Today’s to-do’s did not get done.
However, I did find a very tasty recipe for brekkie to use up my on-their-way out pears.
As usual I didn’t have everything on hand, so I subbed oj for the apples juice, and added 1 tsp vanilla.
I also neglected to peal the pairs. Ain’t no thang.
Bubble, bubble, toil n’trouble.
My-o-my this was some tasty compote! I used it to top my Kodiak Cakes, which I am sad to say I still cannot flip well.
Oh look, there’s a goiter on that one. Ewwww.
Despite their deformities, they were enjoyed by all.
After breakfast the hubs, Rilo and I set off for a walk. While walking along the park we ran into a friend (and former co-worker), Danielle, who I haven’t seen in, gosh, 3 years?! We live mere blocks apart and see her hubs all the time, but have yet to run into her. Hi Danielle! [We also got to meet her adorable son :)]
Upon returning home I did a little animal snuggling before setting off to the gym. When we were kids my mom had this red nightgown that she used to sit cross-legged (criss-cross-applesauce style, or if you were in elementary school prior to 2000: Indian style), and make a “boat” with the nightgown. We would sit in the “boat” as she would rock back and forth telling us stories, singing lullabies or whatever. Today Libb took it upon himself to create a boat out of his hunting shirt* for Rikka.
*Libb will sometimes wear this shirt multiple days in a row. The hubs and I mockingly refer to these extended amounts of time as “orange shirt time.” As in, Oh look, it’s orange shirt time again!
When at the gym I had the most intense work out I’ve had in ages. It really sucked to my ass-mar* and I nearly passed out in the shower afterward! But I survived, grabbed a nanner and quickly ran up to an alterations place to hem my Groupon purchase. Sadly the alterations place was not open, which I would have known if I could have called them. But googling “alteration Spokane” did not yield “Alteration Center.” It closed at 3 and I arrived at 4:45. Dang! A quick check on Bing! found Alteration Center, I may be a convert…
*Ever since reading Lord of the Flies my Sophomore year in high school I’ve referred to my athsma as my ass-mar. Poor Piggy.
I quickly wolfed down a late afternoon lunch consisting of a turkey/horseradish/laughing cow sammie on Dave’s Killer Bread and 2 pickle spears.
Sadly the intense work out combined with eating my food too quickly resulted in a killer stummy ache. I’ve been curled up on the couch the majority of the night 😦
But not entirely out of commission. I still had an out of this world dinner to consume:
Insane in the membrane [turkey] burgers* with kale chips
*Recipe to follow.
The kale chips pretty much mirrored Kath’s recipe, although I didn’t dry my kale as well as I thought I had and the chips were kinda wilted 😦
And the buns? Well, they were a sticky mess! I don’t think I’ll ever talk the hubs into making them for me again, but I will definitely be making them myself! Wow, so tasty and doughy! They were the perfect bun to go with my burger.
Even though he hated making them, the hubs did take time out of his day to photograph the process for me, (something I only discovered as I was uploading the pics to my computer, awww what a sweetie).
Stir it up, ooo darlin’ stir it up…
On my burger: avocado, tillamook colby jack cheese, sweet onion, roma’s, dijon ‘tard and light mayo.
In addition to my kale chips I may have snuck a few of Libb’s fries…
Libb also went a completely different way with his burger, creating a double patty with a tillamook pepperjack/jalapeño cheesy center.
I think Guy Fieri should stop by our house.
While eating dinner we watched Bolt! Ahhhh I loved it! Disney/Pixar really gets it these days. The adult jokes are hilarious. And the pigeons? Bwahahahaha! Genius, pure genius.
At one point Mittens, the cat, described the fireplace with a ball of yarn as the best place in the house. Rilo didn’t have a ball of yarn, but she sure does love the fireplace.
Even if she doesn’t pose for photographs well.