Monday, August 11, 2014

TWTW - This weekend I...

1. We hung out with baby Eva the Diva Friday night. So cute and pleasant and funny. Amanda, Frank, Pop, and Mrs. S were there too (also cute and funny). Relaxing, hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill: it was a nice night.
2. We pass a Wegman's on the way home from Frank & Amanda's and I always feel a compulsion to stop. It was MFD's first time there and he was walking around in wonder. He went international with his choices.
3. Saturday morning I did my usual Farmers' Market run. Some senior citizen clipped my heel with their car as I was crossing the road. They swerved and kept going. Thank God I wasn't a step back and it required no medical attention! I shook it off, ran errands and did bridesmaid things after that. 

4. Early dinner at Maggie's for Carol's birthday with Dad, Carol, MFD, and Debbie.
5. Saturday night I elevated and iced my foot to bring the swelling down, painted my nails, read magazines, and of course watched COPs since MFD was in control of the remote.

6. We have a busy few weeks coming up, so I did a lot of cooking and freezing this weekend. 
A - Mexican stuffed shells; B - Pizza casserole; C - two of each ready for freezing; D - Fresh corn. To do this, shuck corn, boil in salted water for 1.5-2 min, allow to cool, cut off of cob, break up pieces, bag in quart size freezer bags in 2 cup quantities, label, lay flat on baking sheet and freeze, move off of baking sheet; E - Santa Fe Rice Cups; F & G - spinach chicken burgers with red onion and goat cheese - doubled this recipe so I had some for dinner this week and some to freeze. See my substitutions in the pin! I originally made these with feta then saw the goat cheese substitution by Emily on Martinis & Bikinis so I decided to try that. MFD said it's much smoother. Thumbs up! I froze four and kept five out. ; H - I had leftover shells so I just made a little salad with fresh tomatoes from Pop's garden, cut up shells, mozz cheese, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sea salt and pepper

7. Sunday typical hausfrauing (laundry, sheet changing, meal prep - PB&J and tomato sandwiches for lunches, scrambled eggs for breakfasts, chicken burgers/cucumber salad/cucumber & tomato salad/pasta and tomato salad for dinners) followed by a pool afternoon and dinner off the smoker at Mom & Rich's.
8. I should include some dog photos, right?
9. Jodi challenged me to the ALS Ice Challenge. I donated $100 to ALS because I'm lame. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating progressive neuromuscular disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. My brother Sean did do the ice challenge to raise awareness for ALS on Sunday. Here's his video:

10. More Orange is the New Black.
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Happy birthday to my stepmom Carol today!
How was your weekend?
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35 comments:

  1. What a busy weekend you had. Glad you are okay after they hit you. Happy Birthday to Carol. All the food looks amazing, the pizza casserole especially. Yum. The party at your Mom's looks amazing.

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  2. WTF Steph?!?!!? I would have lost my shit, but in the end, I'm glad you weren't more seriously hurt. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE????? How does one not realize they HIT SOMEONE WITH HIS OR HER CAR??? Asshats, we are surrounded by asshats. Eva the Diva is getting big, although she's still a tiny little nugget. Pretty girl!!! Love that Sean did the challenge, I went past 24 hours so I donated to Jay's team, but I might do the challenge anyway. MWAH!

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  3. Wow! Glad you are ok! Nice of them to stop and make sure you were ok! Jeesh. :(

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  4. Firstly, how gorgeous are you in that picture with Miss Eva?! Secondly, how could MFD have made it this long in life without having gone to Wegman's? It's like the Mecca of grocery stores (and the only thing I miss about having a boyfriend who lives in Buffalo).
    I hope your foot is feeling better today!!

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  5. So glad you're ok! I don't know which idea is scarier - that they didn't care to stop and check on you, or that they didn't even notice. I really think the driving test should be administered every so often; otherwise when older folks start slipping you just have to hope that they have families who will prevent them from driving.

    That said, I'm glad you didn't let it ruin your weekend! The first time I ever saw a Wegman's was in Europe, so when I saw one in the states last winter, I was super excited. It was like a little reminder of our trip.

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  6. As always your weekends seem to have a good balance of busy/relaxing and I love it! Minus the minor hit by an ahole...who doesn't stop?! I make burgers with feta and never thought about using goat cheese, which is odd becaus I lurve goat cheese! I totally have to try it like that next time.

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  7. I can't believe you just casually mentioned you got hit by a car in the middle of your post!

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  8. so what is this Wegman's? international stuff? do they have aussie stuff?
    seriously WTF about the accident. i would have lost my shit, thank goodness you are ok!
    please teach me your cooking / freezing / meal planning ways. i suck.

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  9. Happy Birthday to Carol! Glad you got a pool day and SUPER glad you weren't hurt worse by the car. Those spinach chicken burgers look great, as does the pizza casserole. Mmmmmm.

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  10. So I'm glad that you're okay...I would have freaked out!
    Also, goign to have to try some of those recipes!

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  11. You've been HIT BY A CAR?!?!!? (technically...) You're SO BADASS! The end. :)

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  12. Your farmers market incident is scary considering what happened in my hometown yesterday. Someone came barreling through our farmer's market and ending up killing a young girl and injuring a few more people. People need to be more careful. I'm glad you are okay!!

