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Indio, California: I won't report on the weather because I am afraid it is just making some of you angry. Let's just say we didn't need our snow shovels again today.

However, I needed a shovel to plow through the stuff I found at the supermarket this afternoon:

Pretty much sure Valentines Day is still February 14th. I thought this display ridiculous... until I came upon this number:

Plan ahead, Readers. Easter is April 20th.


Dinner tonight - while watching the Chip Kelly's lose to the Saints - was a great combination of grilled lamb chops (marinated in garlic and rosemary), Leeks Vinaigrette (from Molly Wizenberg) and a sweet potato I bought to cook for Leo - but never did - peeled, cubed, and tossed with a tablespoon of butter melted with a tablespoon of maple syrup... and roasted for 45 minutes at 400°.

Leeks Vinaigrette

A very good combination.

Have a great weekend - and don't forget Downton Abbey begins again tomorrow night!

Until my next update, I remain, your behind-the-times correspondent.


RV PARK: The Motorcoach Country Club - The Crown Jewel of Motorcoach Resorts. 400 sites, three pools, three spas, fitness center, golf, bocce ball, tennis, 2-mile waterway, fine-dining restaurant, bar, security, planned activities, perfectly maintained. Sites for sale or rent.