For once it wasn't my 'monkey mind' keeping me awake... but my stomach wanting food (or tea).
So perhaps my hunger prompted me to make a roast for Sunday dinner. DH had purchased a 2 lb eye of the round at Central Market Friday... so I defrosted it, stuffed it with garlic cloves, browned it in bacon grease, and added Yukon gold potatoes, yellow onions, fresh carrots, sliced green pepper, a bay leaf, basil, parsley, and S and P. Cooked it in the 450 oven for 15 mins, the 350 oven for 30 mins, and then left it all in the covered casserole in the 250 oven until about 5 pm when we took out the roast, cut it up, added gravy, and put it all back together until 6... when I served it over brown rice. Needless to say, it was very tender and delicious. We don't eat a lot, so have dinner for at least one if not 2 more nights.
|Sunday roast and veggies|
For those of you who may not remember, the reason for the oven changes is that we have an AGA... which is a little different way of cooking. There are no knobs to control temperature. It had 4 ovens which are always heated to 150, 250, 350, and 450.
I did text our family in New Orleans and on the coast of Mississippi to check on how they fared with Hurricane Nate... and all did fine... no flooding thank goodness.
Spoke to my son and grandson in Hawaii and they are all doing well too... enjoying the weather and culture on Oahu... and getting used to a slower way of life.
Decided to make a few more clay chickens and after thinking how to make them 'different'... came up with making a mama hen and some baby chicks under her wing. I already did a mama on her eggs in a nest...
|mama hen and eggs on nest|
but this would encompass a mama hen with her little ones under her wings (I should do one with her baby chicks climbing on top of her... my daughter has sent me pictures of this from her own hen house).
This is what I came up with... again still greenware. Clay has to dry, be under-glazed, fired, blackbird added, then fired again.
Think you can see them better in view 2. They will be more obvious once underglazed.
That's about the news here. (Well, we almost took in an old dog that was going to be euthanized at the Animal Shelter this week. Someone saw him there and put his picture on our neighborhood website asking for a foster home for him until a permanent one could be found. His name was Chester and he's apparently an old beagle (with heart worms to boot). But look at this face... our cats would not have been happy, but they could live with it. I was working on DH when another post came in that someone had taken him.
|Isn't that the sweetest face?|
Have a wonderful week! And as always, thanks for reading...
(oh, almost forgot... when I was up drinking my tea at 4am, I went to the front window to look out and see what the weather was like... and there in the front of the house running up and down the street in the dark was a coyote... very thin, but a fairly good size. I knocked on the window and he stopped, looked at me for a minute, and then took off in the opposite direction. We see them quite a bit around here since the creek and greenback run behind the houses.)