Wednesday, May 06, 2009

What Day is It?

The dinner party went off well, though I did have a rough start--everyone arrived before the dude got home from work (where is my extra pair of hands?) and I was still cutting up the potatoes and the green beans. Fortunately, it's just family, so they can entertain themselves. My cousin likes to help, so I let her. Everyone fell in love with the teriyaki meatloaf (Mandajuice's recipe--and you do need to stick with that sauce!). But I really only needed two; you know I made three! I also tried out Nigella Lawson's recipe for peanut chocolate sundaes from Nigella Express. That recipe right there is worth the price of admission, though I don't know how much sauce she puts on her ice cream. I doubled the recipe--which served four--and was left with two cups of sauce after everyone (all 11) had indulged!

Thanks for your camaraderie on the beer situation. The other loopy thing about Pennsylvania is that you can only buy beer a case at a time. Makes it pretty expensive--and forget about trying new things! You can buy a six-pack from a bar to take off premise, but the mark-up is ridiculous. (Back in the 1980s I bought a six-pack of Miller Lite--the only thing they'd sell us--for like $8. That was my first and last time!) Recently though, Wegman's and another grocery store that also serves food, have figured out a way around the outmoded liquor laws in Pennsylvania. The Wegman's "near" us has given up some of their cafe space to beer, mostly unusual brands. I think they are using their status as "restaurant" to get around being a grocery store. I'm sure the state is going to figure out a way to close the loophole, but for now I foresee a lot of trips to Wegman's!

I went shopping with my mom, aunt, and grandmother ("left eye") yesterday. Mostly boring, but I did get these at SteinMart:

Okay, you're out taking pictures in the rain and you're not wearing the boots? What do you have on? Slippers? And pajamas? The neighbors think you're nuts, you know.

Anyway, that's my excuse for not having stitching pictures for you.

I'm greedy, so I am entering Edgar's drawing. I know I'm supposed to link so that more folks will enter, but you really shouldn't. I know you want me to win! ;)

11 comments:

Leah said...

Those boots are too cool!

doris said...

Nice boots, and I'll bet they look especially fancy with your jammies.

Good job on the dinner party. You can have meatloaf sandwiches this week.

Lee said...

It's 1PM....are you dressed yet? And I have this funny picture in my head of you in PJ's and those boots. Very Ramona-like.

Laura said...

I thought the very same thing when I put in my link to Edgar's drawing. I want that secret prize for myself, dammit.

Patti said...

I really like your boots but you are quite quite wrong I DO NOT WANT YOU TO WIN because I am going to win so there. I would say Lots of Love Patti xxx but you know when you are trying to get my surprise prize I'll just say bye!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Love the boots, and Anna' Bird is looking great. I am glad that the dinner party went well, I get so nervous whenever I host anything.

Donna said...

I've been driving my DH to the park n ride all this week in my striped pajama bottoms and a sweatshirt, hair uncombed, etc. Every time I get in the car I send up that little pray - please don't let me get hit today. I totally understand about the slippers and pajamas and I love the boots!

Michelle said...

Awesome boots!

Jacque said...

Love your boots...we have Steinmart and I intend to head there tomorrow.

Siobhan said...

Cool boots! I love your progress on Anna's Bird--it looks great. It was interesting to read about how people choose their next projects. I am big on going with whatever whim I am following at the moment... stitching is meant to be fun. That generally means that I need to stash much less than I actually do, because what is causing me heart palpitations today won't interest me much next month! I'm glad to hear the dinner party went well!

Jennifer said...

Total Wine over the border in DE has beer you can buy by the bottle. It's a little more expensive, but you can mix and match and try different things.