It’s Super Saturday once again! Yippee 🙂 Tomorrow is Ron’s birthday, but we started his celebration today with a lunch out at Outback steakhouse courtesy of his parents!! It was delicious…. I got the Alice Springs chicken which I had heard of but had never tried. It was wonderful… I mean how can you go wrong with chicken smothered in cheese, mushrooms and bacon. Ron got steak of course, and for an appetizer we shared the crab stuffed mushrooms- soooo yum! And the service was great as well. Tomorrow I’ll be cooking some treats for Ron and he plans on celebrating his birthday by sitting on the couch and watching Top Gear all day.
So here’s some things I’ve been up to this week…
This Jane Austen quote is just so, so true!
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – I finished The Prisoner of Azkaban last Sunday, and of course I had to immediately start the next book in the Harry Potter saga. I remember when these books were being released, and you actually had to wait for the next one to be written in order to find out what happened!! Oh the anticipation! Now it’s just like binge watching shows on Netflix, which is my preferred way of watching television. Waiting a week for a new episode? Waiting for commercials to end so you can get back to the episode? That is so foreign to me now! I guess these really are the days of instant gratification.
The Round House by Louise Erdrich- As I mentioned last week, we had our book club this week to discuss A Fault in Our Stars. We were all pretty unanimous in liking the book, but also all found it to be one of the saddest we’ve read… and now our next book, The Round House, is set to be a sad and tough read as well… although my guess is that it’ll lack the levity and humor that The Fault in Our Stars included. I haven’t read anything by Louise Erdrich, and I don’t know much about the book other than the fact that it tackles difficult subject matter (rape), that it takes place on a Native American reservation, and that it’s been compared to To Kill A Mockingbird (which I loved). I’m only a chapter in, but I have high hopes, even though I know that it will be a hard book to read.
Friends– because it’s my favorite show ever, and it always puts me in a good mood. Here are just a few of my favorite moments:
Vietamese Spring Rolls (aka Summer Rolls) – These just look so delicious and fresh and perfect for summer! I want to eat them all right now! The hard part will be choosing just which one I want to make first…
These Spicy Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce from Gourmet
These Lobster Summer Rolls from The New York Times
These Spicy Lentil Summer Rolls from The Sprouted Kitchen
These Shrimp, Avocado and Rice Noodle Spring Rolls from Cookin’ Canuck
These Vegetable Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce from The Kitchn
These BLT Spring Rolls from White on Rice Couple
These Fresh Rolls with Shrimp and Honey Lime Slaw from The Lemon Bowl
These Fresh Chicken Spring Rolls from Heather Christo
Have a happy weekend everyone 🙂