to: 67 degrees!!!
I can’t believe it! The windows were open and it was FABULOUS over the weekend! I kept reading blogs of winter storms and rain and ice…. and it was lovely here! Last week Clarissa came over and we made Borsch, back when it was SOUP WEATHER. We complained about how Americans ALWAYS add a T at the end (Borscht) and lamented that the US doesn’t carry Russia’s version of yogurt/sour cream mixture. When I first moved to Russia I HATED it and told EVERYONE “BEEZ MAYONAISA!” I learned to appreciate it and now I miss it.
Glad I’ve got a death grip on Gooner’s hand…. As IF Clarissa would run off with her in her footy pajamas… OK, maybe I need to just LET GO a little bit. ANYWAY, Clarissa DID agree to babysit OVERNIGHT so Q and I could go camp and hike a 14er. We are BEYOND thrilled. Other couples go to Cabo and get massages, we fill our packs and spend a romantic evening, on the ground, in a tent. ANYWAY, the Borsch was super fab:
And that bread, yes THAT is Russian Rye that we made. It was delish, but I KNOW I can do better. And yest that is one fabulous chunk of butter that I delightfully SLATHERED on my bread. I wanted seconds but I was just too full. We used two recipes and then added from what we remembered in Russia, and created our own Russian Borsch. So good. Sooooooooooooo good. If you want to try this delishousness healthiness, I’ll be happy to post it. Q liked it AND Gooner liked so it was a total winner.
I would also like to admit that we ate this soup while watching Brad make a total fool of himself on The Bachelor. We made “Bachelor Soup” in this case Borsch, and then ate it in our sweat pants, while watching… The Bachelor. Clarissa secretly, and openly, HATES the Bachelor. I think she comes for the company. And the soup.
And now it is snowing again. Bye bye nice weather!