Last week, I took this little guy to the vet (he’s fine)
and passed Danielle Steele’s house in Pacific Heights.
I looked her up on the internet to see what she has been up to and read her latest blog post. She is the best selling author alive and is still at it! So if the neighbors complain about her unattractive 30′ high hedge (that’s not blocking anyone’s views)…oh well.
There are 55 rooms and a formal ballroom and the views of the bay must be incredible. And I bet we go to the same grocery store..rubbing elbows with the famous…she says she goes to the grocery store herself.
Speaking of views…on Tuesday I went to Newport Beach to
help a client plan a move to
this charming cottage…won’t this be fun to decorate? The wheels are turning. While incorporating her current furniture we are
looking at a few new things…
Pottery Barn for the family room
Noir Furniture for the living room
Wisteria for the living room
I stayed with Debbie while I was there…love having this pretty bath…
better than a fancy hotel.
We celebrated our friend, Laura’s birthday that night and I came back to San Francisco the next day. Below is Lido Isle (where our house and the new project are). A quick trip…so nice that it’s just an hour away.
On Thursday, I made this Easy Lentil Salad recipe using Trader Joe’s vacuum packed lentils.
We keep sliced red onion in in red wine vinegar in the refrigerator (mellows the taste) for salads or sandwiches.
Take the package of the lentils and mix in 1/4 cup of chopped marinated red onion, the juice of three or four small lemons, drizzle with olive oil, four tables spoons of chopped parsley and salt and pepper. Marinate a few hours or overnight and serve on sliced tomatoes.
Good the next day for lunch, too.
I also made this Chicken Saltimbocca (skinless chicken breast with sage leaves wrapped in prosciutto) except, I didn’t bother to pound the chicken (lazy) and I added fresh spinach (instead of asparagus–all we had) at the end to serve it slightly wilted. I took it off the heat and left it covered for a while while I set up our trays (reality…we eat in front of the TV a lot–empty nesters).
It gave the chicken a little time to steam and it came out nice and moist!
This is how I spent my Saturday night with my husband away on business…it was awesome (but I missed you, Honey).
Choose happiness, be grateful and call your mom. I will, too.
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