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).

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Black Friday leads to Little Box Saturday...

Nope - I don't do Black Friday. Did it once and decided full price was cheaper than the melee of any savings that might be had by Black Friday! Little Box Saturday... now that's something else.
I went to a local yarn shop (I hear all of you saying, "Wow, what a surprise!?!") and I was the only one there. Bought some yarn for a class I 'm going to take in about ten days. I can hardly wait.

Well, cooking/baking wise: I've made dinner rolls, birthday cake (Happy Birthday, Mr. Hinkelgruber!), and pumpkin pie. How I love this time of year!

Well, the weather outside's not yet frightful, although the weatherman claims we might see some freezing rain Monday. Ah, who cares!?! As long as I have cable TV and internet access, I'm happy.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Strawberries were in the last post...really?!?

OK, OK, OK....so it's been a while. Let's see if we can't end the year a little more timely...

Let's begin with perhaps the most important event of this summer: Mr. Hinkelgruber the Youngest graduated from the U of O! What a party that was in June!

Summer came (we survived) and it proved to be mildly warmer than some, not as hot as others...Fall was beautiful! A much nicer September than we've had in a long while. And, although it had a few days of much wetter weather, October proved to also be lovely. And, as a point of fact, the senior Mr. Hinkelgruber was actually sitting on the deck in early November - with the propane heater blasting, of course.

I've begun to bake with a new online baking group - working our way through Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi. If you're looking for a very accessible French style dessert cookbook, this is the one for you. Dorie Greenspan is a genius - she knows just what home bakers want and need in the way of guidance for recipes you might not otherwise consider. If you're interested in following my progress, you'll find it here http://scaryladyatho.com, or if you'd like to join yourself here's the link to the organizers http://tuesdayswithdorie.wordpress.com.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means Mr. Hinkelgruber's birthday is too (this year, he's the turkey!). So, here's wishing that you eat enough to require elastic waste pants, but not so much you're filled with regret on Friday.

Gobble, gobble!