Monday, August 11, 2014
Doggies, the right way for us and pop culture letdown
It wasn't one of our most glamorous weekends but they can't all be road trips and unicorns. I was glad to sleep in both days, a rarity for me. I wake up at 7-7:15am every day on the weekend though like my body says "okay, you could totally get up now." But I've been forcing myself to turn over and take the opportunity to rest up so I don't need to nap in the middle of the day.
We swung by an estate sale and picked up a few things then we tried a new restaurant we passed. I'm not a fan of dropping $80 for lunch. It was decent, actually the appetizer, some cheesy rolls were foodgasms but the rest of it wasn't quite worth the price. Oy.
We stopped by a pet store to play with a pup and given how small it was, it obviously took to the Mr. It's a gift. Then he let her down to play and as usual, his shoelaces weren't safe.
I sewed together some pillows so we can get more comfortable on the couch. I honestly have no idea how long they'll last but I'm just praying I can make them last until I find something that isn't ridiculously priced. Everything is sold as pillow covers plus inserts. Good Lord, really? So I was forced to sew some linen napkins together and put in some inserts to get us by.
Saturday, I watched The Pioneer Woman and listened to her put down my childhood cinnamon toast prep by calling it wrong...repeatedly. So I saw her way of doing it was to mix together 20 lbs of butter, 5 cups of sugar and cinnamon with some vanilla and slather it all over toast and bake it so it caramelizes and stuff. Well, some of us can't afford to put 2-3 tablespoons of butter on each slice of toast along with equally as much sugar. So I decided I'd give it a go by cutting back where I could. I used 3 tbsp light butter (half the calories), 2 tbsp cinnamon sugar and split that amount over the four slices of bread I needed to use. I was promised that the butter melting deep into the toast and caramelized sugar would be something magical.
It was melty, it was caramelized and the Mr and I both looked at each other and said we liked the "wrong" way better. When I want cinnamon toast, I don't want to waste 15 minutes with prep and cooking. I want it done in 2-3 minutes without adding 600 calories to my breakfast deficit. (Her version, not mine) So to each their own and we'll continue to use a toaster, a light butter spread across the bread and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar with an extra hit of cinnamon. I love Ree's recipes but sometimes you've just gotta go with childhood recipes over trying to gourmet up a classic. If our way is wrong, I don't wanna be right, yo.
We might've had some laundry to catch up on.
Oh the shame. Thank God that all got folded and put away!
I made a small beef roast for us to have for lunch and dinner since I knew we weren't going out. A sandwich and sriracha chips for lunch and a beef burrito and grilled half sweet potato for dinner.
Then we squandered our Sunday by watching one of the movies on our "I guess we should watch this pop culture favorite movie" in the form of The Big Lebowski. I know there are people who think this is one of the best movies ever made. We beg to differ. Do you have to be high to tolerate it? I checked out about 35 minutes in and wrote this post. I can't ever get that time back. Oh the things I could've done!
Watched an episode of That's My Mama .
Painted the table legs in the garage.
Gone through the big box of crap that needs to go back in the armoire.
Made a to do list that might actually get me organized.
Counted the rug threads in 1/8 of our area rug.
Given myself a pedicure.
Cleaned out my purse...twelve times.
Hand blow dry the curtains hanging in basement line drying.
Watch the basil leaves come back to life after the Mr watered them.
Any of these things would've been 1000x better than the 35 minutes I wasted on that movie. The Mr was committed and watched the whole thing. Obviously a glutton for punishment.
So that was the excitement that was my weekend.
How about you? Share your weekend...exciting or dull.
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