Monday, October 12, 2020
How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good! I am linking up with Lindsay, Tanya and more here.
Starting with Thursday, I got to meet up with a friend that I hadn’t seen since July. We met at Grassa Gramma, an Italian restaurant that has come up with a patio for the current situation.
We had some awesome cocktails and they bring you complimentary focacia to start. We split three little dishes and it was so nice to get caught up.
Friday finally arrived. During lunch, I participated in my co-worker’s Friday cooking lesson. I was so excited to learn to make tostones. I had never tried to cook with plantains. You slice them, fry them, smash them, and then fry again and add salt. They turned out so great! I have always been intimidated by frying things. Thanks to my co-worker for coming up with this creative virtual cooking class. I have attended three of them so far. She does it during lunch and it is open to all Spanish students.
Tom took off Friday to work on our boat. When I finished my faculty meeting at 3:30, I met him and we went out for a bit.
We had dinner at Captain’s Quarters and headed back in.
I was so tired but I managed to stay up for a bit of t.v. and fire time and then I went to bed at 9:30.
Saturday morning I had my coffee outside.
I piddled around and enjoyed not getting on a screen at 7:30! I did get to go to Target to get my prescription sunglasses that had come in but I did not buy anything!
Tom and I walked around on one of my favorite streets and went in a few boutiques.
The new prescription sunglasses – game changer! Why did I wait so long?
We headed home and I made a fall charcuterie board. I bought frozen pretzels and used mustard for dipping – yum!
My nail color is really holding up! I did two super thin layers and then followed with a different top coat – Sally Hansen Shine. I blame my top coat for my previous problems.
I made an afternoon mocha joe – a package of hot chocolate in the mug before you brew your coffee.
That evening we went to dinner at a place with open garage doors for air circulation.
I got the best fall sangria.
They only had 3 things on their entree menu because of Covid. We all thought that was odd. There was fried chicken sandwiches, grilled cheese, or cheeseburgers. I got the grilled cheese and it was gourmet with fig jam and arugula.
Then, we went to a nearby dessert place. It was nice to walk a bit after dinner and I got this ice cream pie.
I stayed up kind of late Saturday night trying to watch Saturday Night Live – I couldn’t keep my eyes open but I taped it. The political parodies are pretty funny.
I started Sunday on the patio again. We didn’t get the rain we expected! Instead, it was much warmer this weekend than it has been.
For Soup Sunday, I decided to make the soup in the morning! I did spicy vegetable soup with turkey sausage.
I used spicy V8 and it turned out great! I also added chicken broth, can of tomatoes, carrots, onion, spinach (all fresh), frozen corn, sauteed zucchini, and diced up potato. I have become much more of a soup person in the last few years. Next week I plan to make lentil bacon soup. I am really wanting to cook more with lentils. I fell in love with them in Spain.
And, I did a little bit of school work to try to have a smoother week!
Tom was busy, busy, busy yesterday. He ripped up carpet, cleaned out his stuff in our old Master closet for good, dismantled our old bedroom closet system, and took out the closet doors. I don’t want to get ahead of myself but I think work on our Master bath is going to start this week. The plan is to get that done, then to renovate the hall bath so that we are not without an upstairs bathroom. Then, we have the kitchen to do and all new wood flooring on the main floor to match our bedroom and all new paint on our main floor. It still seems like a lot but that’s ok. I also made a trip to Goodwill which is open on Sundays so that felt good to get some stuff off of our hands.
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Thanks for reading!