Well, after long thought (OK, 17 seconds) I've decided the Hinkelgruber family menu should be brought to the web. A couple of things for you to remember: no substitutions (Charlie's not a short-order cook, after all), and change is inevitable - Charlie may not feel like cooking kim chee on a Tuesday! Oh, and there is one request: if you're joining us for dinner, please either call or text the Scary Lady (you know the number - if you don't, you're really not invited).

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring has sprung....really???

So spring arrived, but from what I can determine, only the calendar says so.  The weather is still wet (and cold!), the daffodils are blooming, but the hyacinths are nowhere to be seen and the cherry blossoms seem to be at least three weeks behind schedule.  In light of that, Mr. and Mrs. Hinkelgruber are going to Las Vegas to find some sun!

Mr. Hinkelgruber received the entire collection of our newest cooking magazine, in bound form, so it appears that while all our meals are very, very good, we won't be having a regular "rotation" of meals for probably the next year.  Oh, well!  It's a tough job, but I'll make do.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

It really is better in HD!

So, after ranting that television is television is television - the Hinkelgrubers finally succumbed to buying a HD television.   And, yep, it is easier to watch... And, yeah, the picture is clearer... And, OK, the colors are brighter... And I'm told that Brian Williams is really, really dreamy to look at... (I'll have to wait until Monday's NBC Evening News to watch and decide for myself!)

So, as if we didn't watch enough television already, this afternoon you'll find me in front of a new one!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Finals' week and other things college

It's Finals' Week at Oregon schools, and that means soon the college boys will be home!  Yep, you read it right - boys - with an "S," because our British son, Sir Watson of Westminister, will be accompanying the youngest home for a week of what I'm sure will be drinking and debauchery.

In anticipation, I will be mixing cookie dough (chocolate chip, of course) for the freezer, a lemon merengue pie (well, maybe/maybe not), and whatever else my "Big Boy" mixer decides is needed.  Spring's coming!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mardi Gras!

That means "Fat Tuesday" for those of you who don't know and that means King Cake!  Need to find a baby for the cake, and I think that instead of Tuesday, I'll be serving it Sunday for dessert - we'll just have to see how it goes.