Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Oops, The Kitchen is Closed

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Just when you thought it was safe to go in the kitchen again… the attack of the killer squash hits. Yes, I made ratatouille again. But I had an excuse, the movie Ratatouille was released this week on DVD. It would be all the same if there had been a movie named Porkchop released, or a movie named Beef Stew. Besides, I am in a cooking mood...or…I…was. It may come as no secret to those who know me (and a few of you certainly do) that I enjoy cooking, particularly in the colder months. I polished my calaphon cookware in anticipation of the cooking season. I dusted off gourmet cookery books. I sharpened my chef’s knife. In other words, I am ready to cook! It would seem we are forgetting one tiny little fact though. I can sum it up in two words; car accident. Remember the car accident I was in on October 28th? Would you believe I still feel like death warmed over? I do and it isn’t a nice feeling. Last night’s ratatouille and lamb chop dinner was very painful to stand in the kitchen and cook, due to my sore, aching back and stiff, swollen neck. Tonight I tried to stand in the kitchen to julienne celery, carrots, onion and beef but it wasn’t happening. Eventually I managed of course and the hubster finished up by cooking the Stirfry for me. But I have decided I am not going to push my sore body anymore. The kitchen is closed for the next week so the cook can get recuperate. My biggest problem will be to decide if I call out for pizza or Chinese takeout.

In other news Saturday is going to be a dark day for me. I am not looking forward to it. My birthday is on Saturday. I am afraid that people aren’t going to believe that I am twenty nine this year, which is just as well because I am actually 3133….35….29. Birthdays suck!
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  • At November 8, 2007 at 3:46 AM, Blogger Sam

    Your ratatouille looks delicious - and isn't vidoe jug great? LOL
    I want to try the Indian recipes - they look delicious. I love nan bread - so I might try that.
    I hope yuo feel better - it sounds like you really got a huge bang on the back and neck. As my doctor woud say - rest, rest!

  • At November 8, 2007 at 6:55 AM, Blogger Oopsy Daisy

    Oh I absolutely love Videojug Sam. Thanks so much for sending that link to me. It is very addictive!

  • At November 8, 2007 at 7:24 AM, Blogger MarkD60

    I know you're only going to be 29, anybody asks, tell them to ask me!

    Your blog makes me hungry!

  • At November 8, 2007 at 8:55 AM, Anonymous eg

    Arrgh know what you mean about standing and chopping, mincing, get to be more like hopping, wincing and dieing. I find that now I do the prep in little stints and then go back to work/writing in between.
    Luv seeing food pix again.

  • At November 8, 2007 at 1:18 PM, Blogger Oopsy Daisy

    Thanks Mark, I knew I could count on you! And wait till I get my Flickr up, I have a category of nothing but food.

    I thought I was the only one that had to cook in stages Ern. Tonights tasty delight is pizza! Hurry, no standing over the stove for me. But unfortunately I have to drive to pick it up. Oh the injustice.