Monday, February 09, 2009

It needs salt, dumbass!

Well, the bitter cold finally broke, and we are into a stretch of balminess that is supposed to last all week. Keep in mind that when I say "balmy", the temperature will not reach 50 at all, but at least it will get well out of the 20's. It's all relative...

I had a really excellent weekend:-) Friday night, The Boy and I had an early Valentine's Day date at one of my very favorite restaurants. Easily the least pretentious atmosphere of a restaurant like it that I have ever seen. There was a part of me that felt like we could take down the Porterhouse for two, but I wasn't really in a red meat kinda mood...

Munchkin was kind of gone all weekend without really being gone...lol. She slept at one friend's house on Friday, then came home for about two hours to change for basketball (an hour of which she spent on the phone with Frenchy:-)), then came home to shower and change again for a birthday party and to sleep at another friend's house. Then I got her at about 1:00 on Sunday...so I didn't see a whole lot of her all weekend! The good news is that I got to see a lot of The Boy...hee hee:-D.

I did drag him to dinner with the school parents on Saturday, which he is a total trooper to go to. Not that it is exactly torture...they are all nice, it is a pretty fun crowd and the food is always great...but there are clearly other things that he would rather be doing, I'm sure. Like me...zing!!!

We met up with Smoking Hot Roommate and some other friends later on but didn't stay real long. They had been at it for a while, and we were way behind on the blood-alcohol level meter by the time we met them. Had to make the choice to either catch up quickly or call it a night...and we were both tired, so we decided to eschew the hangovers and head home.

I made stuffed chicken breasts for dinner, but they didn't turn out great. Just OK. They were stuffed with bacon, cheddar and bread crumbs and I think I made a couple mistakes. First, I assumed that the bacon would be salty enough that it wouldn't need more salt...and I was wrong about that. Second, I should have used actual bread instead of bread crumbs so it would have bound better. Or maybe some butter in the stuffing. However, I threw some cayenne pepper in which gave it a really nice late spiciness... I may try again some other time with some changes...

And that is about it. I have an interview at school #2 today (the one that actually is in Cambridge;-))...so wish me luck!

6 comments:

W T G said...

Good luck & Good cheers to you

Ys said...

GOOD LUCK! <3

Sounds like a good weekend to me ;)

laurwilk said...

I bet you kicked butt!

jojo said...

I'm so excited about your grad school stuff. Keep us updated. I'm trying to figure out grad school stuff too, although on the west coast, so I'm eagerly following your story to see what you do. It's easier than actually making decisions about my own life. LOL

steffi2282 said...

Even when I am late: Good luck for the interview. But I am sure it went well!
let us know about it!!

I'm Not Carrie Bradshaw said...

Hope your interview went well! I am so jealous!