Monday, March 11, 2013

ze veekend zat vas

I made dinner for the first time in more than two weeks. For someone who cooks often and enjoys it, that felt like an eternity.

Stuffed peppers: remove the insides of four peppers and place in a pot of boiling water for 4 minutes, then plunge into an ice bath. Brown 1 lb ground anything (I used beef) with a bit of red onion and garlic and prepare 1 cup of brown rice. Mix the beef mixture and rice with 1/2 cup grated cheese of your choice and sauce (use at least a cup). My sauce was homemade so it had some chunks of tomatoes, which were awesome. Fill the peppers with the mixture and place in a casserole dish. Cover with tin foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and add some more cheese to the tops. Broil for an additional 5-7 minutes. 

I got my Happy Heart perfume and my gift with purchase.

Derwood and Brian visited, we caught up on Criminal Minds and fell asleep in the living room with all the lights on by 10 p.m. Boom.

I woke up at 5:20 and was up for the day. WTF! Scenes from the morning:

MFD's things that I had to do: Deal with cardboard recycles, pick up dog poop, take out basement and kitchen trash, replace exterior lightbulb, find beeping fire detector and stop the incessant beeping. Blah to all.

I also did my things: sheets, towels, laundry, dishes, cleaning out fridge, wiping down bathrooms, paying bills, making grocery lists, reorganizing makeup, blah blah BLAH. Hausfrauing, yo. 

Initial expansion of gallery wall, one of my 2013 goals.

It was nice out, so I opened all the windows and spent time outside with the dogs. Glorious.

I caught up on The Following and watched some college hoops.

I tried my new nailpolish, butter london Trout Pout. I loved how it went on, but I was hoping it would be more orange and less pink.

We were supposed to go to dinner at Dad & Carol's for my birthday, but they brought it here so MFD didn't have to go out. Debbie joined us and I enjoyed many of my favorite things: veggie pizzas, angel food cake with fruit and a Cool Whip mix, ribs (I only eat them in private homes because I'm weird) and wine. Carol also read my Favorite Things blog and got me some of those from her and my Dad, along with everyone's favorite thing: cash. hahaha

Being up since 5:20 wore me the F out, and I was in bed before 10. I slept for over nine hours and it rocked.

Daylight savings day always leaves me feeling like I'm behind. The day always slips away from me.

I didn't do as much as I wanted to, probably because I spent the morning snuggling with the dogs and watching Cry-Baby with MFD. I did go grocery shopping, took MFD to an appointment where I sat in the car with more coffee and magazines, and freshened this piece up with some cheap flowers. Cheap flowers make me happy.

I also made Guinness Roasted Corned Beef, which will be on the blog tomorrow.

Monday morning brings MFD's first post-op appointment, so I have to go down to the city at the crack of dawn with him, bring him back, then go back down to work. At least it's a short week since I'm off on Friday for my birthday.

Happy 82nd birthday to my Pop. He is the coolest man. Here's some of the family with him wearing suspenders at his 80th birthday party - he wears suspenders every day so we paid homage.

This week on the blog: Tuesday is corned beef recipe day, Wednesday a jamble of thoughts as usual on Haphazard Wednesday, Thursday a guest post from Jana at Daily Money Shot (I'll be guest posting over there on preparing for weekends away) and Friday a special birthday edition of the Friday Five. BUSY THINGS, people. BUSY THINGS.

BIRTHDAY WEEK, commence.

Linking up with Join the Gossip for Monday Morning Gossip
Linking up with Sami's Shenanigans for Weekend Shenanigans


  1. LOVE the gallery wall! And can't wait for the corned beef!

  2. What a fabulous weekend! I loved this weather and stayed outside almost all day. Loving that trout pout, too. Hee hee
    Now, I've got to get out and get that Clinique free gift. I've been needing an excuse to spend money on the age spot corrector.
    Happy Monday!
    Lulu and Daisy

  3. im lovin the gallery wall! i have to restrain myself from adding too much stuff to mine, im going to end up looking like a hoarder.
    and HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK! work it girl, only comes once a year :)

  4. love the gallery wall and the stuffed peppers. i always feel behind with time change. ugh why is it monday? happy b-day week!

  5. Totally have the exact same rib thing - weird and I loveee your gallery wall. Happy birthday weeeeek!

  6. Daylight Savings times has me all kinds of mixed up. I love it, but it takes me like 2-3 days to adjust! Dang girl, another busy how you shove so much into 3 days! You are a rock star! ;)

  7. I love that wine glass, and the wall gallery looks great!

  8. found you through the link up and love your blog!!! :)
    P.S. I have a giveaway on my blog right now...(and 3 more in the next few weeks!) Hope you'll check it out and enter!

  9. Fun Clinique goodies! Those boy chores sound awful! Hahah. I really like your gallery wall. Those are great pictures!

  10. Happy early birthday!! And happy birthday to pop! Looks like a fun get together! You always have such busy weekends. I'm kinda obsessed with the picture of the branches. So pretty.

    Mmm and I am so excited for corned beef this weekend!

    Thanks for linking up :)

  11. I've never had stuffed peppers but they always look so yummy.. are the spicy? Do they taste a lot like peppers?

  12. I was going to make stuffed peppers this weekend.

    Then I realized I needed cheese

    and i cant have cheese

    damn the man

  13. I totally love stuffed peppers. I am a vegetarian so I always use fake (soy) beef, but they are still delish. In fact, I need to make them again soon!

    Happy birthday--looks like it was a blast! And LOL to the ribs only in private homes. Is it cause they're messy? heehee.

  14. H-H-H-iiiiiiii!!!! I'm on my second free iced coffee! WHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! The gallery wall looks fantastic! Are they photos you or MFD took? I want to do something like that on our family room. How were the stuffed peppers? I made a stuffed peppers pinterest recipe a few weeks ago, and it was really bland. Pinterest fail.

  15. Those stuffed peppers look SO good! :)

  16. wow. you were busy! I'm so impressed you packed all this into a "short" weekend. I really want that hour back. Oh well. Love that nail polish, and well, lets be honest. I love everything you post about. Thanks for letting us share your weekend of fun :)

  17. Your weekend makes me tired just looking at it :) I need to replace my Happy Heart. Its my favorite perfume!

  18. I am shocked at how much you accomplished. That's amazing, and I'm kinda obsessed with your gallery wall.

  19. Lots of birthdays! Love that you all wore suspenders :) Looks like a great weekend all around

  20. The stuffed peppers look amazing! Can't wait to try your recipe. Happy Birthday week!!!

    1. They were awesome! And good as lunches this week too. Thanks!


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