After my interview yesterday I went to my Father and Stepmom’s home to get my son (they were kind enough to sit) My stepmom made a beef stew and corn bread – from scratch, good comfort food after a stressful day.
Here is her cornbread recipe:
Judi Ross’ Johnny Cake
1 c sugar
2 c flour
1 c cornmeal
3/4 t soda
2 t baking powder
1 t salt
3/4 c oil
2 large eggs
1-1/2 c 2% milk
1/2 c lowfat cottage cheese
Mix dry ingredients. Add oil, eggs and cottage cheese. Mix adding in milk. Bake at 350° F for 30 min.
It was so good – she sent some home for Rich (six big pieces) and he ate 4 of them that night with a glass of wine (red of course, Glaetzer 2003 Wallace Shiraz Grenache).
I was really glad Judi invited me to stay. The drive to the interview was not fun – it was the drippy rain that typifies fall and winter in the Pacific Northwest. The brotherhood of indignant hillbillies, Clark County chapter, were out in full force. It is ironic that drivers are so much mellower in Portland than in rural Clark County.
After the interview, it was starting to get dark, I promptly got lost in Woodland. Fortunately I think most roads eventually lead to I-5. It is a cute town though with some cool things I would like to see more of.
It was foggy when I reached the Ridgefield exit. Ok, I-5 was in a clear little corridor with fog on either side. I eventually made it to dad’s after getting lost in this pea soup (I don’t come to his house from the north that often.) I was pretty beat after that. I don’t think I can do that. A long drive time with my son in the car is not quality time.
The bummer is that the job is really interesting – in a growing company with some innovative marketing ideas.