Monday, November 12, 2012

the Veterans Day weekend that was

After getting my car cleaned for the first time in like two years and picking up a few groceries at Redner's, I hightailed it to the Trenton Train Station to pick up my friend Misty. We got Steve's Steaks (too lazy to drive down to Jim's, my preferred cheesesteak), put pajamas on, drank liquor while lounging on the couch, and I forced Misty into Duck Dynasty reruns. 


I haven't been sleeping well. Saturday was my only chance to sleep in and try to recoup.
Then the President of the Ahole Wakeup Committee decided otherwise. 
Thanks a lot Gus! Even Geege wanted to keep sleeping.


No matter how many times I use it, this cup always makes me laugh. 
C O F F E E.


Misty and I met Alicia, Amanda and Jennifer from our monthly wedding board for lunch
at the Cock 'n Bull in Lahaska. Are you laughing? I am because I'm five. 
The food was good and the company was lovely.
It was great to have a leisurely lunch with ladies I've talked to on the daily online 
since the year before our weddings.
We split baked brie as an app, and I had a side salad, beef burgundy and pumpkin pie.
The pie sent me into Food Coma territory, but I couldn't resist.


Food prep, including hoagie dip. 
We MIGHT be able to get a sliver out mayo of the container in the fridge. Right?
Hoagie dip is super easy. Here's my version: 
1/2 lb cooked ham, 1/2 lb genoa salami, 3/4 lb american cheese, shredded lettuce, two tomatoes seeded and chopped, one onion chopped, oregano/S&P to taste, and 1-2 cups mayo.
The key to good hoagie dip is to cut everything super small. I do the lunchmeat and cheese in the food processor (thanks for the tip a few years ago Julie!). 
Mix it all together and serve with hoagie rolls.
I usually do the prep the day before and mix it on the day I'm serving it. 


Bacon cheeseburger puffs from Plain Chicken. 
These were good, best eaten right away and served with ketchup. 
I used whole wheat baking mix, sauteed onion with the ground beef, and doubled the recipe. 
I flash froze the rest of the balls so they're ready to go when I need them next. 
I probably won't make them again after that - I prefer the bacon double cheeseburger dip.


My Boston-based BFF and her man arrived to spend the night on their whirlwind tour of NJ & PA. 
It was so great to see them, we haven't seen them since WedFest in July.


Other friends rolled in, and we had a fun night as always. 
I am beyond thankful for my friends. They are my family.
That includes you, Dutch.


All fun must come to an end. Mine came at 6 a.m. when I got up to take Misty to the train station. We went to bed around 3. That was a rough ride! And foggy. 
The experience called for a pork roll egg and cheese and two more hours of sleep.


After the fog burned off, Sunday was gorgeous. Amazing weather. Thank you universe!
I threw open all the windows, changed beds in both spare rooms, did a ton of wash, and watched some Bada Bling wedding show and a lot of Duck Dynasty with Michelle. 
Then I sat outside with my boys for a little, reading and enjoying the day.
I was going to dust the basement...dust will keep. Good weather won't.


Nails - OPI Bubble Bath. Toes - Essie Raspberry


Sixteen Candles


Family dinner for my aunt's 50th at Taormina's.
If I'm eating at an italian restaurant, chances are very good that I'm getting the piccata dish.


We're the land of the free because we're the home of the brave.
Thank you for your service and protection, Veterans.


TV catch up and early to bed

the weekend that was

No cooking, very limited sleep, minimal hausfrauing because MFD rocked and did most of it for me...just lots of quality time with friends and family that leaves me with a full heart.

Back on the chain gang. 

I'm linking up with Sami's ShenanigansFive30three, and Join the Gossip for Weekend Update.


  1. I love Peddler's Village! Did you go to Casa Casale there? Fav shop.
    We also watched Sixteen Candles. <3

    1. We didn't really shop, just wandered into a few stores near the restaurant. Casa Casale was not one of them! I'm due to go back and wander though. Maybe a lady date day sometime soon. After Christmas because Sweet Brown ain't got no time for the Christmas crowds at Peddler's Village.

  2. Full, lovely weekend for you as always. Amen holler on dust can wait, good weather needs to be enjoyed! Esp in November. Today is going to be divine
    67 degrees!Carpe diem!
    Love your Momma.

  3. hold the phone. that coffee cup is amazing. looks like a perfect weekend if you ask me!

  4. ahhh Jims! i die! i want a cheesesteak from jims soo badly now!

  5. looks like you had a fun weekend! that coffee cup is hilarious!!

  6. I need that coffee mug!! That's hilarious!
    The photos of the babies in the leaves is so stinkin cute I can't stand it. Those little faces, I just want to take them home with me.
    And beer on ice is totally what my mom does ;P

  7. Holy crap you did a lot this weekend! And I love that mug!

  8. I'm glad I'm not the only one who cleans their car like once a year! lol

  9. Tons of good food you had! That mug is hilarious where did you get it?

  10. You went to Cock & Bull for lunch but you didn't stop by Knobs & Knockers while you were there??? Mr. B and I always snicker like Beavis & Butthead when we pass by. I loooove Peddler's Village!

  11. Well, Im glad I'm not the only super mature one that cracks up laughing when I talk about Cock & Bull. I think the last time we were there I made Hubby take a picture of me holding the menu. I'm very happy you mentioned Jim's Steaks. That's how I know you're a true Philly girl. People that don't know any better eat that garbage from Pat's or Geno's. Looks like you had a most amazeballs weekend!!!!

  12. Okay, I think this might be the best weekend I have ever seen!!! Glad you had so much fun!!

  13. Looks like a great weekend - with lots of delicious food! I love Steve's Steaks! And the Cock 'n Bull is awesome - and I must be five too because the name always makes me giggle. :)

  14. Mmm lots of great food! Nail polish + 16 candles = greatest!

  15. I flipping <3 your coffee mug! Love the Essie Raspberry color. :)


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