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In the past couple of weeks I have really neglected this blog. All of my spare time went to finishing up the wedding details and trying to get ahead at work. Now that all of that is over, I'd like to get back to posting as much as possible. Curious for a recap?

Friday September 17, 2010 - we got married! I begged the weather gods for nice weather and they came through for us. It was about 70 degrees and sunny. Aside from the ceremony starting a bit late (I can't stand being late to anything) everything went very well. Everyone kept raving about the food and the music. We definitely accomplished what our first goal of wedding planning was 'for everyone to have a good time and eat great food.'

Sunday September 19, 2010 - We left for Hatteras, NC for our honeymoon. It was a pretty uneventful trip down and we got there in the mid-afternoon. We couldn't get into our condo right away so we wandered around to various shops. Wanna hear something crazy? So, in North East, MD where we live, they don't carry anything sushi related. Okay, I lied, they carry wasabi paste. But no Nori, no bamboo mats, no chopsticks, no sushi rice, nada. So could you believe my amazement when we walked into this tiny little grocery store ON AN ISLAND in the MIDDLE OF NO WHERE and they carried EVERYTHING?! So, being the cookaholic that I am, of course I bought everything sushi related I could find.

The rest of the week went really well. We went to the beach, went to the pool, ate dinner and were generally pretty lazy. It was like being at home with an ocean nearby. Quite convenient. And....I'm tan! Well, I have more color than I have in a long time. Since, you know, being a cookaholic and an adult, really cut into that extra time spent lying around outside or random vacations to the beach. =)

We came home on Friday night and it has just been a whirlwind of trying to get things done and trying to figure out what all needs to get done. I found out from our officiant today that we are responsible for mailing our marriage license. Uhh... So it says it needs to be mailed 10 days after we got married. Which is, you know, THIS COMING MONDAY. Hopefully they just mean postmarked by then or apparently we'll need to figure out what to do after that. Sigh! I looked into what I need to do to get my name changed and somewhere between the price of a new passport and the 5 pages I had to print to get a new social security card, my eyes glazed over and I decided that it would just have to wait for another day.

I'm attempting to get back into my routine of things but I just don't know where to begin. We've went to the grocery store and unpacked. I still need to clean, read those name change documents, make room in my closet for all of the wedding stuff coming back to us, get that wedding stuff sold, and figure out when we're going to make a trip to buy the rest of the registry stuff and add Tom to my bank account so I can stop walk around with checks made out to Mr. and Mrs. X.

Oh and we decided we're getting a new kitty. We found a cattery in Southern PA that has Himalayan fuzzy puffs. Four of them were just born this past Monday and two of those are females. I contacted the lady right away and now we're waiting to get the documentation from her and for the fuzzy puffs to get some color and then we pay the deposit. Tom has already named the kitty, Itty von Kat, and as long as everything goes as planned, she should be coming home with us right around Christmas.

In other upcoming news, starting next Monday I will starve Tom every Monday until December. I'm taking Quickbooks classes for work and they are every Monday night from 6 to 9 PM. So, no cooking dinner for me! I'm excited to start the classes but also a bit nervous since I'm sure I'll have SO much work to catch up on when I return on Tuesday. 

And now the real reason why I'm posting. The weekly menu breakdown is kind of tedious to make and half of the time I end up forgetting key ingredients to include in the prices because I'm (obviously) not making the recipe the same day that I am writing out the meal plan. So I've decided to make some changes. Starting this week, I'll make a post with our meals for the week. After I blog each item, I'll include the cost associated to make it. That way if you wanted the costs and recipe for the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, you wouldn't need to go to two posts. So since I'll need to add the cost breakdown to some old recipes, bear with me, but I will get it done eventually!

Happy Cooking!

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