First thing I need to organize: bridge this Sunday
I’m taking Saturday off to clean, but it’s supposed to rain. So if I want to get laundry done, it’ll have to be on Friday morning.
Saturday tasks: completely change litterbox, clean bathroom, move chair out of the way and vacuum floor, swipe at dirty spots on kitchen floor, find a space for my exercise clothes that is not on top of the table I use as a buffet for bridge.
remind friends to not mention to my parents: that I have started karate classes, that there are sex offenders living near-ish to my favorite house so far
I’m vaguely flailing in the direction of food to serve for bridge. I am thinking:
- sweet potato potato salad, which no one will like, but I want to make anyway
- popcorn popped in bacon fat and dressed with cheddar cheese and salt (do you make dipping sauces for popcorn? if so, I’m thinking sour cream with honey and adobo sauce)
- maybe a cheese plate
- and my mother will bring deviled eggs
Second thing I need to organize: Chocolate Show in NYC – Oct 31
Ticket purchase is through Ticketmaster, so the $28 ticket becomes a $38.20 ticket. It’s $30 at the door, but last time there was an awful line that it was wonderful to be able to mostly skip.
My plan is to get in, eat all the chocolate, take notes, and then abandon anyone else with me to go spend the rest of the weekend with my grandmother. I love you all, but I am behind on my 1 weekend/month plan. I’d like to get to her place no later than 3:30pm.
So who wants to go up from Philadelphia with me? So far I have Merisunshine and Redwizz.
The new location – Metropolitan Pavilion – 125 West 18th Street – New York, NY 10011 – is equidistant between the drop off locations for the Chinatown Bus and the Bolt Bus, it will be slightly easier to navigate to the site from the Bolt Bus.
Possible Bolt Bus times include:
|depart PHL||arrive NYC|
|7:15 AM||9:30 AM|
|8:00 AM||10:00 AM|
|9:00 AM||11:00 AM|
|10:30 AM||12:30 PM|
|11:00 AM||1:00 PM|
(And then from the Bolt Bus drop off, walk about 1 block to Penn Station, find the subway entrance for the 1 train, take the train 3 stops south to 18th street & 7th, walk toward 6th – viola!)
All the tickets are around $12 for one way and that day’s $1 fare isn’t until later in the afternoon. So when should we leave?
If anyone’s wondering what the show was like last year, here are my notes from then
Third thing I need to organize: Roman Cooking Workshop – Sunday, October 25th
Apparently, also know as Project Clear Out My Freezer.
I know we’ll be cooking a pork loin. I was very tempted by the cumin, salt, and honey plan of one of the previous workshops. But in the spirit of trying new things, I think I’ll go for the recipe where you brine it with bay leaves.
And then maybe a barley soup recipe that would use up the roast pork leftovers also in my freezer.
And everyone loves a mushroom recipe.
And I’ll look for a couple vegetable recipes.
And maybe brains or organ meats for fun, if I feel like sourcing the innards for it.