The dampness is beginning to creep in - rain in the forecast by this afternoon. But...it is 48 this morning which is more than 20 degrees warmer than yesterday morning! And tomorrow is April 1st! I cut a bunch of daffodils and some grape hyacinths for kitchen bouquets - some on the counter, some on the buffet, some on the windowsill. I love the pops of color. I also bought a large bunch of flowers at Trader Joe's yesterday.
Hard to really appreciate them in a small picture, but click to enlarge if so inclined. The purple ones (two shades) are Wax Flowers. The white ones are something else, but of course I cannot remember the name.
There were more folks in the office yesterday, but I was only there less than an hour! Our entire purchasing department was in for an in-person meeting. The first time those 5 people were together in over 2 years! My accountant for Kevin's group came in just as I was leaving. I hadn't seen her in a year or so. I do not get the impression that anyone is thinking of going back to the office full time.
The other night I got a hankering for something different. Decades ago I would cook pork chops with a chili sauce over them. I decided to do that again...boneless, loin pork chops in the bottom of a casserole dish. Then I mixed a cup of chili sauce with some white vinegar, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce and poured that over the chops. Popped the casserole dish into the oven at 350 for about 45 minutes and they turned out great. To go with them, I made Smothered Cabbage.
I used just part of a giant sweet onion, about 2/3 of a small head of cabbage, 2 potatoes and about 1 cup of broth. We still have a large container left over. This dish cooks up quickly and was very tasty alongside the chops.
You all know I'm not much of a TV or movie person, but last night we watched The Starling and both enjoyed it. Melissa McCarthy is pretty funny.
I'm looking forward to my appointment this afternoon with the neuro surgeon. Again, I am not expecting or wanting any kind of surgery...rather I want to find out what I can and cannot do (or should and should not). Looking for good news all around.
Well, time to pour another cup of coffee, dry my hair, and get started on my usual Thursday morning reports. Happy Friday Eve!!