when baking, follow directions.. when cooking, go by your own taste.. ~ Laiko Bahrs
Zoey has found another hiding place for stormy days..since i blocked the usual spot underneath the stairs, she’d been seeking refuge at the oddest places around the home..once or twice i was shocked out of my mind by her yowls when i plonked my derriere down on a sofa and leaned back against some cushions..her colorings blend well with the cushions and it also doesn’t help that it was underneath them she hid herself, and not ON them..well, now that she’s realized the ‘dangers’ of that particular practise, she’s abandoned it totally and sought refuge elsewhere..
so, i was lazily watching the idiot box one fine afternoon when it started to rain very heavily..thunder, lightning, strong winds, the whole works..i didn’t bother to turn on the lights as i was too lazy to get up from where i was seated..from the corner of my eye, Zoey skulked low on all fours(literally), super slowly towards the windows..you know how wild cats, lions, tigers, etc creep slowly and quietly towards their victims right before they pounce on them?
Zoey automatically switches from her normal haughty walk to this skulk mode every single time it starts to rain, her eyes frantically scanning the whole place, as if scanning for hidden predators..both Cactus and i find it funny everytime she does it..
anyway, she skulked towards them curtains and equally slowly, crept behind one and sat there as still as she could muster herself to..she didn’t even move an inch when i got up noisily to switch the lights on..my curtains are custom made, ceiling to floor height, and i thank God that the furball has never taken to scratch them like some cats would..so, nowadays, whenever it rains, she’ll hide behind the drapes, not realizing that her fat behind can still be easily spotted underneath the curtain’s hems..
i had a tray of lamb chops in the freezer that i couldn’t decide what to do with..i wanted to eat something that will warm my body up as the day was quite cold, and lamb is a ‘heaty’ meat..
i was bored of the usual herbed marinades that i would usually come up with for chops or steaks and i decided to experiment..i took out mustard, mayonnaise and black pepper sauce and marinated the cut up chops with them..i mixed the marinade in a separate bowl and gauged the taste first before i poured it all over the lamb..left the meat to marinate in the fridge for about an hour and as i was a little lazy to take out the grill pan, i stir-fried the chops in the wok instead..
served it with blanched sweet corn kernels, and taste wise, i will definitely cook it again and again.. *grins*
oh, i didn’t take photos of the ingredients or the earlier stages of cooking, so pardon the meagre number of them below..i was a little absent minded that day and only realized the absence of my camera when the dish was almost done.. *sheepish*