Friday, July 31, 2009
Anyway - I lost a pound this week, making my grand total 18 lbs! Woo hoo! Thank god I weighed in before last night. We have leftover Pecan Pie from book club that I'm going to have to throw away because it keeps calling my name.. I had a freakin' slice for breakfast!
We hosted book club at my house. Normally we have it at Beth and Leah's but they just moved to a new place and still haven't gotten a couch. (Their schedule is so crazy this summer... they simply haven't had time to get a couch.) Rich made our "appetizers" for us and he put us all to shame! Most of the time we have some fruit, wheat thins and hummus, maybe someone makes something special, most of the time we don't. Rich did an awesome job. We are now officially spoiled. We can never go back to book club the way it was before. Below is what he made. Do you folks see why I have such a hard time dieting???
-Tempura battered deep friend veggies. (By far the best way to eat your veggies!)
-Brie wrapped in puff pastry with raspberry jam melted on top
-Sliders - with Cheddar cheese and a red onion jam (home made)
-Mini Cubans. (He roasted a whole pork shoulder all day to get the pork for the sandwiches)
-Home made Pecan Pie (MY FAVORITE PIE IN THE WORLD!!)
-Home made mini cannolis
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Anyway - we are trying to save money where we can. I've been looking at all these blog sites about saving $$ while grocery shopping. I've been trying to do a meal plan each week. We're trying to use cheaper cuts of meat, buy meat and freeze it, use the store brand. Anyway - yesterday I went to the grocery store with several coupons that I downloaded from the Internet and MY GROCERY STORE DOESN'T TAKE INTERNET COUPONS!!!! And it's just not this particular grocery store, I also called the other store that I don't like to go too b/c they never have any buggies and they don't have a buggy corral in the parking lot.. and they don't accept Internet coupons either!! What the hell!!! Is this normal or this some stupid yankee grocery store thing? God - I miss Pub lix and Kroger!!!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Colin and Rich "playing" in the 58 degree water. They tried to encourage me to go in by "claiming" it was refreshing...no thanks!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Happy Birthday Austin! I hope you had a great day! Hopefully you don't regret the day Allie introduced you to her crazy family! (haha.. you are stuck now!!!!! There is no turning back!) Thanks for taking care of my cousin!!
P.S - Allie- love your shoes!!! Can I borrow them when I come home for Thanksgiving?
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Anyway, a few weeks ago, Colin and I made Rich an excellent dinner for his b'day. Colin is holding the appetizer which he did completely on his own. Tomatoes, mozzarella, watermelon and balsamic vinegar cooked until it was a syrup-y. We also stuffed a flank steak with basil and prosciutto, and had green beans tossed in garlic and olive oil. Colin stayed in the kitchen and did most of the cooking. (Hopefully the day will arrive where he will BEG me to cook by himself.. buwahahahahaha.. my evil plan is working!)
Friday, July 3, 2009
What's sexier than a man cookin? (Uhh, possibly cleaning... ohh yeah baby, scrub that floor! You know how I like it!) We're having pork chops. He's grilling the chops, placing a spring/spinach salad mix on top. He grilled up some peaches and then created a sauce with their juice, cinnamon, a touch of butter and brandy. I just had a bite.. yum! He's topping it off with some crumbled goat cheese. Nice right? We eat soooo much better when he cooks. Last night I made something that Sandra Lee had made on her "Eating on a Budget" or whatever show. It was a bit odd. The idea is to eat the meal and use some of it in another recipe for lunch or leftovers the next day. We ended up not having seconds, not re-using, and eating a bowl of cereal later. Oh well. You win some, and then you lose some.
Happy 4th Everyone! Have fun! I'm traveling for work to Boston and then Providence for work. Have a good week!