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the haas machine: Wednesday's "What We Ate May 27-June 2, 2013"

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday's "What We Ate May 27-June 2, 2013"

Let me tell you a little bit about our weekend. First of all, grilling has been happening at least once or twice a week lately. We have a charcoal grill, so grilling really is kind of a bigger event than if we had a gas grill. Sure, using gas would be quicker, but I kind of enjoy the fact that charcoal grilling causes us to enjoy the more lengthy process of cooking more. It encourages us to do things like have serious conversations while we cook (instead of rushing to get food on the table with a choppy, "so how was your day?") & it usually means we eat later on in the evening, but then we feel sort of posh about that, so it's all good (& when I mean later, it's like 7, so we're really not even on the brink of cool). Of course, the time it takes limits how much we can do it, but that way it stays a novelty & not a frustration.
Plus, while we are waiting for our grill to heat up, that means we get to enjoy a cool beverage & our luxurious patio furniture while Ruby sorts through rocks (one of her favorite activities... is she my kid or what?) We might even devour a half a block of cheese & crackers while waiting because we're so used to eating earlier, but that's not the worst thing that could happen...

We tried to be even more weekend-y on Saturday by going out to brunch, which is something that rarely happens since John has rehearsal every Saturday morning & needs to be at church by 9am on Sundays. It was quite a treat for us. So much, that we even enjoyed a bloddy. Oh Fayze's, you are so good to us.
We did a little bit of yard work (it was severely limited by our weed wacker running out of whatever it is that cuts the weeds & me having zero motivation for going to Menards) & John ran some electricity back to our patio, so it will be even more pleasant (fun lights here we come!) We helped some friends with wedding crafts in the afternoon & John had practice, but we were still able to enjoy some spaghetti & probably the best homemade garlic bread I've ever eaten (made with fresh mozz people!) 

On Sunday we went to church & ate with some friends afterward. For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to go to the mall (ugh, the mall!) after Ruby's nap. We were looking for wedding outfits for the wedding we are officiating at the end of the month (we had zero luck, by the way, surprise, surprise). Do you get depressed by the mall like I do? All I want to do is eat popcorn & donuts & drink lattes & buy over-priced books. It's weird & unsettling. So much that I may have ate popcorn & a gin & tonic for dinner on Sunday, but that has yet to be confirmed.

How do you enjoy your weekends?
 Friday's date night dinner: grilled pork chops & butter bean & spinach salad

What We Ate May 27-June 2, 2013
Monday: We grilled with friends (we brought our co-op's own brats & watermelon)
Tuesday: Vegetable nachos (tortilla chips, black beans, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, red onion, shredded cheese, cumin, & chili powder, after cooking topped with greek yogurt cilantro, avocado, & salsa)
Wednesday: My grandpa & grandma paid us a visit, so we went out to a Mexican seafood joint
Thursday: Homemade fish sticks & sweet potato fries
Friday: Grilled pork chops & butter bean & spinach salad
Saturday: Whole wheat spaghetti with homemade sauce, cheesy garlic bread & mixed green salad
Sunday: I might be guilty of having popcorn & a gin & tonic for dinner. John was much more sensible & ate a feta & spinach omelette.

I also made a batch of whole wheat bread & whole wheat coconut chocolate chip cookies this week.



At June 5, 2013 at 8:41 AM , Anonymous Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen said...

I haaate the mall. I always want to go there and then I can't find what I want and get depressed. Instead of donuts I get the urge for those giant frosted cookie cakes at Mrs. Field's. Uff.


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