Friday, January 30, 2009

Freakin' Friday

Yo, peeps--have y'all made it through that other post yet? I thought I would give you some extra time seeing as it was so long and all.

So the rest of the week has been pretty quiet--no more super exciting outings of ethnic or other leanings. Actually, until today, it has been pretty grey and dreary--I was starting to think I had the worst SAD (that would be seasonal effective disorder) ever. Today and tomorrow are (supposed) to be sunny but it is cold. Colder than a well-digger's arse though.

So, Wednesday night I went over to Bobs for American Idol and dinner. Yes, Bobs and I are attached at the hip right now but, you know, we is just getting reacquainted after 25 years apart so it takes a little time to catch up, aw'ight?? Anywho, one of the things Bobs and I share is our love of cooking, and he is almost as good as me (wink!). For dinner, he made this awesome smashed pea pasta, and then looks what that Bobs made:


Freakin' homemade key lime pie tarts! You're jealous, aren't you?? Come on, I know you are. During our mercado excursion, he bought a bag of tiny key limes to make some pie. But, let me tell you, I juiced about 20 of those little mothers, so I had to WORK for that pie, ok?? Then, the fruity fun really started. Behold:


Oh, Hell to the yes--a frozen concoction that helps me hang on. In strawberry. Yums. Y'all, it was a rough week--still is--and I needed that damn drink. Thanks, Bobs, for taking care of the Bunny.

So, yesterday, I had to go to the ATL for work, then today was grocery day. This weekend, believe it or not, we have more painting to work on, and tomorrow night, we are going to dinner with friends. I also have to work on our taxes--our appt. is next weekend. GAH! I hope we don't owe a lot. Seriously.

What I'm Cooking:
Well, I told you what I had Wednesday night at Bobs. Last night, the hubs and I had a cheap meal out. Tonight, I made chicken, spinach and mushrooms quesadillas with black beans and HOMEMADE guacamole! Looks:


Avocados from my excursion mixed with this:


This starter is from W-S--just mix 1/2 cup with 3 avocados and DONE! It's that easy and SOOOO good! I did throw in some $10 salt and diced roma tomato as well. Damn, y'all, it was seriously good. Seriously. I am going to be making that crap all the time. And eating it with a spoon.

What I'm Listening To:
Right at this moment, Regret by New Order. While I don't have any of their albums, some of my all-time favorite songs are by New Order--Bizarre Love Triangle, Ceremony--good stuff, peeps, good stuff.

What I'm Reading:
Still on Big Boned by Meg Cabot.

What's On My Mind:
I am so 'effin tired, it's not even funny and I have so much to do, it's not even funny. I keep saying "in one week, it will be better" then it's one week later, and it's not. I just keep praying to the Lord to help me through.

Night, peeps. Love, B

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Excellent Adventure, The Extended Mix

Well, it's been a few days and...well, it's actually been pretty boring...but I have made some shit up because I have to entertain you peeps. And I deliver, peeps, I deliver.

So, Saturday night, me and the hubs watch What Happens in Vegas--it was aw'ight. The cobbler was better than the movie though (more on that later). Sunday, the hubs and I went to the W-S cooking class which was Super Bowl foods--lots of snacky, yummy, heart-burning inducing goodness. Then, it was home and cleaning, freelance work and, that evening, the SAG awards.

Yesterday, it was a typical Monday--long and tiring and dreary. But, today...yep, today, I thought, "I need something different--an adventure." So I called up Bobs and we took off to the local Hispanic grocery at lunch. Yep, you read that right. We headed off to the local mercado to view the delights. And, y'all, I took my camera. I was worried it would go south a la my Publix experience, but I was able to get all KINDS of photos! Let's take the tour, shall we:


I don't know WTF this veggie was but it was scary and intriguing looking at the same time.


BOING! fruit juice concentrate in guava and some succelently fruit/veggie flavor. I was wondering what cocktail I could concoct from these....


