So, I've got my very first violin lesson coming up this week. I'm hoping by next Christmas I will be able to play twinkle twinkle little star (Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman) or some other song written for children. I think Mozart actually wrote twelve versions of it, so maybe if I cannot learn the original one I can move on (not up) to a simpler version! Don't laugh, it's possible.
All was quiet here at the southern/yankee house this weekend. And by the way, calling my DH yankee is a pet name - not meant to offend any of you northerners at all. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE that he is from the north and his accent just makes me melt every time I hear him talk. Sometimes I lay awake at night just worrying that he might accidentally pick up my southern drawl.
Almost finished with book four of Twilight and not loving it so far. Loved all the first three, but this one is getting creepy. Rented and watched two movies this weekend, The Martian Child (wonderful feel good movie) and Lust, Caution (foreign with sub-titles, explicit sex scenes, not for the faint at heart). I taped the Miss America pageant and was planning to enjoy it Sunday afternoon, but then the yankee says to me over morning coffee and newspaper "Miss Indiana won the pageant." I said, "oh thanks honey. Now I don't have to watch it and try to figure out who is going to win! I will now have two extra hours today to do something more fun."
I was not excited this week about the gingerbread (maybe because I was not excited about much of anything this weekend) (or maybe because I think of gingerbread as a fall dessert), but decided to make it a happy adventure by baking it in my wonderful new ramekins that I got for Christmas. I wonder who actually thought up the idea of a ramekin. Someone who had a little batter left over and thought, "hey, wish I had a small dish to cook this up in, and maybe call it a ramekin!" Why would you name a dish a word that sounds like a relative to a male sheep? It sure doesn't look anything like a sheep or ram. A better name for it might have been babybumpkin or tinycrock.
I added golden raisens, walnuts, and bittersweet chocolate chunks to half of the batter and left the other half plain. I left out the fresh ginger. I forgot to sift in the confectioner's sugar and it was a tad lumpy because of that. But it still tasted soooo good!My DH ate an entire kin to a ram dish of cake and loved it.
Coming up on Thursday of this week, pork chops with apple slaw. Check back and see how that turns out. And if I'm not too humiliated, I'll fill you in on how my violin lesson went!
And now, for all you Losties, here's a little something something to keep you going today!
I know. . . .I'm baaaad to the bone, but he's hot.