i arrived in belmont sometime after 11am with all the ingredients necessary to make some reuben sandwiches, minus the corned beef that'd been cooking in my parents' slow cooker from yesterday. the brisket was still in the crock pot, with a layer of fat floating on the surface even after my father already scooped off the fat earlier. after removing this new fat layer, we took the corned beef out of the slow cooker. my father split it in half, then cut one half into slices for the sandwiches. i found out from my own experience that a reuben sandwich is best with warm corned beef, so i heated up the brisket in a small pot with some brining liquids while toasting the rye bread in a pan with butter. my father helped me toast the bread while i assembled the sandwiches.
the reuben sandwiches turned out pretty good, each one with a thick layer of warm corned beef. eating a single sandwich was like eating a large hamburger with the amount of beef used.
yesterday i did an early spring backyard garden survey with my iphone. today i came back to do another survey in better quality with my canon 60D:
i always know when sandy isn't planning on going to work tomorrow, when she stays up late. such was the case tonight. she usually prepares for bed before midnight, but heading into the after hours she was still punching away on her keyboard. i even took my nightly pills, which she recognizes as my signal that i'm about to go to sleep. finally, thankfully, she turned off her macbook, folded up the fleece blanket, and went to bed. still, her normal routine is to skip work on mondays. the only monday i can remember that she didn't skip work was actually the one day that she should've, our last big snowstorm. i'm not sweating over it too much. she only has 20 more days left in cambridge, with just 3 more mondays left to skip.