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I’ve been so jittery the last couple of days. I know it’s the election — waiting, and waiting to find out. The feeling is strangely like I felt waiting for Christmas morning to arrive when I was a kid, the anticipation just about doing me in.
But it’s not just the election. Having to pack four rooms in our house to prepare for a big remodel isn’t helping. It’s great to be busy, though, since the time is flying by. Each book or knick knack I take from the shelf to pack is accompanied by my nagging alter ego which is reminding me I should have gotten rid of this crap a very long time ago.
And then there’s the little matter of a trip I’m taking in a couple of days, leaving the hunkster to finish what I’ve not managed to do to prepare the house. Maybe that’s why I’m giddy with excitement as well. I’m headed to the Midwest to meet with several food bloggers. In fact, it’s for a wedding: Lis’ wedding. You know Lis, right? Co-founder of The Daring Bakers? La Mia Cucina Lis. And guess who’s making the wedding cake? Helen. Helen, Tartelette Helen. Now how exciting is that?
Seriously exciting if you ask me. So I’m pretty much a basket case right now, stomach in nervous knots and finishing almost nothing that I start.
Wait. That sounds somewhat like a normal day now that I think of it. The not finishing anything I start part. Whatever…
So food is definitely in the low maintenance zone at our house right now and since the hunkster wanted to know what was on the Election Day menu, I figured Batter Fried Calamari & Jalapeno Poppers would work just fine. And I have the perfect accompaniment for both — a sauce made with a bit o’ spicy love.