We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Mrs. BD and her dad ventured out today to the real Italian market a few towns away. Everybody there speaks Italian or Sicilian, including most of the customers. Place smells amazing from all of the cheese and salumi and pickled vegetables. And, next door, is an Italian pastry shop. All of it, the best food on this planet.
We tend towards the Italian on religious holidays. Mrs. BD is 50%; her dad is as Irish as can be. However, trust me, Italian blood beats celtic or anglo-saxon every time.
She needed candied citron for Easter Pie (Wheat Pie). Naturally, they brought home a bunch of arancini for lunch. They were the size of baseballs. I've never seen them that big in Sicily. Also, baccala for tonight. Hard as wood.
For today, baccala to keep with her family tradition. For Easter dinner, a Nice Legga Lamb. That's the Irish part. Just 4 of us, sad to say. Distancing, for what it's worth. I miss the whole BD family but I miss church a lot too. It doesn't feel right. I love our congregation, my brethren.
As most of you know I seldom have anything good to say about Seattle.
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It is time Americans started eating lamb. I think it is only meant for European palates. Much like licorice, mint or blue cheese. Try feeding any of these foods to Asians or Africans and watch them quickly regret getting so close to you.
I agree with you about more lamb in the U.S. It has so much more flavor than beef. It's too expensive to be a staple, though. I guess that's because it's considered a specialty. Except that I think of lamb as a Near East and Northern African food, the land of the early Church.
The idea of propping up airlines amazes me. For many years as a bankruptcy lawyer I worked on little else but airlines. Some of them, like Continental Airlines, go bankrupt every few years on general principles. I worked on two different Continental Airlines bankruptcies. Sometimes the organization ceases operations, with other airlines picking up their routes and assets, but more often all that changes is the stockholders. The unsecured creditors become the new stockholders. The secured creditors more or less float through. Passengers and the economy are minimally affected. It can be tough on many employees.
Nice! Thanks for sharing. Our household did Italian take-out on Good Friday. Two local restaurants made this offer on Front Porch Forum, our local community social media platform:
The Brewster River Pub and the Hearth & Candle Restaurant are collaborating to bring an escape from the every day with the delicious flavors of Italy. Let us cook for you this weekend and maybe make you a cocktail too!
Grilled artichoke; choice of braised beef ragu or tomato & zucchini ragu, both with creamy Parmesan polenta; homemade tiramisu. It was good! We passed on the cocktails (choice of Sicilian slushy or Italian sangria).
Yesterday we enjoyed a Yankeeland tradition: a sugar-on-snow party with my siblings, albeit a virtual party via Zoom. Recipe here. We have no snow on the ground now, but we had saved snow in the freezer from the snowstorm on March 24. Delicious! The recipe at the link says 1 cup for 6 people. We boiled 1 quart for the 4 people in our household, and had plenty left over that we stirred into maple cream for use later on toast.
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