Monday, February 8, 2021
Linking up with Heather, Tanya, and others here!
How was your weekend? Mine was good! I spent some of the end of last week and the weekend getting ready for V Day! Yes, I am going to celebrate it; I will celebrate any and all little holidays because it just makes life more fun! I got to see one boy! I got to see some friends!
Let’s go back to Thursday afternoon…
I had been trying to get together with my sweet friend Jessica for quite a while. We tried to go to the heated tent but they closed it. So, we had a drink and appetizers inside. Now, I will say I am going to stay away from indoors for a while longer.
The show stopper of the appetizers!
We both love spinach and artichoke dip and this was a unique version served with toast. I think we both like a more traditional one with chips.
I tried a cocktail with peanut butter bourbon and it was really good!
Jess tried something with blackberry jam and Tito’s. I thought it sounded good, too!
We met at 4:00 and left at 5:30 I think. It was so nice. Even though we were inside, we were quite far away from others. Still, after not eating inside in so many months, it felt weird!
Friday I taught but during my lunch I ran to TJ Maxx. Usually I stay home for lunch break because it is pretty tight and I have to get ready for my next classes. I had needed handsoaps for the bathrooms and wanted to see what they had.
I got three nice soaps for now and…
we needed chocolate and I needed deoderant.
A Rae Dunn St. Patrick’s Day decor piece also came home with me!
And, I needed a new counter cleaner and they had a St. Patrick’s Day handsoap. I left very happy with all of my purchases.
After the school day was over I had to go in the grocery and get some of my Valentine’s present supplies and some weekend food and I had a library curbside pickup.
Friday night we went to Tom’s sister’s boat business for their winter boat show. Normally there is a giant boat show with other dealers in the expo center but they couldn’t do it this year due to Covid. Instead, they had an in-house show with catered food, a bar, a bourbon tasting table, and a band.
It felt very “normal” and my two college besties and their husbands also came.
Saturday morning I went to my favorite little market called “Paul’s Fruit Market” and they had lots of cans of green chilies! Why didn’t I try there? And, I bought supplies to make a Tik Tok recipe. My sister Molly is 7 years younger and maybe more hip. She has a Tik Tok and has sent me a couple of recipes.
This involves cherry tomatoes, pasta, and feta – and olive oil and seasonings. OMG! I may do a separate post, but just in case you can’t wait – here you go. By the way, I only made about a 1/3 portion of it for me for lunch on Saturday. Tom was bike riding and I was home alone.
Throw a container of cherry tomatoes in a Pyrex with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Top with a block of feta cheese and bake at 400 for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and add any herbs you want like oregano or basil or whatever. I skipped this step.
Pour just boiled hot pasta on top of the mixture and mix all together.
I can’t wait to make it again and it was restaurant quality!
I also tried my hand at bakery style sugar cookies Saturday afternoon:
My frosting got a bit out of hand but they were and are delish! I put them in the freezer.
Then, Jack came home around 4! We watched Gilmore Girls, then ate dinner with Tom and watched a show Tom also would like. I made my Soup Sunday soup – white chicken chili and made a burrito bowl for Jack.
Sunday morning I woke to just a bit of snow.
I drank my coffee, did meal prep, and
started this new book because I loved the two K.A.Tucker books I read in 2020.
I am working on V Day gifts for the boys and Mason’s roommate. I still haven’t decided what Tom and I will do or if we will give gifts? He forgot he had a gift card in his wallet to a nice restaurant so maybe we will do carry-out from there some night this week.
How was your weekend? Any highlights? Are you over winter?