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Hermitage Sunday 
19th-Oct-2008 01:04 pm
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Yesterday we got two things accomplished. We did our market shopping and we went to the shooting range.

I am an excellent shot with the .22s. On double action, I am probably even more accurate with my Lady Smith .38. On single action, well, the few times I tried I'm not even sure where the shots went but they weren't on any of the targets. I figured out why yesterday and realized that I was closing my eyes so tight they hurt and I don't have any reason for that. So I forced myself to keep my eye on the front target, and damn if my shots didn't start crawling into the center ring. I even managed a handful of center ring shots, and 2 bullseyes. This makes me happy. To celebrate, I got myself a new women's cut t-shirt. It's black and has the words and logo Smith & Wesson in bright pink. Above that in white, it proclaims "Yeah, I shoot like a girl!" I've earned it.

Today is all about preparing some of the harvested bounty. I'm making a chicken stew with a fresh bird from yesterday. Veggies: Fire roasted fresh pablano peppers, leeks, carrots, celery, collard greens, and garlic. Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley, fresh cracked pepper, and a little of my homemade Garam Masala spices. Not sure if I'll be adding thick noodles or throw in some dumplings. I know if I ask Brian, he'll say both. It's been on the stove since 10:30. I'll be fishing out the chicken and stock veggies when I finish this post. After I strip just the meat off the bird, I'll be throwing it in with the veggies, herbs, some cayenne and Worcestershire and a smidge of salt. Dinner about 7. It should be fantastic.

EDIT: roasting in the oven some Sweet Potato Squash tossed in olive oil. I'll throw the roasted squash in the soup near the time we eat.

After I get the soup simmering, I'm making a cake. A Rum Butter Pecan bundt cake. When it's still warm I'm going to poke some holes into the bottom and drizzle in some creamy chocolate for some fudgy tasting surprises. And a cream cheese icing.

Brian is chopping kindling and making two kindly boxes for what he's chopped. One for indoors and one for the garage.

And thus our Sunday is spent.
Comments 
20th-Oct-2008 01:51 am (UTC)
Your house always sounds like a very comforting place.
20th-Oct-2008 10:41 am (UTC)
Thank you for the wonderful compliment. The Hermitage seems to provide a warm and relaxing place for friends and family. Brian laughs that it also induces sleep in even the worst insomniacs and overachievers! :)
20th-Oct-2008 02:54 am (UTC)
I'm almost in a food coma just reading about this.

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