You may recall my ongoing battle of the boxes; my continuous, never-ending search to find stuff.
Last weekend it was the search for my kitchen scale, which I found under a pile of collapsed clothing boxes.
That inspired me to repack the clothing boxes into something a bit sturdier. Since we won't be moving into our new bedroom the 1st of May, as originally planned back in the beginning of time when we packed, I thought it would be fun to be able to find summer clothes.
We have to shed the long underwear eventually….
Off I went to the local DIY store for big, clear plastic bins – with covers of course, to keep the dust and critters out.
I'm about half through repacking and organizing and you wouldn't believe the stuff I've found!
Four weeks ago, before my mammogram, I tore through every possible, logical box looking for the envelope with all my prior mammograms.
I finally came to the conclusion that my prior doctor must have lost them. (It couldn't have been ME losing them!)
Three weeks ago I repeated and extended the search looking for mon mari's medical records from last summer.
I finally came to the conclusion that they were hiding out with my mammograms.
Turns out the last conclusion was the correct one.
I found all of the lost medical bits safely tucked in with the Christmas place mats and napkins.
I mean, where else should they have been?
Certainly not with the other x-rays, etc. that I had found 6 months earlier.
Now you may be wondering why I was unpacking the Christmas linens in April….
Don't be silly. They just happened to be under my various, neglected needlework projects.
Now you may be wondering how I have manged so much free time that I went in search of needlework to keep me busy….
I haven't and I didn't. Really!
The needle work was under my sandals. Pay attention!
Ah, you think… I was looking for the sandals!
No. The weather is still too cool for sandals…. But perfect for lightweight cotton sweaters….
Which was how the box was labeled: summer cotton sweaters.
Note to self… And anyone else who may ever move house:
One never knows for sure how long it will be before any given box will be unpacked. Label, label, label.
And don't forget to write down that unnecessary item on the bottom used to make the box more stable… or that last bit tucked into the corners just because there was room.
Now I shall mentally apologize to mon mari for all the unkind thoughts last week. I had packed this box.
All of this has made me a bit shy about looking for stuff.
Which leads me to this day: I set-up mon mari's computer for him. I spent hours trying to get a wireless connection working – with an antenna and software I found in one of my searches for something else. God only knows when or why I bought it. I took his computer apart, plugged in the new board, and tried everything I could think of to make it work.
All of this to avoid going into the barn to look for the ethernet router. I knew I'd spend all day looking for it.
So, I spent all day trying to get the wireless to work.
I gave up.
Rather than beating the dogs or stomping on mon mari's foot I went to the barn.
I thought ripping open some boxes would relieve the stress.
I found the router in the first box I opened… On top….
I plugged it in. It worked. All is normal in the internet world chez nous.
Mon mari is home and happy.
I think I'm going to go sit in the corner and quietly eat my other chocolate bunny now.
Might I say…AAARRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
These were not the burgers I buried in beans this week.
I'll put goat cheese in or on anything…
Burgers Stuffed with Chevre
Just bit of creamy goat cheese in the center keeps these burgers very most and adds a lovely flavor.
12oz (350gr) ground beef
2oz (60gr) chevre (goat cheese) (the little cartons of creamy goat cheese, Chavrie in U.S. Chevraux in France)
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tbs breadcrumbs
1 tbs oil
2 tbs ketchup
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Dijon-style mustard
In a small bowl mix basil, breadcrumbs, garlic and chevre. Make 4 patties of the beef. Spread half of the goat cheese/crumb mix on each of 2 patties, spreading to within 1/3" (1cm) of the edge. Place remaining 2 patties on top. Work edges to seal. Heat oil in nonstick skillet. Add patties and fry, 5 – 8 minutes per side, depending on thickness. In a small bowl mix ketchup, Worcestershire and mustard. Spread on top of the burgers after turning. When done, remove and serve.
For more recipes see the index in the sidebar or check out my internet cook book: Easy Gourmet Dinners.