As part of my constant effort to become more like Nie, I spent the weekend cooking and creating. Unfortunately, I’m not as good as she is at taking photos of everything. I actually took pictures of nothing, and my camera sat in my purse the entire time. So sad.
I had two baby showers on Saturday, so I took the opportunity to make some “custom made” gifts (I don’t like the images that come to mind when I say “home-made”). Remember the gift (scroll down to the bottom) I gave Janssen for her birthday? Well she gave me the great idea to do this for people as baby gifts. I just love Classic Pooh, and it’s so perfect for baby room decor (especially pen and ink..in a black or white frame…matches with EVERYTHING). So my Friday night and Saturday morning were spent in creating these two little gifts. I wish I had pictures, cause I think they turned out so cute. I didn’t do the same bathtub scene…this one was Christopher Robin, Pooh, and Piglet, fishing off of a little wooden bridge.
In the midst of pen, ink, paper, and frames flying around the house, I somehow managed to make some delicious homemade granola. Remember this disaster? No worries..it turned out much better than that. I’ll post the recipe up here sometime.
After a day of showers, food storage shopping, laundry, and house cleaning, I finally got around to dinner. I made some homemade pizza dough (so easy…1 cup water, 2 cups flour, 1 TBSP yeast, 1 tsp salt) and defrosted some chicken, and headed off to Deborah and Sam’s for Pizza Night. I think I might make this a weekly tradition. Philip’s never been a big fan of homemade pizza, but he said this was the best he’d ever tasted (what a nice husband). We made 2 pizzas, topped with sauce, fresh mozzarella, grilled chicken, sliced tomatoes, mushrooms, and then I put some sliced avacados ontop after it finished cooking, in honor of Nie.
Does that look DELICIOUS or what? Yes, so was mine.
This weekend I also made homemade croutons (Delicious)for my salads for lunch this week, Sunday dinner in the crockpot (which I turn on high, NOT low, and ended up with shriveled and burned chicken), and a replacement last-minute Sunday dinner (vegetable-heaping tacos with homemade chips and salsa). I also thought about Monday lunches BEFORE 10pm…defrosted chicken, grilled chicken, and wrapped it up all nice for Philip’s lunch.
Oh…and we put together our 72 hour kits for FHE.
What a great weekend…I feel so accomplished. I even got up and went running this morning (ON TIME), showered, AND did my hair (not in a ponytail or messy bun).
Bring it on, Monday.