More of the same.
I had drippy eggs with salsa and breakfast potatoes for several days in a row and was very happy with my decision.
On the one day that I finally needed something different, I reached into the freezer for some leftover pad thai.
Monday: grilled cheese and tomato soup
Tuesday: leftover baked ziti
Wednesday: Sushi is very expensive, so when we're dropping everything to have it on a weeknight, you can rightly assume what report cards looked like this quarter;-)
Thursday: I played the "oops gotta work late, have fun figuring out dinner" card. Hubs picked up a rotisserie chicken and made mac n' cheese.
Friday: Date night #1, so you already know that we went to the drive in hamburger place.
Saturday: Date night #2, takeout from the Lebanese place. They always give us extra pitas which we usually end up throwing away, but hubs got inspired and suggested that he wouldn't mind grilling up some chicken to put in them. So we made that the plan for Sunday.
Sunday: family dinner, and we found a very good use for the pitas! Trying to recreate Lebanese food has always been more of a miss than a hit for me, but this time the Google gods sent me gold with Feel Good Foodie Shish Tawook. You also know that both stepson #1 and I are in a weird place with chicken and both of us were practically shoving everyone else out of the way to get seconds. Friends, this is good food, please, please, please treat yourself to this sometime.
And FYI we started it on the grill but ran out of gas so we finished it up in the air fryer. By rights there should have been leftovers but there were none.
This is the second week in a row that we ate seven different meals on seven different nights!!! This trend will most certainly not continue, but I had to point out that we're on a two week streak.
We hit up a classic this weekend. It had been a long time since I'd seen The Lost Weekend. If you're not familiar, it was the 1945 best picture/best actor/best director/best screenwriter sweep and it's about an alcoholic on a bender. Instead of giving you the trailer here's a 4 minute video of everything that you could ever want to know:
It's a good movie, though I kinda have a gripe with the Abrupt Happy Ending (spoiler?). We got it from the library. Apologies in advance for this bit of tastelessness, but yes we were drinking margaritas while watching it, and it goes well with a buzz.
Another winner via the Sarah's Bookshelves podcast! When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain. As soon as I heard her rave about this book, I knew that I was going to buy it. Not wait 6 months to get it from the library, but pay out my hard earned cash to read it now. And I can tell you that I adore it and am going to take my time with it.
But just as I was about to buy this book, another Best Seller came in at the library, so of course I put off getting this book to read that one. The Best Seller started off well enough, but by the second night I couldn't keep the characters straight or tell where the story was going, but it seemed like the pages were turning fast so at first I thought I would just buckle down and stay with the Best Seller just so I could say that I'd read it...and then I found myself not wanting to read the next night so then and there I returned that sucker and got When the Stars Go Dark instead. The moral of the story is that sticking with a book that you don't adore is just crowding the good books out of your life.