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DRUNKEN SPAGHETTI

25 May 2021

We went to spit this morning.  Walt gets COVID testing every week.  I've only done it once, but he and Jeri decided that since I've been out in public twice I should come with them today.

With the suggested removal of masks for vaccinated people, there are few places where you have to wear masks.  I have several masks I've ordered -- 2 Van Gogh, a Wizard of Oz, an elephant, a Lawsuit mask, and one that the granddaughter of a friend made for me, as well as one that Marta got for me many months ago, and I haven't gone out of the house enough times to wear all of them.

I had worn all but the Snoopy masks at least once, so I wore that down to the testing place this morning.

Today was a little better than last time because I wore my hearing aids, but still I needed Jeri to translate for me when the test giver spoke through two or three layers of plastic to give me instructions.

And, like last time, it took me several attempts to get enough spittle to fill the tube that had to be filled, but eventually the test was made and we could leave.

Outside the building, Jeri took this picture of Walt and me in front of the tree dedicated to David.

My test was negative.


Today was the day that Ned interviewed the family on his radio show.  He is still in Hawaii, but he recorded 4 shows ahead of time so that there would be a new show each week.  This was the fourth week.  He interviewed me, Walt, Jeri and Marta.  Each one of us has a brief interview and then he plays music that was talked about in the interview.  I found Jeri's interview the most fun, but all four of us were fun to listen to.

If you are interested in hearing this show you can hear it here.  It can be streamed for  3 weeks after it is originally broadcast.


There was a recipe on The Today Show this week that sounded interesting, so I decided to try it last night.  It's called "drunken spaghetti" and is so very easy to make.

Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a pan and add 4 small thinly sliced garlic cloves an d 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper flaks and cook briefly until the garlic become aromatic, then add 1 cup of red wine and set aside.

In the meantime, cook 12 oz of spaghetti in strongly salted water to about 2 minutes before it becomes al dente, then drain, saving 1 cup of water.  Add to the wine, put back on the flame and cook for about 2 minutes, adding the water from the spaghetti.

After cooking, add 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, 1/4 cup chopped walnuts and 1/8 tsp of freshly grated nutmeg.  Serve with parsley garnish.

It was better than I thought it would be

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Jeri with Simba, at Eldervilla

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