It’s Saturday afternoon… what’s your favorite thing to do?
I love hanging at home if there isn’t the pressure to clean, cook or do laundry.
Well, of course there is always that pressure but today I did not cave into the pressures of being Susie Homemaker and it felt pretty good!
I finished a book… House Rules by Jodi Picoult. A good read. Anyone read it? What did you think of the ending?
I finished my book as it had totally consumed me. I stayed up last night to read but at some point had no idea what I had just read and so I finally let my eyes close. This morning I let it be know that it was every one for himself (except Josh) and finished my book.
It’s cold outside and I suppose that made me think of food … comfort food. Mash potatoes came to mind… which brought meatloaf. OK.. as mentioned many a time, I am not a huge meat lover. We have not had meat loaf too often… yet the times I made it, the boys liked it. Meatloaf… mashed potatoes and brocolli (since I have a big bag of florets from Costco in the fridge).
Then I felt like company… so I invited friends we have not had over in a while… and the men will be off to hockey in our little town.
I love cooking for others. My family… isn’t often appreciative of my efforts in the kitchen. When this happens, it makes me grumpy.
I am making a veggie dish for me… it’s called Special K loaf. If you grew up Seventh-day Adventist then you may consider this a comfort food. Yum! Google it, if you are curious… I am surprised to find all sorts of sites on this recipe!
So, I suppose, I love to spend a Saturday home, cooking, reading and being warm. Our house is cold right now. Something is wrong with the thermostat… and Sanj has been bugging me to get someone it. I didn’t and now the temperature has dropped and the house is a bit chilly. I went and bought some firewood and those firelogs that I just love.
So, company’s coming, a menu is already, did a quick shop to get any missing ingredients and I am ready.
The only thing that is missing to make this a perfect Saturday is a chick flick. Usually while Sanj is off playing hockey tonight, I watch a chick flick. Have you seen an good ones lately? I rented a couple but didn’t see the rating.. one is 18+ and so totally raunchy and not my kind of thing. The other is 14+ and seems semi raunchy.
I have a few books sitting here in my office that have my name on it. One is A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay. She wrote Sarah’s Key and I loved it. I haven’t heard anything about this new one. Another one is Rohinton Minstry’s Family Matters. I read his book, A Fine Balance and find it a good read but very disturbing. I needed him, as the author, to give one of his character’s a ounce of happiness!
Did I mention brownies with ice cream is for dessert? Nothing like a little bit of home cooking to heat up the house! 🙂 It’s funny, I ended up being Susie Homemaker after all!