It now hangs in a place of honor in this house - guests won't see it, but Rob and Cory and I will see it every day, first thing before we even make it to the first floor. I'm very happy with how that worked out, and I don't get very happy very often.
I have been getting a lot of good advice, and support, and sympathy from family and friends regarding my turtle-paced movement towards state and federal retirement disability. I have learned a lot from those who have had to follow similar paths. I am going to try to put it all together and get this thing done. I will try to consult with a lawyer for whom this is a specialty. My head still doesn't work and besides, this is an area of law I know nothing about.
There are still a couple of recipes I owe from yesterday's post, and I want to get them typed and printed before I move on to today's cooking adventure (Ichiban Caponata!) The first one is easy, as I am going to link you to the Pioneer Woman's recipe for Iced Coffee, and then call it a night.
The PW is Ree Drummond and I love her just like I love the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten. Both the PW and the BC stick close to home with their cooking, both have adorable husbands, and both do the kind of cooking I am crazy about. I have all of their cookbooks and I rely on them for a bunch of recipes. The PW makes this iced coffee, and now that I've made it and enjoyed it these past few days, I might just start calling it caffeine crack. If you are a caffeine addict, like me, if you need a break from hot coffee, like me, and if you think Starbuck's price are practically confiscatory, like me, you will leave your house NOW - I know it's 2 AM, but Walmart is open 24 hours - to buy the few things you will need. My biggest problem was finding a container that would fit between my refrigerator shelves. I'm telling you, go to Walmart. I paid $1.98 for each of these, and they work perfectly.
Okay look, math was my worst subject in school, so work this out yourself to adapt to your personal stash of containers. Also, if you don't have cheesecloth, use paper towels, two pieces which are placed perpendicular to each other. I like the paper towel method, and also use it for straining chicken soup.
Once you taste this iced coffee, you don't have to thank me. You might, however, want to thank Ree.