Good evening! And what a fun one it was
I ran over to Bed, Bath and Beyond this afternoon in search of a new broom and garlic press, both of which snapped in half in the past month in this house. I was successful in finding them with my 20% off coupons
Then I went over to Target to check out the Swiffer Sweeper Vac. I bought a regular Sweeper earlier this summer and was NOT impressed. It is not for crumbs – dust only! Our kitchen floor is always covered in CRUMBS so we needed something better. Since the Sweeper had a money back guarantee, I figured I’d try it first. Well I sent in my rebate with the UPC and the receipt and got a letter saying my item was not “qualified.” WHAT!? It said right on the package! But I did get a $5 off coupon for the Sweeper Vac from the Swiffer website in the meantime, so I just used that instead. Tomorrow will tell if this guy will solve the crumb problem -
Annie, who was our host tonight for the Indian food festival, emailed me this afternoon and said she might not have enough food. So I gladly whipped up some insta-curry rice pilaf with these:
I added 1 tbsp curry powder and 1/2 cup raisins and it was delish.
Soon enough Caitlin and Jason arrived and we carpooled over to Annie’s for dinner. This is just half of the group – Annie’s labmates left before we could get a photo.
Annie and Dave had already prepared all of the food when we arrived. Please do not ask me what this is or for a recipe – it was all just served and I happily ate it! I believe the spread included tofu curry, Indian potatoes, lentil soup, spiced rice, spicy okra, my curry rice, yogurt, pita chips, hummus.
Matt and I shared this plate. It was pretty much served to us in a swarm of people!! Everything tasted delicious. I probably had half of this? The okra was my favorite!
I also snacked on some pita chips, veggies + hummus. I just had enough till I was satisfied, although I could have kept eating and eating and eating….
I also had three tiny glasses of red wine – probably a glass total.
For dessert I hate a single bite of almond chocolate biscoti
And a taste of these mint chocolate cookies
We came home with tomorrow night’s dinner!!! I’m going to a fun class tomorrow evening so this will be nice not to have to cook in a rush
Annie’s kitties were SO CUTE!! Peekaboo!!
But they were also scared of us and wouldn’t let me pet them
I found out this evening that I am working from home the next two days! Sweet! But I need to get my act together and cross a bunch of stuff off my TODO list. Hope I might be able to sit in on some more clients on Thursday.
Can I say that I am already excited about breakfast!? I love the mornings