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  13. I can't believe you got clipped on your way to the Farmer's Market! Senior drivers make me nervous lately... I've seen so many issues + accidents with them. Just this past weekend, a 70-something woman drove through the side of a Dunkin Donuts in my hometown. Who does that?! I'm glad you're okay!

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  14. what a busy weekend! wtf with that person clipping your heel; thank goodness that was it and nothing worse. i swear, old people should be restested for driving a LOT more.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  15. Oh my goodness, I can't believe they hit you and didn't even stop... I'm sure they probably didn't even realize it but it's scary that people who don't notice they actually hit someone are out there on the road! Glad you're ok!

    I'm so impressed by all of your cooking / freezing this weekend... and definitely jealous!

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  16. Healing lights continued to your injury.JMJ My best favorite thing ever to have most of my people, especially my chickens by the pool on a glorious summer Sunday. Everyone is so busy all the time, so to get all of us able to collide for a few hours is divinity to me. Very nice to donate to ALS! Sean nominated 3 other teammates to do the ice raising awareness deed. Healing lights and love to all those afflicted and their loved ones.
    #summerismyfave
    Love your MOMMA

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  17. Fantastic weekend! Sno-cones friday night, soccer practice on Saturday - hit some garage sales - no good finds though. Couples shower/bridal party shower for my brother and soon-to-be sister-in-law Saturday night where I learned my 11 year old son is surprisingly good at flippy cup (he and the bride-to-be's 13 year old brother were drinking water) - bunko and dress fitting yesterday. Busy, but good. i need a weekend to recuperate from my weekend.

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  18. INTENSE WEEKEND! oh and that pizza casserole.. HOLY YUM BATMAN!!!

    Your dog has such a SQUISHY FACE~

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  19. It looks like you guys are an awesome "aunt" and "uncle" and I love MFD's random food haul. Sorry about the jerk hitting you - how rude to not even stop!

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  20. you are not lame.. you donated!!! that's amazing. i need to be better about freezing food. that's so smart.

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  21. oh yay! Glad you and MFD liked the goat cheese for the chicken burgers!! :-) I need to add red onion next time i make them for more flavor. Looks like you got some great weather to be outdoors and at the pool! I like MFD's picks from Wegman's! Kerrygold has an Irish cheese I recently picked up from Trader Joe's that I love!

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  22. It is one of the great tragedies of my life that Wegmans is not in Michigan. That and Sheetz. Have you ever been? I know that Philly is mostly Wawa, buy Sheetz is freaking amazing.

    No way to the cold water challenge. I would do the same and much rather donate.

    Also, I did some cooking and freezing before Jack was born and it has been amazing. You are on to something! Now to just get a bigger freezer so I could do it more...

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  23. I would be living at that pool if I had the opportunity!
    I froze some corn over the weekend and I can't wait until it's winter and I can enjoy it.
    Dog pictures are always necessary :)

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  24. Another awesome weekend and how fabulous of you to donate :) That is a horrible and paralyzing disease indeed.. Love all your dinner freezing ideas :) Will check some of these out! I'd be super peeved if someone clipped over my foot, their car would be vandalized lol. :) Have a great one Stephanie! -Iva

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  25. I get exhausted and hungry just reading about your weekends. Do you have the same 24 hour/day constraint that the rest of us have?

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  26. Every time I see your Monday recap I immediately feel bad about myself when it comes to meal prep. I just pinned the turkey burger recipe and think I need to make that tonight!

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  27. Oh my, that's scary that she hit part of you and didn't even stop (or seem to notice??)! Thank goodness you're okay. A driver knocked me with his mirror as I was walking to the school I taught at in Seoul. He was going slowly, so I wasn't injured, but was mad that he didn't stop when I know he knew that he hit me!

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  28. I want to say I can't believe someone ran over your heel and kept going but unfortunately I believe it!

    Your TV watching when MFD is in charge of the remote sounds like mine when Tyson is in charge, Lock Up anyone?

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  29. Whatever that French tray is, I want it. Yum.

    Sorry about your heel!

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  30. WTF?! Someone hit you with a car?!?! I love how you just casually mention it. I would have lost my shit on those people. Like WTF?

    All the meal prepping! My goodness! It all sounds so delicious! We need a grill so I can make some yummy burgers!

    Hello dogs! So cute!

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  31. Sorry to hear about the clipping of your foot...that sucks. Glad it wasn't worse. I am jealous that y'all are able to eat dinner outside! And the meal prepping always makes me jealous. Haven't tried the pizza casserole, but it looks so delicious. It's on my list!! Not sure who owns the German Shepard, but it's a gorgeous dog!!! Happy Monday!

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  32. As usual your weekend looks fab but wtf is that bout getting clipped on your foot with the car ... and they drove off? people can really suck I swear. Thank God you are ok!

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  33. i'm always amazed by your food prep skills! and i've always wanted to check out a wegmans since i've heard they are amazing. love those puggies!

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  34. Isn't the Weggies naan so, so good?!?

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  35. Once again, you had a fun and fulfilling weekend! I love that you just casually mentioned your hit and run, like it was no big deal. I'd dedicate an entire post to it! Haha.

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