So lemme tell yunz ’bout my morning (love my Pittsburgh accent?). It was one of those mornings where I should have just rolled over and ignored my bladder or my chores.
*sigh* someday I’ll listen….
Anyway, I sit up in bed and do my morning stretches for my foot before I can actually get out of bed. Now at my age, the time from you first getting up to you waddling to the bathroom has to be nil. Well I don’t have that luxury anymore thanks to the plantar fasciitis in my foot. After 5 minutes of doing my stretches and doing the “I gotta pee wiggle”, I step down out of bed and BAM… instant mother-of-all-cramps in my thigh! I mean I actually yelped out loud. However the pain in my thigh is now battling with my bladder as I have to tinkle beyond belief!
Do you people have any idea how hard it is to walk with a cramp AND having to pee??? Yeah… it’s pretty damn difficult!
That was the start to my morning! I should have gone back to bed then; I really should have.
SOOOOO… I decide to make Banana Bread and Blueberry Sour Cream cake. The bread’s in the oven and I start on the cake only I can’t find the sour cream. Now I know I took it out. I searched high and low for 30 minutes.
Wanna know where I found it? On the pantry shelf behind the baking soda. Ding dong me put it away by mistake thinking it was the baking powder. Real smart genius!
So I get that all straightened up and go to do my dishes. Before I get started I realize I need to stir the meat on the stove (making Mr. Fantabulous Sloppy Joes today). So I pick up my “spoon” to stir, hit the lever by mistake turning the water on only to realize that it wasn’t the spoon in my hand but rather the <insert non-ladylike trucker mouth language here> water sprayer from the faucet. I gave myself a wet t-shirt at 8am! I did have to run to the market but in light of all that happened up to that point I decided to stay put!
I did manage, to thankfully, turn out some great stuff today. I kept lunch simple – Sloppy Joes from scratch and cucka sweet potato fries. I say cucka as I don’t like sweet potatoes at all, in any fashion however Mr. Fantabulous really likes baked sweet potatoes and since I had a coupon for a free bag of sweet potato fries I figured I’d make those for him.
Um yeah, you’ll notice that the sweet potato fries are not in the pictures. Why? Per Mr. Fantabulous they are a “HUGE FAIL! Don’t ever buy these again.” However he thoroughly loved the sloppy joes per the evidence on his chin, lips and hands:) LOL However the true test of these things are me. Why? Growing up my Mom would make them but with big ol fat hunks of onions in them added to a can of Manwich or she would buy that packet stuff where you add beef and tomato sauce. *Shudder from horrible flashbacks* I LOOOOOOOOOOAATHE stuff like that. But then to be fair, I rarely like anything out of a can or box mix.
So today I set out to try and make it from scratch. How did I do it? You’re gonna laugh but I googled Manwich pictures and studied the picture. Okay chunks of peppers, onions, beef, some type of red sauce… I took it from there. So I cook all the stuff and it ends up smelling really good but any good chef will tell you, “You have to taste your stuff before serving it” – God, I can hear Chef Ramsey now! So I dipped my spoon in and closed my eyes as I put it to my lips. Wha? Yes, I still close my eyes when I have to try something that I “might not like”. I’m 4 years old in that respect! LOL So I taste it and was like “Oh wow, this is really good but it lacked something.” It needed a ‘zing’. So I added some ‘zing’ to it and I’ll tell you what, this stuff was killer!
For dessert Mr. Fantabulous will have this. I can attest to how scrumptious this as I had a piece. Wha??? All good chef’s are supposed to sample their food before serving it! I mean I didn’t want Mr. Fantabulous to have some only to find out it’s poisonous! LOL