Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Italian Pot Roast and Potatoes and the Beef Shepherd Pie Tarts – Perfect Winter Comfort Food!
Happy Sunday TKW Family! Man what a week it has been! I don’t even know where to begin. Work is kicking my butt but I keep chugging through. It’s one of those times where I wish I had 2 more “lori’s” there. So I work from home 99.9% of the time and while it most definitely has it positive points (you can just roll out of bed and work, you don’t have to put on real pants, hell you don’t even have to brush your hair if you don’t want to) but it has a few pretty bad negative points. No for real it does. You have no interaction with folks and trust me, there are times when you wish you could be in that meeting room or standing face to face with someone. But the biggest negative point, at least with me, is that it’s really, really hard to ‘shut off’ work. Like I don’t work a normal 9-5, 8 hour day; more like 10-12 hour days. Many, many times Mr. Fantabulous will come in and actually say “Okay you’re done for the day. You can’t fix it all in one day.” and stand there until I actually shut down the computer.
Do any of you work from home? Do you experience the same thing as I do or am I the oddball?
What else? So we still have no news about what’s going on with Mr. Fantabulous. He has to have more blood work done and a few other tests. I just wish we knew exactly what it is. I hate seeing him like this. But that man, my God, that man is inhuman. He doesn’t let that stop him – even when his chest is hurting and it’s hard to breathe. But you guys know me, I’m sticking to him like glue ‘mothering’ him and forcing him to take breaks, to rest. That man is my entire world. I guess I didn’t have to say that – you guys already know that.
I had my shoulder surgeon followup appointment this past week. Annnnnd I have to have another MRA done on it as I’m still having pain. Plus my ROM is only about 85%.
Okay enough sad stuff, let’s talk funny/fun. Soooo Friday the Fantabulous In Laws came up for the day. You see Papa Fantabulous’ birthday was on Wednesday and they opted to come up here for dinner instead of us taking them out. Seriously, that’s such a HUGE compliment. For a treat when they got there I made Cinnamon Roll Muffins with cream cheese frosting. It’s so awesome to see their faces when they see the treats I make them. Honestly, just makes my day!
For lunch I made one of his favorites – Seafood Chowder. But this time I made it in the pressure cooker. OMG it was amazing! Like I cooked the whitefish in the pressure cooker and it was phenomenal! Now Mama Fantabulous found it a bit too peppery (she has a delicate stomach) but I actually thought it was perfect as did the others. Sorry but I didn’t take any pics as we were so busy eating.
I also made pizza as that’s what he wanted. Gotta love that man! And then for desserts I made him cannolis. Now I personally can’t stand them but he and Mr. Fantabulous go nuts over mine. It’s funny as I like all of the ingredients but when combined, nope. The best compliment was when Papa Fantabulous said “OMG Lori, these are even better than the ones in New York!”. Okay folks that’s huge as they are all from New York and they hold certain foods there (bagels, pizza and cannolis) to a high standard. To hear him say that about my cannolis (and pizza) is just awesome!
But then this happened…
Yes, Cards Against Humanity with my in-laws. She’s 80 and he’s 83! Guys I haven’t laughed that hard in ages. We’re talking to the point I was either going to into an asthmatic attack or pee my pants. They absolutely loved the game and told us we had to bring it over to their house next time we came! LOL
And trust me, you’re going to want the expansion packs! Red box is packs 1-3. Blue Box is pack 4-6
What else? Saturday was a lazy day for both of us. I wasn’t feeling too well so I pretty much laid in bed for a few hours and got sucked into the Hallmark Christmas movies on tv. OMG seriously, I’m addicted to them now. I mean how can you not like these type of movies that honestly make you feel good? Then Mr. Fantabulous and I did something we haven’t done in almost 7 or 8 years… We actually played pool on our pool table! No guys you don’t get how HUGE this was for us! We’ve been so buried in construction that our downstairs was virtually unusable for about 8 years. And to be that the point where we can actually play pool it’s significant. We still have a ways to go but we’re definitely on the upside of things now. THANK GOD!
Now I just need to not suck so much at playing pool! LOL
Anyway guys I need to get going. Laundry needs done and I need to kick his butt in a game of pool! Have one fantabulously amazing week!
♥ Monday – Double Chicken with Power Greens Soup
♥ Tuesday – Italian Style Stuffed Shells
♥ Wednesday – Ultimate Roasted Beef Tenderloin Filet
♥ Thursday – Crockpot Ham Potato Bean Cabbage Stoup
♥ Friday – Spiced Pork Flatbread with Caramel Sweet Potato Pizza Sauce
♥ Saturday – Italian Pot Roast and Potatoes
♥ Sunday – Beef Shepherd Pie Tarts – Perfect Winter Comfort Food
♥ Dessert of the week – Gooey Brownie Chocolate Mug Cake For One