Indio, California: Honestly, I really want to write a date-line one day that instead of Indio, reads Paris. Or Rome. Or Los Angeles. Can’t imagine that happening anytime soon. Borrego Springs? Tucson? Merced?
We had yet another unremarkable day. We did not leave the resort. Did not leave The Bubble.
I started a loaf of bread from my starter/sponge this morning. It took a remarkable SIX hours to rise, but it did rise, and after I pried it from the glass loaf pan, was quite presentable:
Years ago, I kept a starter and made bread all the time. These days, even with My Exerciser, we just don’t eat that much bread (not counting pizza many Sundays). It was fun for me to resurrect my starter, but the “care and feeding” of a sponge uses far too much valuable flour during our confinement, and with Passover approaching, the sponge has been returned to the freezer. Sorry, I am not getting rid of my grains this Passover.
Since Riverside County is under a “wear a mask when outside your house” order, Captain Jim made himself a very easy mask from the famed purple velvet Crown Royal packaging.
So clever. We asked Captain Jim how he made his mask, but he reported he did not remember.
Speaking of memory. Remember back to that time the Ducks played (and lost to) LSU in Dallas in 2011? Pre-season. A man seated in front of us wore a cape constructed of Crown Royal velvet pouches. It was a thing of most-excellent creativity and beauty. Like a cape made of purple and gold velvet fish scales. Everyone just remembers the cape. I remember the man carried a staff. Like a six-or-seven-foot staff with an orb-of-some-sort on top. Basically a weapon. I wasn’t allowed to enter the stadium with a purse larger than 6x6 inches, yet this guy carried a staff? Was he herding sheep?
I made a salad with the absolute near dregs of our iceberg lettuce. Avocado. Red onion. Peperoncini. Hearts of Palm. Green olives. Celery. No tomato, as we only have one tomato and I am hoarding this final fruit.
There was also a cheese pizza produced tonight. It was not very good and not very photo-worthy. Let’s just focus on the loaf of bread today, okay?
I hope your Sunday was funner than mine! Comment below and tell me what you did today!
Until my next update, I remain, your Sunday correspondent.