So everyone knows that there's a veryveryveryveryvery big day this week. On this day we need to leave our warm cozy houses, and line up to....get into the Crystal Stilts/Cause Commotion/English Singles show on wednesday at Luigis!!!!!
Starts at eight pm, five bucks (cheap). Wednesday, not tuesday even though I pulled that little trick on you.Also, on friday, an excellent pop show at Luigis. Dreamdate at Luigis. If you like pretty pop sung by girls then go to this show.
On Tuesday, Midmo is having an election night party that Th' Losin' Streaks are playing at. It's at the Press Club, it's free and Th' Losin' Streaks promise to play by ten.
This is going to be a long week and possibly a horrible or wonderful week, so you probably don't want to think about friday, but do you want to think about Orgasmic Birth? I finally made it out to Movies On A Big Screen for Suspiria and it's an awesome space. And I was able to fit in a quick meal at Vientiane beforehand. I'm going to try to attend more movies there. They have an upcoming Star Trek movie that has Uhura and Chekhov and Cameron from Ferris Beuller in it?!?! Mikermike are you coming to that with me?
Another poverty dinner yesterday, inspired by an inspiring article on the Auvergne region of France that was in Saveur and a trip to Morants. I finally tried the bacon at Morants and it's wonderful. It's kind of like a cross between Canadian bacon and regular bacon. It is very meaty and barely shrinks when you cook it. For this dish I sauteed bacon and then added chopped onion, carrot, and celery. Then I threw in the lentils du puy from the co-op and a couple of bay leaves and some flat leaf parsley. Simmer for a little over an hour.Meanwhile, I cooked these two Italian sausages in a cup of wine and a cup of water until the water evaporated, and then I added some oil and browned them on each side. The smell of this was indescribably delicious. What Heaven probably smells like.
Here's a quick cheesecake shot of Steve in the back yard.
Here's the finished dish.
The side dish were all the vegetables I had sitting around, roasted. The leaks and cauliflower tasted the best. Smiller despised the parsnips. Parsnips are a much-despised vegetable, but I like them.