Monday, July 11, 2022
Also, I want to remind/tell everyone that I have a search bar on this amateur blog! If you are reading from a tablet/phone you need to scroll all the way down to the bottom just as far as you can scroll. Then type in a topic that you are looking for – for example “Greek Bowl”. If you are on a computer/laptop, there is a magnifying glass in the top right hand corner and that is where you would type.
If I have a recipe, I will always link it, so the type will be in red and you click on it. If I don’t do that it probably means there is no formal recipe and that I just describe what I did to make a certain meal.
I hope this helps!
Let’s go back to Thursday night. I had purchased tickets to Beyond Van Gogh back in March not really knowing anyones’ schedule for the summer. It was a bit of a scramble, but the four of us made it downtown.
I was underwhelmed. I heard so much hype and I guess I didn’t realize it was just panels that you had to read about Van Gogh and then digital projected images of his art. It was definitely not worth $40 a person. I have heard other people gush about it. I do think that the exhibit is set up differently in different cities so maybe Louisville didn’t come through as well as others?
I was hoping we would all eat dinner somewhere afterwards, but Tom still wasn’t feeling great so J, M, and I picked up Joella’s Hot Chicken and took it home.
Friday morning was the day…my third attempt at freezer jam. I measured my fruit before crushing it on the first two attempts so there was a problem with my fruit to pectin ratio. Third time was the charm. I will warn you that this jam is really sweet. I am going to do another attempt at using the lower sugar pectin. It is really delicious and you should definitely try it.
And, on Friday, I made the famous Chuy’s jalapeno ranch dip just for fun. I just looked up a copycat recipe and left out the fresh cilantro, used leftover canned jalapenos and some canned green chiles. I ate way too much of this Friday while watching tv.
Friday was a rainy and stormy day so I didn’t do the errands I needed to do. It was a good day to stay home. For dinner, I made this bowl again for the whole family. I don’t have a recipe – it’s just grilled chicken, broccoli, cauliflower rice, shredded carrots and thai sweet ginger sauce.
Saturday morning we had a plumber come to start the hall bath. So, I let Tom do his thing and I went out to do my errands. It was still raining. We finally are getting the rain we need, though!
I stopped at the farmer’s market:
The creator of this brand was there and was doing tastings. I left with this flavor and it is so good! It’s only 35 calories! Check out my low calorie cocktail post here.
I went to Whole Foods before it got too busy. I used to think it was too expensive, but now it seems more reasonable and I appreciate that I can trust that what I am getting is better for me. I am also learning to only buy the amount I need.
Turkey and cheese from the deli and the price isn’t that bad:
I bought an 18 cent baby banana as a joke for Tom.
I also had a library pick up that included this:
But, I am finishing this still. I like it and it has some depth. The main character is only 18.
My Swedish friend Tintin told me to spray hairspray on a toothbrush to control the wispies at the top of my head and it worked! I chose to try this first because I didn’t have to buy anything. I didn’t use MY toothbrush, by the way. I used Tom’s. Just kidding!
Saturday it just rained and rained but around 5:00 the sun came out and it was time for date night! We tried a newish German restaurant across the bridge in Indiana.
We took home two full boxes of leftovers. It was really good!
Then, we tried a new to us ice cream place back in downtown Louisville.
I got a kid’s cup of a very kid flavor – Cookie Monster! Doesn’t it look just like him? And, do I get bonus points for the matching nails?
Sunday morning I went to the gym because I hadn’t done very well with this over the last two weeks. Hangs head.
And, then Tom, Ernie, and I spent most of the day on the river with Elizabeth, her fiance Andrew, and their dog Bruno.
Ernie was worn out!
I didn’t get many pictures because I was too busy enjoying the beautiful weather and fun day.
What was the highlight of your weekend?