- I can can-can. Okay, not really. But, I can can meat. This week I have done pork, beef and chicken, and I am SO excited. I feel all self-sufficient. And it is really easy! And, just think about the possibilities for long-term storage. I am getting dizzy just thinking about it. And yes, I did taste before I canned a bunch. YUMMY!
- Since nothing else in my life seems to be progressing, I have been working on improving my Rock Band skills. I used to be petrified to play drums. This may have something to do with the fact that I have NO RHYTHM what-s0-ever, or it may have to do with the fact that my Rock Band buddy Chivan is a real drummer. Anyway, after trying the drums once or twice, I never attempted them again. I tried again the other night and really enjoyed it. On the easy setting, of course. Well, the next time we played, I got gutsy, and our last set I played medium. I scored 95%, 96% and then 90%! I am so pleased with myself!
- I finished the Twilight series and enjoyed it more than I care to admit. In fact, in spite of all the bad reviews I have heard, I am going to the drive-in Saturday to see it. And, I finished "The Host" last night. That one was definitely my favorite.
- A cool trick to pass on. I love to make bread, but since it is so cold here, I have a hard time getting it to raise. Isn't winter when you really want homemade bread? I found a great tip though. Put a hot pad (like the kind you put on your back when it is aching. Wait, am I the only one whose body is breaking down enough to do that? Yikes!) under the bread bowl/pan while it is raising. This provides enough heat to allow the bread to raise nicely but doesn't cook it or require you to turn up your thermostat.
I know there was something else, but I can't remember what it was. I know, no big surprise! Guess you will just have to check back later to find out.