Interstellar Adventures

January 26, 2007

New Reads and Chicken Fried Steak

Filed under: Elle & Zed,Hobbies,Interstellar Casa,It's Me, Lass — by InterstellarLass @ 4:27 pm

I didn’t yoga last night. About mid-day I decided I missed my kids. Hadn’t seen them much all week it felt like. So I decided to cook dinner, and I made it a family affair. Zed peeled carrots and potatoes, and Elle got to be the first user of my new crinkle cutter. I gave her very clear instructions and hovered, wincing a few times and correcting so we didn’t crinkle cut a finger. Nick cleared and set the table. Prep work done, everyone else was banned from the kitchen while I fried. I’m nervous when it comes to hot grease. My mom burned her legs bad when I was a kid, and I don’t want that for me or mine.

I don’t make CFS (that’s what we called it when I waited tables at a ‘home cookin’ kind of place) (or anything else fried for that matter) that often, and the last couple of times I was disappointed in my effort. And then I got worried because I was low on pepper. Very little in the grinder and no more peppercorns. So I dug in the cabinet and found some McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning. Has pepper. Sounds like it’ll work. And it did. I guess my problem before was not enough seasoning! My gravy also turned out really well. Go me. Used a little bit of drippings from the grease, and the dredging flour mix, and it was good!

Then, Carnealian‘s comment reminded me that at Thanksgiving, I had borrowed Running with Scissors from my cousin. The book. Not the Weird Al album. I’m sure she’s going to want it back sometime. Maybe I’ll get her Christmas presents to her eventually too.

This weekend Nick and I are going to a birthday party for my friend Amy. She’s celebrating the 8th anniversary of her 27th birthday. What do you get for someone for that occasion? Elle has a basketball game on Sunday. There’s no football on this weekend. It’s supposed to rain some tomorrow. Hope it doesn’t get too nasty.

Anything fun going on in your neck of the woods?



  1. 8th anniversary at 27! Wow- I can’t even imagine.
    If that were me, I would be on my 8th marriage.

    Comment by creative-type dad — January 26, 2007 @ 8:56 pm |Reply

  2. Love the randomocity at the end there.
    My objective for this weekend is just not to die.
    It’s going to be tough.

    Comment by Jay — January 27, 2007 @ 7:12 am |Reply

  3. I love black pepper and panic when it is getting low. I forgot 3 times to buy it and ran out. When I went shopping again I bought backups.

    Comment by Angie — January 27, 2007 @ 7:44 am |Reply

  4. I suppose there aren’t any left overs. Dinner sounds like it was great! We went out for fried shrimp today- not something we do often but here in Florida, when they are fresh and jumbo, well, they’re good. Did that crinkle cutter work well? I’m a klutz with kitchen implements like that so I stick to the cuisinart where I’d have to work to cut off my fingers.

    Comment by vicki — January 27, 2007 @ 6:18 pm |Reply

  5. I’m not a very good judge of CFS, but I remember being across the table from someone that was eating it and it squealed when he cut it. Not like a pig squeal, but it was a weird non-food type noise.

    Hope you like the book, it’s a wild ride!!

    Comment by carnealian — January 28, 2007 @ 7:02 pm |Reply

  6. well, we had a freezing rain storm on friday and been sliding around ever since.
    i have no idea what to get someone for an 8th anniversary, isn’t there an official list on this type of stuff?
    i’ll see if i can find anything by googling.

    Comment by bettersafethansorry — January 28, 2007 @ 7:19 pm |Reply

  7. here’s what i found

    Comment by bettersafethansorry — January 28, 2007 @ 7:20 pm |Reply

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: