Our guests arrived a few minutes late - the perils of trying to find a place you have never been. I saw them 2-3 weeks ago, but Jim had not seen them in over 20 years. We used to be good friends, but a work relationship went awry (as many do) and we lost touch with each other. It is nice to "re-make their acquaintance".
The Publix lamb chops were excellent; tender and juicy and mild-flavored. I topped them with lemon zest, minced garlic and chopped rosemary (just cut in my garden.) I also had a Caesar salad and sauteed asparagus, along with yeast rolls (not home-made.)
Dessert was lemon cake with either pistachio or chocolate caramel ice cream. It was a satisfying meal and an enjoyable visit.
However, (you knew there was one, didn't you?), I could not for the life of me sleep last night. My eyes were open until sometime after 4:30 am, which was the last time I looked at the clock. I got up at 8 am and began to work in the kitchen and dining area. By the time we sat down for luncheon, my eyes were drooping, although I managed not to fall asleep at the table.
After they left, I got into my recliner, hoping to have a long nap. I woke after 90 minutes, refreshed but hungry again. We nibbled, and I watched the UNC-VA basketball game (now I'm sad.) As I write, it is 11:15 and I'm not sure I could fall asleep easily tonight either. What the heck is going on? I usually sleep like a rock.
Wish me luck. The fact that we are losing an hour tonight will not help my sleep patterns.