Chili-covered fried lima beans. I wish I had been brave enough to try these.


Again, WTF is this? Fruit? Veggie? It's cool looking though. Like a prickly pear.


Boxes of flan mix, like Jello pudding for Latinos.


Bags of corn husks--I suppose you make tamales with these. Would love to try a recipe with them some time.


Coconuts! Tons of them. And cheap.


A weird yet cool coconut drink with bits of coconut floating in it. Honestly, coconut was a recurring flavor. Who knew Hispanic cuisine was big into coconut? Not me!


There was a bakery inside the market. It all looked yummy, but these churros--MMMM! Deep fried, cinnamony goodness in a stick.


Bags and bags of all kinds of dried chilis and peppers. There were also bags and bags of all kinds of dried beans and spices.


I wanted to buy this de leche sauce and am now sad I didn't. I wonder if it is any different from plain 'ol caramel sundae sauce....


A huge endcap of Catholic candles.


Aloe vera drink. Again, WTF? Do you drink it when you are sunburned?


So here's what I bought--strawberries ($1.50!), roma tomatoes, avocados (.79 each!), a bag of onions ($1.79), black refried beans and canned chipotle peppers. So if you are looking for affordable and exotic produce, unusual and different drinks, or authenticy Hispanic cuisine items, I say give your local mercado a try!

What I'm Cooking:
Saturday night, after I posted, I made a black raspberry cobbler. I promised photos but we had devoured it before I remembered. Here's what was left:


Yums. That about sums that up. Seeds were a little distracting though. Sunday for lunch, I crafted some potato pancakes from dinner leftovers--they turned out a little better than my last batch, so I had to take a photo:


I think this is a yummy way to use up leftover mashed taters. Sunday evening, we went out for a a quick bite, and last night, I made white chicken chili. Tonight, I made burritos, but I was missing some ingrediants, so they were good, but not as good as I have made:


Served them up with yellow rice and chips. I am sure later, I will need a Zantac and a Gas-X. Seriously.

What I'm Listening To:
Right at this moment, Stand by Love by Simple Minds. I wouldn't probably easily name them as a favorite band, but their greatest hits album is greatly great.

What I'm Reading:
Sadly, I have not gotten very far but still on Big Boned by Meg Cabot.

What's On My Mind:
Not a whole lot, honestly. I've got a lot to do, but I am just trying to take it one day at a time right now.

Be back as soon as I can, peeps. Love, B

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Bunnies Bounce

Yo, peeps, this week ended on a sorta low note. Many of you know the story and I am not at liberty to share all the deets until next week, but let's just say Thursday SUCKED big time. However, by Friday, things looked slightly rosier and today I am feeling pretty ok (well, except Aunt Flo is visiting and she is always a bitch these days!). Next week, I will give everyone the 411 and update but let's just say, "Bunnies Bounce" and this one will bounce back better than ever, of that you can be sure!

Remember the artwork I posted last Tuesday from my illustrator friend? Well, unbelievably enough, we were reunited later this week after losing touch for several years. It was a blessing and bright spot to the week, for sure! He sent me the following original art, just for me, to cheer me up:


He is so awesome and is going to be BIG one day and I will be able to say I knew him when--and make a fortune selling my stash of his work on ebay! :)

So, today, the hubs and I decided to be good citizens and went and saved lives by giving blood. The hubs has B negative blood which is pretty rare so he is always in demand for the juice of life letting. I haven't given since I left my last job and I don't mind it so I decided to go along for the ride. Next time, we decided we are going to give platelets--I have never done that before and am sorta excited! New year, new experiences, new Bunny!

We spent the rest of the day working in the house, hanging pictures, boxing up stuff. Here's some photos:


We bought this chair several weeks ago for a STEAL at a second-hand shop. We think it is cedar and its mission style complements our other decor. LOVES!


