z and I usually go out one weekend night a week and the other nights we love to cook in!
Saturday was a gross day! It was gray, windy, and rainy from the time we woke up until the time we went to bed.
I didn’t leave the house all day and decided that I needed some sort of project to do. z suggested I make the box of pudding that had been in the cabinet for a while…
The recipe called for 3 cups of milk and since z drinks so much, I decided to use 2 1/2 cups of my skim milk and only a half cup of his 2%.
Now, read very carefully! This is a difficult and intense process:
The milk goes in the pot first.
The packed of JELL-O goes in to the pot second.
Then you whisk away.
After some good stirring, the mixture should look like this! You have to keep stirring the whole time until it boils because it starts to thicken.
After it comes to a full boil, put it in serving containers and stick it in the fridge. Still with me?
Then prepare an “appetizer” of carrots with balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper for your boyfriend who is making dinner and wait for the pudding to set.
I was off dinner duty Saturday night, so this is how I spent my time…
z grilled baby peppers in foil packet along with some NY Strip steaks.
He also baked some potatoes (rubbed in butter) in the oven.
After dinner we watched some tv while we monitored the weather. We wanted to go get whipped cream from CVS but it was POURING. z spotted a 10 minute break in the rain and we got moving!
Side note: It was kind of hilarious walking in to CVS at 10pm and walking out with only whipped cream. I definitely think the kid ringing us got a chuckle out of it. I know I did…Now before your minds go to the gutters…
…this was the purpose of the whipped cream! A pudding topper!
Oh my, my, my! This was amazing! So simple and so delicious!
Enough about whipped cream. Moving on to Sunday!
z got up for a long run and I went to a church down in Franconia to check out the ASL interpretation.
It was such a gorgeous day so z and I brought our lunches out back and ate while we basked in the sun! After lunch I went for a two-mile run…my first exercise since the Cherry Blossom run thanks to my stupid lungs. I took it easy, but (knock on wood) it felt good! After some water and stretching I headed back out the door to get a noise machine (for sleeping!) and some groceries!
Trader Giotto’s! Ha! Why is Trader Joe’s so adorable? I love that place.
Marinara sauce with fresh basil, black pepper, dried oregano, dried tarragon, and red chili flakes!
Veggies for the salad (minus the carrots because we didn’t need them)!
Fresh mozzarella! Smooth and milk. MM!
Rigatoni. I love how
cheap easy dried pasta is!
Delicious pasta toppings.
Time to eat!
Productive day. Deliciously simply dinner. Great weekend.
Time to start another week!
7 days until Easter with z and the family.
17 days until the end of the semester.
18 days until I leave for Rwanda.