OOOOO February, the month of the L-O-V-E feeling! I hope that you had a great weekend! Mine was okay… aside from my serious case of the winter blahs. Yes, this whole weekend I have been a major grump. It started on Saturday and persisted into Sunday and hopefully I wake up feeling better in the morning. I am just so tired of the cold, the dark, the cold… ya, you get the idea. No amount of chocolate was going to make this grumpy McGrumperson feel any better. I just miss getting out for walks, not bundling up, being chilled to the bone, and feeling like I’m constantly in the dark. However I still feel like marvellous things happened this weekend so please enjoy an Oscar the Grouch instalment of…
Thank you Katie for hosting!
Marvellous was… Having a night in with the house to myself! Don’t get me wrong, I love it when John and I are home on Friday nights or out with friends but sometimes just curling up with a book, fire, and a glass of wine is just fine by me!Marvellous was… Finishing the first book of the Hunger Games series. If you haven’t read it please do! I am now starting The Son, by Philipp Meyer, so I am looking forward to really getting into it.
Marvellous was… Stumbling onto Robyn’s blog. She makes some awesome points that really debunk all of these fad diets you see popping up. Too bad people like her don’t get nearly as much press as the stupid tabloids. Speaking of fads, can anyone tell me what’s up with this Walden’s farm chemical syrup I see popping up on all these healthy/whole living blogs!? What a strange chemical bomb! Just looking at their website make me gag. Seriously though, what is so bad about melting REAL chocolate and drizzling it on REAL ice cream? Sigh…
Coffee-Braised Pot Roast Was Marvellous!!! I have never made a pot roast, let alone roasted meat in a slow cooker. I followed this recipe and it turned out great!! The only adjustment I made was to add a little ketchup (1tbs) to the gravy after I added the corn starch. Served along side were some roasted root veggies and a side salad with a piece of bread to mop up the extra gravy. I can’t wait for the sandwiches the left over meat is going to make this week! Yes that is a wine stem creeping into the photo!
And how can I forget my first Marvellous Mug Cake!?
Dear Amanda, your recipes are FANTASTIC! I want to try making it with mashed banana one day to see if it gets a more brownie like texture. Although, I did like the light sponge that the original recipe produced!
Well, looking back the weekend wasn’t as bad as my brain was making it out to be. Have a great Monday everyone!
1) What cheers you up when you are feeling down?
2) What is your ideal Friday night?