I picked up this piece of leaded glass years ago at a weekend flea market. It never has had a good place--now it has pride of place in the new room!


And you remember this, right? The hubs gave it to me for our anniversary and it now resides over the front door.

We have one more room to paint next weekend--whee! I cannot wait! Tomorrow, we are going to the Williams Sonoma cooking class--Super Bowl foods. It is all appetizers. YUM! Then, I have a ton of freelance work to do, which is a good thing, trust me.

What I'm Cooking:
Thursday night, I made that yummy chicken confetti again and Friday was Pizza Night again. Tonight, however, I did 'er up and went with all-out comfort food: roast with gravy. mashed taters and broccoli:


Mmm, roasty goodness, straight from the crock pot! Here it is plated:


Whew, I is FULL, but I am about to go pop a raspberry cobbler in the oven. Don't hate me! I promise to post pics in a later post! :)

What I'm Listening To:
Right at this moment, Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell. Great song and fitting for now:

I've looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all

What I'm Reading:
YEA! I started a book--a light read--Big Boned by Meg Cabot.

What's On My Mind:
Someone said this to me the other day and I thought it was brilliant, esp. in relation to my mindset at the time:

Discontent is your subconscious' way of telling you there are better things in store for you.

Yep, I believe there are better things in store for the Bunny. Just wait and see. Remember, it's the year of the Bunny.
Love, peeps, B

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hump Day Holla

Yo, yo peeps! It's time for the Hump Day Holla, though today may be more aptly titled the Hump Day Whimper because Bunny is T.I.R.E.D. It has been a long week already and I have spent too many nights up late and not enough sleep and too much stress. So let's get this started because I have to get to bed--after Top Chef though...

Monday was bleak, bleak, bleak. Like most of the U.S., it has been terribly frigid here. But I did have a nice lunch out with a friend. Tuesday was equally cold and bleak, in more ways than just the temperature, but I gots to have dinner with Bobs last night (Waffle House! YUMS!) and then we did Wii Fit (because we needed to after Waffle House!) and watched Biggest Loser and American Idol. I also went to the dentist yesterday morning and, look ma, no cavities! Oh yeah, and I gots a NEW PRESIDENT which was super, super cool.

Today, I had to go back to the ATL again--those drives are so tiring. I truly cannot imagine that commute every day and don't know how the hubs did it for so many years. Seriously. I would have to just damn well move or deliver pizzas locally before I would do that EVERY day. That's a hard, hard ride. Dudes.

So, on the pet cuteness front, the other night, Pepsi was playing with the bunny--no, not me--her stuffed bunny, and somehow, it wound up doing a headstand:


Ha! Guess you had to be there. And here is Pud, pissed about the camera, yet again:



What I'm Cooking:
Monday, I decided to cook up this seasoned pork roast I had in the crock pot. Crock pot cooking is SO, SO EASY--just dump it in, little water, cover it, turn it on and viola!


Roasted pork goodness. I decided to serve 'er up with some baked sweet 'taters and broccoli. Here it is plated:


Yes, that is a pool of butter on the 'tater. But it's just all melty--it wasn't THAT much. BTW, those Ziploc steamer bags are 'da bomb! Three minutes in the microwave, and the broccoli is PERFECT and no mess, no cleanup. LOVES them!

Tonight, I made slider burgers, baked beans and those awesome Ore-Ida roasted potatoes. I had not had them in a while but the Ore-Idas were on sale at the Publix this week so they made the grocery cut.

What I'm Listening To:
Right at this moment, Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode. Tres great dance music. Seriously. It's playing as part of a Genius mix on ITunes. Which makes me think of the great Genius mix I was listening to the other night that pulled in Woman in Chains by Tears for Fears. THAT is a great song, peeps. I had forgotten how great. Don't you loves it when you hear a song you have not heard in a long time and you just go "Wow! Why don't I listen to that more often?"

What I'm Reading:
Still nada.

