Sunday, November 18, 2007

Weekend wrap-up

I got up really early yesterday and took a shower. I'm getting a pretty good at showering post plastics and I'm cool even if I drop the shampoo. Why? Because I have the world's most talented toes. Yes, that's right I'll toot my own horn. My toes rock!

When I was about 7 years old I watched a television news program about a girl who tragically lost her arms. Her story really made an impression on me. I thought... what if that happened to me??? So for weeks I threw shit all over my bedroom carpet (paperclips, coins, bit of paper, buttons, etc.) and practiced picking them up with my toes. I mastered it. There is nothing I can not pick up. I can also write my name. It's my Molly Ringwald thing I can do. Remember in the movie The Breakfast Club Molly Ringwald's character Claire could put on her lipstick with her boobs... I can pick anything up with my toes. Yeah. I think my skill is muuuuuuuch more useful than that boob thing.

So back to my weekend. I went to the Farmer's Market. I bought Eggplant, heirloom Garlic, Onions, Sweet Potatoes, Parsley, Corn, Cauliflower, Leeks, Yellow Squash, and my Mom's Austrian Fruit Bread. Oh and a couple of those yummy Turkish Burgers from that nice vendor and his daughter. They are killer with my Yogurt Dill Dip.

After the FM we went to Starbuck's and about 5 other stores to get the rest of the week's supplies and Thanksgiving Menu items.

Here's the Eggface Family Thanksgiving Menu as it stands (subject to tweaking). I will of course add some recipes and food porn to the blog next week.

Citrus and Herb Turkey Breast
Roasted Eggplant Stuffing (my experimental effort at avoiding this from happening)
Green Bean Casserole with Bacon
Fried Cauliflower
Creamy Crockpot Corn
Cranberry Sauce (I don't eat it)

Dessert: No Sugar Added Pumpkin Pie (store bought) I bought one to taste test and it was yummy so I'll be getting another for Thursday.

I came home and literally crashed for hours. I can go really well for awhile and then when tired hits it's a crazy... MUST LIE DOWN NOW! feeling. Intense. I guess I shopped till I dropped literally.

Today was going great. I had fun plans. I made a Tortilla Pizza for lunch. Mmmm a great combo of sauteed Onions and Mushrooms, Pesto Sauce, Provolone, Parmesan, and Italian Seasonings.


But it all went south...

I was in my garage and one of my two kitties got under my feet (he's blind can't blame him) and I fell backwards and smashed my still swollen from plastics back into the counter. I burst into tears. I was only soothed by the insides of a slice of the taste test no-sugar added pumpkin pie I bought... well that and a leftover happy pill. I was going to make a cameo at a friend's baby shower but I was sad and pie and drugs sounded better.

Later I'm going to BBQ Steak and Corn (elote style) and watch Amazing Race. Hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Highlights of the weekend:

* Fresh air and sunshine walking around the Farmer's Market

* Leftover drugs

* Pie

Listening to: "Don't you forget about me" Simple Minds

9 comments:

Flying Sarah said...

Wow...I can just imagine you playing footsie at dinner...

Anonymous said...

The Breakfast Club. My all time favorite movie. Molly's got nothing on you!!

That pizza looks good. I tried to make one but my tortilla got "tough" and nasty. What did I do wrong? I toasted it before I put the toppings on.

Mary

Jody G said...

I'd love to see your recipe for Roasted Eggplant Stuffing.

Michelle said...

Hey Mary, Nooooo! 10 minutes exactly WITH toppings on. Perfect everytime. I promise. Do not bake before. Click on the Tortilla Pizza link for directions.

Michelle said...

Hey Jody, I will definitely post it with some food porn next week.

I would love to have the cornbread traditional stuff but last year was not pretty.

Michelle said...

Footsies = Very Memorable Indeed

LOL ;)

Danyele said...

Ouch! I winced when I read about your fall - glad you had that leftover happy pill.

Watty said...

I LOL'ed at the toes...I'm so glad I'm not the only one with monkey feet. my dd has now started doing this too, at 3 she's started grabbing things with her toes! LOL

Sorry you got hurt, I hope all is well now :)

Erin said...

Hi! I know I'm really late to the party, but I saw that special about the girl that uses her toes and did the same thing you did! My boyfriend thinks I'm a freak whenever I drop something and don't have to bend down to pick it up!