Saturday, March 01, 2008
- Another slow week--not much going on. I've been keeping up with cooking this week.
Made meatloaf for the first time in... oh, probably a decade. I'm a decent cook, but meatloaf has always been problematic. So I followed a recipe for salsa meatloaf exactly and cooked in in my slow cooker--and it actually turned out! Very exciting.
The Lahori chicken curry was excellent, along with the Indian lentil soup, but good grief, it's time-consuming. A simpler Indian cookbook arrived this week from Zooba, though, so I'm looking forward to trying out some recipes from there, and saving the more elaborate ones for weekends.
Unfortunately, all this cooking has my refrigerator full of leftovers. I generally have leftovers for lunch, but if there are two lunches worth of leftovers from each dinner, well, you can see how it adds up.
- I've also been keeping up with exercising--adding a short walk with Diva in the morning and a few minutes of Callanetics before lunch to my exercise video time in the afternoon--I'm up to 20 minutes at that, which is great. Twenty minutes seems to be the point where I start seeing results. I've been trying to be patient, but it's not easy.
- Then there's my ongoing closet-cleaning project. I'm very systematic about it, and only doing a little at a time. I'm up to the stockings drawer. The tights drawer is only about half full now that I've thrown out all the ones that are a decade old with the stretched out waistbands. I'm hoping to get it finished by the time we move--no point in moving a bunch of clothes I'm not going to wear anymore.
- Thursday night we went with the boys to see Fool's Gold. It was better than I'd expected, given the reviews, and the fact that I really don't like Matthew McConnaughey. It makes things a little tight on a school night, but here you have to go see movies when they're on, or you'll have to wait until they're out on DVD. Or you can go to the Kino, and pay $12 a ticket at the current exchange rate, and about twice as much for a third the quantity of popcorn and soda. An evening at the AAFES theater for the four of us runs us about $25 - $30. The same evening at the Kino runs about $80 - $100. I love movies, but not that much.
- We finished watching Neverwhere at the same time Camden finished the book--perfect timing. Watched the first episode of Torchwood last night--the DVDs arrived earlier this week. Yum.
- Didn't really do anything photo-worthy this week, but Dagny did send some pictures of Burnsie. This is my favorite:
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