What's On My Mind:
This awesome illustration was done by my talented friend Jimmy Claridy who also happens to be African-American.


As I watched the inauguration yesterday, tears rolled down my face and hope filled my heart. Here are two posts I pulled from online that sum up what I am feeling--could not have said it better myself, so I didn't:

"After 8 long years of darkness and fear, their is hope. I have hope in my heart, that Obama and the Democratic Congress will fix the wrongs, get people back to work, and make us a great country again. Change is here!!! And I'm psyched!!"

"And please, God, keep him safe. We know we ask too much of our presidents, and we're asking FAR too much of this one. We know the risk he and his wife are taking for all of us, and we implore you, O good and great God, to keep him safe. Hold him in the palm of your hand that he might do the work we have called him to do, that he might find joy in this impossible calling, and that in the end, he might lead us as a nation to a place of integrity, prosperity and peace. AMEN."

Pretty much says it all for me. Be back soon.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wild & Wooley Weekend

Well, it was a busy weekend and here it is, after 7 p.m. on Sunday. But let me fill you all in on the deets, peeps.

Yesterday, a friend and I went to the ATL for our Nominated Movie Weekend. For the past couple of years, we have chosen a few award season movies to go see in Jan. This year, we chose Revolutionary Road and Doubt. Both were very good, but I would give Revolutionary Road a slightly higher rating. I think I enjoyed it better than Doubt because it was about a married couple so I could relate. No, the hubs and mine relationship is not that 'effed up, but I think parts of it would resonate with anyone who is married.

Then, we came back to the house and ate chili, drank wine and had a nice evening. Today, the hubs and I went to family birthday celebration at my sis' home to celebrate my bro, bro-in-law and dads birthdays which were all this month. A good time was had by all--bbq to eat, homemade icing on the cake (yeah sis! it was yummers!) and Wii fun. Here are some funny photos of my nephew shoving the cake in his mouth:





These photos are a little blurry because his hand was moving so fast! He ate TWO HUGE pieces of cake in like under 5 minutes! When the fork wasn't fast enough, he just decided to pick it up and shove it in his mouth! It was too funny!

So here are some cute photos of the Pud:



SO cute! Maybe you think we only take photos of the Pud, but it's harder to catch Peppy in a photograph. Really! I swear!

What I'm Cooking:
Let's see, I am not backing up the whole week, so I will just go from Friday. Friday night, we had another one of those yummy DiGiorno pizzas with a salad. Last night, I made the yummy Publix chili, slaw and cornbread. Tonight, I am not even hungry because I had such a big 'ol lunch. Anyway, last week I did not make anything new--it was all repeat meals anyway, so you didn't miss anything.

In lieu of food photos, I thought I would post some wines I have enjoyed recently:


This is a tres yummy Italian wine that I bought at the Dekalb Farmer's market on the recommendation from this really nice British lady who is like their sommelier. I cannot pronounce it and do not know what type it was but it was good.


My friend brought this to dinner the other night--it is a Malbec which they only make in Argentina apparently. Very nice. This particular bottle was purchased at the local Publix.


This pinot was a 2/$10 special at Publix. It was aw'ight. I have had better for only a dollar or two more though.


What I'm Listening To:
Right now, Streetcar Symphony by Rob Thomas. Lovely little ditty:

We may never find our reason to shine
But here and now this is our time
And I may never find the meaning of life
But for this moment I am fine

Sorta sums up how I feel right now.


What I'm Reading:
Nothing, peeps. I have been reading a few mags but after a several book streak, I just have not gotten it together to read one again...yet.


What's On My Mind
Busy week ahead--dental appt, two lunches, a dinner with friend, trip to ATL for work--and that's just what I know about. But it is also going to be a glorious week because our new president will be inaugurated and, finally, we will be free of the last 8 years. I have hope and am optimistic that Obama will bring about change, the change we all need whether we realize it or not. I saw a great prayer today another blog poster said for Obama--I wish I had copied it, it was so beautiful. This man has a lot on his shoulders and I personally will be praying for him. This is a new day in this country. Amen.

