Hope the long weekend came with some fun and some rest.
I was supposed to have a mini-break with my college roommate Mon-Wed (she thought of it too late, and seemed it would be less crazy at hotels when everyone else wasn’t trying to cram in the last days of summer).
Another good friend has a place in the same resort town, so she invited me to stay for the weekend. Her parents actually moved there full time during the pandemic and never left, so her weekend beach place has become a family home, and both her sisters with assorted spouses and children were also in and out, which was a wonderful kind of weekend for me.
Well, the weather forecast for the mini- break days went from gorgeous and maybe a day of sprinkling showers to 100% chance of rain and thunderstorms, so my college roommate canceled and I stayed on with my friend and her fam for another day and drove back with her, which worked out just fine for me weekend-wise, but I did miss seeing my roommate so we’ll have to reschedule.
Mix of actuals and plan for the short week remaining:
Fri - I made a big batch of (no umami) noodles with mushrooms, cabbage, and angel hair, leaving out anything fermented because I had an allergic reaction to something mysterious the day before. I also baked the grapefruit white chocolate cake from Snacking Cakes to take.
Sat - Grilled chicken in an italian marinade, cilantro lime rice with mixed vegetables (made by me), mixed salad to start, grapefruit cake for dessert.
Sun - Early labor day cookout because one of the sisters and her family could only drive out that day. Burgers, hot dogs, pasta salad (I helped with this), watermelon, and birthday cake.
Mon - Another sister and her husband, who stayed the whole weekend, made spaghetti and meatballs from scratch. Roasted asparagus on the side, and the dad made caprese stacks to start that were fabulous.
Tues - Sandwich to go for the drive back, and leftover noodles when I got home.
Wed - Simple indian meal of rice+quinoa, dal (tuver/split pigeon peas), and roasted cauliflower turned into gobi matar (with peas).
Thurs - (Tonight) HO group dinner at a new place in Chinatown.
Fri - Tsukune with a vegetable sourced from the Chinatown visit (snow pea leaves, mushrooms, or bok choy) and leftover rice. I have to make the tare sauce.
Sat - Possibly out. If not, COTM Fish Finger Bhorta with the indian leftovers.
Sun - TBD. I’ve got pork chops and lamb tbones and steak, and I’m craving meat. Let’s see.
Want to bake something this weekend, but don’t have a specific idea yet.
It’s almost the weekend… again! Enjoy!