I’m standing in my kitchen, trying to cook supper and type into my Tablet at the same time. I am not very handy at this one letter at a time typing. And the Tablet’s little guesses of what I’m about to type is not as helpful as one would expect.
OK, supper is over. I had thought I could take a few pictures of the work in progress and mock up a cooking post. I went running earlier, thinking to do a Running Commentary post. I soon realized I was far too tired for such a thing. That happens sometimes on these mid-week runs. But I did want to start cooking supper before Steven got home, so I thought, “Hey!”
So the above picture is the half onion I chopped and put on to cook in oil (I previously used the other half for another meal). Unfortunately it blacked before it browned, but you’ll have that. I had a couple of pork chops I planned to put in once the onions were far enough along. Should I take a picture of the pork chops? That looked boring. I had some garlic dip I made yesterday, which I planned to use making garlic mashed potatoes. Maybe that would pep things up. Then I threw in the bottles of wine we got at the wine tasting at Valley Wine and Liquor on Friday, and came up with this.
Full disclosure: I did not cook with wine, unless you count the fact that the bottles were on the counter nearby. I did not put it in the food, I did not sip while I stirred. I hope that does not disappoint my fellow oenophiles (I pronounce it oh-nee-oh-file).
I wanted a third picture but could not at first think what to shoot. I did not want to wait until supper was ready and take a picture of that. My original plan was to finish this whole post before that, but, what a surprise, my plan did not work out. Why do I even make them? Finally I thought I would just go ahead and show how cluttered and unorganized my kitchen is, echoing no doubt the cluttered and unorganized state of my mind.
Supper turned out pretty good. I put a can of cream of mushroom soup and a can of mushroom pieces and stems in with the onions and pork chops. I mashed the potatoes with a big spoonful of the garlic dip. That was after a run and doing a load of laundry (which I did not mention before, but I did). And now I’ve made my blog post. I say I’m doing OK for a Monday.