Niel and I started off our weekend going to a trivia challenge event at newly opened Borders in the next town. We even heard some Christmas music being blared in the streets. And of course the stores. The questions at the game were ridiculously easy. And for each answer you would receive a bag of gifts. We each stopped at one bag each so other people could have a chance. Then we stayed around to listen to the band for the evening. They even had a groupie. A one year old girl was dancing in her own way to their music. It was very cute. Borders also houses a Seattle Coffee Company. They make excellent mochas and sell yummy peppermint bark but melted in pretzels. They were amazing. We then came home and decorated our tree and the apartment.
The rest of the weekend was spent running errands and cooking. After one of our errands we had lunch and spotted Carmine Angelo. That is Victoria Gotti's eldest son. The only reason we know is because we used to watch the now cancelled A & E show Growing Up Gotti.
I had a burst of energy and I cooked all the dinners for this week in addition to a new breakfast and dessert recipes I found. Its very enjoyable and relaxing for me. That's what happens when you have extra weekend time. But the extra time still never seems enough for some reason. I made shepherds pie with the left over Turkey and finished off the Turkey in an enchiladas dish, also made broccoli spaghetti frittata, and a hunters stew. The one dish I sampled (the fourth one I made)is incredibly delicious and you have to try it. It's called Dauphinois Au Gratin (Potatoes au Gratin). The new breakfast recipe is German Pancakes. You will never have to stand over a stove flipping pancakes or crepes again. It bakes in the oven. It's so ridiculously easy that I questioned the taste for a moment, but it was so very yummy. Another must try! Both these delicious recipes made up for the one crummy dessert recipe I tried. I won't link or mention the site, but I will have to rework the recipe. I was surprised the recipe was so poor. But the free time after work I will have this week that I usually spend cooking doesn't mean I won't be busy. I was thinking of trying my hand at making these sweet little soft trees and perhaps the button wreath.
Song Stuck in My Head: Shipoopi from Family Guy(Thanks Niel!)