Holler holler holler for $50 million dollars - it's a three day weekend. I like Labor Day in theory because I plan to get a lot of shit done. What really gets done is about half of what I plan. The other half of the time I loaf around and love every second.
1 - Yes, I am now the dog lady.
2 - Dinner: sauteed pork chops with a Pepsi/ketchup/soy sauce pan sauce, steamed corn fresh off the cob, and cheese stuffed peppers.
3 - MFD and Maisel
4 - While MFD did the yard work, I boiled, blanched, and dried corn. After I cut it off the cob, I packed it into quart size freezer bags in 2 cup increments. The brownies were a bonus.
Saturday I visited Gamma and Pop. My Pop cracks me up. He loves his wine and has no flair for fashion. I stopped for pizza after I left. Nothing like a good two slices of pizza. I even burnt the roof of my mouth.
1 - Sunday morning. Lots of iced coffee.
2 - Rice in the crockpot: 6 cups of rice, 6 cups of water, 6 1/2 tbs of olive oil, 6 teaspoons of salt. Six six six, bitches. Be sure to spray your crock (if you read that fast it looks like cock) with cooking spray, and cook on high for around 3 hours (watch to see when all the water is absorbed). The rice comes out perfectly. Once fully cooled, freeze in 2-3 cup portions in quart size freezer bags. If you have four or more people in your family, you want to freeze in 4-5 cup portions.
3 - Peach ice cream: 1 cup whole milk, 1 cup fat free creamer, 1/2 tsp vanilla - mix together in a bowl. Puree one cup of peaches (about 2.5 peaches) with 1 tbs honey, add to mixture and put in fridge for three hours. Use ice cream maker to finish it off. I folded in another cup of fresh diced peaches.
4 - I made a pot of sauce to freeze. My base freezing sauce is 2 small diced onions and 5 cloves of minced garlic. I saute the onions in butter for about 5 minutes, then I add the garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Add four 28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes and a 6 oz can of tomato paste. Salt, pepper, garlic salt, basil and oregano to taste, and a squirt of Sriracha. Simmer for a few hours, let fully cool, and freeze flat in freezer bags.
5 - In the afternoon, I fed my Sopranos addiction with four episodes from Season 4.
MFD's mom made her famous spaghetti for dinner, and it was delicious. We had birthday cake and came home to play with the dogs.
Monday - puttering.
1 - Quinoa with fresh basil and grape tomatoes with a dressing of olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette for this week's lunches.
2 - Broccoli and swiss egg muffins for this week's breakfasts.
3 - MFD's favorite salmon casserole.
4 - Fresh homemade bread that I ate like a fat ass with a lot of butter.
More Sopranos, book finishing, blog writing, enjoying a Monday off with nothing to do. Sweet bliss.
In case you missed it on FB, in addition to my no spend September, I'm joining Marla and Brie for a squat challenge. Do it with us - your ass will thank you when you start wearing your jeans again.
Four day week? We can do this.
Linking up with Leeann for Monday Morning Gossip