When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
Still without a car (my oldest is using mine) The tow truck got stuck at the end of the driveway yesterday, (3 times), spinning his wheels and making ice... and then the driver told me to "clear the end of the driveway and then call back..."
Nice..it was the towns trucks (and then him) that turned it into packed ice in the first place...they always turn around in our driveway. The joys of living on a dead end. There's only so much a shovel can do with that!..I have no salt..because I have no car to get it with...I DO have sand, so once we get the ice down a bit I will use that. I don't like to buy salt because it kills plants, and I generally only use sand up by the house on the walk, and to safely walk down the driveway. The driveway is lined with Hostas, and the salt kills them when it runs off.
We never had a problem with the apron, and getting in and out before, in the 25 years here. ......oh well. He wasn't in a good mood when he showed up in the first place. It appears the person on the phone that sent the call in, told him it was a simple jump.
Not what I told him. I told him it was a new battery and the car would probably would need a tow...
Water under the bridge....
So today I chop with my other son (who is not working right now). We will finish digging around the other side of the corral (sure would be easier if we had a snow blower. I am running out of room to put manure bags in the back, and need to go around the other way for access to my "spot").
And then we will work at chopping ice in the driveway...
I will have to do all my running around over the weekend so I hope it doesn't snow..or if it does that it isn't much...we are running out of cat food...
Here's one picture from yesterday - looking down our driveway (towards a neighbor's house across the way) Doesn't seem to look that bad....my oldest goes in and out all the time! (I haven't had a car to try it yet but I do not think it would be a problem..never is usually! I mean we lived here 25 years!) After this picture, my youngest and I cleared about 3' on each side of the driveway so a truck could get in...and he still couldn't.
Today's FFWD is gnocchi a la parisienne (page 374).
I generally don't make this type of gnocchi, having an Italian background. The recipe is with a bechamel sauce, with grated Parmesan. (and I have had them in a great restaurant Upstate many years ago, with a goat cheese sauce. That was really good!)
My grandmother always made potato gnocchi, and that's what I make. Although my grandfather did prefer to eat them plain with butter, and Romano or Parmesan or a mix, a little plainer then the sauce Dorie's have. So I will try these and see how it goes...
See ya later...thanks for stopping by and listening to my rant!