Weekly Menu 8/4 - 8/9


I learned something this week. Do not leave your cats with your husband for three days. No, not because he did anything wrong or couldn't take care of them, but because cats are vindictive little buggers with bigger memories than I anticipated.

So yesterday was my first "full" day home with the usual routine since going on vacation last week. The cats made sure to remind me that I shouldn't do it again. See first, I was shocked to find that I woke up at 8:30 am. Gidget usually wakes me up to feed here between 5 and 6 in the morning so 8:30 is my equivalent to sleeping until noon. No, Gidget wasn't just being polite and letting me sleep in. Instead she somehow managed to get locked in our bedroom closet last night and no one noticed until I got up this morning. She was rather unimpressed when I opened the door. I'm pretty sure she scratched on it for quite some time, but considering Tom has to sleep with the fan on tornado speed, you can't hear a damn thing, like a cat scratching because she was locked in the closet. 

So after letting her out and apologizing, I went to my usual cleaning routine which was promptly interrupted by Itty knocking multiple toys in succession under the fridge. I think she thought she was bowling. Or maybe playing skee ball. They proceeded to spend the next 3 hours tripping me, squeaking/meowing, standing directly in my way and just being general nuisances. However, if I went to pet them or play with them, both ran away. And yet I have plans for another weekend away in just two weeks.

As for my vacation, it was awesome. Short, but awesome. We spent as much time as possible on the beach, did WAY too much shopping at the outlets, stayed up too late and woke up too early. I also managed a new personal feat. I drank an entire bottle of wine with dinner one night and managed to wake up feeling perfectly fine. Since I rarely remember to drink, this was quite the accomplishment. In other news, I picked out my new tattoo. Its going to be cooking related. Now I just need to pick another weekend to spend at the beach (preferably towards the end of the summer) and schedule the appointment.

Saturday - Prosciutto Panini's

Sunday - Cream of Crab Soup 

Monday - Recipe Swap meal with Old Bay Fries and Cole Slaw

Tuesday - Thai Style Ground Turkey with Chiles and Basil 

Wednesday - Gouda Bacon Cheeseburgers with Garlic-Parmesan Fries

Thursday - Chicken Enchiladas

Last Sunday was my uncle's birthday. Since he and my aunt let us inhabit their house for 3.5 days, the least we could do was cook dinner one night. Back for my aunt's birthday in June I compiled some of my favorite recipes and turned them into a cookbook for her. They choose a recipe from there and the plating turned out so nicely I think I'll need to update the recipe with a new photo soon. 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had an amazing time on vacation. Can't wait to hear more about the tattoo.


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