Sunday, January 24, 2010

All of our weekend stuff

Bright and early on Saturday (ugh, before 7am) we went to Cub. We were missing the essentials- milk, bananas, strawberries, and a chocolate donut. Oh, and no trip to the store (Cub or Target) is complete without the free cookie. Man, this kid has a memory. Its really been months since he's been at a store. I go by myself most of the time now. Quicker.

We went to a 10am movie! It was our first movie with James. He went to a movie (in his youth) with Sandra and the old daycare crew last summer. We saw the new Chipmunks movie. It was awwwright. James had excellent timing. Seriously, like five minutes before the end he started to whine and ask to go home. I guess it was long enough! So we did get through to the end and we left pretty quickly.

It was all about the popcorn, you know.

Yay! We made it to the credits!

We went to lunch at Time Out in Blaine. We are still dieting so we knew we would find nice salads or healthy sandwiches. It wasn't very busy in the restaurant and we were seated next to an old couple. The man was crabbypants from the very beginning. He was upset at the waitress because the TV screens weren't playing the right hockey/basketball game. He was pretty rude, good thing we left soon after that.

Jim and I were talking about it in the car, and Jim imitated the cranky old man's voice. We heard giggles from the backseat. James loved Jim's "old man voice". So here's a picture and then a video from their exchange.

Jim made dinner! He followed a recipe from the South Beach cookbook- chicken in wine sauce. He improvised and added mushrooms. It was good. We usually find ways to tweak some of the recipes and we'll figure out how to tweak this one to make it really good!

I was doing pretty on the dieting but needed a treat later that night. Here's an experiment that didn't really work. I found a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Mousse. Well, it was basically whipped/smooth cottage cheese with peanut butter and chopped chocolate on top. I did the cottage cheese part with the peanut butter but added grated chocolate and one of our peanut butter cookies crumbled to the top. It doesn't look good. It was just okay. I think the cottage cheese kind of freaked us out. Hey, I still ate it all.

Sunday's dinner- Tuscan Vegetable Soup. I added some prosciutto and pesto paste (new product I found).

Football night needed some manly munchies! Jalapeno thingies.



The game is still going on. James started watching it but lost interest.

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