Man I swear summer is just FLYING by! What kinda bugs me is that we’ve still yet to take any times off for ourselves and go away. Between us still after almost 8 years of construction/remodel on the house (seems there is ALWAYS another thing we found wrong to fix before we proceed), Mr. Fantabulous having surgery and my working 8 bajillion hours a week we kinda let summer slip by. Now I always try to find the positive in any situation. For us, I’m grateful that we have shelter, his health is ok and we have jobs so I can’t really complain. We’re blessed as we have one another. And sure I’m yearning for the day we can just stop this train we’re on and take a break but until then I’m enjoying the ride (a little tired but I can always sleep later). See we have goals and are busting our butts to reach that goal. As my Dad always said “anything worth having is worth working for.” And I firmly believe it. Stuff was never handed to he or I. We earned it through hard work and that is priceless. To feel that you reached a goal is priceless.
So how was your week?
A good week or so ago I was grocery shopping. Now mind you when I grocery shop I always have a list and since I have my store aisles memorized I write my list in that order. One thing I hate is be in the milk aisle and realize I need bananas and have to walk ALL THE WAY to the beginning of the store to get them. It’s a pet peeve. Another thing I do, is regardless if I need something in that aisle or not I will go up every single aisle (well minus the baby stuff aisle). So as I’m walking the aisles I find myself in the candy aisle and what do I see??? Halloween Candy! People.. it was the END OF JULY! I mean JULY! Last I recalled Halloween is on October 31st. 3 months in advance these stores are putting out holiday candy? WTH?
So I tweeted about this and OMG it went viral! Now I’m not really bashing the candy companies or the stores (we’re all here to make money) BUT… exactly what kind of preservatives are in these things that they can be on the shelves for 3 months??? Makes you think, huh? Now I love my Halloween Candy BUT call me old-fashioned but I like it around Halloween. Let this girl enjoy some semblance of Summer. I mean I want Labor Day off, one final cook out (hint to my friends.. have a cook out, k?!) and fall weather! I want to take a Sunday I’m not working and go up to the lake and get in just one Fall hike with Mr. Fantabulous. I want to see the leaves change colors. At this rate the candy companies and grocery stores will have me buying winter coats, snow boots and hot chocolate in a week!
This week I have a TON of new recipes I have to finish up so I can post for you guys. I have a bajillion photos to edit as well. Seriously I am SO in love with the camera and lenses Mr. Fantabulous bought me. While I still have a very VERY limited understanding of what the stuff does I’m having a field day learning.
I do know this week (or very soon) I want a date night that does NOT involve a trip to Home Depot with my baby. Like I want the movies and dinner and ice cream – the order is irrelevant but I want all of that! What’s your perfect ‘date’ night? For me there are 2 types of date nights – one where I have to leave the house and one where I don’t. I just told you about my leave the house date night. The stay at home ones are often my favorites. We literally shut off the computers, cell phone, lock the doors and just have “us” time. 99% of the time we’ll be in our pajamas, I’ll make 2 pizzas – one white with roasted tomatoes and red onions with a garlic herbed oil sauce and one red sauce one with fresh mozzarella, basil and ricotta. Next comes popcorn – 2 types. Kettlecorn for him (cause I hate it – I find it way too sweet for me) and butter for me.
It’s funny when we do our popcorns. His is just a bowl of kettlecorn where mine is buttered popcorn with additions – handful of peanut M&M’s and a handful of Cheetos. Yes I know, it’s ‘weird’ but I just love popcorn that way. Needless to say I don’t eat it often at all for obvious reasons. Our drink of choice? You’re gonna laugh. Milk. Yep ice-cold frothy milk. I LOVE LOVE LOVE milk with my popcorn. We’ll watch one movie then he’ll want a snack. The snack is usually ice cream for him. I’m generally not hungry but if I am I’ll go for veggies which means he’ll eat his ice cream and most of my veggies. While we have the snack always a 2nd movie.
It may sound boring and dull to some but we’re past that stage in our lives where we want to go out clubbing or bar hop. He and I both went through that phase. Now we’ll still go out to clubs or bars but it’s to see bands or concerts. That’s one thing he and I are huge into.
Well I’ve rambled on long enough. Time to edit some photos so I can share some more of my recipes with you.
Wishing you an amazing week!
♥ Monday – Chicken Spinach Parmesan Meatball Subs
♥ Tuesday- Best EVER NY Strip
♥ Wednesday – Cheesy Baked Ziti with Chicken Spinach Parmesan Meatballs
♥ Thursday – Crunchy Asian Hoisin Chicken over Brown Rice
♥ Friday – Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken Sliders
♥ Saturday – Garlicy White Pizza with Herbs, Prosciutto & Onions
♥ Sunday – Not Your Lunch Lady Sloppy Joes