Mary's Blog and Sharon's chalkboard features - February 1, 2019
And, another fine week it has been! Obviously the snow and cold made it a really long one. It feels like a heat wave today, as it’s actually above zero, 9 degrees to be exact. My animal buds are all bored to tears. I have not been able to ride since Monday, if it’s below 20 in the barn the horses have trouble breathing, and the pups are very tired of having to hang-out inside. I have had to hand walk Z and Picasso as pasture time is out due to ice and bitter cold. At least they get out of their stalls for a bit and I enjoy the bonding time with them. By tomorrow they will finally get back to work and it should be warm enough to take Niki and Pico for a short walk in town. And at least the sun has been out for the last few days. Dreary, gray and cold doesn’t help foster the “happies” for any of us. I did have to close the Bistro early on Monday but otherwise it has been business as usual, although a much slower usual. I actually had time to watch “Whitney” a documentary on the life of Whitney Houston, which was very good and the movie The Shape of Water. I’ve wanted to see “Shape” since it came out and it was beyond excellent. It is a fairy-tale love story and horror movies rolled into one and won best picture, best director and best original score academy awards. I’d highly recommend both.
We will be closed Sunday, Super Bowl, for our 26th Employee Party. It is always a surprise for our gang and it is fun to have everyone guessing as to what we are going to do “this year.” We meet by noon, have a champagne toast and “head for the hills.” Everyone is back on time to watch the game or go home and relax, which is what I’m planning on doing. I’ll fill you in next week on the festivities. This is the 53rd (LIIl) Super Bowl with the Atlanta Falcons matched against the New England Patriots. The Patriots have been contenders in 11 Super Bowls with 9 led by quarterback Tom Brady and all coached by Bill Belichick. The Falcons, although underdogs, have the home advantage as the game will be played in Atlanta’s new Mercedes Benz stadium. There are millions of dollars spent on snack foods, pop and beer. While grocery shopping yesterday I couldn’t believe the stacks of chips, nuts, pretzels, guacamole, salsas and 12 packs. “BIG GAME” day is the second largest of food consumption after Thanksgiving.
The Bistro will be closed Sunday for our party and Monday for some repairs and maintenance.
Sharon and crew have some Awesome Chalkboard Features Per Se. Always a Crowd Pleaser, Shepherd’s Pie – Gently Simmered Ground Beef, Leeks, Carrots and Mushrooms in a Rich Gravy and Topped with Buttermilk Mashers; Ahi Tuna Lightly Coated with Sesame Panko Breadcrumbs, Seared Rare and Accompanied with Miso Glazed Stir-Fried Skinny Green Beans and Scallions with a Schmear of Asian Infused Aioli; Seafood Pasta- Penne Tossed with Canadian Lobster & Golf Shrimp in a Roasted Garlic Tomato Cream Garnished with English Peas and Domestic Mushrooms and for Dessert A Dark Chocolate Brownie Topped with Guernsey Vanilla and finished with a Drizzle of Port Wine Syrup. YUM!!!
WE WISH YOU MANY MILLION DOLLAR DAYS AND
LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE BISTRO!!
Mary, Niki, Picasso and Z
Certified Executive Chef and Owner of Diamond Jim Brady's Bistro
Sunday: To be determined...