I know I’ve not been writing as much, but I honestly don’t have a lot to write. My muse has been silent for the past three weeks or so, for obvious reasons. I shot my first photographs since Black Friday tonight … and I took them of my dinner.
Which was darn good. Salmon, brushed with garlic olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper, then coated with Italian bread crumbs and grated Parmesan cheese. Into a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes in a cast iron grill pan sprayed with cooking spray . Sublime. Served with green beans and some leftover garlic toast from last nights’ spaghetti. Some of the cheese got really crispy, which I love. Andie was working late, so it was fish for dinner.
Nice to know that part of my creativity is still hanging in there.
People say “you should open a restaurant”, and I love to cook. But then cooking would be a lot like work, and I’m not sure I want to make that switch. Then, too, they say the best way to make a million dollars in the restaurant business is to start out with two million. I don’t have two million to start, so I’ll try something a little more traditional and keep my cooking as a hobby.
I have a meeting tomorrow, as well as a South Council chamber meeting. More people to meet.
I talked to Jenni election night. She had some questions about the electoral college, which I was able to answer. I love that she’s so interested in the process, and that she voted in this election. I still remember my first vote in a presidential contest in 1976. I’ve not missed and election since.
But in the course of the conversation, Jen mentioned that she’s participating in National Novel-Writing month, in which you try to write an entire novel in 30 days. She’s trying to crank out 50-thousand words in 30 days … or about 175 pages. That’s pretty exciting in its self, and she’s always been a very good and very creative writer. But when she said she was basing her novel on our trip to Abaco this summer … I have to admit I got a little choked up. I’ll be very interested to read it when she’s finished. Scott Abrams already said he’d carry her un-published novel in his bookstore in Moundsville, W VA, and I’ll mention it to Rona Brinlee at “The Book Mark”. And who knows, with some editing she could very possibly be published. We’ll cross our fingers.
It was a REALLY good trip to the islands. It’d probably make a good novel. She said “it’ll be a chick book, dad”, but that’s ok … I’ll read it anyway.
So, that’s the news from Lake Woebegone By-the-Sea (apologies, etc.). It’s been a bit woebegone the past month. But I’m really looking forward to it getting better (all the time)
Beatles. Look it up.