Bathroom cleaning? Done.
Vacuuming? Half-way done :) The downstairs is done, but the upstairs is not.
I’m not a fan of doing all this cleaning and housework stuff on the weekends, but it just never gets done during the week between work, running, cooking, and doing other stuff around the house. Plus, we’re always around the house anyways, so it works out well.
I had a Cashew Cookie larabar while cleaning – good! I liked it.
After cleaning for a bit, I started on dinner.
I made us some Eggplant Parmesan with tomato / meat sauce and some whole wheat pasta. Plus Christie’s Sweet & Spicy Garlic Green Beans, and I also added broccoli to the pan of beans.
The eggplant (local! woo!) I just sliced and salted and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then I mixed together some cornmeal, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning mix, garlic powder and a little salt. I dredged each slice in the cornmeal mixture, put it on a foil-lined baking sheet and baked at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, turning over halfway through.
While the eggplant was in the oven, I cooked the green beans/broccoli on the stove top, cooked up the pasta, and made a quick sauce.
I actually found one random serving of a meat/mushroom pasta sauce in the freezer so I put that in a pan with some of our freshly cooked-down tomatoes, plus some more diced tomatoes. Added a bit more seasoning (salt, pepper, oregano, garlic) and let that simmer until everything was heated through.
If you ever have any leftovers, even if just a little – freeze it! You can always find uses for it later.
This bread I got today is awesome – very seedy on the outside, but soft. Nick made some garlic bread out of it and it was perfect with dinner.
Nick read my mind.
We just got back from getting some Dairy Queen. I got a small Thin Mint Blizzard, but it was so melty on the top I had to put it in a bowl. And, just like I always do, I ended up with ice cream dripping down my face a few times. That’s part of the fun, right?
Now, I would much rather have had that frozen yogurt we had last weekend, but that’s all the way out in the “big town”. The only thing we have out here is a Dairy Queen, so that’s what we had.
I mean, our town doesn’t even have a stoplight! No way we’d find a froyo place here :)
My blizzard was minty and chocolatey and just what I wanted.
The perfect end-of-Saturday treat.
What’s your favorite ice cream mix-in or topping?