Watching the Grammy’s and let me just say: Lady Gaga + Elton John = AMAZEBALLS. So good. And then the Green Day performance was good too. That’s as far as we’ve gotten, but I think we’re in for a good show.
Jeff left for the Dominican Republic for 10 days, so its just me and Mona for a while! We made dinner tonight and did the Easy Curried Chicken (recipe in my RECIPES tab!) but with bone-in chicken instead of using the pre-cooked rotisserie chicken like the last few times. Mona sauteed summer squash with onions and parmesan cheese. There was a tiny bit of the knish left, so we split that. And FYI, its not wine or juice that is always in my glass, but some flavor of Crystal Light. Seriously I can drink an entire pitcher of it in a day. Its my sugar substitute vice but it helps me get my servings of water in (I’m not a big liquid drinker usually) so I suck the stuff down.
1 thigh & 1 leg of Easy Curried Chicken – skinless
1 cup sauteed squash with onions and parmesan cheese
Today, while shoveling snow for 2 hours, I made a mental list of things I never learned in college. Even though I have a degree now, I still feel vastly under-qualified for life in the following areas:
1. shoveling snow (today was my first time!)
2. paying bills
3. filing your own taxes (this will be my first attempt… my mom has done it before!)
4. fixing plumbing (I don’t live in the dorms anymore!)
5. office politics
6. how to make friends in a new place
7. the true value of clipping coupons
If you have more to add to this list, feel free to make suggestions.
So I went out to dig out my car so that I could leave for work in the morning and it turned into me digging out the whole driveway. The neighbor came over with a broom to get the 7 inches off my car and another neighbor came over and said “So this is the first time you’ve shoveled snow, huh?” Apparently, it was that obvious. He got done in 15 minutes what would have taken me over 30. I cannot thank him enough! But, the whole driveway, minus a few patches of snow that are in the shade and not melting, is clear! It is continuing to clear as today it is very sunny and temperatures are above freezing. Yay! We’ll probably put out some rock salt tonight before bed so it doesn’t freeze the driveway too badly in the morning.
I worked up such a sweat and an appetite from shoveling that I was pretty starving. I microwaved a sweet potato and topped it with spray butter (what IS spray butter??), cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. So good and it smelled like pumpkin pie! I INHALED it. I also toasted a sandwich thin and put a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese on it. Now I’m going to lie around and read a book, possibly nap. What else are snow days for? Ugh, and my hands hurt from shoveling! I’m sure more of me will hurt later/tomorrow!
1 medium sweet potato
spray butter, salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg
1 Arnold sandwich thin
1 wedge Laughing Cow Light French Onion
We’re still snowed in! The roads are a bit clearer and we’re really hoping to be able to make it out to the Y and get some exercise in. If not, we’re taking the puppy on a long, snowy walk. Shivering burns calories, right?
I woke up craving egg but not feeling like actually doing much. So I toasted an English muffin and made a boring egg sandwich accompanied by a browning banana that needed eating. There are a couple of sweet potatoes and a butternut squash lurking around the kitchen, so I think they will be used for lunch and dinner. Stay tuned to see if I get creative, or not.
1 Thomas’s Better Start Light English muffin
1 large banana