Today’s Yummy Lunch

Well, I said I was gonna stay in yesterday, but I didn’t. I actually attended a meeting at the local Kingdom Hall and made some new friends. We made arrangements to meet later, and as usual I got turned around and walked a couple miles out of the way. Oh to have a directional brain in my head!

At any rate, I did finally meet up with a couple for dinner and had a grand time. We are making more plans for later in the week and now that they know how easily I get lost, they are keeping a closer eye on me!

So today was the day to stay in! Poor feetsies need a rest!

I did go out for coffee since I haven’t gotten any yet for the apartment and I picked up a couple things for lunch so I could work and not go back out for a while.

This was my lunch today – which I thought was yummy and which will totally gross Ellyn out. Muwahaha!

ImageBelieve it or not, in the land of pasta and bread, I am hungry for meat and potatoes! So I went to the produce store for a few potatoes, which cost me cinquanta (50 cents) and a small package of burro (butter). Too bad they don’t seem to have sour cream here!

ImageBut I do love the markets – the old lady (much older than me) who was also in the produce market was buying a few grapes and one stalk of celery. How cool is that? I would have asked what she was making but she only spoke italian.

ImageThen I picked up some meat in a local deli – rabbit, which I’ve been wanting to try. It was already cooked but you can buy whole skinned little bunnies in most meat shops. Yes, I know it sounds awful, but it is a local meat source.

ImageAdd some red wine and a chocolate dessert (which I was too full to eat) and you have a yummy meal. The rabbit was quite mild and dare I say it – a lot like chicken. But how do you describe chicken? It is just a mild meaty flavor. And so is rabbit, but just a bit different. I would definitely have it again.

So that was lunch and I worked a lot today. Off the feet for the afternoon. But then I couldn’t stand it and had to get out and about. I’m actually starting to crave walking, so I loaded my bag onto my wheeled trolley and took off for the wall. It is so nice up there and I wanted to spend some time just watching the people go by and sketching in my journal. It was a lovely evening and boy were there a lot of people walking and cycling. It is constant activity up there.

And the joggers – I think I will always remember the wall with the sound of crunching gravel under the runners’ feet. It would be wonderful if my boys could come and run that wall as part of their daily jogging and marathon training.

When I get the sketches polished off I’ll post them. Ciao for now!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jeanie Ader
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 17:17:31

    I was dozing on the couch a bit ago, and I almost got up to see if you had written anything. If you hadn’t, I was going to write to you and ask for an update. I’m hooked!

    Lots of people hunt and eat rabbit, but you won’t get me to touch it. I’m not that fond of chicken to begin with, and I sure don’t want a gamey taste to it.

    I do hope there is a way for you to print out all of your missives into a book-type thing when you are finished so you’ll have it all together for keeps. Somehow, most things I have tried to keep on the computer have gotten lost or deleted. It’s nice to have something you can put your hands on and read. You even have wonderful pictures to go with your “bentures.”

    Keep ’em coming!

    “The Jeanie”


    • thesketchylife
      Oct 08, 2012 @ 22:25:49

      You know, I was expecting a gamey taste to the rabbit, but this particular portion didn’t have that at all. I’m sure it often is gamey, but whoever cooked this must know what they’re doing. And I always like to try new things when I can. But it sure is strange seeing those bunnies lined up in the meat case!


  2. Ellyn
    Oct 09, 2012 @ 08:02:28

    You’re right, Mom. It does sound like a horrifying meal that should only be eaten in the direst of times. Nah, just kidding. You’d be surprised to know I actually ate rabbit once. It was very gamey. Glad you’re trying new things!


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