I lost a friend today. It used to greet me in the mornings and brightened up my day for the past few months. But Mrs. Fly said it was time to get rid of it... last year's Christmas tree. If I had my way, I would keep a Xmas tree in the corner of our living room year-round. It looks nice, smells nice, reminds me of the festive holidays, brings some of the outdoors indoors and it's really not bothering anyone. Altho we haven't watered it for about 2 months now and now it kind of looks like the Peanuts Xmas tree. That's what happens when you ask a 6 year old to water it every morning. Pretty sure we're not getting him a dog any time soon.
It took me like 2 minutes to get rid of the tree. As you may have gathered from my posts, I am one lazy mofo. I prefer to call it "laid back" or "easy going," but that's just word choice. As we speak, Mrs. Fly is tidying up and I'm sitting here drinking my tea and writing my blog. Man! Is she going to be pissed off when she reads this. Fortunately, I find that kind of sexy in a woman (in small doses). Normally, we get rid of the tree in January like everyone else, but "we" put it off because of the sprained ankle, snow, etc. Now I have to call the garbage company to pick it up and recycle it. I can just hear the guy saying, "WTF?!? It's almost March dude. What's wrong with you?!?" Or was the Mrs. Fly saying that to me the other day?
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
I have no idea why lamb is not more popular in the US. Now that I think about it, I don't think it's popular in Asia or Latin America either. It's really a shame, because it's got great flavor and is a nice change of pace for the beef/chicken/pork trio. Whenever we go out to a party or event and they serve baby lamb chop hors d'oeuvres, the Flys and a few European and Oceanian couples are furtively chowing down like we just found Al Capone's vault and don't want anyone else to know. But in reality, people here just don't like lamb. I can see why people wouldn't like mutton, because like other gamey meats it might take getting used to. But good lamb has a cleaner taste. We didn't really eat much lamb until we went to Australia and New Zealand. The lamb there was incredible and really opened our eyes. So if you're going to try it for the first time, don't get the local lamb - try the imported one first.
Mrs. Fly tried to have the lamb drippings fall on the bed of rice, like they do at Turkish restaurants. Mrs. Fly is not shy about using animal fat. The rice was good, but nowhere near as good as the ones in the Turkish restaurants. I have no idea what those guys do - they must render the fat off an entire flock sheep to get the rice that flavorful. Anyway, no complaints.