And, another fine week it has been. St. Pat’s was fun... great to see so many of you. Sharon and Max sure worked their magic on the Corned Beef and Guinness Beef Stew. Both were AMAZING!!! And, the Smoked Trout Board was so…good. A highlight of the day was having 14 Brady’s in, half from out-or-town for a visit. It was wonderful to see Tom’s family together in the Bistro, having fun and catching up. I loved the chance to sit down and share what is going on in our lives. And, what a glorious day it was with the sun shining and warm breeze flowing. I rode Z outside for the first time in months. He was stiff from his spring shots so we took it easy for the first 15 minutes and then worked into a fairly normal exercise routine. He is such an amazing partner. Kos is a really cool guy too. And, Maddie and Sophia are ready to rock and roll with the snow gone. “Mad” went ballistic over a squirrel today and of course went deaf when I tried to get her out of the woods. I now wear boots, snow or not, to trapes after her. Sophie is on leash all the time (it is 6 feet long so don’t feel sorry for her) because she will really just split and it is not worth the hour it will take to track her down. I wish, deep down, that I could just let them run the woods and have a really good time, but know that there is a coyote or fox that would have a tasty meal if I did.
Here we go with March Madness. Of course I am excited for our Michigan teams to rock-it. It was interesting listening to a National Public Radio blurb on NPR at what it costs employers, in loss of business and productivity. It has become a Super Bowl on steroids. I certainly have admiration for the players and coaches. Those young men and women are far ahead of most at their age in handling pressure, being professional and in the spotlight. It is intense at the least. Congratulations to Michigan on their win yesterday and good luck to the Spartans who play tonight. I admit, you’ll catch me watching our home teams whenever their playing.
Welcome spring… we’ve reached the point in the year that night and day are equal in length, the Spring Equinox. It has been a hard transition for me to do the spring forward… I’m used to jumping out of bed at 6-6:30, no alarm and “hitting the hay” about midnight. All that has changed this year. It’s hard to be sleeping by my usual time and awake as early as I like. Pups are the same. It is hard to motivate them in the morning. And grooming the horses takes twice as long as they are shedding a ton. Courtney and I could have filled a mattress with Z’s hair today. You can tell they love their “beauty shop” as the lean into the curry comb and shedding blade. Yahoo… we are on the way to nicer weather.
Sharon and crew will have some great Chalkboard Features as Usual. We Made “Extra” Corned Beef and Cabbage and Guinness Beef Stew for Those of You Who Couldn’t Make it Yesterday.
LOBSTER PASTA: Cold Water Pappardelle Pasta Tossed with Mushrooms, Peas and Tomatoes in a Lobster Cream Broth and
ROASTED FLORIDA GROUPER: Presented with Barley Risotto, Grilled Asparagus and Balsamic Reduction.
For Dessert an ICE CREAM SAMMY: Chocolate Cookies Filled with Pistachio Gelato. YUM!!!
We Wish You Many Million $$$ Days
Look forward To Seeing You At The Bistro!!!
Mary, Maddie, Sophia, Z and Kos