Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Summary of our week (so far)

1. Aisling had an unpleasant intestinal virus and Meelyn did all her regular school work on Monday;

2. Aisling was better on Tuesday, so we went to our monthly Pizza Hut Book-It lunch. Meelyn and Aisling did a truncated schedule of work, some in the van, which we refer to as "mobile classroom";

3. Meelyn, Aisling and I went to our first British Literature class in a nearby city, making use of a classroom in their public library which had a whiteboard, a TV/DVD player - totally awesome! - and read a very lo-o-o-ong historical introduction to the Anglo-Saxon/Medieval period of Brit Lit and half of Beowulf, which was pretty cool, as it always has been;

4. What is going to happen with Whisk Wednesday today? What? What? The very photograph on page 196 of Le Cordon Bleu at Home makes me want to hurl. I am not going to waste God's perfectly beautiful spinach greens by putting sardines on them, which technically are also God's but not perfectly beautiful and in fact, highly distasteful. What was He thinking?

And what are the French thinking, with all this boring insistence on sardines, sardines, sardines? This should be a separate chapter in LCBatH titled "How to Ruin Good Food by Putting Slimy, Salty Little Fish On or In It."

3 comments:

Natashya said...

I passed on the sardines too, mainly because they are way to small and fiddley to clean and fillet. I used a nice, clean piece of tilapia instead.
Hope all tummies are well, have fun with Brit lit.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I, too, couldn't make this recipe using sardines!! Chicken worked great! Why do the French love sardines and anchovies??

Kayte said...

I used shrimp...no sardine lovers here AT ALL.

Cool...Beowulf and all his pals...way jealous of that part of your day.

Sounds like things are off to a good start.