Sunday, September 16, 2012

Weekly Menu 9/16 - 9/19

What a weekend!

First, Blogger apparently made some changes recently which means whether you all can see it or not, I can only type in Times New Roman and in a smaller font than usual. While it's not that big of a deal, I at least prefer a heads up. Also, all of my posts say 'Cookaholic Wife' next to them which apparently means there is some option or to post as different people.

Second, did I ever mention I had the world's crappiest cell phone? Last September I made the choice to go with a no-contract carrier to save money. My brother-in-law suggested in and said he had no problems with his phone. I, on the other hand, wasn't so lucky. Not exaggerating, my phone worked .5 in 10 times. I could rarely use apps without them freezing the phone entirely. Turning off the phone and restarting the battery did nothing. Then there was the little issue of signal. Those coverage maps are liars. Well, that and the phone just sucked. I didn't have signal, anywhere. Or if I had signal, the second I went to make a call or connect to the internet, it was gone. So I basically paid a reduced rate for a year to have a non-working cell phone.

I'm guessing you live under a rock (and if so, probably don't read this blog) if you somehow missed that Apple released the iPhone 5 last Wednesday. They also reduced the price of the 4s to only $99 if you purchased it online. Which means on Thursday I ordered two 4s models (Tom needed a phone too) and paid to have them send overnight. Friday I stalked the FedEx website and then the truck until the phones arrived. Where I then promptly held my breath as AT&T transferred over my number from the previous carrier. See, I've had my cell phone number since high school. It was either 2001 or 2002 when I changed my number to my current one and after a decade, it just seems wrong to change your number. Luckily, all went well and I still have the same number.

So if you knew me in high school and I signed your yearbook with my cell number, you could still contact me. Crazy, huh? Anyway, I spent the rest of the day figuring out the phone and downloading all kinds of apps. Now I'm patiently waiting for AT&T to update my bill online to see just how much data I've used. To be honest, I'm kind of scared.

Sheesh. Four paragraphs and I haven't even told you about Saturday yet. If you're not interested in what goes on in my life, that's totally okay and I'll just provide you with this week's menu now. If you are interested (or are just super bored and need something to read), I'll share my Saturday adventures with you after the menu.

Sunday - Grilled Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce, Oven-Roasted Potatoes and Corn 

Monday - Out to dinner for our 2 Year Anniversary!!!

Tuesday - Asian Pork and Mushrooms in the Crock Pot

Wednesday - Pumpkin Ravioli (it got bumped last week)

Thursday - Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice 

Breakfast this week: pumpkin banana nut bread
Lunches this week: balsamic chicken and peppers
Desserts: brown butter chocolate chip cookies

And now for the adventures of Saturday. As I stated above, Monday is our two year anniversary. I can't believe it's been two years already. Time is really flying by. Which apparently means people should make comments about how I should be popping out children rather quickly now. Meh. I'm not even going to go there.

Anyway, we couldn't decide where/what we wanted to do for our anniversary but we had narrowed it down to sushi and steak. Then I decided why not have both? So yesterday we made plans to go to the ever wonderful Edo Sushi in Timonium. If you are within 2 hours of any Edo Sushi location, I highly suggest that you make the trip there. There sushi is to-die-for.

You know how some places skimp on their standard rolls like California and Philly? Not Edo. Their standard $3 and $4 rolls are just as good and made with just as much care as the more expensive specialty rolls.

So we started off our Saturday by going to the grocery store. Giant had some amazing deals that I also had coupons for and I can't pass up double the savings. First we stopped in the AT&T store and Tom picked out an iPhone case. Then while I did the grocery shopping, he got his hair cut and met me in Giant just in time to pick out ice cream. We dropped off the groceries at home and headed out to Edo.

We hadn't been there in at least two years and it was more than worth the wait. After gorging ourselves on more sushi than any sane person should, we stopped at Petco and picked up a new scratching post for the cats. Tom also got the great idea that he wanted to buy a harness and leash for Gidget because she is desperate to escape our apartment. While I don't think this is going to work, I went along with the purchase.

After giving the cats their new post and learning Gidget is so large (she's 15 lbs.) she can't wear a harness made for a small dog, we used Siri to find a nail salon nearby. We got pedicures and I got the shellac/gel stuff on my nails. And got my eyebrows waxed which was much needed. While waiting, I started to type out this post because of course there is a Blogger app, but unfortunately, it comes with no formatting what so ever. Boo!



Hey Apple, you should work on that! I'd love to be able to do a fully formatted post from my phone and schedule it in advance.

I did however, just update this post to include the pic of my dark purple shellac nails from my phone. Neat!

Hope you had an amazing weekend! 

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