Ok so I am now starting to really wonder why I keep myself so busy, as its 9:18 on Sunday night and I really do not feel like I have had any sense of a weekend! The sad thing is that this week isn’t looking any easier so I just need to buck up and put my big girl panties on!
Friday night was the last restaurant that I tried for restaurant week. It was called AOI Blue Bar and it was a sushi place. I went there with my buddy Duane, we weren’t sure at the start of the day if it was going to happen as we were under a winter weather advisory – which in this area means we are getting 1-3 inches of snow! Haha yes I am telling the truth – that’s it, and they have no idea how to handle that itty bitty amount it drives me absolutely batty!
Thankfully though the snow tapered off around 3 so by the time I left at 4:40 the roads were ok. For my fist course I had a spicy tuna tar tar which was pretty good, the only other tuna tar tar I had was last year and that was more of a diced raw tuna where this one was more tuna fish sandwich like. Flavors were nice but if you have a consistency thing you would not have enjoyed this! My second course was a sushi roll – it was good but Duane got the beef hibachi and that looked and smelled really good. Dessert was tempura cheesecake – I had been looking forward to this one all week, but was a little let down as it wasn’t what I pictured in my head! Overall though the meal was good but its not my favorite sushi place!
Saturday morning I got up and went to serve breakfast to those less fortunate. I have to be honest I that I really didn’t want to do this. I wasn’t sure I was in the right mind set and I was honestly kind of forced into doing it by people who signed us up. I am however glad that I went, as once again it reminded me just how lucky I am.
Aside from the smells of greasy breakfast foods (I don’t like fake eggs, processed sausage and nasty ass sausage gravy) it wasn’t a bad 2 hours. There were a few moments where I got a little teary as one of the guys there came up to us and said “hey can you guys make me a promise” we all kinda stood there and semi shook our heads – he then said “ok well here is what I need you to promise me – when I get back on my feet cuz I’m gonna – will you all come to my house so I can say thank you by serving you dinner”
He was dead serious, then as he walked away he just kept saying thank you. As they gathered up the free blankets that were also being distributed, I once again thought about how selfish I was being by not really wanting to attend. I thought “really Kim you have heat, food, family and friends – yet you were pissy” reality check as I drove away watching some of the patrons walking away bundled up.
I came home and watched the boys basketball game, and then made some hummus for the Q-tips housewarming party. I decided to make a spicy black bean hummus and then a pizza hummus and picked up some pita chips to go with them. Then I walked around the corner to the party. I was the youngest at the party by about 15 years with the age gap between me and a few clearly being well over 40 years.
These old people crack my ass right the hell up though with seem of their stories. At one point in the afternoon they were comparing scars and talking about how they set off the metal detectors at the airport. There were so many matching velour outfits at this party that I didn’t know what to do – they were all pretty funny though. In fact one of the old ladies told me a story about getting frisked at the airport and she didn’t care except for the fact that when the security guard touched her he made her pamper make noises! Hahaha seriously what is it with old people telling me stories that make me turn red?!?!
I walked back home after the party and hung out with the pups – should have done laundry but opted to just be lazy and make a little dinner. I posted that picture last night, it was the panko crusted salmon with some sautéed veggies! It was decent although I don’t think that I will panko crust my salmon again, it took something away from it!
Today was pretty typical – I had a good morning then came home and started my cooking. I did a crockpot sesame honey chicken, and then the recipe of the week which was the sticky spicy orange chicken wings! They were great and ill will totally be making them again because they were super easy.
Ok well, I have to go pack,up my bags and put laundry away. It is raining right now and they are calling for freezing rain – the way these jack offs drive around here I am sure the morning will be a hot damn mess. Busy week again this week – study table tomorrow night, basketball game Tuesday night, Cats birthday dinner Wednesday night, baking on Thursday night, Sassy hour on Friday – I promised the staffers I would actually attend this one, Katie’s birthday karaoke on Saturday night and then I am hosting the dinner group for Super Bowl Sunday!
Shit I’m already tired looking at that week! Lol. Have a great week everyone!