Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Hump Day

I really can't wait for it to start staying light longer. Darkness at 5:00pm is just depressing. Today has been a productive day. I met Deaner for lunch since he was in a training class in town. We went to the hotel to eat at Little Italy, a restaurant where we spent A LOT of time before moving out of the hotel. I have to say that it was a little sad that both guards at the front gate stopped us to chat, the lady at the front desk told us it had been too long, and we were greeted like old friends at the restaurant. I would say that means that 4.5 months living in a hotel is just too darn long!

After a nice lunch I came home, took a nice walk in the 22 degree weather, almost froze to death and then cleaned the whole house. Top to bottom. Everything is vacuumed and dusted and straightened up. I dare Deaner to come home and mess it up!

Tonight we are trying a recipe that I got from D.A.R. over at First Comes Love, Than Comes Marriage. We are having Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches that I have had in the crockpot since this morning. Can't wait to try them because they smell REALLY good! I'll let y'all know how they turn out. I really wanted to make the Hearty Tomato Soup recipe from One Preppy Day but of course the Commissary was out of Cannelini Beans (or any substitute like Navy Beans). What a random thing to be out of. I doubt that there was a run on these beans or something! I will have to try it once the beans are restocked. I was really excited about it too! Monday night we had a new recipe for Beef Burgundy and it was awesome! It was the perfect cold weather recipe and plus, it was MUCH easier than the Julia Childs recipe! Here it is for anyone who is interested!

Beef Burgundy

3 lbs. round steak, cubed
1 can tomatoes
5 carrots, quartered
2 onions, quartered
pkg. mushrooms
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 can beef consomme
1/2 c. red wine
broad egg noodles

Brown meat. Add all veggies etc. Cover and bake 350 degrees for 2 hours.
Serve over noodles.

Promise, it was divine! Happy eating! I'll be posting more baby pictures tomorrow!! My appointment is at 11:45am and I am SUPER excited about it!


Newlywed Hostess said...

Can you link to the Buffalo Chicken sandwich!

USCEmily said...

we had the buffalo chicken sandwiches from d.a.r.'s blog last night for supper. SO YUMMY! You will love them!

The Pink Chick said...

I too tried the buffalo chicken sandwiches! They were delicious!!!