June 6th, 2016

chef cat

Wow, thank heavens for the week days

Seriously, this was an insane weekend. I'm so glad I can go to work and rest up.

Saturday, the carpets were dry enough so that the furniture could go back into the study, bedroom and living room. The carpets came out great. However, but moving everything, that led to massive cleaning most of the day on Saturday. By the time the sun went down that night, the place was about as clean as it was going to get. We also got our weekly shopping finished and even managed to finish watching a movie.

The next day we were having a luncheon for the Boy and friends. On Saturday I stewed a chicken, saved the meat and the stock. On Sunday, we made up the Coronation Chicken, which we found in a British cook book that jkkitty has sent us. It was so yummy that I knew I needed to share the recipe with everyone.

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We spent the morning making finger sandwiches (coronation chicken, honey ham with pepper jack cheese and sweet spicy mustard, and cucumber and watercress). We had Cru D'etat of carrots, jicama, celery, daikon and cherry tomatoes with a spinach/artichoke dipping sauce. Then we also served olives stuffed with blue cheese, sweet and spicy pickles, tiny mozzarella balls and Vichyssoise. For dessert, there was mango mochi and macaroons. There were hardly any leftovers, which I always consider a good sign.

We were just waiting for everyone to show up when we heard a strange noise and discovered Jenny was having a seizure. It had been nearly a year and a half since her last one and we were hoping that she's outgrown them. Sadly, that was not the case. I sat with her and calmed her down while Chris got her some food (she always eats like a horse afterwards) and cleaned up (she tends to lose bladder control during them). She seemed to come out of it very quickly, much more so than usual, although she wouldn't come downstairs and wanted to be reassured throughout the afternoon. By night fall, she was doing okay, but still wanted to be cuddled. Poor little thing. I wish we knew what caused them.

That sort of took the fun out of The Boy's visit, but we still managed to have a good time with him. He had a production meeting at six for Sister Act, so he was here for a few hours. We got to show him the London photos and he showed us the slide show he put together for San Francisco State University, where he spoke to the exiting drama classes. His model work never ceases to amaze me.

By the time he left, neither of us felt like cooking anymore, so we went over to our favorite Chinese restaurant and had a nice meal of chicken lettuce wraps, wok charred vegetables and fried rice. Afterwards, I gathered up Jenny and turned in for reading and cuddling.

I don't know about you, but I'm whupped. :D