Weekend in Review

Jul 30, 2006 by

Friday:  came home from work.  Went to the grocery store with Brent (date night), got hamburgers at Carl’s Jr., came home, ate food, watched The Food Channel and then escaped to the basement where he worked and I did some beading.

Saturday: Was rudely awakened by my sister on the phone who has returned from her very long vacation to Northern California.  If you would like to check out some of her pictures (she is a wonderful photographer) you may view them here.  Then I commenced the house cleaning, finally showered at noon, kids came home, we hung out, did more cleaning, reading, beading, and made a delicious dinner (recipe below) and then about 7:00 I realized I hadn’t left the house all day.  HEAVEN!  John Hadlock (I shoulden’t even link to his blog as he hasn’t updated it for weeks!) came over to bring me a CD and we ended up talking and listening to music until around 10:00.  I booted him out, did some therapy on the phone with Robbie, crawled into bed to watch stupid Saturday night TV and I was asleep by 11.

Sunday: Slept in until Brent woke me at 10 to tell me he wasn’t going to go to church and I had to teach the Primary lesson, so I got up, showered, studied, and coached Brent on the fine art of carmelizing onions for the French Onion Soup I was making.  Went to church, enjoyed my rambunctious Primary kids, and then came home to assemble the dinner (I had made the stock yesterday).  John came back over for dinner, and my two kids, Brent, and the Other Son enjoyed soup, grape salad (recipe also below) and watermelon for dinner.  Then John and I made videos for Julia, which I will post tomorrow.
And here I am… ready to begin the week because I have had a marvelous old lady weekend where the most exciting thing was watching how they make Good Eats on the Food Channel.  Perfect.

Saturday Dinner:  Orzo Florentine

I cooked an entire box of Orzo pasta.  While that was cooking I diced an onion and sauteed in butter and olive oil.  I defrosted an package of frozen spinach and wrung all the water out of it.  Added it to the onion, spiced it with garlic, salt, and pepper.  When the orzo was done, I tossed it all together with about 3/4 cup grated Italian cheeses (romano, parm, and asiago) and threw in a little more butter.  YUMMA!

Sunday Dinner: Grape Salad

I actually stole this recipe from one of the people I work with.  It’s so easy, and so yummy!

1 pkg. cream cheese, softened, mix with 1 cup or less of sour cream, mix together.  Add 3/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla.  Stir until smooth.  Stir in two bags of washed and cleaned grapes.  Voila!

And there you have my most excellent, relaxing, boring, perfect Weekend in Review.

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  1. elizabeth-w

    What is so bad about boring? I’ll trade ya’. :) I spent Saturday re-arranging my 3 year old’s room to make more play space (the reason it took the whole day? Because the three year old was crawling over me, re-arranging my piles of stuff to go to DI, etc.) Don’t you love those lacto veg dinners? I’m gonna try the grape thing. I’m thinking it would be good with cherries, too, if I had the energy to pit them first? Thanks! Have a good week!

  2. I spent the weekend at home too ,and it was anything but heavenly. Messy house, fighting kids, lots of rain, leaky roof that we have no money to fix, and a project deadline that has me stressing and fretting.

    Can I just live vicariously through you?

  3. Glo

    That just sounds so perfectly lovely…and I’m suddenly craving grapes :)

  4. While the cream, cream, and grapes dish sounds like it may be tasty, I don’t know that it qualifies as a “dinner.” Perhaps if you grilled the grapes first… “Grilled grape salad” sounds like a dinner.

  5. Well, the grape salad was served with French Onion Soup, and that does qualify as dinner.

    It was the perfect weekend… until the phone rang at 2:00 a.m. last night. Someone looking for my 14 year old. She and I will have a “discussion” later today.

  6. Sounds like a good weekend to me! Other than the phone call. Teen girls. Ahhh, the joy. :)

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