My friend Monica has re-inspired my blogging lately! Thanks girlie! Well, today was an interesting one for me. I woke up with a passion to get stuff done outside and it really looked like Mother Nature was going to cooperate with me. She has a great sense of humor, by the way. Anyway, I was in my garden hoeing the raised beds and feeling great when I saw a white flash go by my face. Hmm…could it be white flies already? Then another one…and another. No, not white flies at all, but rather SNOWFLAKES! Unbelievable! I figured what the heck, I’m out here already so I’m just going to keep hoeing, and that I did! The snowflakes didn’t last long, thankfully. So 2 beds are turned and ready for a fresh layer of compost….now I just have 7 more to go! Anyone want to help? 🙂
My business has been gobbling up our reserve funds lately, so I’ve been getting really creative with our meals in an effort to stay away from the money pit known as Safeway. After digging through the freezer, I hit the jackpot! A whole chicken! Now what can I do to it that’s interesting and not the same old roasted bird! Luckily my Dad had come for dinner the other night and brought an enormous bottle of red wine (which was hardly consumed). So, whole chicken and red wine = Coq au Vin. Below is my recipe for Coq au Vin, I hope you enjoy it. If you’re not a wine drinker, the wine gets reduced for 25 minutes and most, if not all, of the alcohol will be burned off. Mange!!