Monday, June 17, 2013
An unexpected walk, pork and movies
We had a busy one. We made it down to the farmers market a little late so a lot of booths were out of their stuff but luckily the one farm still had the Mr's lettuce. It was HUGE! It looked like a pom pom. I asked if the vegan bakery we were getting our sweet from was within walking distance and we decided to give it a go. We kept saying, "I think it's just past this bush"...nope..."it's right around this corner, right?"...nope. It turned out it was a mile away aka 2 miles round trip or 28 city blocks total. I was actually proud of us for walking it and I think we burned off most of the cinnamon roll with 90 minutes of walking. We had lunch by a babbling brook, took a drive in the country, stopped by a friend's house who lives in east Bufu but they weren't home, went to an antique store in their podunk town then to a pet store on the other side of town and loved on a little chihuahua.
We also picked up a nice freebie...
I can't remember how I found out about it but I signed up with Honeybaked Ham to get a voucher for a free pound of ham and voila, they sent one a few days later! I've been wanting to make chicken cordon bleu so this came at the perfect time! Based on the price, we saved $12.08. Score! We had a nice ham sandwich on Hawaiian bread Saturday night. Yum!
Our plans fell through for Sunday and we went to a few open houses after we worked out. I got in a nice 1000+ calorie burn. We bought our produce refuel for the week and whilst at Trader Joe's I spotted some good frenched pork chops and since that reminded me of the weird dream I had with James Van Der Beek, I decided it was a sign and we had them for dinner.
I have to say, these were some of the best pork chops I've ever had! I usually stay away from pork chops because I overcook them but I got those babies spot on and got a chair sink from the Mr so I might just get those once or twice a month. I doctored up a tablespoon of BBQ sauce with some pineapple preserves and the baked beans? Homemade. BOOM! It was my first real go at those. I'll tweak the recipe a bit and post it.
I found some obscure on demand channel and we watched The Rage: Carrie 2. Oy. On a good note, the night before we watched "Here Comes the Boom" with Kevin James. I know, I thought the same thing but I think this movie actually got saddled down with a bad title because it was actually pretty good! Nice when you can be pleasantly surprised. At least they both were free! :-)
What did you do this weekend?
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