My weekend in pictures

This post may seem a little jumbled, as I’m not all here mentally today….enjoy the pictures and excuse the terrible grammar!

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As some of you may already have read, Saturday was our three year anniversary – and boy did we live it up!!  Here’s how the day unfolded:

We woke up around 10:30ish and after nagging Will to get out of bed for half an hour, I finally just let the dogs attack him with wet, cold noses and tongues.  He loved that, let me tell you!

While he walked to dogs, I gathered up and sorted laundry into FOUR baskets – I’m not joking.  Two people + one week (apparently) = 4 loads of laundry. Go figure.  After making an awesome breakfast of cheese grits and scrambled eggs, Will reminded me that it was our anniversary, and immediately I felt guilty for forgetting!! That can’t be normal – isn’t it usually the other way around?!?!?!  Anyhow, we didn’t have the money this year to buy each other anything, so at least I didn’t have ‘gift guilt’ too.  The rest of our Saturday was spent taking the dogs on a long walk, cleaning the town home, and buying groceries.  Since we couldn’t afford to go out to eat, I asked Will, if we could, what would he want and he reminded me about a yummy artichoke pasta dish he used to get at Johnny Carino’s and I recreated it as close as possible: (without the capers)

It was delicious!!  The recipe is:

one (1) box of which ever pasta you have in your pantry (we had rotelle, but I think it would have looked better with bow tie.) cooked to taste

one (1) package of chicken breasts, sauteed in evoo w/ s&p and cut into strips

**You can substitute Chicken for Shrimp, Skirt Steak, or even Tofu and extra veggies for anyone who is a vegetarian.**

any veggie you like – we used 1 red onion diced, 6oz black olives cut into halves, 8oz marinated artichokes, and 3 large roma tomates seeded and diced and 3tbsp minced parsley.

Mix all veggies and set aside, although I do recommend sweating your onion in a little bit of olive oil first, but it isn’t a necessity.

The ‘dressing’ is 3Tbsp evoo + the juice of one (1) lemon + salt and pepper to taste.

Combine your cooked pasta and toss in the dressing to coat.  Once it’s well coated, add in your veggies and mix well.  Next, mix in your chicken strips (or Tofu) and place into a large pot and heat everything together, stirring continuously for about 2 minutes.  Remove from heat, place freshly shredded Parmesan cheese and parsley on top and Enjoy!!

We paired this with a Cesar salad and some fresh baked bread that we brushed with evoo and topped with more Parmesan cheese!!

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Here are some pictures from our long walk with the dogs Saturday evening.  We stayed out late and it got too dark to keep taking pictures.  I practiced on the Exposaroonie theme (lines), even though I had already submitted a picture.

 

 

In case you missed it in the first photo up there, we put Guinness in a little doggie backpack and made him carry the water bottles that we used for them.  We hoped the extra weight would help him wear down faster.  I’m not really sure if it worked, maybe we’ll try something heavier next time.

 

Here are some other random photos from our walk:

How do birds get nicer houses than me??

 

There were not one, but two pairs of shoes on the power lines:

Random Graffiti:

It’s a video camera and it says “THEY RE WATCHIN”

After our walk, we went home and made dinner and on-demanded “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan“, which was funnier than I had anticipated, but not Adam Sandler’s best.

Sunday, Will had to work SB and I took some “texture” photos for the next Exposaroonie Challenge. Speaking of Exposaroonie, the voting is open for “Lines”, so go vote for you favorite!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

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2 Comments

  1. December 2, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    That birdhouse is so cute.
    I’ve always wanted to get one but the neighbours warn me that they attract rats 😦

  2. inkpuddle said,

    December 14, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Okay so this is late, but I LOVE the perspective in 3 & 4, and the composition of the power lines. 🙂


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