Thursday! What keeps happening that I turn around and the week’s practically gone? Not that I mind that this week. The people finally went back to school. Yes, they are all still alive and well, thankyouverymuch. But, I feel like I’ve been chief conductor of the crazy train all week. Gotta admit that that’s not all bad and sometimes, it’s actually pretty fun!
Worked in the restaurant today. Again, with the ole switcheroo job thing. You know what I learned? I love it when I can make people laugh with my weird, goofy self. That the laughing thing is just the best. And it’s contagious! I’m pretty sure this is why I enjoy my job, the tiny humans and puppies. I hope YOU have a job that you enjoy like this. Life is too short. It should, at the very least, be enjoyable. Write that down.
I got a few things done while being stuck in the Blizzard of 2016. No, not the stuff I was supposed to do. That’d be boring. I did try a few new recipes though. When it’s
warm cold out I really enjoy ALL comfort food. Soups, desserts, pastas, desserts, stews, desserts….well, you get where I’m coming from. On morning, I woke up and was all I NEED some Cheese Danish! Penny was her usual helpful self when she called. She was telling me all about this place she drives to especially for Cheese Danish. I know! But, yes, we are still friends and I luvs her. Fortunately, M is also completely insane very tolerant of my weirdness and offered to venture out into the blizzard to get me some supplies. (He was out anyway, don’t get all excited.)
I know, you want one, don’t you? These were SO good. I might have had more than one or three. Tip: Unless you just like making puff pastry, you’ll need to grab some special from the store – they’re in the freezer section. Don’t be scared, piece of cake to work with and WAY easier than making your own. Ask me how I know.
I used Ina Garten’s (stop rolling your eyes) Cheese Danish recipe. I didn’t used the lemon zest but that’s only because I forgot. I also forgot the egg wash on top. I maybe should have had some coffee before attempting these. Whatever. Still really good. Easy too. They weren’t sweet enough for the tiny humans but that would be easily remedied drizzling on some confectioner’s sugar mixed with a bit of milk. M would have liked that too but, you know. Make them yourself if that’s what you want! More for me. (As with all of Ina’s recipes, she uses extra large eggs. I use large ones because it’s what I keep in the house. The volume decrease has yet to matter.)
Then, I got this great idea that I wanted Chicken Noodle Soup!
This heaven was made IN A CROCKPOT! No, I’m not kidding! No, I didn’t have to open cans for this.
Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup, adapted from Good Housekeeping
- 4c each chicken broth and water
- 1c each, chopped carrots, celery and onion (I used baby carrots and added extra)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp each, thyme and black pepper
- 1 tsp salt (or to taste, but this is what a started with and I didn’t need more)
- 2 bay leaves
- small chicken 3-4 pounds
- egg noodles (I used about 8oz of a 12oz package)
Look! It’s Sam Seaborn! I know Rob Lowe’s been around a while. That he was a teen heartthrob. That he was involved in a scandal. I’m trying to care here but….SAM SEABORN! The West Wing has got to be one of my favorite shows of all time. Witty banter? Check. Eye candy? Check. Other things I like in a show? Check, check and check. I enjoyed this book, much to the horror of my eye rolling husband. What?
Sam Seaborn Rob Lowe tells good stories! He’s self-deprecating, witty and just someone I enjoyed spending a few hours reading about. Added bonus? This book has made me spend more quality time with Netflix. Watching Sam Seaborn! Fantastically perfect timing, if you ask me.
How’s your week going? Any of you still dealing with the remnants of the Blizzard? Supposed to be sixty degrees here this weekend. Crazy!