31 March 2006
Evoking memories of California
Immediately upon arriving home today, I threw open 3 windows to let in fresh air. Then, an idea hit me. I should grill something for dinner! Luckily, I had 2 tenderloin steaks in my freezer. So, after thawing them in the microwave (typically a horrible idea, but I was grilling in beautiful weather and I didn't care!), I poured my favorite marinade over them and let them sit for an hour. I got the grill out of the garage (all by myself!) and fired it up! When those steaks hit the grill they sizzled frantically. It's such an awesome sound (when it's the first time grilling after a long, cold winter)! I also "made" Green Giant niblets corn w/ no sauce. Some sort of grilled meat and niblets corn was a big staple of our house when we lived in California, so with the combination of the weather, the open windows and the grilled steak and niblets, it felt like I was back in California. It's odd. I have such good memories of living in California, but I don't seem to from living here. Maybe it's that it's been over 3 years since I left California, so the memories are stronger because I'm out of the situation. I don't know. I just know it felt really good ... although something was missing.