Wednesday, I had some errands to run, so I ventured home across the water for the night. I missed the ferry. I was tired from working all day. I was hungry and cranky. And I didn’t get to see this guy…
Then this happened…
My mom and I stood in our kitchen, reading headlines and watching everything unfold. We were both amazed, and so happy at theunfolding events – every miner successfully rescued! What was truly incredible about this story though….. They were trapped under there for almost three months. Seventy days. And it has just been in the news, recently. Kind of puts things in perspective. My mood instantly turned around.
A glass of red wine and…. Cooking dinner also helped! I do love to cook but obviously, in living in a sorority, it’s not really an everyday option for me. I made good use of the kitchen and made us dinner: Roasted Veg: purple and red potatoes, broc, cauli, carrots, onions, japanese eggplant, mushrooms and tomaters!
I also stir fried up some shrimp, scallops in a red wine/bbq sauce mixture (the result of a glass of wine and forgetting that I had put wine to reduce, ha!)..but it was sooooooooo goood!!!– We had the stir fry atop the roasted veg, served with crusty olive and honey orange bread, a balsamic reduction for dipping, it was quite the Wednesday night feast!
And because sometimes you really just need dessert, the real feast came later thanks to a loaf of my sister’s homemade banana bread stashed away in the freezer, our supply of nut buts and some chocolate I also managed scrounge up! 😉
^This is only a tiny sampling of the damage that occured 😉 Lurrrrvveeeee her homemade breads. <–My weakness ;P
Other note- worthy eats of the week??
Last night I went to an Oktoberfest themed party, at the same house I was at for the tailgate last weekend.. there was lots of beer drinking and games of the drinking variety.. I tried a few beers (sips, really) but I’m not really a beer fan, so….it was girly, sugary drinks for me! 😉 <–once in a while doesn’t hurt, right?!
Tonight, I am babysitting, then there is talk of a “family night”. A friend who graduated in the spring is in town, and drinking and shenanigans are sure to ensue 😀
Hope you are all off to a good start to the weekend!!
What puts things in perspective for you? Fav new foodie concoctions? – I like my wraps and my random stir fries! 😀
What weekend plans do you have??