June 21st, 2007

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Cooking

Wednesday night's "Cooking-at-Brad's" resumed in earnest last night following the month-long hiatus caused by my vacation.

For once I was organized and got recipes and shopping lists (and shopping) done beforehand, most of it Tuesday night, so we could focus on cooking, rather than freaking out about ingredients.

Much food was made: shrimp linguine (served separately), chicken for non-shrimp eaters, Béchamel for non-meat eaters, salad, garlic bread, steamed vegetables, 6 bottles of wine (admittedly, not cooking :))

I was quite pleased with the turnout. While some nights have been as small as just Dan and me, and as large as 16 or so people, I think 10 people like last night is about the right size. Much more and I need more/larger pots & pans. But I think I do anyway.

I also need a garlic press. This comes up regularly, and I keep forgetting to buy one. And more measuring cups/spoons, as the weird mix I currently have makes us do too much math and too many unit conversions.
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USENIX

I have to get down to USENIX in Santa Clara in a bit here to do a version of the LJ architecture talk, which means I also have to furiously update/create some slides which I oh-so-responsibly didn't do yesterday. The presentations today look fun, if I can get down there in time. I never know what traffic will be like, since I don't drive the 101 for work, but Google Maps says traffic is green, so I guess more motivation to get out of here quickly.

But first: coffee.