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back to work monday

I spent the weekend at the farm, it was so relaxing.

Saturday we went to the city and did some shopping, I didn’t buy much, just a couple new shirts, some pillows for the living room, a new shelf. Just about bought myself an island for the kitchen.. kinda kicking myself that I didn’t.  Yesterday I came home early enough to start painting Dan’s office. I think I was home by 2 and I finished the first coat by 5. I’ll do the second coat today and hopefully get everything moved back in on wednesday. I had to keep telling myself, the first coat is always the hardest, it gets easier.. My arms are so sore today, I guess its a good thing I’m running statements at noon, and won’t be able to go to the gym.. haha

Anyway, I should get ready for my day!

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this is how a weekend should be!

Dan’s gone to coach in his hockey tournament this weekend. We cleaned up last night after supper so I made bread this morning and some Italian Wedding Soup. Its just so relaxing to have a day to yourself and not worry about what time your eating and have to have supper ready at or lunch or anything done for that matter…

Dan is also gone all next week so I can cook “real food” again.. food that has vegetables in it! YUM! I can honestly say that I’m getting over his being gone all the time and I enjoy the nights to myself because Ryley has hockey practice every night. I can play my wii fit and just relax and watch what I want to watch. We rented movies last night and I started to watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. I didn’t really care for it honestly… I think Up has been my favorite cartoon movie recently. I really enjoyed that one and cried a couple times. I think I might have to put a movie in later and relax… sounds like a good time..

Anyway before I get to relaxed here is my recipe for today:

Italian Wedding Soup

2 tbsp olive oil
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 ribs celery
1 medium onion
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1 egg beaten
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs finely ground
1/2 tsp nutmeg
6 cups chicken stock
 2 cups water
1 1/2 cups dried pasta (I used about 1 cup cooked left over rice instead)
1 lb triple washed spinach coarsely chopped

In a deep pot over medium heat, add oil, carrots, onion, celery and bay leaves. Season mixture with salt and pepper. Cover pot and cook vegetables for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

While vegetables cook, combine ground meats, egg, garlic, grated cheese, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Add broth and water to the pot of vegetables . Increase heat to high and bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat. Start to roll tiny meatballs and drop into soup. Add pasta and gently stir.  Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. When pasta is tender add spinach in batches.

The soup is ready when the spinach is wilted. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Its so simple I’m not sure why I haven’t made it more often.. the only part that is tedious is the meatball making.. i’m thinking you could make a huge batch and freeze them maybe? It would make it easier..

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TGIF!

Its friday, its friday! Happy Dance!

haha and then I had to look to make sure it actually was friday! Last night I was alone again after supper. I sure don’t mind having my nights to myself.. I played a bit of wii fit, watched tv and just browsed the web. Usually after supper after I have dishes all cleaned up I like to make my lunch for the next day. Last night I was out of ideas.. so I made tuna salad. I also packed a banana, granola bar, almonds and an orange. With the tuna salad i’m thinking I’ll have just one piece of bread.. and maybe some carrots or something.

My tuna salad turned out really liquidy and I think I put a bit too much mayo in it. But this is how I made it.

Tuna salad
1 can drained flaked light tuna
1 green onion
1/3 chopped celery
1 baby carrot shredded
1 tbsp mayo

Mix all together. Sometimes I also add a pickle to add some zestyness to it. It always changes depending on the mood I’m in haha.

So for the weekend I have planned… to make bread saturday morning. I’m going to get groceries tonight after work so I don’t have to drive in to town by myself on saturday because Dan has hockey. I’m going to take down my Christmas tree one day too.. and make Dan take it the farm to get rid of it, and then I need to do some major cleaning I think.. sounds like a good time hey? I actually don’t mind doing it… I like having a clean house..

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