Monday: Another day in paradise. I mean another day off from work. And this time I got out of Phoebe’s dermatologist appointment for under 100 bucks. That’s a win, for sure.
I made Easy-Street Oven Fried Okra from The Complete Southern Cookbook. I had some asparagus hanging around; so I threw it in there too.
Tuesday: I spent the afternoon in Magistrate Court. I hope you never have to utter that sentence.
The doctor said Phoebe can go back to her homemade diet. I was a little reticent at first; it’s so much easier to scoop out some kibble. But since I try to stay away from processed food for myself I suppose that’s the least I can do for her. So, once again, I am the crazy-lady-that-cooks-for-her-dog.
She can’t have much variety because we’re in the testing phase of her alleged food allergies. I opted for Beef and Bulgur from the Feed Your Best Friend Better book.
Zuchinni, a can of diced tomato, and half a leftover orange pepper that I probably wouldn’t have used anyway.
Wednesday: I love my job. I had to make two trips to Buckhead for two no-shows. I love my job.
I treated myself to a trip to the Ballard Design store. Well, I guess the real treat was this new mat.
Let’s call it an early birthday present.
Thursday: Look what came in the mail today.
My mom sent me her old canning books. This one is from 1977.
And this one is from 1974. Notice the $1.00 price tag.
This is the back cover. This one made me smile. I guess my mom didn’t follow this. My parents got divorced in the ’80s.
Friday: We had Malted Chocolate Milkshakes from Cooking Light’s Crave! for dessert. When I was growing up we used to have popcorn and milkshakes every Friday night while watching Dukes of Hazzard. Those were the days.
Saturday: I didn’t do any work today and we didn’t run any errands. We did go for a nice long walk along the Chattahoochee. We saw a warning sign for alligators. I’m glad we didn’t run in to one. I don’t think Phoebe would have handled it well.
Drink of the Week: Strawberry Daiquiri. Thanks to my hard work with the Strawberry-Watermelon Rum.
We had Chicken Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce for dinner. Again, thanks to my hard work with the Basil-Pecan Freezer Pesto from Southern Living’s Little Jars, Big Flavors.
Sunday: Do you know what today is? It’s my birthday!
We went to brunch at Canoe. I had the Fried Green Eggs Benedict. Delish. I took a picture for you, but for some reason I can’t get it off of my phone at the moment.
I made Double Chocolate-Oatmeal Bars from Woman’s Day, circa September 2003.
My mom used to make M&M cookies for me to take to school for my birthday; so this seemed like a good choice.
This was a low-key year for me. At the moment we are watching Gone With the Wind. It’s always been a favorite of mine. I read the book for the first time last year and bought the DVD too.
If it weren’t for the new patio install I would be in Ireland right now. My cousin tried to make me feel better by saying that the patio will last longer than the vacation memories. Of course she’s right, but of course I had to mention this year’s excessive rainfall. Next year: Hawaii.
Good Deed of the Week: Add money to an expired meter. I’m just a few weeks out and I’ve had my first fail. In my defense, there aren’t a lot of meters in Atlanta, at least not where I park.
Eat Well and Savor.