Another 6:30 morning. Blech - I am really not enjoying them. Actually - I'm just not enjoying having Z commute to Jeru. Last night the 6:30pm bus to Ariel never showed up - so he had to wait around for the 7:15 bus (which only showed up at 7:30.) So yesterday was a 14 hour lonely-day for me. On a nice note - I was a very very nice wife and I inaugurated our wok last night. I cooked up some awesome chicken fried rice for dinner.One advantage to waking up ridiculously early is feeling like you have a lot of time ahead of you - oh wait... Anyway, I started cooking for Shabbos as early as possible. (That way maybe Z and I can do something fun tomorrow morning.) I've also found it is best to have the oven on as little as possible in the afternoons - when the temperature soars to the 90's anyway...
I took chicken soup and chicken out of the freezer to defrost, I baked carrot kugel (cause I know the Dibble eats it), I made 1/2 a batch of challah - which got me 4 medium loaves and I baked these incredible cookies.
I bought the cherries for these little jewels a while back but never got around to finding a recipe or making the cookies. Yesterday I decided - I need something special for dessert - since it's a special occasion - so I tracked down a recipe. I debated drizzling them with chocolate - and decided that it was worth the extra effort. I sure am glad that I did.
They're not exactly what I wanted but they're still darn tasty - and pretty too.
I also took a walk to the sketchy makolet and picked up some milk. Now I can make the mini-quiches - don't tell anybody but the crust is 1/2-whole-wheat. Heehee, I'm so sneaky.
I don't really have too much left to do today. I just want to get the quiches and linguine salad done. Maybe I'll make the other desserts (I can't tell you what they are cause it's a surprise.) Tonight when the chicken is defrosted I'll put it into a baking dish and let it marinate overnight. Then tomorrow I just have to pop the garlic, peas, roasted veggies and chicken into the oven - and make couscous. Ta-da - Shabbos is ready! Woohooooo!
I guess now I can go work on that book layout while I wait for some more 'neverending project' work to come in. Then I can read some more - I'm too lazy to wait for one of my summer-shows to come back from hiatus and since it's based on a book-series I'm just going to read the series - then I won't have to watch the show any more. It seems brilliant to me. I just wish I could curl up with the books in bed instead of sitting in front of the computer. Ah well. Someday.