Yesterday it was over 80 degrees. My neck got sunburned when I walked the dogs. Wildfires were blazing on the eastern plains and near Fort Carson, and houses were gobbled up by the flames. Now, it’s snowing. Good timing. It gave me a chance to go over a synopsis again. Devilish things. I would love, just once, to write a synopsis that was shorter than 25 pages.
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Wow! Almost sounds like Missouri – if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes because it will change!
We’ve been roaming around on the thermometer for the past two weeks. We even had snow on Sunday, which is pretty much unheard of for Missouri in April. Before that, it was 70°.
I had a bad cold last weekend and wanted nothing more than a bit of comfort food. The pantry brought me no inspiration whatsoever. The trip was inevitable. Therefore, even with feeling buffeted by the snowflakes billowing about and the bracing wind, I threw my thick scarf around my neck, drove to the store and brought home some ground Italian sausage, some andouille, white beans, carrots, celery, chicken stock and white wine. Cassoulet. That’s what I’m talking about. I had some left over chicken in the fridge and some onions and garlic. Um, um good. There is so much satisfaction in chopping and mincing, sniffing and smelling (not that I could smell a whole lot but I liked what I was smelling anyway), pouring it into my biggest and best casserole and gently shoving it in the oven. A big loaf of that crusty bread with the soft insides, a glass of wine…heaven. I felt a whole lot better after that.
We grilled out tonight and I planted my big old lavender bush that’s been hiding in the house for two weeks. Isn’t that the way?
You write 25 pages synopses? I hate writing five page ones : )
Mmm cassoulet sounds delish. I’m about to make chicken and vegie soup and maybe some rye soda bread as an experiment.
I know, it’s insane, those long synopses, but I can’t seem to get anything coherent for less.
The cassoulet sounds wonderful! (Of course, I’ve been hiking this brilliant spring day and am absolutely STARVING.)