Monday, April 03, 2006
I mean, "April showers bring May flowers," and all, but this is just ridiculous.
I want to get some tomatoes planted, but I can't bear to do it while it's so cold and wet outside. Don't wanna put my hands in the icy mud.
When Cranky and I go out these days, we have to leave our little doggie at home, because it's still too miserable to smuggle Bean Sprout onto a patio with us (even though he would probably be warm enough in his jaunty purple fake down vest inside his tote bag-disguised as fancy lady purse).
Wahh!! I'm feeling mildewy. I need to thaw out in the sun.
Oh, well. Yesterday I baked (Cookiecrumb baked??? — yeah, but I cheated). We picked up a blob of fresh pizza dough at the new Trader Joe's in Novato to give it a test run. (The dough and the store.) The store is really spacious and the parking lot wasn't crowded. Quite a difference from my usual TJ experiences.
The dough? Meh. OK, fine, not bad. It hadn't seemed to have acquired any of the desirable flavors that I think should develop with a few days under refrigeration. I would call it "slight of character." On the other hand, it hadn't rotted either. Maybe they use a preservative; I'll have to go dig the bag out of the trash and read the label.
Here's what we were up to: On nice days in the past, if memory serves, Cranky and I used to take Bean Sprout with us to a middle-of-the-road Italian restaurant, where we would park ourselves on the patio and have a "meal" of wine and breadsticks.
Since it's impossible to do that these days, I decided to make my own breadsticks from the TJ dough. We sprinkled the tops with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and grated Parmesan. Two of the sticks got all three toppings, and they were deemed Best.
Minor mood improvement occurred.
Posted by cookiecrumb at 12:53 PM