It's amazing how much you can get done when you are up at 3A. And it doesn't always involve knitting...
The third rendition of What-We're-Having-For-Dinner-Friday:
This is a special weekend - I am being tag-teamed by both my sisters! Tonight my youngest sis arrives from NYC on her way up to Vermont for Parent Duty. As is always the case, she rented a car and the forecast is for 5-6" of snow. It is mostly south of us, so she will have the advantage of driving in daylight, but that's about all the advantage she will have. I had originally decided on spinach quiche for dinner, because I could make it ahead of time and then just put it in the oven when I got home. Then that was swapped fjor salmon patties, spinach and sweet potato fries, when I discovered four salmon patties in the freezer. THEN, this came across my email and there was no looking back. That was why I was to be found at 3:30A, blanching asparagus and pounding chicken breasts. I did not have red pepper and completely forgot to brown one side of the chicken (it was the crap of dawn, after all and I only had half a cup of coffee down my gullet, to boot), but I will quickly brown the rolls in butter/OO in a cast iron frying pan with some frozen chopped peppers when I get home, then throw the whole shooting match in the oven.
If that wasn't enough, I happened to glance down at the previous offering on the Proud Italian Cook site and ZOWIE! Dinner on Saturday night with my younger sister! Oh, baby. I did have to pick up the prosciutto, but had everything else. My sis is bringing the cod. It was a tough morning for the dogs, who are chow hounds anyway and not used to all this activity so early. I was wading through churning, furry forms until I started to pound the chicken. I then had the kitchen to myself.
Notice how I did NOT spend my extra time cleaning the house....priorities, you know. If I have my wits (and camera) about me, I will take some pics of the finished products and of my lovely, wonderful sisters. And dogs, of course. Maybe a cat or two.