Afternoon errands included picking up some house items. My sister got me an Anthro gift card for Christmas and I’ve been saving it for the perfect occasion!
Like when I bought a house that required some fancy hooks!
Bathroom décor –
Michael’s was also have a 50% off basket sale, so I went there for a few baskets for our new medicine
Project #3 was to refurbish my grandfather’s possessions box with a paper liner to turn into Matt’s cologne box
Matt came home bearing gifts of bread – and our new neighbors brought us this gift of SALT! Apparently it’s a traditional gift to give neighbors? Lucky me that salt is the flavor of the year!
Annddddddddddddd then we drank PUMKING!! LOOOOVE this beer! It’s my favorite pumpkin drink, although, it’s not so much a pumpkin beer. It’s more of a pumpkin beer-like drink. Shalafly is my favorite pumpkin beer. Tied with Matt’s Imperial Pumpkin homebrew. This is a very very close second though.
2010 vintage. Ever so good. Ever so butterberr-y!! If you have a specialty beer shop, go buy this beer now.
I made a simple dinner to go with –
Herby Chicken with Roasted Parsnips, Salad and Virginia Rolls
My mom makes a KILLER herb chicken, but the Organic Butcher makes one too – pre-marinated and reasonably priced and served in a vacuum pack. SO convenient and amazingly flavorful!!
I seared them in our Le Creuset pot and then baked them in the oven at 400* for about 20 minutes until the inner temp read 165* [note the FDA recommends 180* for food safety!]
The parsnips were from Tracy’s garden (Karen’s friend!) and they were fabulous roasted in EVOO and salt and peppa for about 30 minutes
Matt made the Virginia rolls – literally!
Pet peeve = my dinner roll getting mixed with salad dressing. Soggy bottom blues.
After dinner, I was totally peer pressured to walk to Beer Run for a night cap. It was only 7:45 and somebody wanted more beer-citement on a Saturday night. So of course it took very little convincing to get me to go : )
He got a barleywine and I sipped off of it but mostly drank some water. The Pumking was plenty strong for me and I had more than my share!
Sundays are SO EXCITING in this household! Can’t wait to sleep in!