Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Ah Wednesday..you sorry bitch.
I thought it was going to be a simple day..that's what I get for thinking .
Is is too much to ask for a legal assistant to give us full disclosure when they book rooms for depositions ? is it too much to ask that if more than one of our attorneys is involved to give us all the names of all the parties ? How about the names of opposing counsel , witnesses or the actual style of the case ? How about an actual copy of the depo notice ?
Today started out fine, we got in and out of the hubbys dr. appt quickly so that was no biggie. I get to the office and one of the other receptionists ( there are 3 of us ) tells me that a lady is here for a depo and gives me the name of the attorney conducting it. Standard procedure . The lady is early so she goes off for a coffee, soon returning. She is then joined by her 2 attorneys. All is good, proper notifications all around.
Then it hits the fan.
We actually have a total of 3 depos up here today on 2 floors.
Did we get any information that we needed ?
Ah hell no.
Did attorneys flip rooms ?
Did they tell us ?
Ah hell no.
One legal admin is out so the floater covering her desk had no information and NO inclination to be proactive in any way...not unusual on her part...GRRRR.
There is a reason folks that I use the legal pad at my desk to jot down names and as MUCH information as I can get because NO ONE sees fit to share.
I went above and beyond to be as gracious and charming ( opposing counsels words, not mine ) in order to sort it out.
Is reception happy ?
Did admin. get an e mail detailing this situation ?
It has to be done better and more effectively if the management wants to keep a sense of polished professionalism within the Houston legal community......no small thing by the way .
Am I happy ?
Am I going to lay it at the door (s) of those responsible for creating this mess ?
Grab popcorn and watch me....
Monday, July 20, 2015
Okay..I'm going to contradict myself.
I want to play with this and since I know that hubby reads this lil bloggy , I can get his opinion .
Eggs Benedict Casserole:
12 oz Canadian Bacon chopped
6 English muffins, cut into 1 inch cubes .
2 Cups Whole Milk
1 Teaspoon salt
A few dashes of hotsauce ( optional )
Hollandaise Sauce ( If using Pkg)
2 Packages Knorr Hollandaise Mix
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
4 Tablespoons cream cheese
Prepare mix per package instructions, add lemon juice and cream cheese , whisking together .
Hollandaise Sauce ( From Scratch )
4 Egg yolks
1/2 Cup heavy cream.
2 Tablespoons leemon juice
2 Teaspoons Dijon nustard
1/2 Cup melted butter
Sauce from scratch instructions:
In the top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over simmering water , whisk egg yolks, cream , lemon juice and mustard until blended. Cook until just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and the temperature is 160 degrees, whisking constantly. Reduce the heat to very low, drizzle in warm , melted butter and whisk constantly. Serve immediately with casserole.
For the casserole:
Place half the Canadian bacon in a buttered 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Top with English muffins and remaining bacon. In a large bowl, whick eggs, salt and pepper .Pour over top. Refridgerate , covered 4 hours or overnight .
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove casserole from refridgerator while oven heats. Bake covered 35 minutes then uncover and bake 10 - 15 minutes until a knife inserted near the conter comes out clean.
Serve immediately with the Hollandaise Sauce .
I think for the first run I'd halve the recipe, seems like a lot for just the two of us.This could work into a nice meal in the winter with a green salad..
This is what my brain feels like.
It's 94 degrees with a heat index of 108 so yeah...it's officially " Aunty Pol ain't going outside in this shit " time . There is no promise of rain this week at all other than a random pop up shower which not at my house so we all gonna be cranky pants down here. It's also hurricane season for the next 4 months which means we are all watching the Gulf temperatures ..warm water means " Uh oh " .
I've been pinning on Pinterest recipes that I won't be making /baking anytime soon but is nice to be able to archive recipes on various boards that make sense at lea\st to me..I think that the biggest one is " Chocolate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...hee hee. I'm a bit of a magpie like my late mother was regarding recipes . I have a binder of recipes that I have collected that I need to work on but that would mean that I'd have to turn too and attack the clutter in the den. It's only been 2 years after all.....
Things are fine finally at the house now that the A/C is fixed along with the car..don't get me started on that one..suffice to say I can now take breaking down in the HOV lane off my bucket ( or fuck it ) list.
OH and lets see..what makes me happy/amuses me today :
1. Watching or listening to The Donald Self Destruct...completely worth the good popcorn .
2. Syfy's 3'rd Sharknado movie this Wednesday...again ditto with the munchies .
THERE IS A VERY STRONG POSSIBILITY THAT THEY ARE BRINGING XENA, WARRIOR PRINCESS WITH LUCY LAWLESS BACK TO TV !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a great week and stay safe.