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Disappointments galore. And some wins, too.

Took me a while to get my butt in gear, was up reading Variable Star until 3 am. It's mostly Spider Robinson, what I see of Heinlein is just brief passages. I have issues with Spider's priorities, and more issues with his sexism, which I am sure he would say is Being A Gentleman, but his writing style sucks me in. After his YA books, RAH was a chore to read.

My head bump has been bothering me all day.

Looked up chopped liver recipes. I don't know what happened to the big container of paprika I bought in bulk years ago, so that went on my list. HB eggs. Need more onions. The schmaltz on hand was probably not enough.

Ranch 99, they had chicken thighs with lots of skin. I bought about 15 lbs. Produce department had Ngaw, and it had lamyay in a new package - instead of bundled on the branch, they had pretty gold plastic net bags, with only the fruit inside, no wood. A vast improvement. Mongkhuts were too small, but it was nice they had them at all.  I have enough peaches, but almost gave in at $1.89/lb.

HaGow was only available in combo packs with dim sum I don't like, but I compromised and bought the rose shaped ones. Forgot to look for shrimp egg rolls. Ignored the roast duck/BBQ pork stand, and the fat bombs. I have too much food in the house already.

The only HB eggs they had were fancy Chinese ones, so I went next door to Nob Hill for those. Struck out on frozen matzo balls, but got a couple of sticks of halvah. And a container of beef gravy (small, plastic-coated paper, pouring spout). Spent a lot of time in their poorly laid out store not finding things.

Home, ate some lamyay and watched the 49ers try to give the game away. Yanked the skin off 8 chicken thighs, took an hour or so to render them in the cast iron skillet - poor choice, should have used a non-stick. That came out well, I plopped in some onions and shallots and fried those up for half an hour, nice & crispy.

Poured the schmaltz into a pyrex measuring cup, there wasn't much. switched to a non-stick skillet, dumped in two containers of livers, 3 minutes on a side, then repeat with two more. Made the mistake of following the recipe which said to keep the liquid. Chopped up 3 big onions, added paprika, tossed in 6 eggs, blended in the food processor in two batches. Way too much liquid, got liver soup. Freezing ought to help make it thicker on defrosting. Used all the new plastic containers. And most of the freezer space. All that work and it was not suitable for dinner. :-(

The chicken skin & fried onions are good but there isn't much.

I can salvage the mix by frying up more livers without the liquid, and re-blending. But not any time soon, I don't think.

So dinner was reheated pizza.

Took out the garbage, Spot escaped and ran out of sight. Spook seems nervous.

Dessert was a root beer float with chocolate ice cream.

Watched the Raiders give away their game.

Also watched one more episode of My Cat From Hell. There were clues about Spook's peeing on the sofa issue. Unfortunately, nothing I can do about it if the reason is cats outside the window. She doesn't pee outside the box hardly at all anymore.


Painting with light

Plans for tomorrow:
Work
whatever.

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