Friday, January 16, 2009

GAAAHHHHHH!!

I thought this week would NEVER EVER NEVER end! And just about everyone else I know felt the same. WHAT was it? Severe delayed holiday backlash? The full moon pull? And the length combined with physical, mentally and emotionally stressors which kept PILING up....well, it about broke me.

So, I apologize for being a bad Bunny blogger...and I was doing so GOOD! I will give you the 2 minutes wrapup...Monday I don't remember, Tuesday was American Idol and The Real Housewives of Orange County, Wednesday I had to go to ATL for work and we had Mexican and got groceris and more American Idol and Top Chef, and yesterday, a friend came over for lots of wine and conversation. So, yeah, in between the misery of the week was lots of reality tv and alcohol--my two favorite escapes.

I do have some stuff going on this weekend and I gots a new camera phone today so I will be sure to take pics and be back Sunday with a big 'ol post. Until then, keep it in the road and between the rails! Love, B

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Great Brum Quest

Lordy, peeps, I is tuckered. Actually, that is Tuckered, with a capital T. Long weekend, lots to do, too little sleep. So let me catch you up.

Yesterday, I actually slept in a little then gots up and ran a few errands and came home to finish touch up painting the new dining area and trim. Here it is, all done:


Now we just have to get our furniture back and accessorize and that will be one more room down. Next, we have to clean out and paint the guest bedroom then have hardwoods put down in that room and the office. THEN, I THINK we will be done.

Last night, I made an awesome supper (see below) and we watched Into the Wild which was not what I expected and not bad but not riveting and it did not end like I expected.

Today, I gots up and went to W-S cooking class with Bobs. Today was French cooking and Little Jake made crepes and French onion soup. Yums. Will be trying my hand at both of those. Then Bobs and I decided to go on a quest for a Brum. In case you don't know what a Brum is, it is a Dirt Devil electric broom. He had bought one at Target for $17--it is regularly $69! So, we go to one Target but it was only on sale for $48, so we head for the Target where Bobs got his and, score!, a Brum for $17! Woo-hoo! But you know Bunny's life can never be that easy, right??? So I get home and get my Brum out to charge it, and it's been used! It's dirty and dusty and parts are missing. So I decided to take on back to the Target near our house to swap it. Guess what? Yep, no Brum. So, in tears for fatigue and general pissyness, I call Bobs who volunteers to drive me to yet ANOTHER Target to see if they have it. And, score x2! They had several and even though it was not on sale for $17, they did an even exchange. So I <3 Bobs for being my Brum seeker and hope I loves my Brum, esp. since we will now have hard surface flooring throughout our house. Behold the Brum:



So, that was my Sunday, then home to clean the house a bit and cook dinner. Aren't you terribly jealous about my jet set, exciting life????

What I'm Cooking:
Publix had chuck roasts on sale this week so I bought one but then could not decide what to do with it, so I went to the W-S website yesterday and found a recipe for Italian pot roast. Y'all! That was freakin' yums! Red wine, plum tomatoes, oregano, garlic, cooked long and slow in the Crock Pot. Looks:


And it SMELLED fabulous while cooking. Here it is plated with some Parmesan smashed potatoes and steamed broccoli:


Seriously good stuff right there, peeps. Seriously good. If any of y'all want the recipe, let me know or go to the W-S website and type in "Italian pot roast." Tres easy, too.

Yesterday for lunch, I gots creative--I had leftover yellow rice and tortillas and this:


So I made chili-cheese burritos with rice. And this chili was great. Trader Joes. They never disappoint. Ok, very, very rarely disappoint.

What I'm Listening To:
God Only Knows by The Beach Boys. Simple, lovely, catchy little sing-along tune. Great, unusual wedding song too.

What I'm Reading:
Nothing yet--no time to read this weekend.

