I GOT IN I GOT IN!!!! I am now, officially, the newest member of the Colorado Mormon Chorale!! I sang a whole verse of a hymn, acapella, and stayed in PERFECT tune, I didn't totally bomb my sight-reading, and the conductor loves my voice! When he welcomed me to the choir I literally jumped up and down. It's a fantastic choir, smaller than I was expecting, but SO good! They're awesome!! Hooray!!
In other news, Bracken and I have declared war on the mutant squirrel. We both keep an eye on it, and when it ventures on to our porch, I throw open the door and release the snarling beast!! She really has it in for that squirrel. And we learned last night not to cry wolf, because she was watching the door all tense for a LONG time... She takes her mission seriously. After all, it's going after her food!
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon (adapted from The English Kitchen)
4 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
1 pound fresh brussels sprouts
1/4 red onion, diced small (or a shallot or two)
2 tsp fresh thyme
1 Tb butter
salt and pepper
First, prepare your sprouts. Rinse, cut off the ends and cut into slices, removing outside leaves.
Heat a pan on medium-high heat. Add bacon, and cook till it starts to get crispy. Add onion and butter, and cook till onion is softened. Add sprouts and thyme, and cook till the edges just start to brown. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper, and serve!