Or "Whew: Part II"
Not only did our visitors keep me busy for over a week, but I've been exploring and planning how to use my new Christmas toy -- an electric pressure cooker. :-) The night before last, I prepared a boneless pork shoulder roast in it, and it was delectable. I took the cooked meat out and in the juices I cooked some frozen veggies; my husband practically swooned with delight. Tonight i'm turning the shredded leftovers into a version of Pichelsteiner stew -- I have every expectation that it will be a hit, too.
I've been reading like a maniac. I usually do read myself to sleep at night, splitting my time between internet, kindle, and REAL BOOKS [gasp] -- between old fiction, new science, and writings about food of every era, i'll probably be well-occupied till springtime and beyond.
The thing that has me VERY excited right now is Dr. Feinman's new opus, "The World Turned Upside Down," which to my delight is available to read FREE with KindleUnlimited, on a month's free trial. This could be dangerous.... :-)
So far, it's outstanding. His students are lucky kids, because he's an excellent explainer. I've long enjoyed his blog and sorrowed that he doesn't write more, but if he makes up for it with more books i'll forgive him. I'm only a third of the way through -- i'll probably have more to say about it tomorrow!
Between that and George's interesting series about glucagon, I almost resent taking time off from reading to face the single-digit wind-chills blessing us this week. But even though the cold wind made my ears ache as we walked between the car and the St. Louis Museum of Art, I enjoyed the hell out of our visit. ...I wonder if I should try painting in the impressionist style...?