It’s the freakin’ weekend, so that means it’s time for more cool links.
But first, what’s happening with you this weekend? We’re about to go get the keys to our new place, so I assume we’ll be doing some moving-related stuff. Also I’ve agreed to do karaoke tomorrow night, so I apologize to the world in advance.
Anyway, about those links.
My sister Meredith (laying down on rock) really embodies the weekend spirit.
This is almost exactly how my mom makes beef stew, and it is delicious.
Sorry, can’t talk. Too busy obsessing over this Instagram account.
I’m not sure how I feel about “feminist beer.”
Do you want to make your own cheese in 15 minutes? Of course you do. Think of how impressive that would be.
Don’t go to McDonald’s for pie. Make these instead.
Pinot Noir, Caviar (MUST HAVE)
I’m actually a bit hungover right now and would like this in my mouth.
Should I make my own coffee pour-over station??
I have a nail polish that looks like this cake.
Have doughnuts gone too far?
I actually ate breakfast!
Bagel half tbh
I also had an iced coffee.
Sean made some rice and I ate a bowl of that.
For lunch I made a rice bowl with asparagus and two eggs.
I also ate this caramel at some point.
Oh, and this piece of cheese.
I went for a two-mile run and, after rinsing off rq, went to meet some friends at Beermongers.
They had this excellent sign.
We got some beer and some popcorn and ordered some take out from nearby restaurants.
Sour and masala popcorn
I got a pork belly banh mi.
Sean got some vegetarian enchiladas.
I helped him a bit.
I got another beer (Aprihop by Dogfish) but I didn’t finish it because my sinuses had become congested. (I think I react badly to beer. I almost always get congested when I drink it. I’m just not ready to say goodbye yet.)
Oh well. The End.
Hello cats and kittens and welcome to my mid-week gratitude break where I discuss a few things I am thankful for, both big and small.
1. WE FOUND A PLACE
Some of you may know that we have been staying with a friend. We have enjoyed our time with him immensely, but I miss my stuff and having more space. We thought we were going to be in Hillsboro a bit longer, but we found a place IN Portland and I am SO excited. It was built in 1890, has an
amazing kitchen with a gas range, and apparently used to be a cat house. This is the only picture I have of it (and yeah, I know I posted it already):
The living room.
2. Cool finds at thrift stores (the picture says it all):
Can’t wait to blast this.
3. My duck prosciutto came out beautifully.
I made this in my closet.
4. The PDX carpet isn’t gone yet!
The new carpet sucks, tbh.
Though I think the mania is getting a little out of control. The floor covering even has its own beer.
5. But most of all, I’m just really grateful that a sandwich made it into space.
I didn’t have coffee for breakfast or anything for breakfast but I did have a chicken salad sandwich for lunch.
Snacks throughout the day included a cold veggie samosa
and the last bits of that chicken salad.
Supper was a plate of random foods found in the fridge and pantry, including my homemade duck prosciutto.
A motley crew
Then I had two of these little dogs.
The cookie, not the real one in the background.
Around 10:30, I went to pick up redacted from the airport.
When I got home I was hungry, so I ate half a bagel.
The first meal I ate was lunch, which was comprised of leftover beans and rice with a bit of sour cream and tortilla chips.
Then I did some cooking for ROTW on xoJane, pausing to eat my last frozen banana from the week before.
I wanted to go for a run with the roommate but was starving, so I had a rice cake with hummus and also a Red Vine because it was there.
After the running, Sean and I went to the athletic club to use the sauna and hot tub. It was very relaxing.
It was very rainy and neither of us were feeling amazing, so we stopped at Trader Joe’s and bought a bunch of junk to eat for dinner.
Broke my “no meat for the house” rule.
For my bones or something.
Chips and dimp
I had one of these.
Also one of these.
Then we went to sleep.
I had Dim Sum for brunch!
Yes. Those are chicken feet.
Pot sticker on a messy plate.
Chinese broccoli, the only vegetable offered.
After that I drove back home to pick up Sean and we went to put a deposit down on our new place. I only have a picture of the living room.
Feeling excited and giddy, we drove downtown for the mid-day menu at Tasty n Alder.
Fancy Diet Coke
After that we wandered around a bit, eventually stopping at Ground Kontrol.
Supper was the seaweed quinoa salad with cured duck breast. They went surprisingly well together.
Then I had a bunch of wine. (Well, four glasses tbh.)
Then I had a couple of squares of chocolate but I only had milk and it didn’t go great with the wine.
Saturday began at the CSA fair, where we talked to a lot of farmers about finding the perfect CSA. Since we weren’t totally sure where we were going to be living long-term we didn’t sign up for one, but WE DID take a lot of pamphlets and pet a goat.
There were also a few chickens.
After all the gabbing, we had pizza for breakfast.
Then we went house hunting and actually found a place to live!
We celebrated at Cascade.
L to R: cranberry, ginger honey lime, Manhattan
That evening, we played board games with friends and ate more pizza.
This time with salad.
There was also beer.
and more beer
and even more beer not pictured, but you get the idea.