November 2nd, 2008


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We are t-minus 5 days until Jeff's mom gets here, so this mornng was more cleaning and organizing action. Ooohboogie. I also finished writing my students' next test and quiz. They're gonna love me, really. Heh.

Yesterday was my father's 59th birthday, but it worked out better for everyone involved to celebrate today, so this afternoon, we headed over to my parents' for a celebration that looked like most every celebration in our family does: food, board games (I got trounced at Careers), a walk and playing the aerobie since it was so pretty outside (70-something degrees and sunny, something we don't deserve on the second day of November but that frequently happens anyhow) and more food. We headed out early - Faith has to work in the morning, so she was leaving, and we wanted to do more work on the house. We've rearranged part of the kitchen and moved some bookshelves around, and Jeff is going through stuff on his side of the office. I need to spend some quality time with the shredder tomorrow, and need to put away clothes in a bad way, but right now, I think it's back to sorting paper for me, though collapse is imminent soon. I hate time changes; I feel way more tired than I should be even for 9:40, let alone 8:40.

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Last Sunday, I got to do a lot of cooking ahead, and it really made the week easier. I ended up looking at what we had leftover and bagging the ravioli on Wednesday, and doing some killer fried rice. Thursday night, we had Juan Pedro pie that I'd prepped Wednesday night - we had a ton of leftover taco meat that needed using. Friday night was what we'd planned, mini-pizzas (though we didn't get to the salad part.)

Cooking mini-pizza crusts and freezing them worked perfectly. I let them cook completely before stacking them in a tupperware container a little bigger than they were. I didn't even plastic wrap between them or anything, and they didn't stick together. Friday night, I pulled out three, nuked them for 30 seconds, topped them with sauce and cheese, and after 10 minutes at 375, they were perfect. Woot.

There was no cooking ahead today. Sigh. I think I'll get more pizza dough going tomorrow afternoon.

Meals this week:

last night: leftover Juan Pedro pie, the gift that keeps on giving
tonight: @ my parents'
Monday: salad
Tuesday: potluck @ a friends in honor of the election (dear self: make rolls)
Wednesday: spaghetti carbonara with chicken apple sausage
Thursday: salad again; I have a committee meeting at 6:30 and teach until 5....
Friday: mini-pizzas or take-out Chinese, depending on if I get dough made tomorrow, how much crap we have to do by Friday night, and how tired I am