Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The purge and relieving the stresses of the day
We had a bunch of boxes that needed to be broken down to get back our living room space. I read an article that I'll post Friday about things you need to purge from your kitchen and it kicked me into gear to get some stuff to donate. I have some cookbooks that I've never used and I know I never will so it was time to say goodbye. One of them was personalized by Rocco DiSpirito so I took that page out but if I haven't ever made one of his recipes, I'm probably not going to start now. I also needed to purge our wine glasses from the top shelf of the cabinet because we don't drink and no one comes to visit so entertaining with them is out. No need to keep taking up space. The only ones I'm keeping are our wedding glasses and 2 flutes. I ran them all through the dishwasher gentle cycle because they got that top shelf "I never get used" film on them and looked grody. Now they're sparkling clean. I need to wipe down the shelf before I start loading in the lesser used stuff up there. I'm also looking at getting a rolling shelf thingy because it was really hard to get the never before used saucers from the back without putting myself in danger so that would really help with what needs to go back there. Installing it should be a pain in the ass. Hmm, maybe we'll just put a regular basket back there and move it ourselves.
The Mr got home pretty late and did not have a good day at work. I asked him about his day so he could vent about the gnomes he has to deal with this week so he wasn't carrying it into his workout. We did our workout for the night and I made dinner while I gave him his Star Wars coloring book to relieve some more stress.
Salmon over rice medley with mixed veggies and chili jam mixed in which gave it quite the kick and belly burn.
We tried some new to us Trader Joe's Rice Medley of brown and red rice with barley.
It was nice and easy in the microwave from frozen. I won't get too used to it but it was good! As we ate dinner, we watched the Kids Baking Championship or something like that with Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli. It took everything in me not to leap through the TV and bitch slap them for the most incorrect usage of macaron ever. Worse, they were teaching the kids to say it wrong which was maddening. Instead I'll just have to hope they read this article to know the difference and stop trying to dumb down a confection that deserves the respect to be called by the right name. Sorry, I'm a total pastry snob and that just irritates me.
Then we settled in and watched the premiere of the X Files. We never watched the original so hopefully that won't matter in the scheme of things. I'll watch anything to see Duchovny...even this. HA!
Were you an X Filer? Is the truth really out there?
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