Monday, May 14, 2012

It Was All About the Food

Chicken Tikka Masala - Rasika
Kev and I spent the weekend in Washington DC.  He had a head cold.  I had crazy wavy eye.  But we still managed to have a good time, go to museums, do some shopping, and eat a LOT of good food. 

Ham, Eggs, GRITS with CHEESE, and Biscuits - Kramerbooks and Afterwords
Me, happy with coffee - Kramerbooks and Afterwords
Kev, happy with Ommegang Witte - St. Arnold's Mussel Bar
Mussels Scampi  (and frites)- St. Arnold's Mussel Bar
Setas al ajillo con La Serena - Jaleo
Flamenquines - Jaleo
I didn't even take pictures of the Palak Chaat appetizer at Rasika, or the Belgian waffle with Nutella at St. Arnolds, or the chocolate hazelnut cake at Jaleo.  I was too busy eating it all.  Every one of these things we ate"delicious" doesn't seem like the right word.  After this weekend, I have decided that my next kitchen experiments are going to be purees and mussels.  Not together, of course.

The good news is, you don't have to have perfect vision to enjoy excellent food. Progress is excruciatingly slow with my eye, but I am still hopeful I will be back to normal eventually.  I discovered that I could put a sticker on my glasses to block out the "bad spot."  This helps me read and type and watch TV more comfortably.  But it also makes me look sort of insane.

Above is my original experimental sticker.  I am at the mercy of Daphne's sticker collection, hence the pumpkin.  Last night, I used a smiley face sticker, and then I found an adhesive googley-eye, which I layered on top of it.  Daphne said, " look kinda creepy, Mom."  So, today, I'm back to just a sticker.  I guess looking insane is better than looking creepy, and both are better than Wavy World.  All of you normal seeing people out there - please don't take your vision for granted!  Go outside, look at some stuff, and appreciate it.

OK, more on DC and Mother's Day soon, but I am off to figure out dinner now.  Alas, it will not be Chicken Tikka Masala, or Mussels Scampi, but it will probably be better than cereal, which is what I had last night.  Thanks to my friend Jill who took me to Super Target today so I could get some actual food.  I forgot a couple of key ingredients, though, so I think a walk to Safeway is in order.

I hope you all had a good weekend!

1 comment:

Gye Greene said...

Actually, the sticker looks pretty hip! Maybe you'll start a new craze...