Back in Oregon
We are now back in Oregon and just missed a terrible rain storm
last night. We received over two inches of rain at our house Wednesday. Streets were flooded. Streams over-flowed. Lightning. Thunder.
This pales in comparison with the terrible floods this week in the mid-west, but
is still fairly substantial for Oregon in June.
We were not home to see our gutters over-flow, but could see the debris around
our house this morning. The little creek behind our house became a river last
night. New streams carved their paths all around our property. There is a lot of clean-up work for
us DT this week.
there is this to ponder.
First matter of the day was, of course, futbol.
Must. Watch. FIFA.
USA v Germany: I did not agree with the post-game commentators. I didn't
think America played that well. I didn't think it was that
exciting of a game. But what do I know? I still think Algeria is one of
the most explosive teams with their fast-paced game. The Monday Algeria
v Germany game could be one of the best games of the tourney!
After our LA food-binge of food-cart burgers and house-cured
Pastrami Short Rib sandwiches, I prepared a vegetarian meal this evening.
New Seasons Market
(fresh mozzarella stuffed with even fresher mozzarella and cream) today. This
product is very fragile and lasts but a day, so when available, I will put it in
One ball of burrata, split in half, and served over a
home-made balsamic reduction, with organic heirloom tomatoes, Oregon
olive oil, Oregon sea salt, freshly-cracked black pepper and fresh
A great appetizer/salad course before the entree -
Risi e Bisi - tonight made with caramelized shallots (instead of onion and
A classic Italian risotto recipe and very RV-friendly as
my version needs only olive oil, onion, garlic (or shallots), Arborio
rice, warmed chicken or vegetable stock, frozen peas, a little butter
and Parmesan cheese. It takes a bit (40+ minutes) of stirring, but I can
stir and sip wine at the same time.
Bet you can too!
We learned Leo cried all the
way home after dropping us off at the airport because he thought
(somehow?) he was coming on the plane with us to Oregon. Lenny sent a
photo of a sobbing boy, strapped in his car seat - which is seriously
way-too-sad to post on this little blog. How I miss My Little Guy
Good news! Leo somehow "grasped" the
"holding-on-to-the-edge-of-the-pool" scenario at his swim
class this morning and was
allowed to jump from the diving board!
Until my next update, I remain, your domestic correspondent.
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