Coming Home

Coming home is this:

Pasalubong from Virgie's

Amazing that none of these biscuits got smashed in self's suitcase! They were so yummy, disappeared in one day

Not all of this was for hubby and self, we are not that pigg-y.  Self gave most of it away pretty quick —  before she could fall to munching.

Self has already cooked her first home-cooked meal:  spaghetti with Italian sausage:

Self's Mmmm Home-made Spaghetti Sauce

It is so much fun to cook when you are only cooking for two people!

Self also found this highly useful product, when she was walking along Oak Grove Avenue today (It was from Lite for Life, the health food store almost directly across from the fire station.  A sign on the window says:  As featured on NBC’s Today Show!):

Imported From Israel, Discovered in Menlo Park Today

They’re tiny cubes of freeze-dried herbs (basil, garlic, ginger, cilantro, parsley).  You store them in your freezer until you’re ready to cook, then you toss in a cube (1 cube is about the equivalent of 1 teaspoon).  Self used three cubes of basil when she was cooking the spaghetti sauce, and —  mmm, mmmm! —  the sauce was just delicious.  In addition, self threw in minced onions, minced garlic, slivers of carrots, and mushrooms.  Hubby had third helpings, which he’s never done before, at least not for self’s spaghetti (Or mebbe he was just hungry.  We ate at 8:30 pm, after he’d done watering)

Self’s next UCLA on-line class begins next week.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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