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A Salt With A Deadly Weapon

Posted Nov 09 2008 10:17pm
It started off perfectly... a warm Sunday morning in the fall. She rose early to drive her sister to the Pats game and while she was waiting for her to be ready, she decided to start on her beef stew a bit early. Her intentions were good. She started with the onions, using her mother's brand new Pampered Chef paring knife. Slowly sliding the knife through the onion, suddenly it caught! On her thumb! And our dear chef, who just wanted to make beef stew- was violently attacked by a veggie knife! Fearing for her life and nearly passing out at the site of so much blood- her sister assisted her in wrapping it up so she could drive her to the football game. Upon returning our chef took herself to the neighbors house, where there are two EMTS and one retired firefighter. Fearing the worst... she waited until one of them could look at her thumb. When he did... he slapped a band-aid on and sent her home to finish cooking!

Well... at least it sounded dramatic!

Yes, I sliced my thumb open on the onions!! Blast it all! I sent my dad a text message right after as well, to tell my mom "yes the new knife is sharp". I only went to the neighbors house because it was still bleeding when I got back home from driving my sister over to the stadium. What a wimp I am! I can't stand the sight of my own blood- it makes me woozy! But I was thinking- what a great post this will make!

In the kitchen..

My Attacker.. these knives are SHARP!!

My War wound..
But after it stopped bleeding I kept cooking.. I wanted to make my Beef Stew!!

I used: 1 1/2 pounds of stew beef; 1/4 cup of potato flour; salt and fresh ground pepper; 1 1/2 cups of veggie broth; 1 tsp of paprika; 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce; 3 red potatoes; 1 sweet potato, 1 onion; 2 shallots; 1 clove of garlic (minced); 1 sprinkle of sage.
The process was simple (minus the attempted suicide...) I coated the beef with the potato flour and dumped everything in the crock pot and cooked it on high for 4 hours and 20 minutes on low. It smelled DELISH! I will have to let you know tomorrow how Taste Tester liked it and how I liked it! We'll be settling in watching football tonight. He was rather disappointed I couldn't come over and watch the game this afternoon but I am watching my niece so my sister can go and party it up at the stadium.

After my thumb finally stopped bleeding I went for a walk. I was planning a yoga workout- but dammit it's crazy warm out! I don't know how many days like this are going to be ahead so I figured I had all winter to do yoga and limited time outside. So, out I went. I went about 5.5 miles, walking at a fairly quick pace and even jogged *gasp* for about a half a mile. I felt great after though and when I got back I watched Phantom Gourmet and stretched! Then I ate some pumpkin bread for breakfast! YUM! (more on that tomorrow!)

A great start to the day! I'm taking the Peanut and my niece shopping, I need a new pair of boots and my Peanut wants to look at sneakers- they are what she wants for Christmas.. and she wants a certain brand (it's starting already...) so she wants to tag along.

Yesterday afternoon I did go to T.J. Maxx and snagged a GREAT pair of "shiny" dark blue skinny jeans. One would think only skinny girls can wear skinny jeans... But I just throw on some boots (hence the reason why I need to get boots!) and they are good! And heck! if Kim Kardashian can wear skinny jeans- I can too!

Here is a shot of my new car. A Honda CR-V- 2004- WHITE! With ALL the options! I can't believe I went this long without one of these, and I also can't believe I am in love with a car! Taste Tester and I are so happy with it.. I am afraid in the winter I will wake up and it will be gone because he will take it to work!
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