Ohhh Friday…Thank you for coming again. I missed you. Also, thank you for being pay day. You make me and my checking account quite happy. I’m sorry I’ve sucked at blogging recently, I’ve just been completely uninspired. I apologize. I do have a lot of cooking to update you on. And perhaps a political soap box (due to the arrival of my absentee ballot).
I made Dinner for a year’s Tuna Noodle Casserole. Oh.My.God. So good. My parents have requested it while we’re on vacation in Florida for Thanksgiving. When I told each of them independently that I made it they both went “I Love Tuna Noodle Casserole!” I laughed equally at both of them, but I’m excited that I have one more dinner covered in Florida that everyone, including my sister the vegetarian, will eat! I also made chocolate pumpkin brownies that night. I was kind of disappointed. I love a dense chocolaty gooey brownie. This was cakey and not at all what I wanted. The boys liked it though.
So, three weeks ago? A month? We went down to Peoria to help with recruitment and I made these Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies and they were ok. I couldn’t find a grapefruit at the store, so I sufficed with juice and they weren’t great. Well, LBP came over last week and we made them again, with lemon. 2 lemons to be exact. OMG. Those, were good. I will try them again with a grapefruit now that we’re getting more into citrus season and we’ll see how it goes.
I made this interesting pasta dish for my self and Mr. Fresh. Linguine, spinach, garlic, mild Italian sausage, walnuts and chili butter from the corn experiment a long time ago. It was good. I wish i had more walnuts to put in there as it needed a crunch factor. But, it was a good warm food that was pretty easy to make.
On to the latest thing. Last night I tried to make mousse. Two mousses to be exact. One pumpkin one chocolate. The pumpkin one went fabulously. The chocolate one…not so much. I seized up the first batch of chocolate. I ended up beating the cream too long and started into an adventure of butter, which I quickly stopped. So, all of the parts that were in the works got shoved in the fridge and hopefully can be salvaged tonight after I buy more cream.
As for dinner tonight: Use Real Butters’ White Chili. Mr. Fresh requested something “hearty” and this sounds delicious. I will let you know how it goes.
As for the rest of my life: I finally closed on my first order this week! Weeee!! I’m excited, let’s not lie. I went out with LBP and The SBizzle last week for a sorority function. It was nice to catch up and actually be social. Woah, what a concept! The SBizzle and I are going for a liquid lunch next week to celebrate her passage into the old club with me. I’m quite excited. (So excited in fact, I thought it was this week! Whoops!) My kitty is officially returning to me when Mr. Fresh and I come back from Florida. I’m quite excited about this as well. I’ve missed her. I also have a rodent problem I think she could help with. I think this is about it on the life front to update on. On to my soap box!
So, because I am technically still a Floridian, I got my absentee ballot in the mail. I’m like, sweet, one ballot in spanish one in enlgish…Nope. More like, 4 pages of ballot. Can we just say that there are some whacked out amendments on here. Things I have NO CLUE about, because well, they are about tax exemptions for home owners in very niche categories. Dudes, if you’re gonna make us vote on this shit, please put some more info in the envelope so I know what the hell is going on. It’s not like I get the Orlando Slantinel (Sentinel) up here in Chi-town to peruse. Good thing for the intertubes to inform me. So basically, Florida, get it together. Stop overwhelming me with 4 pages of things to vote on. KThanxBi.
Well, it’s on to another weekend. This is the last weekend I’m working both days of the weekend. I’m thankful for that. I need some time to decompress and deal with my house.