Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Daily Report: Scoring Points That Only I Understand

Started off the day by throwing open the large wall of sliding glass doors and letting in the warm breeze coming off the Gulf of Mexico. (It's over there somewhere.) After that, a bit of house cleaning, then sitting down for a bit of editing work.

Lunch time! More leftover chicken, mushroom soup for gravy, Stove Top stuffing, leftover corn. (Okay... all the food is leftovers; that that for granted from this point forward.) Preparation time 10 minutes. Bachelorific culinary score**: 6 out of 10.

Next, watered the plants once the sun was past it's blazing zenith. That bush is still smelling good Mom, though I've forgotten the name. After that was phone call with business partner about Bubba Gump Project. Still there man!

Dinner: Hotdogs smothered in sauteed onion, mushroom, and green pepper, microwaved to melt shredded chedder cheese. Preparation time 20 minutes. Bachelorific culinary score** of 4, but I give myself an extra point for serving on the cutting board to avoid dirtying dishes: total 5.

After night job, made an "Old Fashioned". Jungle Jil Official Recipe: 2 ounces Jack Daniels, 0.5 ounces simple syrup (sugar water), 3 shakes of the bitters bottle, squeeze in one quarter wedge of orange juice and zest of one strip of lemon peel. Dash of soda. Garnish with cherry, orange, and lemon peel.

Next, made a Tom Collins. Jungle Jil official recipe: 1.5 ounces gin, 0.5 ounces lemon juice, 0.5 ounces simple syrup (or 1 tablespoon of sugar mixed into 2 tablespoons of water), topped up with soda and garnished with a maraschino cherry.

** Bachelorific Culinary Score: My own scale that I just created, scored from a low of 1 to a high of 10. Positive factors include original and unexpected use of ingredients, simplicity, and an ethereal quality of how close the dish prepared comes to what could best be termed "comfort food". Negative factors include preparation time, being unoriginal or common, and being too outré with ingredient selection.

1 comment:

Mom said...

That bush is a gardenia bush. It looks great, Jil. Thanks for the pic! Girls used to have corsages made of them for proms.