Friday, July 29, 2016

Three Beautiful Things 07/28/16: Mom's Cough Improves, First Corned Beef, Martini Nightcap

1. Mom talked with the professional at the heart clinic to find out if there was a reading of the heart monitor she wore last week and the upshot of her conversation was an appointment on Friday, the 29th. The best news about Mom today was that the cough that has bothered her for well over a week is subsiding.

2. Mom spotted a sale on corned beef a day or two ago. I had never cooked corned beef before, so I read up on it and at about nine in the morning put carrots and onions in the bottom of the crock pot, laid the corned beef on top of it, poured beef broth and beer over the corned beef, added spices and let the liquids bubble for a few hours and then added red potatoes and cabbage and we ate our dinner on the comfortable deck at about 5:30.  I have to say, my first go at cooking corned beef was a success.

3. After Mom went to bed around 9:00, I slipped next door to Christy's for a couple of gin martinis and shot the breeze for a whle, a relaxing way to close the day.

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