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).

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Here she is...

I promised you all a photo - and here she is. I'm very happy with her and now it's time to begin another!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Back in the saddle again...

So, it's been a while.

I've gone to the beach with my "Hip Chick" friends - five days and seven women... What that really means is lots of talking, laughing, snacking, drinking. Now it's time to come back to the real world. I must say, the thing I missed most was Mr. Hinkelgruber's cooking. They all cook well, but not as well as he does!

I finished a lace shawl - once I get it blocked, I'll post a photo of it. It is beautiful, if I do say so myself.

Time to head to the gym - yea, I didn't really miss that at the beach!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Oh, yeah...I know...some of you got an advance copy of the menu and Monday's item was different from what is showing on this week's post. That's because my baking group is supposed to make the pizza for Tuesday, and Mr. Hinkelgruber had forgotten. So....

This past week saw a visit from the elder Hinkelgruber son's friend from Chicago and the younger Hinkelgruber son acting as wedding photographer to one of his high school friend's wedding. We've had lots of visitors.

And, finally, it's official: the Hinkelgrubers are going to Italy! Next October we're heading for the European Chocolate Festival - I can hardly wait! I think I may have to make a concerted study of different chocolate recipes - a dirty job, but someone has to do it.