Saturday, April 21, 2012

Non Starter

As I got up this morning to leave for work I ran into a little trouble. My car would not open. It's got one of those fancy keys that's not a key at all but a little key chain with buttons on it. I pressed the buttons as hard as I could but nothing happened. After checking the Ford website I found that there is a weird manual key hidden inside the key chain, you just have to bust it open like one of those plastic Easter eggs to get at the special prize.

This allowed me access to the car but did not allow me to start the car. So, instead of going to work, I got to spend the morning getting AAA to come get the car started and taking it to the Ford dealership where they informed me that there was nothing wrong with the car. Fantastic. Way better than getting paid.

Mahon with Baguette Slices and Sour Cherry Spread

This also allowed me to watch the Boston Bruins lose a playoff game. Afterwards we snacked on some Mahon cheese and slices of baguette.

Roast Pork Tenderloin, Spring Squash, and Mashed Potato

We picked up some spring baby patty pan and zucchini from the market earlier. I blanched them and hen threw into a hot pan with some garlic, butter, and herbs including chives from mom's garden. I also made some mashed potatoes and cooked up this pork tenderloin from duBreton in Canada which was marinated with sun dried tomatoes.

21st Amendment Monk's Blood

For a drink I poured this Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery This style would have gone well with a plain pork loin but probably wasn't best suited to a pork loin marinated with sun dried tomato.

This was not my favorite 21st Amendment beer.  I think it was largely due to the oak used in the process of making it.  I'm not really a fan of oaked things.  I've had some really nice barrel aged beers (and wines) but there's something about a general oakiness that displeases me.  It's the reason I really can't stand Chardonnay.

Tomorrow is exciting because we get to watch the Boston Bruins again.  If they lose it will be of extra comfort to me as that is what I have grown up with and it will give me a calm homey feeling.  Tomorrow is <i>not</i> exciting because Jen has talked me into going to Crate & Barrel to get some stuff for the babies.

I must really love these babies if I've agreed to this.  Crate & Barrel would be way better if it had more crates and/or barrels.  There are hardly any.  If there were some I would bust them all open with the butt end of my gun and collect ammo and health.

Now that would be a store worth going to!

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