OK, I’m back, I’m here, I’m my normal self. Except I did need a 15-minute nap today (and yesterday). And now I feel extra great. Yes, it’s amazing (or not) what two good nights of sleep in a row can do for a grrrl, rrrarrrr, I’m ready to go. Sheesh. Two and 1/2 days to recover? Good thing I don’t travel for work. Pa-the-tic. It’s not like Kim, Suz, and I were out dancing all night! Clearly we expended lots of energy in un-obvious ways – walking, sweating, talking, laughing. Oh, and eating. Right. And drinking (Kim and I, anyhow; Suz, two sips of alcohol per day is her max…). It’s like we were on a big Manhattan high the whole trip and then crashed as soon as the plane took off (and luckily not after – oooh, bad joke, sorry). Because I know my girls were tired like me. And missing NYC and our “hang” a bit too. Awww. A New York State of Mind + Home in Minnesota = The New York Minxes Blues.
As a nod to my personal NYC food theme, I’m making…yes…veal scallopini tonight. Shall I do Milanese as at Elio’s? Piccata as at Il Riccio? Hmmm…not sure yet. I’ll let you know when I know. Stay tuned…
Here’s what I did – veal with tomatoes, lemon, capers, garlic, arugula, and basil. It was…incredible. Incredible. (I’ll post the recipe below, in comments.) The same concept as piccata (tangy to cut the richness of sauteed veal), but a bit more nutritious and substantial (I had nothing else with it, happily), what with greens and tomato and garlic.
Now, since it’s 75 and sunny, with a nice breeze and low humidity (in other words, perfect) outside, I’m planning to head out to the deck with a cool glass of white, and my book, and take in this evening, the first official night of summer. Minnes-weet. It is indeed good to be home.