Monday, September 8, 2014

TWTW - the one where I do nothing

1. After a Target run and grocery shopping, we enjoyed oven baked quesadillas (I always made them on the stovetop until I saw Emily at Martinis & Bikinis do them in the oven in this post), dog lounging, and I was in bed before 9 with a book.
2. Farmers' Market, flowers for the week, and a fresh peach turnover for Saturday breakfast
3. Lunch at Las Margaritas to celebrate Debbie's birthday.
4. I watched some of The Wire season 1 with MFD and 12 episodes of Dawson's Creek season one solo while MFD was working Sunday. I was alternately filled with fascination and teen angst.
5. I finished The House at Riverton by Kate Morton and started Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling.

6. Weekly food prep: hard boiled eggs and power breakfast muffins for breakfasts (muffins in freezer); carrots, cucumbers, hummus, and gala apples for snacks; guacamole quinoa for lunches; spicy pita pockets with cucumber sauce (from Kerry at Till Then, Smile Often, sauce pictured below), corn fresh off the cob, steamed fresh green beans, unconventional barbecue chicken (recipe coming soon) for dinners. I'll also be making spaghetti squash with fresh tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil at some point during the week.
7. Thanks to a heads up from Steph's 10 Best List, I happened upon sausage, egg, and cheese in crescent rolls. MFD made them on Sunday morning and they were great.
8. Our dishwasher is on the fritz. We lived without a dishwasher for over six years prior to moving into this house. I don't own a dish rack. So when the dishwasher crapped out Thursday, the counters became a sea of towels and shit piled on top of them. We also now have a station for paper/plastic since MFD is on an apparent dish washing strike. Cluttered countertops hurt my soul. First world problems for sure, but I still cannot wait until someone can come this week to get this dishwasher going again.

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Guess what's back? Picture Practice! On Mondays I'm doing a picture linkup with Kelli at Just Beachy. If you'd like to participate, here are the prompts through December. Share on your blog, or if you don't blog on Twitter or Instagram every Monday with the hashtag #PicturePractice. This is my photo for the prompt sky. I love taking sky shots and couldn't resist sharing the weirdest and most awesome sky I've seen. It was in the parking lot of my grocery store last year, no filter or editing.
Saturday night MFD and I were feeling like something was off. I got my planner out and we realized it was the first weekend since February 14 that was totally unstructured and without plans. We've had do nothing days on the weekend because I'd murder someone if I didn't have them, but nothing for the entire weekend has been scarce. It's been a fun, full year, but there's something about wearing lounge attire and sitting around your house not doing any major projects or cleaning that is equally as amazing as a weekend away or a weekend full of parties and fun. God bless America, it was great to just bum around at home.

Congrats to the winner of the $50 PayPal cash giveaway - Kathy!
How was your weekend? On the go or lazy as F like mine?
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  1. You just totally made me feel to watch dawsons creek! Im still amazed at your food prepping abilities btw .. and living without a dishwasher sucks :/

  2. You were still productive even if you didn't gave plans. I love those types of weekends. Bummer on the dishwasher, hope you can gt it fixed soon.

  3. Yay, Kathy! Congrats! Um...I would freak out wihout my dishwasher. Well, not really, but mhy kitchen would be a nightmare. I have to try to the baked quesadillas. How easy does that sound? Happy Monday!

  4. Cluttered countertops are a bother. We have little to no counterspace until our new counters are delivered in a few weeks and it's almost physically draining to try and keep them clean.
    I love your backsplash, by the way!

    How's The Wire?

  5. I am seriously amazed at your food prep. I make one meal for my week and I'm wore out and done with the kitchen. I cannot wait for you to post the chicken recipe - looks good!

  6. Weekends of nothing are my favorite kind! I can't stand stuff on the counter! Hope it's fixed soon!

  7. handwashing dishes = ugh. what did you think of the wire? I'm trying to figure out if I should watch it!

  8. You are my hero! How did you manage to get all those things done?! I wish I was that organized and that good at cooking/baking!!

  9. I'm all about do nothing on weekends, if I have to do a lot of stuff I get grumpy.

    I LOVE that sky shot, I keep waiting for a great fire sky but haven't caught one since I got my new fancy camera in March.