What's On My Mind
I gots to go now--the Golden Globes start in like 5 minutes and I have to get my jams on and get a glass of wine and settle in for the show. Have a great week and I will be back soon!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Goobers, Manners & Cheap Chardonnay

Well, peeps, it's Friday and I don't have lots to share but I wanted to keep up the pace I have set so I decided to post regardless. I guess they call it the dead of winter for a reason--there ain't nothing going on. No garden, no remodel (well, a little, but I know you all are about tired of that shizz).

So, anyway, the last few days have just been all about work and work. There is lots going on which I hope spells a little job security for now. Last night, I went to get my hair cut. I tried someone new--cheaper for the budget, closer for the gas. It is aw'ight. The proof of the pudding will come with the days to come. Then, last night I went to dinner with a friend and lunch with another friend today, so lots of friend love going on.

Tonight was grocery night and knowing I was going to blog and knowing I had jack, nor jill, to share, I decided to take my camera to the Publix and do a photo essay for the blog. The idea was "foods which should not be sold." However, the Publix was covered up like flies on shizz! Seriously! Usually it is quiet on Friday night--trust me--but there were people everywhere and some lady caught me photographing canned asparagus and gave me a look before running the other way. So, I only got two shots:


Behold the new "fusion" Jello. Now, first off, I am no Jello lover. Childhood issues + textural issues + barium enema prep pretty much ruined me off Jello. But this shizz looks nastier than the normal. Watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe? WTF? Color me puking in citrus technicolor. Seriously.


Now, this shizz just ain't right. I have never eaten it and I never intend to. You are just damn lazy if you cannot make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without having to have them mixed together. Word.

So rather than risk getting kicked out of Publix, I decided to put a hiatus on the photo essay. Maybe it will be a continuation for weeks to come since winter so far is proving to be less than interesting. However, I did get into a skirmish with the little bag boy about manners. Little shit. He was mocking the cashier for saying "please" and I was like "boy, you need to learn some manners" and he was all "what for" and I was like "cause manners will get you farther in life than many things" and he's all "un-uh, money gets you farther" and I'm all "well, you may not always have money but you will always have manners." He snorts. But guess what little shit? I gots your name and the number of the store manager. That's all I am saying. Let's see if you can conjure up a "please" when asking to keep your job.

What I'm Cooking:
Last night, as noted, I went out, but tonight we had frozen pizza and salad. For the past several weeks, they have had different frozen pizza brands on sale at Publix and, being grocery night, we have been sampling several for an easy dinner. Tonight was a home run hit, peeps:


Ok, this was YUMS. Tres tasty. And on sale. I am going back for another one or two before they go off sale. The hubs, who is spoiled by the gastronomical delights which regularly alight from our kitchen, even said "This is good." That's something right there, peeps.

What I'm Listening To:
Ok, ITunes has this cool new feature called Genius. You can click on any song in your library then click on Genius and it pulls together a playlist of similar songs. And it does a DAMN good job. Things I would never put together but go beautifully. Tonight, it pulled together a wonderfully mellow and somewhat melancholy playlist starting with Hangin' by a Thread by Jann Arden and ending with This Woman's Work by Kate Bush. That's what it is on now. It is a lovely, lovely song:

I should be crying
But I just can't let it show
I should be hoping
But I can't stop thinking
Of all the things I should've said,
That I never said
All the things we should've done,
That we never did
All the things I should've given,
But I didn't


And Hangin' by a Thread? That song make my heart ache:

When I cry, when I am sad
I think of every awful thing I ever did
When I cry, there is no love
No there is nothing that can comfort me enough
When I cry

The salt inside my body ruins everyone I come close to
My hands are barely holding up my head
I am so tired of looking at my feet
And all the secrets that I keep
My heart is barely hangin' by a thread, hangin' by a thread


I first heard this song on Veronica Mars and went and searched until I found out what it was. I loves a good melancholy song to emotionally wallow up in. Esp. on a Friday night when I am halfway through my second glass of cheap Chardonnay that I bought to make chowder with and could not let spoil. Yep.

