I’m all for Christmas, but I’m ready to let it go and get back to a quieter routine. Of course it would help if I got off top dead center, took down the tree and put the decorations away. Maybe tomorrow. For now, I’m done with college football, lists of celebrities who died in 2008, and other peoples’ resolutions.
To celebrate the end of the holidays, Devoted Spouse and I plan to go to the movies. The kids are back in school and the afternoon showing of Twilight should be fairly empty. Yes, I said Twilight and yes, Devoted Spouse is also going. He knows it’s a chick flick aimed at the younger female set. I enjoyed the book series and really want to see the movie. Truth be told I think Devoted Spouse is going for the popcorn and the special effects.
To backtrack to the holidays for a moment, one of the little gifts I gave to myself was a set of 5 reusable grocery bags. I’ve wanted to do this for some time now and these were so pretty I couldn’t pass them up, plus they were on sale at the time. The only downside here is I keep forgetting to take these bags with me when I run to the grocery or even to Target. Devoted Spouse finally took the bags and put them in my car yesterday so now I always have them available.
To show how tired I am from all the holiday hoopla, I decided Sunday evening to make some soup. I have a new cookbook from Williams-Sonoma that has a lovely Tuscan soup recipe in it. I gathered all the ingredients and started furiously chopping onions, carrots, shredding cabbage and opening up cans of chicken stock, tomato paste, rinsing and draining cannellini beans. My mouth was watering as I sauteed onions and garlic. Then I got to the part of the recipe that stated” “Place ingredients in crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours.” Crap on a crutch.
Guess what’s for dinner Monday night?