I like my job a lot, but I was seriously so ready for the weekend!
Even though it was a four-day week, I was in the mood for straight chilling. Eric was too so we decided to have a casual dinner-and-Blockbuster date night.
I wasn’t sure what I was in the mood for for dinner, but then I remembered the sweet pizza recipe that Meghann posted last week and I didn’t even bother to ask him for input — I just hit Super Target for the ingredients because I knew it would go over well.
I made a few changes to the recipe: I spread whole milk ricotta cheese on the crust before layering on apples, brie, walnuts, and sauteed onions.
Then I sauteed some green beans in butter for a side dish.
And I told him to eat it and to like it.
Despite his “don’t take my picture” face, he did. We both did! That recipe is a sure-to-satisfy winner.
After dinner we got frozen yogurt and then went to Blockbuster. Eric gets annoyed because every time we’re checking out at Blockbuster, I find some reason to turn to him and say, “God, we really need to switch over to Netflix.” Apparently, I talk about the competition in the checkout line all the time — last weekend I was talking about how great Central Market is when we were checking out at Whole Foods and I do it at Blockbuster, um, every time. Uh, sorry I’m not sorry. First of all, the employees at every Blockbuster I’ve visited recently have been too stoned/distracted/dumb to notice I was talking about Netflix, and I’m willing to bet they don’t care. If they did care, then maybe they wouldn’t be so stoned/distracted/dumb when they were at work. Second, Whole Foods totally owns that they are overpriced; they can either listen to me talk about how Central Market is cheaper/better and change their ways, or they can shrug and say, “Then go shop there with the other poor people who don’t care about the environment.”
But Blockbuster does suck, and yesterday was my final trip there; I came home and signed up for Netflix!
Anyway, we were in the mood for a good documentary so we got “Devil’s Playground,” which is about Amish teenagers. It was OK but I didn’t love it. It reminded me of an episode of “Intervention” — and not even a very good one. But we both agreed documentaries make for great rentals and Netflix has the best documentary selection. If anyone has suggestions for ones I must check out, please share!
After dinner and the movie, he headed back to his apartment and I headed to bed so I could get up for my early morning friend date at the Urban Harvest farmers market!
Consider this two of my homesickness cures: make your new city your city and do things with your new friends! I had gone to this market before, but it was nice to go with a Houston native who could point me in the direction of all the best stands.
Well, I like to think of it as “ye olde sirloine.”
I stocked up on ground pork, Italian sausage, and more sirloin. I like to stock up when I’m buying local meat; I can always freeze it and not worry if I don’t make it to the farmers market every weekend. Texas meat is just…so good.
I also needed eggs and was told that Hattermann’s were the best!
Those are actually green eggs, which I didn’t know were a real thing outside of Dr. Seuss books. To go with the eggs, I got amazing local bacon from The Grateful Bread and really soft goat cheese from Pola. I also picked up some tart cherry mustard (I love condiments, and mustard is in my top three) and I restocked my honey supply with a new local bottle from Bee Wilde.
In between shopping, we also did a lot of tasting — a huge vegan cinnamon roll, pumpkin bread, mango salad, my first taste of chorizo, mole, and rillettes…just so many bites here and there! We also did a lot of sweating; it was blazing hot at 9:30 when we got there.
After shopping, Taylor (new friend) and I got drinks and sat in the shade chatting and getting to know each other. It was really nice to just hang out with another girl and she’s just very wise. We hung out until I started to completely melt and worried about my food doing the same, and then parted ways.
And now I’m just cooling off and thinking of going and making some sort of fabulous omelet for lunch! After that, my plans include doing Core Fusion and another friend date this evening (I know…popularity!!!!).
What are you guys up to this weekend? Anyone else start things off with a great meal or trip to the farmers market?