What have I done this President’s Day weekend? A whole lot of nothing. And it’s been glorious.
Well, I shouldn’t say a whole lot of nothing. Friday night (Valentine’s Day…or Single’s Awareness Day, as I celebrated this year–but that’s a topic for some other blog), I went to bed at the late, late hour of 9pm. I NEVER do this! Especially on a Friday night. Perhaps having a big ‘ole glass of wine with dinner–which included a miniature box of chocolates and twizzlers pull-n-peel–might have contributed to that. Yeah, I’ll admit, Friday was a caloric/health bomb. But it got me through the day, and trust me, my stomach hated myself for it yesterday.
Saturday, because I went to bed so unnaturally early, I was up bright and early at 7am. As frustrating as that is, it allowed me to watch the US beat Russia in hockey. That was fun. I don’t know if I’ve ever really watched a hockey game. The OT and shootout were so intense, I found myself yelling at the TV…a LOT.
I spent the rest of the daylight reading paleo cookbooks and about the paleo lifestyle. I’m in the process of reading a book; I’m sure I’ll do a blog post on it when I’m finished.
When evening fell, I almost fell on my keister getting to my car to go to NE DC for The Domestic Man‘s cookbook release party (The Ancestral Table). The launch was great. Of course, I forgot to bring my copy of the cookbook that I had advance-ordered, so I couldn’t get him to sign it. *facepalm* But he had party favors for all, which were handy-dandy measurement conversion magnets. So I got him to autograph that for me. 🙂 The launch was aptly at a restaurant/butcher shop in Union Square–sorry, mom, no jaternice that I saw.
The food served was definitely a treat. I’m looking forward to making a few of his recipes (crab cakes, anyone???). Best part of the night, aside from geeking out meeting an author: making a paleo friend who is getting me hooked into the DC Paleo scene. w00t, w00t!
Today I sang at church with the choir. That was, as always, a tremendous joy. I really feel most alive when I’m singing–and we sang some GREAT music today, too. Then I went off to lunch with my cousin. Applebee’s has the most delicious spinach and shrimp salad! Holy Man, was it good! Almost as good as the conversation. 🙂
Anyway, tonight: I cooked. This recipe comes from PaleOMG (play on words, get it?). I’m not going to print the recipe here because I haven’t asked for permission, but instead I’ll post the link to the recipe on her site here.
To entice you– here’s a pic from tonight. And, I’ll tell you–it was oh, so fantastically delicious.