

Lisa Mandina said...

I'll miss you while you're gone, but as you got a glimpse at before you left, it's not like we'd probably be working our normal hours at the bookstore anymore. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Greggus!

Love, love, love this blog. You must be more active with it....I expect at least three new posts daily.


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