Happy Happy Sunday TKW Family! Tis a GORGEOUS day here in the ‘Burgh. It’s time for your weekly menu to help ending that old ‘Ugh, what am I going to make for dinner???’ conundrum we all get. So how was your week? Mine wasn’t too shabby. Twas super busy and we had really odd weather. It was cold enough in the morning where you needed your heater on in the car and had to go out with a coat on however by the time you left the office it was hot and you were putting the ac on for the car ride home. I’m thinking Mother Nature finally has given us a reprieve from snow…this week. lol Yeah our weather here is pretty erratic!
So my life wouldn’t be my life if there wasn’t some type of health issue going on. We found out on Thursday that Mr. Fantabulous has to have shoulder surgery this Friday. See he, too, was hurt in the car accident but his injuries weren’t as severe as mine. I had mine first and now that I’m about 75% recovered it’s time for him to go get his fix. I swear if it’s not one thing or another. He’ll have a pretty similar surgery like the one I had however I am praying that he has no where near the amount of pain I did. This surgery totally wussed me out pain-tolerance wise. I can handle pain though this one, no way. The pain demon one. He’s not one that can take pain and a TERRIBLE patient (at home). Plus it breaks my heart to see him hurting.
But I did hear some awesome news… I’m going on a Press Tour the 2nd week of May for the American Whiskey Trail! It’s a week-long trip that will explore the history of whiskey-making in America, visit historic sites from the George Washington Distillery outside Washington, DC to famous American whiskey brands including Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve in Kentucky. In addition, I’ll have the opportunity to meet with a handful of America’s new small distillers, and taste their products. I’m SUPER excited to be asked to do this and I can’t wait to share with you all my experiences!
Yesterday I had a girl date day with my bff to get our “hair did” and grab some lunch. See I’m so not a ‘typical girl’ when it comes to getting my hair done. I think I *may* get my hair cut 2-3 times a year, if that, and for coloring (I dye it almost black) I go with a box mix. Don’t judge or tsk. I honestly have yet to find a stylist I like. Well it got to the point that my hair was driving me nuts and I posted on facebook that if I didn’t find a good stylist soon I was taking a bowl, putting it on top of my head and cutting around the rim thus bringing back the “Dorothy Hamil’ bowl cut. I could rock it and make it sexy. The comments I got were hysterical and my bff said “friends don’t let friends get bowl cuts…ever!” so she booked us at her salon. Now this salon was super cute and as soon as I got there I was offered water, coffee, tea or wine. Wait, what? Wine? No wonder she liked this place! After 2 1/2 hours we were done and my ‘do’ was revealed. She went NUTS and immediately reached out to start petting my hair. It’s super silky and shiny and seriously, totally pettable. You’d go nuts over it!
After that we went to lunch only there was a huge line so she signed us in and then introduced me to an evil store. No, it wasn’t a kitchen store but a purse and accessory store. Seriously this store was the purse porn of stores! And what I absolutely LOVED about this place (other than the seriously cheap prices) was that the stands were all colored segregated. You didn’t have red purses mixed with yellow checkerboard. The store was just pretty to look at. As we walked along I just said “You know you are evil for bringing me here. My credit card hates you right now!” I walked out there with a super cute bright pink purse and wallet and 2 sets of sparkly bracelets. Yeah, that’s honestly the extent of my girliness. I’m so not one to follow fashion trends, go ga-ga over shoes or hell, I don’t even know who the top designers are. I can’t afford them anyway so why care, right? No for me, as you all know, I go ga-ga over kitchen stuff. That’s my happy place… well besides in Mr. Fantabulous’ arms. *wink*
So with that, here’s to you and I having an amazing week! Get some sun on those pretty little cheeks of yours and fill your belly with something yummy!
Best Kitchen Wishes!
♥ Monday – Beef Fajita Quesadillas
♥ Tuesday- Crunchy Asian Hoisin Chicken over Brown Rice
♥ Wednesday – Bourbon Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin
♥ Thursday – Crunchy Asian Hoisin Chicken Wraps
♥ Friday – Wings out the Wazoo
♥ Saturday – Grilled Zucchini Pizza
♥ Sunday – Crock Pot Italian Style Pot Roast
♥ Dessert of the week – Gooey Brownie Chocolate Mug Cake For One