Monday, August 18, 2008

Lazy Weekend

This is what the majority of our weekend looked like.

(labels read "Adorable Ms. Phelps", "Stacks of DVDs", and "Saturday's Mail". Not sure why this didn't quite turn out how it was supposed to...)

We camped out on our air mattress in the front room and watched the Olympics and played Scrabble. It was the best weekend I’ve had in a long time – so cozy and fun.

I scored 91 there on "Pastured" and "Razors". It looked as though I would win until Jon threw down "Kindling" near the end of the game for 92 points. He ended up winning by 5. THIS time. Oh, how I love Scrabble!

Somewhere between board games and Olympics, we fit in a trip to the grocery store for blackberries and ice cream so that I could make this little treat:

…which was delicious. I also made a German pancake on Saturday morning. It’s one of our favorite things. Like a crepe-meets-popover - you bake it, and it puffs up. We eat it with an entire layout of toppings... Jams, nutella, lemon juice, powdered sugar.

(I’ve discovered something about myself, by the way. I used to think that I hated cooking/baking, but it turns out that I just hate making something when I don’t have good ingredients to make what I REALLY want to make. When Jon was in school, I HATED the thought of cooking because it always involved pasta, some sort of canned soup, frozen chicken, blah blah blah. Boring, cheap stuff. But it can be fun when you’re making something yummy with delicious ingredients. What a breakthrough!)

Also this weekend, we peeled ourselves away from the TV to go see Dark Knight which… I’m almost afraid to say, did not live up to the hype for me. I’m sure it didn’t help that I had my eyes closed during the entire last hour (if you’ve seen it, and if you know me, then you know why). Sure, it had great acting, and it was dark, but in the end it was still just another comic book movie for me. I’m sorry! Pretty much everyone else I know that has seen it thought it was AMAZING, and I wish I felt that way. I really do. It was good, but I wouldn’t say it was great.

We also discovered THE BEST gelato shop called Frost. The display is a work of art. Each tub of gelato is sculpted into pretty shapes and garnished with things related to that flavor. I got kiwi, peach, and coconut (which was my favorite). Please come visit us so that we can take you there. Thanks.

…and that’s about it. Sorry it’s been so long in-between posts. As you can clearly see, I’ve been too busy laying in front of the TV eating potato chips to post on my blog.


  1. Those German pancakes look amazing! And I LOVE gelato. It's really hard to find around here, but a new place opened up down the street from my work, so I'm in gelato heaven.

  2. i love that you made that cobbler, i've been DYING to try it... um. i'm coming to visit just for the gelato now. and i love that you make german pancakes, cause apparently (according to jake), they are THE BEST, and now you can make me some when i come so i can see for myself! thanks...

  3. Ummm, apparently, I'm an idiot, because I saw the picture of the cobbler, which I thought it was, and then read "German pancakes" so I thought maybe the German pancakes looked like cobbler.

    OK, I'm done.

  4. Anyone else with me for starting the Michael Phelps backlash? And his mother....ultimate stage mom with the drama drama drama.
    Ok--I'm done.

  5. Bryan and I will be in Phoenix the weekend of September 13 for a Diamondbacks game. Will you guys be around?

  6. Ok, first of all, please give me the recipe for those pancakes, Jordan's been dying for some German pancakes and I have no idea what they are! Please e-mail it to me, I'm serious! And also, I must respectfully disagree about the Dark Knight. WHAT??? Please tell me you at least liked it better than Hellboy...

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  8. Jessie, is this the recipe from The Pioneer Woman?

  9. Kristina - yes, it's from Pioneer Woman...I probably should have linked to the original recipe in my post, but my finished product didn't look anything like hers, so I didn't.

    Kenzie - I'll send you the recipe ASAP. And YES, it was better than Hellboy.

    Corinne - You're un-American.

  10. I just wanted to say that Tucson has now been officially acknowledged as the place "Where dreams go to die."

    I'm sorry to break it to you like this.

  11. Tucson is just like an African Nation in turmoil.