Friday, August 29, 2008

BBQ utensils!

I'm so excited!  Even though my birthday is still a couple months away, my brother sent me my gift early.    He got me my MSU BBQ utensils!  With football season here and BBQing a big thing in TX, I definitely needed these utensils for my new grill.  I'll be breaking them in this labor day weekend for sure!

[caption id="attachment_178" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="MSU BBQ set"]MSU BBQ set[/caption]

Thursday, August 28, 2008

#15 - Cook at least one home meal(s) a week (26/143)

Monday night I made jambalaya.  This time instead of shrimp I used jalapeno sausage...and WOW...that really added to the flavor!  I even increased the Cajun seasonings so that it had more of a kick.  Loved it!  To complimented the meal I had fresh bread and several glasses of red wine.

#71 - Wear more dresses / skirts (18/?).  Wore my nice jean skirt to work on Thursday.

Productive Weekend

I accomplished quite a bit around the house this well as had some fun.

Friday- Went downtown for The Scabs show at Antone's.  This was my first time to visit Antone's.  A group of us met at Whiskey bar before hand for a drink, then headed over for FlyJack (the opening show)....half way through that we decided to take a break and play some fooseball at Buffalo Billiards.  Around midnight we went back to Antone's to listen to The Scabs.  Unfortunately I couldn't stay out late and was home in bed around 1am.
Saturday- Woke up at 5:30am for a softball tourney but was so out of it that I asked to pass on playing and went back to bed.  However I was back up around 10am to mow the lawn, weed the flower beds, clean out the garage and then reorganize it.  It was so hot outside too!  I was sweating like crazy, very sexy let me tell you!  Then around 2pm I headed to Hanover's to play some volleyball and then went to a BBQ party.  I didn't get home till 10pm and was wiped out!  I had wanted to go out dancing but my body fell asleep on me by 11pm.
Sunday- Yet more house work!  Mopped the floors, repaired some torn clothes, did all my laundry, cleaned the hot tub and ran a few errands.  I'm quite happy with myself for being so productive!  -D   To finish off the night I had 2 volleyball games in Pflugerville followed by some Ben & Jerry's icecream.  Yummy!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Weekend fun!

Friday:  My friend Brent celebrated his XXth birthday!  -D  We had dinner at Chuy's followed by drinking games and dancing at Water Tank Too.  I haven't played quarters in years!

Saturday:  Tax free weekend!  Malek and I headed over to the Domain for some shopping.  I finally used my gift card from my b-day last year to buy my 7 of all Mankind jeans!    I'm so excited!  I also had a gift card to Banana Republic and bought a new pair of dress slacks and a shirt.  I think we arrived back at my house around 5pm and invited Stinson over for some burgers.  That's right, #15 (25/145)- grilled home made burgers!  It was such a nice evening that we dined outside on the back porch.  Then it was off to a friend/co-workers football party where we watched some of the Dallas game, Olympics (go Phelps!) and competed in the annual arm chair throwing contest.  I actually took 1st place for the girls and won a bottle of Crown Royal.  *** Does it really matter that only 2 girls signed up, and about 10 guys??? ***

Sunday:  #97 (14/33) - Sarah was in desperate need of a trip to Emma Long Dog Park.  We haven't been out there since Guinness passed away.  It was a nice hike, though a little muggy, and Sarah actually went swimming all on her own!  No coaxing.  For lunch it was Smokey Moe's BBQ (love the chopbaker!) followed by a 2 hour nap.  Later on in the afternoon Malek and I played cards for a couple hours and then headed to our volleyball game, for which we had our first win!  Go team!  Afterwards I caught up on all my Big Brother shows. 

What a great weekend!

Friday, August 15, 2008

#15 - Cook at least one home meal(s) a week (24/143)

I might not have cooked this meal...but I still ate a home cooked meal on Wed!  Malek came over after work and made his favorite Zita Casanova.  This dish contained chicken, pasta, spinach and a home made add garlic bread to boot and we had a lovely meal!  Then it was off to softball.  :-D

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

#15 - Cook at least one home meal(s) a week (23/143)

Last night I tried out my new grill!  We grilled jalapeno sausages with flour tortillas and baked potatoes....the potatoes were nuked in the microwave since we didn't want to wait 45 mins or so to cook them on the grill.  Yummy!

Friday, August 8, 2008

#110 - Buy a grill!!!

#110 - Buy a grill!!!
I've been without a grill for a little over 2 years...and unfortunately my George Foreman didn't count.    Now that I have my own house I figured it was time to get a grill!  For the past 2 weeks I've researched grills on-line and visited Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe's and a few other places.  As of last night I am now a happy grill owner!  I bought the Char-Broil Designer Series Grill from Home Depot...and it was even on sale!  While I did laundry and played with my hair, Malek put together the grill.  It's so pretty and just the right size for me!  I can't wait to use it.  I think it's time for my first BBQ party!    I do still need to buy a tank and a different grill cover (the one I got was too big)....I'll procure those next week.

*** Picture coming soon of my grill and me ***

 I think I might also have to get this propane tank cover.  :-D
OMG!!!  And this BBQ set.

[caption id="attachment_133" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Grill"]Grill[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_145" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="My new grill!"]My new grill![/caption]

#71 - Wear more dresses / skirts (17/?)
I wore a cute blue and chocolate polka-dot dress on 7/27 for two baby showers, last week I wore a nice black dress skirt, and this week I've worn two skirts!  Go me!
Christina and Erika

Thursday, August 7, 2008

#15 - Cook home meal [i.e. eat out less] (22/143)

Monday night I made spinach ravioli with sun-dried tomato Alfredo sauce.  I love this ravioli from Costo, it's delicious and easy to make.  Topped it off with garlic bread from HEB and a bottle of white wine.  Can't go wrong with that!  :-D