Itâ€™s mild this Christmas day. I have already been out with the Vorlon Wife for a modest two-mile walk. I am on the road to recovery from the Neulasta. I have not taken any ibuprophen since last night. The body pain is subsiding â€“ although Iâ€™m still getting shooting pains in my legs, knee and ankle joints.
The pot roast is in the oven. I have the oven set at about 250 degrees. I will play with the temperature to give me a long slow cooking time. About 1:00 pm, Iâ€™ll put the vegetables in. Iâ€™ll be adding potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, and mushrooms. When itâ€™s done, Iâ€™ll take out the veggies and the roast and make gravy.
In the past the beef becomes so tender you can cut it with your fork. Iâ€™m really looking forward to the meal. We will be hosting members of the Vorlon Wifeâ€™s family.
UPDATE: A reader Emails,
"I was OK until you mentioned the mushrooms.
I would point out that they are Portabella mushrooms. Also, consider the environmental ramifications of eating mushrooms. If it werenâ€™t for mushrooms, what would we do with all the left over horse manure?
At this point, the whole house is filled with the smell of beef slowly roasting in the oven. It's always a bit of a guess, but I hope I have the right temperature so that everything is cooked, when the guests arrive.
The weather is 44 degrees and drizzling. We have opened the back door to let in the cool air so the oven doesnâ€™t bake us out of the house.
UPDATE II: Christmas is over. I'm fading fast and am going to bed. I'll catch you on the flip side.Posted by The Vorlon at December 25, 2005 11:24 AM