What I'm Reading:
I finished Ask Again Later by Jill Davis. It was ok. I think it would have been better if I had been in the right mood. I started another book last night, but I am having a hard time getting into it so I am thinking I will put it aside and start something else. I long for a GREAT book. It's been a while since I read one.

What's On My Mind
Hubs is working all weekend so I am on my on. Tomorrow I will probably work on painting/home improving. Sunday is W-S class--this week is French cooking, so I am TRES excited! Crepes, peeps, crepes! Have a good one!

PS, I forgot to update about the rash! That is because it is SO much better. The cream was fairly miraculous and has done much to calm things down. I also have some backup steroids if needed, so I think this rash is on its way to gone.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Hump Day Holla

Wow, how long's it been since the last Holla, peeps? Yeah, too long. Anyway, it's been pretty calm at Casa Bunny but I didn't want to leave you hanging too long since I promised to do better, so let me catch you up.

So my life has been pretty much about treating the rash, which has made me lots miserable. I finally broke down today and called the dermatologist and BEGGED them to work me in and, by God, they did! Now I have a HUGE vat of prescription cream and steroids! Whee! I thought I would take a photo of my disease so you would have a visual:


So this is the back of my hand. Small, very raised pink bumps. Everywhere. Chest, arms, hand, legs, feet. The only places they are not is my back and butt. And they itch like a mother. Seriously itch like a mother.


This is the HUGE VAT of cream which I am praying works miracles. Right after I get off this post, I am going to slather it all over everything. I can't wait! You can also see in this post where I nicked myself with my new knife, which I had not told you about yet, so here's the story.

During the after Thanksgiving sales, W-S had this Wusthof knife (like the Rolls-Royce of knives) on sale for less than half price. So my sweet hubs bought me one. Being the weirdo that I am, I have put off using it, but I broke it out tonight and promptly christened it with my blood. Mother is sharp. Tres sharp. So here's the pic:


Now I have a good knife and a Le Creuset. Just start calling me Julia how 'bout it? Oh, and the dentil mold for our front door finally came today in its correct form:


And guess what? The m-effers at Peachtree finally called about the bill. I let the hubs handle it--he does Bad Cop good--and we are ok with the outcome. Yes, they are giving us a discount. We are still waiting for a new screen and touch up paint so I am withholding final payment until we receive. After all, we had to wait 15 weeks for windows--they can wait a little longer for payment. Damn skippy. On another note, as I was walking around the house today, I thought I would take a pic of my "chore" Crocs:


I bought pylon orange Crocs for working in the garden but then started wearing them to remodel and now they are covered in paint and stain. Very artsy, no??

What I'm Cooking:
Monday night, I made this Publix recipe called Chicken Confetti. It was this tasty chicken and pasta dish you baked in the oven. Here's pics:


Ok, so I forgot to take pics until AFTER I dished it up, but it's pretty. The top is panko crumbs mixed with cheese and butter so it was all golden goodness. I will make again. Last night, the hubs and I both worked late so we dined on El Pollo Loco takeout. Tonight, I made the W-S Chicken & Corn Chowder. I took a photo of it in bowl this time:


See it glisten? This is not a low-cal soup. Heavy cream, bacon. But DAMN is it GOOD. I also had the good crusty rolls. I decided to take a photo because they were so damn pretty:


Mmmm. Crusty goodness.

What I'm Listening To:
Right now, Why Can't This Be Love by Van Halen. Sammy Hager ROCKS! I am a Sammy lover. He has great hair.

What I'm Reading:
Still making my way through Ask Again Later by Jill Davis.

What's On My Mind
Not much, really. Just trying to get rid of this rash and keep my life on the rails right now.
Be good and I'll be back later!
Bunny