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Fishing

OMG, I didn’t get here yesterday!

Horrible day.

First up, my student rang to move the lesson to tomorrow. Now that didn’t irk me too much, because I had things to do.

On my way to work the other night, I went to the Lotérica (betting shop) to pay my internet bill; after more than half an hour in line, I was informed that because it was past the due date I had to make the payment at the bank.

So, freed from obligations for the morning, I put on my big-boy jeans and went to the bank, another hour in the queue.

My old shorts, threatening to fall off me

My old shorts, threatening to fall off me

On the way back, I found some shorts. I needed to buy shorts. I bought some last week, but they were a bit skimpy, more like beach trunks. These were much more suitable; and reduced in price which was an added incentive. I really need shorts, because my old pair were about to fall off me.

Encumbered by my purchase, I headed off to pay the rent. New girl alone in the office couldn’t find anything. Finally paid the rent.

It was about then my tummy rumbled. A look at my cellphone told me it was lunchtime.

Off for lunch and a beer, satisfied and R$32 poorer, I headed home.

Nap.

Classes at 5:30.

Today, my student came and went, nap.

Not very appetising when frozen

Not very appetising when frozen

I woke at two, and went fishing in my freezer. Caught some sole fillets, am now waiting for them to thaw. I have sprinkled freshly ground black pepper on them.

The intention is to serve them pan-fried with a white wine & parsley sauce and asparagus accompanied by the rest of the white wine.

Oh, I do live well when I have the incentive.

By then it should be beer o’clock. I have no other classes today, so I’ll put on my new shorts and head off to pay homage to master brewer of tasteless beer AMBEV the makers of Brahma.

Oh, remember those strange white bugs, the infestation has spread, there are now millions of them in the park and surrounding trees.

Later, off to make a sauce…

How to Cook Lunch

Should look like this… Mine doesn’t! image: Deelish recipes

Step 1 :: Open a bottle of wine, preferably a good Riesling. Allow it to breathe, if the wine is not breathing, give the bottle mouth-to-mouth.

Step 2 :: Sample the wine to check the quality. If you aren’t sure, have a second glass to confirm.

Step 3 :: Chop half a big onion and some garlic into the pan with some dripping. Don’t be a wuss and use butter like a housewife, dripping preferably used because it has a myriad of flavours. Besides, it saves chucking it out.

Step 4 :: Check that the wine is still breathing.

Step 5 :: Grab the cat food out of the fridge. It was far too much for him to eat anyway. Leave enough cat food to appease him after lunch, he won’t feel so bad, and it’s less painful. Add mincemeat to the onions and garlic in the pan.

Step 6 :: Chuck in some parsley, thyme and a stock cube.

Step 7 :: Change wine glass for beer mug, wine glass was too small.

Step 8 :: If there is enough wine left, add a healthy splash, then splash in some more. Add sliced mushrooms. Add soy sauce, otherwise the end product looks insipid, needs the colour. Simmer until the wine is nearly gone.

Step 9 :: Add a box of fresh cream…. Hahahaha LOL, fresh cream in a box…

Stir in the cream, serve on hot buttered toast, wash down with remaining wine. If you were stupid enough to drink and cook with ALL the wine, open another bloody bottle – Like I’m doing.

Warning to American readers – Don’t, I repeat don’t be a total dork and put ketchup on it!

You can get the real recipe (mine was modified for expediency) from Deelish Recipes

You will note that the above recipe doesn’t deal with quanities. A real cook doesn’t need them. If you need them, I would respectfully suggest that you get out of the kitchen.

The time frame for this lunch… as long as it took me to write this!

No cats were hurt in the process.

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