Monday, February 1, 2016

parley view parsnip . . . weekend in Tucson

A few photos of this and that.
.

 On Friday I made Gyudon, a Donburi type of rice bowl.
Gyudon has thin sliced beef and onions with a sweet sauce served over rice topped with pickled red ginger.
I didn't want to take time to make any dashi for the sauce. I just used some chicken broth.
Added some tiny sweet red peppers to the beef and onions to fluff it up. 
I didn't have any pickled red ginger but I did have some shishito peppers. 
Just a quick saute and added them to the bowl.
So fast and super tasty.
.....
Sunday afternoon the winds picked up as a cold front zoomed down on Tucson. 
Rain and snow will be here Sunday night to Monday morning. 
The storm is pulling in some very cold temps with hard freeze warning for Tuesday night.

 Sunday sunset.

 with the storm clouds zooming in.

............
As always here is your pretty to start the week !

 Before Daughter drove across the U.S. for her new job/ internship she was looking for a few things stored at my home. This jacket was one of them. When she put it down on sofa in the studio guess who curled up and fell asleep on it. 
When thehamish sees any sort of packing unpacking he know something is happening 
that he does not like. He gets very upset.
.
But I made sure he had some fun time playing with his giggle ball.

donburi. . . parsnip
music. . . Breathe,  Telepopmusik

27 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. He is a hoot but he misses his Watson.

      Delete
  2. Hi, dear Gayle!

    Mrs. Shady loves to cook and experiment with new recipes. I will tell her about your Gyudon dish. It's a lovely presentation and looks delish. It is hard for me to imagine a hard freeze in Tuscon. When Mrs. S and I visited the temp was above 100. You captured more storm cloud drama and I thank you for posting. God bless he thehamish. Curling up on that jacket is his way of letting you know that he is happy with the status quo. I wish I could toss the ball with him!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. February really is our winter. Rain and/or snow every few day then sunshine. So really a few weeks of winter is just fine.

      Delete
  3. Tess is just the same. Once a basket or a suitcase is got out of the boxroom she begins to fret, sure that we are leaving her. She needs a lot of reassurance just as the Hamish does. I tell her I love her - as I am sure you do with the H - but not sure they always understand.
    That food looks delicious.
    And don't you live in a beautiful setting.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really am so lucky to live here.
      Suitcases are worst than vacuum around here.

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. February is a nice winter month for us.

      Delete
  5. It is gorgeous. Hopefully, it won't stay below freezing long enough to hurt your citrus. My weenies go hide when I start packing. Even though I take them too, they would rather just stay at the farm and me stay too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My trees are so old and have been damaged big time 5 years ago.
      I need to bring out the main tree surgeon again in the spring. I will water them
      extra tomorrow,

      Delete
  6. That Gyudon looks scrum-deli-icious. I've never had it before, but it looks good enough to eat! I love the bright colors, too.

    I hope you don't get too much of that wintry weather. It's in the sixties again today, and supposed to top seventy tomorrow. (My kinda winter!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was 70 yesterday and dropped 30 degrees today as the storm blew in.
      3 day from now it will warm up again.

      Delete
  7. Beautiful sky shots. The meal looks good, though I have no idea if those peppers are hot ones.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No they are warmish but very tasty. Every once in awhile we will get a few really hot ones
      but they are really so good.

      Delete
  8. Beautiful photos as always. Your bowl looks good even though I'm not much of an adventurous eater. Stay warm, you and the Hamish.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You would like this dish it is very easy and taste very mild.

      Delete
  9. I was born in Tucson :)
    The photos do it justice .. loved them. Love Hamish too :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't know that, I thought you were born in the South ?
      Where did I get that from.

      Delete
  10. I have always had hairy dogs and they have not been allowed on furniture until they are getting old and we need to cuddle even more. The setter is about eight and I'm thinking it's almost time as I am finding it more difficult to get down on the floor to be with him! the hamish on the jacket was such a 'bury your nose in my fur' photo.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Scotties don't shed that much.
      But mine can get up on the furniture because I can not get down on the floor either.

      Delete
  11. Mmmmm that dish looks very tasty! Take care with the coming cold. Stay warm.
    Hamish looks great.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes the food was very good !
      thehamish is very cute.

      Delete
  12. Oh yum, your gyudon looks super delicious! Shishito must bring a nice accent :-)
    thehamish is so adorable curled up on the jacket. Whenever I put my hanten jacket on a floor, Goro comes to hide under it.
    Stay warm and have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love shishitos so much.Weather is cold but nice and it will be warm in a few days.

      Delete
  13. Sam hated moving, too. He always got agitated when we brought empty boxes home, because he knew what it meant. Collin said our bird, who hated change, had found himself in a traveling circus!

    Love your photos. How does your daughter like living in Illinois?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She is in Michigan right on the lake. So far it is great.

      Delete
  14. As usual the square one shows excellent taste. How I would love that delicious plateful on this bitter cold day.

    ReplyDelete