Hey all – we made it through the week. As for me, I’m exhausted. I think working half-days all week finally caught up to me, and I’ve been really wiped out all day. I had planned to make fish for dinner tonight, but there was a water main break near our street this morning, and the water was off all day. Between that and my energy level, we ended up getting take-out to keep it easy.
Tonight we finally resumed Friday Night Date Night, and it was The Neighbors turn to escape for a peaceful meal, while Nicholas and The Girlfriend played here and had their very own Date Night.
Any American Idol fans out there? There have been a lot of food references this week that have made me chuckle. I love Kellie Pickler (she is too cute!) and she described that she had Spinach Salad for the first time this week (“it tasted like taking leaves off a tree and eating them”) and calamari (and she said it, “cala-marry; I tried it and hopefully will never have to eat that again.”). She’s quite the sport though, at least she’s adventurous enough to try new things out.
Bucky was up next, explaining that back home, they call potatoes, “potatoes, but here in LA, they’re call ‘smashed potatoes.’ Nothing is what it seems, and I’m definitely going to lose weight here. I just want to order some rice and get rice. I don’t know what anything is.”
It was all very endearing and rather cute actually. I’ve got my choices narrowed down to 7, but can’t get it lower than that until we hear them for a few more weeks. At this point, it’s anybodys game … but thankfully not Brenna’s. Geesh.
In cookbook news, Rachael Ray has another new cookbook coming out in April. If you’re a Rachael Ray fan, you can preorder it now at Amazon: Rachael Ray’s Express Lane Meals. When does she sleep?!
Giada DeLaurentiis also has a new one coming out, her second, Giada’s Family Dinners, which you can also preorder now.
OK folks, all for now, I’m calling it a night. Until tomorrow … Weekend Dog Blogging is here.
A year ago today … a pretty bland post actually, musing about what to make for dinner (homemade pizza?) and a review from the night before.