Monday, August 4, 2014

TWTW - first in August edition

1. Friday night in. Ahhh. Last week was a killer and it was very restful.
2. New to me dip - pickle wrap dip. Delicious and super easy.
3. Saturday morning I hit the Farmers' Market, and part of my haul was a baker's dozen of corn which I promptly put up to freeze. There's nothing like the burst of summer corn in your mouth in the winter. This is prime time to blanch and freeze!
4. Saturday was my company pool party followed immediately by an Art Auction Fundraiser for the organization MFD volunteers with, Advocates for Homeless and Those in Need. It was held in an old mill, a very cool building. We followed  that up with soft serve at Dairy Delight.
5. Weekly food prep - zucchini pie for breakfasts, salads for lunch, fruit/veg/Cheez-Its for snacks, buttermilk baked chicken thighs with roasted sweet potatoes for Sunday dinner. Other dinners for the week are salmon burgers and salads.
6. We watched the first season of The Fall (five episodes) and five episodes of Orange is the New Black.
Saturday night my brother Sean's Red Bulls team won the National Premier Soccer League U23 Championship. Whoot. I couldn't go because of the events we had Saturday, but Laura & Chris went and represented.
Sean in front with the trophy - photo via New York Red Bulls
Sunday I was mostly lazy (which was awesome) and grouchy (which was not). We also had a viewing to attend, my step uncle Tom. He was a great man who lost a hard battle with cancer. Rest in peace Tom!
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33 comments:

  1. your food prep sounds so yummy. tell me more about these salmon burgers and congrats on your bro and his championship win. that reminds me - need to bake my sweet potatoes before they go bad.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  2. I'm sorry for your loss, sweet girl. I'm impressed with your food prep, though. I need to get on the food prep train now that J's held captive at the office, I tend to just rely on cereal and quesadillas. I should prep actual meals, sort them into individual servings and freeze them. Meh. Maybe next week-hah! Congrats to your brother!!!

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  3. Now I'm hungry with all that yummy food prep!! Looks like an awesome weekend:)

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  4. The old mill looks awesome as does the pickle dip.

    I was lazy all weekend since it rained all day every day, I did finish The Book Thief and really enjoyed it.

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  5. I want your Sunday dinner in my life. Also why is a company pool party allowed? (not just for you, but everywhere). I think my coworkers rank very high on the "people I don't want to see in a bathing suit" list... too awkward for me!

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  6. I love the ham pickle roll things...what a good idea to turn it into a dip!! Yum! (it has been at least 3 years since I've had ham and pickle rolls). Now, i'm really craving that :)

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  7. Good balance of busy/not this weekend. What do you think of OITNB? I was hooked last year. Sorry about your step-uncle, that is always sad to hear, er read.

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  8. That pic of MFD and Maisel, I love it! Pickle dip sounds good, may have to try that for labor day.
    Mwah!

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  9. Congrats to your brother!! That is so awesome! That zucchini pie sounds delicious.

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  10. That dip looks great and yay for nights in!!

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  11. sorry for your loss:( I cannot wait for the second series of The Fall. I watched it a few months ago and it was awesome. and creepy.

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  12. That's such a good idea to freeze the corn and to have it in the winter!

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  13. Sorry for your loss :(

    Sunday was a lazy day for us too, we basically binge watched The Good Wife ALL day long!

    Love the pictures of the boys on the rug! How cute!

    Your meals sound delicious! Have a great week!

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  14. I've never heard of The Fall. Was it good? I also have never frozen fresh corn before. How does it hold up? I learn so many things here. :) I'm so sorry about your uncle. Cancer sucks!

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  15. Your weekend sounded lovely :) Sorry to hear about your step uncle, it's never to lose someone, esp to cancer. :( How do you get your meal planning ideas from? I can never seem to be organized enough to do all that; lord knows it would save me a significant amount of time but I'm not consistent enough for that ish. :) Congrats to your brother too that's quite a feat! :) Have a great one Stephanie! -iva

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  16. Congrats to the bro, being championship winners is awesome!! Yum, fresh corn sounds so good right now. Sourry to hear about your uncle. That dip sounds delicious, I love pickles!!

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  17. How do you make your salmon burgers? Inquiring minds and all that jazz!

    Your pugs are adorable, just saying and YAY for your brother's team!!! Too cool.

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  18. I am unfamiliar with The Fall. I'm mad at myself because I forgot that The Killing was released Friday and I had opportunities Friday night and Saturday afternoon to watch, but didn't.

    Congrats Sean, RIP Tom, and that mill looks so cool!

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  19. Sorry about your uncle :(

    I had no idea you could freeze corn. What exactly do I need to do?? The guy down the road is selling it by the dozen and it's the best ever, but I can't justify buying 12 ears of corn. Now I have a reason!

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  20. I may just have to do an occasional pop-in at your house during weekly food prep... and I'll bring a cooler.

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  21. zucchini pie looks so yummy! I was kind of lazy and grouchy on sunday too, oops.
    I am sorry about your uncle :(

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  22. I love a lazy Sunday! I still need to try your zucchini pie recipe. Looks so good!

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  23. Please put The Killing on your to do list because I need to talk to someone about it. Stat.

    Pickle wrap dip? Yespleaseandthankyou.

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  24. I'm so happy that you now have pickle wrap dip in your life. Seriously...pickle wraps made their way to nearly every family/friend get together growing up. I crave pickle wraps & pickle dip ALL. THE. TIME.

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  25. I am sooooo on this dip....STAT!! Thanks for sharing!! And congrats to your brother's soccer team! That is AWESOME!

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  26. The zucchini dish as well as the buttermilk chicken sound/look amazing as does the dip. I get bored easy but I have been so bz lately that I just love lazy weekends when the come up.

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  27. I just saw The Fall on Netflix. Do you recommend? I spent the weekend catching up on The Office because I missed 3 seasons…
    Roasted sweet potatoes are my go-to always. Like tonight.

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  28. How do you freeze fresh corn?! I WANT TO DO THAT!

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  29. Good call with the corn. I love summer corn!! SO good.

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  30. That dip looks absolutely delicious
    So sorry to hear about your Uncle. Cancer sucks :(

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  31. Yo, you spelled delite wrong! Hee. Can we talk soon about the new swoosh sound Under the Dome is making before commercials, like Lost used to do?

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  32. Ok, so I heard Orange is the New Black has been canceled? Is that true? (too lazy to Google it myself) ...just when I was about to start watching it.
    Sorry for your loss.

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  33. So sorry for your loss. That dip sounds amazing. Congrats to your brother on the win.

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