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Sunday, October 17, 2004

Whirlwinds of Change

Listening to: Interpol - Not Even Jail

Yesterday was a buzz. Whirlwind. The decided name of project X. Cath wondered aloud whether it was because it is going to be a virtual 'whirlwind' trying to get to band practices over an hour away fitting them in after her work and before mine. Packing vehicles with tailgates that won't work, keeping up on supplies like strings and sticks and picks, making sure the child is looked after, food....mmmmm foood!

That was yesterday in a nutshell. Cath got off work at 4:15. We scarfed down a couple of sausages from some fundraiser. Craig was with us - we had gone to pick up sticks not even ten minutes earlier. Apparently the tweed case for my new electric was in too, so I checked in but it was an accoustic case. Mine's an electric. I told them I'll get back to them about it. Not only that but they had a guitar there I was drooling over almost instantly. It was a used red Gibson hollowbody in great shape for only $1300. Basically its the same type of guitar that I just bought only it's the real thing for about $2200 less than it would cost new. I wish I had more time to look at it - not to mention the funds to just walk up to the counter and buy it. You don't came across a find like that very often so you gotta jump when you get the chance. Cath's Rickenbacker was bought under similar circumstances...

The first jam session went amazingly well. It was exactly that - a series of about five or six 20 to 30 minute space jams. About two hours of stuff. Jez just sent me one session recording over 45 minutes long. I think it has a couple of jams in it though. Surprisingly good. Sounds swell - the name is fitting. We all seem to complement each other well. It actually had really good flow to it. We started out with a Verve cover of Beautiful Mind which sounded almost as good or better than the original at times. It's too bad Jez forgot to press play on the recorder for that one... After a few glasses of wine and few hours of playing my head was spinning quite nicely. I downed a couple of Tylenol, with a little more wine of course, and decided it was time to call it quits and go for some of Caths famous nachos - besides Katya needed some attention too.

The nacho's are amazing! Every time! When Jez was younger he used to get ahold of Cath's date planner and schedule in nacho days for himself. Basically what happens is this. Someone comes for nacho day for the first time thinking "nachos are nachos - how good could they be really".

Cath goes to work employing a few of us to help prepare stuff like fresh peppers and cheese and stuff. A bag of Tostito's mini rounds are baked in the oven for about ten minutes to help them get crispy. She swirls up some hamburg with taco seasoning mixed in and whips up a package of the nacho cheese dip. The seasoned hamburg is placed over the nacho's as is freshly grated cheese, Pace salsa, chopped tomatoes and green peppers and the cheese sauce is spread over it. The tray is placed back in the oven for about ten more minutes or until the cheese is good and melted. Finally, when it's taken out of the oven again, the whole thing is blanketed lightly in sour cream. Now its ready to serve. After a few bites the nacho virgins nod and agree that they are the best nacho's they have ever had. By the end, they are just raving about them quite stunned and amazed. From that day forth, any time nacho's are mentioned again they just start drooling remembering said 'Cath's nachos' experience. Not only that but at some point you realize you can never order nachos at a restaurant again because they really suck now in comparison. Yesterday we welcomed Ry, his wife and Craig into Cath's nacho world.


5 Comments:

At October 17, 2004 at 5:54 p.m., Blogger Rk said...

Well now, I'd say that summed up the evening to a tee! Cheers

 
At October 17, 2004 at 8:05 p.m., Blogger Jennifer said...

I've had Cath's nachos! They are the WORLDS GREATEST!!! but shhhhh don't give her recipe away!!! She's going to be famous for them one day ;)

 
At October 19, 2004 at 12:06 a.m., Blogger Vadergrrrl said...

Dang. I would love to have a woman like Cath in my life.

you sure sound lucky.

*hugs to you both*

 
At October 21, 2004 at 11:13 p.m., Blogger laro said...

mmm ...jamming and nachos, you can't get much better than that.

 
At November 3, 2004 at 9:28 p.m., Blogger whirligirl said...

don't worry, jen, he hasn't got the procedure quite right. lol

 

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