Goodbye & Heaven
After several days of cohabiting because of medical problems, and the Polar Vortex it was time for my daughter and her children to return to their own home.
Kenny, the Rockstar kindergartner who is 5 going on 22 and I were having a dramatic goodbye conversation. I told him, well I guess I will see you in several years. He sadlly says how long? Me, maybe 10 years, you will be 15. Him with a big lip, oh. Me, so when are you going to see me? Silence. Kenny looks at me with a smile and says, don’t worry Gram I will see you in HEAVEN. Silence, and a stunned look from me. Me, so how long are you going to live? Him, oh I am going to live a long time and grow really old before I go see God. Him, and your going to live a long time to, oh and I love you Gram.
Me, oh and relieved.
Don’t you just love conversations with little people who are just keeping it real?
This winter is just relentless, it’s won’t loosen it’s grip on southeast Michigan. So I decided I should share a vintage recipe to warm your inners, just in case your cold too.
Fricassee of Wild Rabbit
Lapin De Garenne En Gibelotte
Skin and draw wild rabbit, freshly killed; cut it in pieces, taking care to join the bones without breaking them. In a deep round pot with butter, onions, and flour with the pieces of rabbit, the chopped liver, and the kidneys cook slowly and become golden. Add a bouquet garni while seasoning with thyme, salt, and black and white pepper. Moisten with a bottle of very good white wine from Brodeaux, Sauterne, Malrome, or Burgundy or Meursault. Cover and let simmer on a gentle fire. In the last half hour add some bacon cubes and mushrooms, previously lightly sautéed.
Arrange the pieces of rabbit with the mushrooms and bacon; skim the fat off sauce; Salt and pepper to taste and encircled the dish with golden croutons sautéed in butter.
3 tablespoons of butter, two onions, half upon the bacon cubes, half upon mushrooms sautéed in butter.
Source: The Art Of Cuisine
It’s been said that a picture paints a 1000 words. But I also want to know the story, like what is the Mona Lisa thinking?
This is a photo of my son Todd holding his new niece Faith. There are many things that make this photo interesting. Todd is an amazing 30-year-old who is the twin brother of Tiffany, Faith’s Mom. He is holding Faith who is now one month old, but was born premature and weighed a little over 5 pounds. Todd is also an adult who has autism, but of course by looking at him you can’t tell.
So any pictures can paint a 1000 words, but if you don’t hear the words you can’t get the entire picture.
He won the Valentines day box contest at school this week. He was so happy. We had a lot of fun making his robot box.