No photos today. I'm having trouble with iPhoto. Probably because I haven't upgraded in some time.
I've been doing this traditional-schedule thing for over a month, and it sucks. I appreciate the old-school way that the spouse at home would have dinner waiting for the one who worked until 5 or 6. Since I don't have a spouse at home to cook for me, I've been making easy stuff that isn't creative and is not all that healthy.
But I did make fresh pasta last week. I whipped up a batch of Pasta #2 in the morning, wrapped it tightly, and put it in the fridge. (I also cooked up some chicken drumsticks and almost forgot to put them in the fridge. Princess was disappointed when I remembered them.) When I got home, I diced up a bunch of fresh veggies and threw them in a skillet while the pot of water was coming to a boil with some frozen peas and carrots in it. The pasta rolled out almost as well as if it had only rested for an hour. It took about half an hour to make fresh pasta primavera with chicken on the side.
Now that the new closing manager is fully trained, I'm going to have an easier schedule. I won't be able to make fancy breakfasts as often, but I will get to have a proper dinner.
Aside from a few carrots, the pond is only sprouting grass. I planted some seed strips this morning and will transplant the seedlings when they're strong enough. So much for my Christmas salad. I could still have beets in January. Meanwhile, it has been warm enough that I still have a couple of eggplants growing and the peppers are going to town.