  10. I remember that sky! Everyone took pics of it, it was so awesome!

  11. helllll yeah for winning!! that totally made my night :)

    i never owned a dishwasher until this house and we barely use it; i'm so used to washing everything by hand that when it came time to use the dishwasher, i didn't know how to use it and had to get my friend to show me LOL

    Vodka and Soda

  12. Visiting from Picture Practice link up! Looks like you had an awesome weekend! The colours in your sky photo are stunning!

  13. Dawson's Creek!!! YES! need to watch re-runs! like NOW!

    Oooh picture link up - Love - must join!

    Power breakfast muffins - YUMMMY!!!!

    Happy Monday!

  14. Jason just started watching The Wire, I haven't seen it though, everyone says it's so good. I have never done an oven baked quesadilla, I bet it's actually better that way?

  15. Love all your food prep/plan for the week! I get so many ideas--- guacamole quinoa!? YES PLEASE! :)

  16. I made those crescent rolls too. Yours look way better than mine did ha.

  17. Haha, I made Martini and Bikini's chicken cacciatore over the weekend. It was delicious! I currently have a dishwasher, but since it's only me I just handwash my dishes.

  18. Our dishwasher crapped out over the weekend. Lovely.

    I just started watching The Wire, too. I don't know why I waited so long.

    Enjoy Mindy's book. I liked it lots.

  19. I have to add, as I always do, that I am friends with Dawson's Mom on FB. She's from my hometown, and is a former Miss TI.

  20. So those things you ate for breakfast are called sausage, egg, and cheese kolaches in Texas. I've blogged about kolaches before. Now you can say you enjoyed them! My parents made them all the time when I was a kid without eggs (I would always request one with just cheese) and now I make them for Andrew sometimes, but we normally just buy them at the donut shop, where the bread is thicker and the sausages are bigger.

    What do you think of The Wire? I wanted to like it but just didn't get into it. I would love to rewatch Dawson's Creek though!

  21. I was a big fan of the Mindy Kaling book, so I hope you like it too.

    Hope your dishwasher gets fixed soon. So annoying.

  22. my weekend was pretty gloriously lazy. the guac quinoa looks amazing, im eating a quinoa mish mash right now actually haha. now i want to watch dawson's again, lol. and those crescent rolls.. yum! we lived without a dishwasher but now we have one and i still prefer to wash certain things by hand because i'm crazy, but i would cry if the dishwasher stopped working!

  23. I have never thought to bake a quesadilla in the oven! Brilliant! I really want some Mexican now!!!! Those sausage, egg and cheese crescents look really good too! Mmmm. Food!

    And I have the Mindy book on my list to read too!

    That sucks about your dishwasher! I hate when house shit breaks!!!

    Oh look, Kathy won another give away. Cheating bitch!!!!!! :)

  24. I had a few things to do but around that I was pretty damn lazy. Saturday I came home from Ava's afternoon game and curled up on the couch with my dog and we both took a nap! It was awesome!

  25. Still a lot done, but there's no place like home, so what a treat for you two. I will check out the baked quesadilla recipe for sure and Mindy Kaling's book.
    On the sky pictures, I swear there are cloud formations and skies the likes that I have never seen in my 58 years.
    I love it.
    Have an easy, happy week.

  26. It sounds really inconvenient when the dishwasher breaks but sometimes it is just as fast to hand wash then let them air dry. Sometimes I feel like I am washing dishes twice by rinsing them then putting them in the dishwasher.

    Your homemade quesadilla and peach pockets looks amazing! I like to bake peaches with a little honey to make them like a special dessert but adding a little dough makes it sound even better!

  27. I don't have a dishwasher and its the worst. But I still wish more often I had a washer/dryer. Total #firstworldproblems.

    What did you think of Kate Morton's book?

  28. I love turnovers! A peach one sounds delicious!!!!!!!
    I didn't have a dishwasher until I moved away from home... 3 years ago! My mom liked to joke that my sister and I were the dishwasher... hardy har har. -_-

  29. I love that sky shot!! I've been on the fence about watching Dawson's Creek but I think it's just time I took the plunge and watched it.

  30. Yay for do nothing weekends filled with good food!!!


    And Dawson's Creek. I used to love that show.

  32. I was just talking about The Wire with a friend last night, and he said it was one of his all-time favorite shows. What do you think? Your sky pic is amazing, and the pink roses are bee-u-ti-ful! Can't believe tomorrow is already Thursday!

  33. Ooh, I want to bake my quesadillas now. Then we can all eat at the same time! I've been meaning to start The Wire for years!


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