There is a SERIOUS issue which takes all precedence over food, wine, thirsty Thursdays, DIY, or for that matter, ANYTHING ELSE IN THE WORLD.
This morning I was getting myself together, as a woman does. I was admiring how great my bangs looked today when a freight train slammed my self-confidence into a proverbial brick wall. I caught a glance at a slight glimmer in my eyebrow. While noting I should lay off the glitter eye shadow (I am a grown woman…) I leaned in to see exactly what might cause such a shimmer.
Not one. BUT TWO. GREY HAIRS. IN MY EYEBROW. SIDE BY EFFING SIDE. Like a cancer, just spreading across my face. Like it was no. big. deal.
Now anyone that knows me well will tell you that I consider grey hair to be a sure sign of impending death. I complain about the never ending supply that takes residence in my head of hair 37 out of 31 days a month. BUT YOU START MESSING WITH MY FACE, and we have a whole new kind of panic.
I am not kidding you, I cried. Is this foreshadowing? Am I going to start menopause next week? Break my hip in 6 months? FIND MY FIRST FACIAL WRINKLE? Jesus H. Christ, you just rose yesterday, DO SOMETHING about this!!!
You might find this to be exaggeratory,(recognized by Webster as an official word) and if you do, you are no female friend of mine. Because any girl I call a friend is reading this and simultaneously shipping me crates of wine and wrinkle cream at the same time. Call in the damn coast guard. This is a homeland situation.
And while no dish can ever pull me out of the mourning I am in right now, the only thing that can come close is a chunk of meat braised in wine for 10 hours. I am going to go paint my face in it to hide my CLEAR signs of aging.
Cooks all day, tastes like heaven.
- apples - 2, peeled and diced
- heavy cream - 1/2 cup
- cinnamon - 1/2 teaspoon
- butternut squash - 4 pounds, peeled and diced
- onion - 1, diced
- garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
- butter - 1/2 stick
- carrots - 2 large, chopped
- onion - 1 large, chopped
- celery - 4 ribs, diced
- bay leaf - 1
- thyme - 2 sprigs
- leg of lamb - 1, 4 pounds
- salt - 3 tablespoons
- fresh black pepper - 1 tablespoon
- pinot noir - 1 bottle
- beef stock - 4 cups