Anyhoodle, I hope this week perks up slightly. At least I can look forward to next weekend, which the hubs has off and we have a concert to go to Saturday night, and I have a movie date on Sunday. Whee. And today I get to go to WALMART! To buy meds, cat food and a paper shredder! OH BOY! Yes, I can see the fun is just going start today and keep on going!
Anyway, I did manage to squeeze in some cooking this weekend, though it was not all successful. On Saturday night, I had pork chops, potatoes and onions, so I decided to do this layered bake where browned the chops, then placed them on top of sliced onions and potatoes and covered them with a sauce of milk, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup (shoot me, ok??) and thyme. It turned out, well, aw-ight.
Last night, I was going to make shrimp chowder, however, I stupidly used my potatoes on Saturday night (that above was not my original planned meal--I am learning the hard way that I make a weekly menu FOR A REASON) so I had to step back and punt and the only ball I had was Bean Soup Starter.
I served it with this:
Again, in an effort to say some food about to go the way of the dumpster, I toasted some bread, sliced up some grape tomatoes and diced some mozzarella cheese, then tossed it all with EVOO, balsamic vinegar and dried herbs. Yes, a bastardized bread salad. Yes, it's better with fresh herbs and tomatoes. But this was pretty tasty and I felt virtuous for saving some food. So there.
Last night while watching the Golden Globes (which I found sorta boring except for Ricky Gervais who I totally get and LOVE LOVE LOVE and Robert Downey Jr.'s speech which was at least slightly different. Oh, and Meryl Streep, who is always a little kooky but in a good way), I enjoyed a new beer I recently picked up:
Anyhoodle, I need to get a shower, get busy and then get to WALMART!! Don't you wish you were me?? Happy MLK Day if you are off today, and I'll be back soon! XO, Bun.