Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Not Quite Alzheimers
An unexpected development as I grow older – it's surprising how little meat seems like enough. Yesterday I realized I haven’t had a steak in a couple of years. And of course cooking for one requires new techniques. So I went out and bought a steak, a lamb tenderloin, and a package of drumsticks. Came home and cut up minimal portions -- two or three ounces of meat, sealed in a sandwich bag, ready for the freezer. Feeling pretty efficient, I decided the drumsticks could be cooked before freezing, even more efficient. Floated a sheet of foil over them, stuck them in a 350 oven.
a. m., when I woke with a start and heard a voice – it must have been my own – saying “drumsticks!” Out to the kitchen, turned off the oven.
Mummified, that’s mostly what they look like. Might as well throw out the pan too.
But I tell you -- the house does smell wonderful.