Not too much to report from Taylor Manor. You are all probably getting pretty bored (already) since we are not traveling in our RV. Good news - we are planning a trip to visit a few National Parks in a few weeks! In the meantime, brace yourselves for too many new recipes and random photos of home improvement projects.
My Baby Brother phoned tonight from Denver and joked about the "carbon footprint" I left by fetching Our Grand Dawg on Friday. He has a good point. It was reckless, wasteful, expensive (my airfare + taxi fare + $100 dog airfare + Portland Airport parking) and probably indulgent to fly to Los Angeles to get a dog. But, in My Little Mind, that plane was going to fly whether I was on it or not.
Having your Grand Dawg for a few weeks - priceless.
Little Reese is having a grand time here. So much room to roam. Fields to romp around. Trees (not fire hydrants) to water. Grandpa DT to wrestle with. There is the slight possibility that, occasionally, I may (not sayin') "accidently" drop a crust of bread from the dining table.
It could happen.
Reese sleeps at the foot of our bed. Unfortunately, The Lovely Lisa wakes at the crack of dawn for work and I am not appreciating a dog wanting a walk at 6 o'clock in the morning. This morning, he made it til 6:30... hopefully we can get him to a more reasonable 7 o'clock in a few more days.
Anyway... I have been wanting to post this recipe for RV Caesar Salad for weeks or possibly months.
1 clove garlic, mashed
2 Tablespoons best-quality extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon anchovy paste
generous amount of freshly cracked black pepper
5 oz torn romaine lettuce leaves
shaved parmesan cheese
Place the garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, anchovy paste and black pepper in the bottom of a large salad bowl. Whisk to blend well.
Until my next update, I remain, your indulgent correspondent.