Good Morning All!
This week went by SO fast I can't believe it is time to go back out and do the show again! I have not seem to have caught myself up yet sleep wise and there is so very much to do yet, ah well...
I am much happier knowing Malena is coming with me for the last weekend! Truly that was a surprise that we didn't think we could make happen, but we did it and are both over the moon! Halloween was simply to far away and to long for this band to be apart. I will have been in the studio all week at that point, and might even be at the mixing point, we shall see how it goes, I can't wait to get this cd out tho!
Last weekend at the Festival there was as severe a storm as I have ever been in. We were up on the big stage watching it come in and trying to be entertaining. This ship has REALLY tall masts with metal flag poles on it. The lightning was very thick. I kept trying to find one of the stage crew ( who has sensibly fled ) to get Mark, the only one who can call the show, when he came walking up the asile saying Folks there is a Tornado Warning, get OUT of here now.
We didn't know how close it wasand more clouds of Doom were coming all the time. All very exciting. Made me quite nerveus actually which is when I called Malena ( I now how she is and didn't want her to worry ) who was also quite scared as she was driving into a forest fire.
Figures. Of course she was. Half a country apart and we can't escape doing the same things at the same time, whether it's gardening or Death Defying Disatsters.....
All's well that ends well I say. Obviously, we lives. Both of us.
I am going to try and make Adam's signing tonight, but there may be to much work for this country girl for that to happen, alas. He has, I believe two books out now, his own first novel " Singer of Souls" and one he wrote with Jane Yolen " Pay the Piper" Both are wonderful, read them over a few times now.
A lot of people wanted the Famous Chicken Stuffed Marrow receipe and since I am making it again for dinner, I'll give it a go.
First you need a Marrow, which a WAY overgrown zucchini. If you live in the Midwest , this will not be a problem for you. People will leave them on your doorstep, ringing the bell and running, or on your car. ( not kidding ) if you have a garden with summer squash, you have a marrow in it, trust me.
Cut it in half, lenth-wise and scoop out the seeds. Put it aside . Make some sauce. I take olive oil, onion, eggplant and tomatoes and garlic from the garden and cook it all up together for as long a time as you can. Toss some spice in there, oregano, basil whatever you fancy, just let the things cook down together.
While that is cooking, take some chicken breasts and pound the heck out of them until you have flat little pieces. Dip them in floor, with some paprika, salt and pepper and fry them up in olive oil until the seem nearly, but not all the way done. Stick them in the bottom or your zuccinni boat. Cover them with sauce so the boat is full and stick 'em in the oven for an hour at 375 -350 or so, for the last 15 minutes you can top it all with parmeasen cheese or something.
Dinner. And it's just that simple.
Love , Storms and Food,