|Letter from Los Angeles
||Wednesday | 15 January 2014
Now in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California: Hello, again,
from The City of Angels. Are you all getting dizzy trying to keep up with our
location? Me too.
After two nights at our motorhome in Indio, we headed over to Los Angeles in the
Honda this afternoon. I will remain with Lenny, Lisa and Leo and Dave will fly
to Salt Lake City for a few days to give Gene a chance to go home over the
weekend. The hospital has given Dave's Mom a check-out date for next Thursday!
She is so anxious to get back to her Wyoming home. The report from Gene was most
encouraging today. Mom is getting stronger, steadier on her feet, and eating
better every day.
Again, as is our tradition, Dave and I (ummmm... well, mostly me)
brought dinner tonight for our family in Los Angeles. Tossed greens with avocado
and grape tomatoes, a meatloaf with grass-fed organic beef and potatoes au
gratin - made without cream (just gruyere cheese, thyme, garlic and caramelized shallots). I
peanut butter cookies, a
ricotta cake and
a loaf of
wheat buttermilk bread... baked in my spare time.
Must fatten-up Leo!
Our grandson was rudely napping when we arrived this afternoon.
When we finally heard Leo stirring in his bedroom, I went upstairs to greet him.
He broke into a huge smile when he saw me and said, "Bubbe... cookies".
The kid has my number.
Though it had only been two weeks since we last saw Leo, there is a noticeable
improvement in his speech. The kid is dropping complete sentences willy-nilly:
I need that.
I want that.
Remember when I wrote about the mac & cheese
croquettes we had in Las Vegas on Sunday? I made an attempt at
this artery-clogger last night and, dang, if they weren't just super
delicious. Leo had three 2-inch triangles for dinner. Leo never eats
anything, so this was a huge victory. All I did was make a simple cheese
sauce with Kosher Tillamook medium cheddar and elbow macaroni, spread it
1/2-inch thick in a pan, refrigerate until cold, cut into triangles, dip
in egg, dip in panko and fry.
Best Husband Ever claimed my version even better than the one we tried
Burger Bar in Las Vegas.
Never trust a skinny chef!
I don't want to be mean, but I want to tell you all that I am wearing a
sun dress. It was nearly 85° in Los Angeles this afternoon. Unusual,
even for SoCal, and after a week in snowy Salt Lake, we are really
enjoying the sun.
More photo of our blonde-mop-top to follow.
Until my next update, I remain, your El Lay correspondent.
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