You may have heard about us on the news. We're the People Who Don't Have HBO. We've seen the first four seasons of "The Sopranos" on DVD, but it wasn't until last night that we finally experienced "Sex and the City." We watched the first three episodes of the first season. I liked it a lot; Andy is not sure yet. However, we agreed that we don't care for Sarah Jessica Parker's looks at all. I just don't think she's even remotely pretty. There's something very horsey about her face; do you agree?
That being said, I like her character and think it's a fun show. So we'll watch the remaining three episodes on this DVD and then continue renting the rest from Netflix; if Andy doesn't like it, I'll watch it when he's out.
To accompany the show, we had pepper steaks with a red wine sauce. It was good, but not outrageously good, so I won't bother posting the recipe. Baked potatoes and asparagus, and yet another nice Cab (2001 Kendall-Jackson) from Costco. I have to hand it to them, they really have some good wines and the prices can't be beat ($15 for that one). Re the asparagus, I always roast it, but this time I tried a suggestion to roll them in egg wash and then bread crumbs and saute them. We weren't impressed. Here's what we usually do: Just snap off the bottoms, lay 'em out in a pan, drizzle with olive oil, grind lots of pepper on top, and roast at about 400° for something like 15 minutes, giving them a toss once or twice. Magic!