Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,


So along with that excellent raita last week, I also made an Indian slow-cooker cauliflower and chickpea dish that turned out pretty poorly. It smelled great when I fried up the onions and spices, but after a few hours in the crockpot, it was bland and dull. But I was encouraged by the way it smelled in the pan, so I found a similar NON-slow-cooker recipe and made that tonight. The recipe called for just curry powder, but I re-found one of those other recipes to get the proportions on the cumin, coriander, and turmeric and bumped it up with that. It turned out really well! Which is good, because there's a lot of it.

I also pan-fried a couple pieces of Alaskan halibut from the freezer, and was impressed with how flavorful it was. I was expecting to need to eat it first, lest it vanish alongside the curry, but no. It was yum.

Things are getting back to normal at work. The arriving-early nonsense continues to the end of the week, but now the AV stuff is only in the mornings. Today I was bemused by my excitement at getting to spend time in my own office.

Friday we got to see Bob & Jeff's new place, which is all of three blocks from Neal & Rhonda's. It's still very boxtacular, but looks to be a nice place to spend a year or two while settling back in to Colorado. We had pizza and played Cards Against Humanity. (Randro Cardrissian played really well that night, and we were nearly all shamed.)

Star Wars on Saturday went well, despite my inability to get all the prep done I wanted. Happily, just when the players were running right up against the edge of my prepared material, everyone started getting tired and we called it a night.

I'm getting to add material to a website that's run with Drupal at work, and I have to say it seems like a terrible idea all ways round. Like, I feel like I can see the bones of intent within it, but it seems more like a system for generating content-handler plugins than a way of actually, y'know, doing things. It's probably great if you're managing a website that twenty different non-technical people are constantly generating content for, but for something less than that, like a departmental website, it seems... overwrought.

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