Archive for November, 2009

The New Chapter?

November 10, 2009

It’s been an interesting 10 days since I moved into my new place. And by interesting I mean heartbreaking, confusing, frustrating, positive, negative, devastating, enlightening, scary, draining, frightening, and exhausting. But… I’m determined not to let this experience overtake my blog since it’s already overtaken my life. Each morning I tell myself that everything happens for a reason and that eventually I will see that things happen just as they are supposed to. Each choice you make leads you on a path, it might be the right one…it might not, but it’s the path you chose. You can’t live your life afraid of making the wrong choice. Maybe you do make the wrong choice but you learn from it. You hold your head up high and you keep going, because no matter what happens, each choice makes you stronger and in the end…it all works out.

Ok. I’m done. For now.

I will say that my new kitchen (although it’s a little 80’s-esq) is BIG! Which has inspired me over the last few days to whip up a few yummy little numbers which include:

  • Curried Sweet Potato Soup
  • ESBM Naughty Biscotti
  • ESBM Smackeroni and Cheese
  • Yummy Bruschetta
  • Apple Crisp
  • Chili Sweet Potato Fries

I have pics back at the batcave so I will post a few tomorrow. Anyone else loving the idea of having a little day off in the middle of the week? I am! I even set up a date tonight with one of my best friends. We are heading to dinner at a local Japanese restaurant. Mmm Sushi. Angie and Jamie have had me dreaming of yummy sushi with their rave reviews of the best Sushi place in Hali. Hopefully I’ll be raving tomorrow about my sushi experience as well!

I also made a new cheese discovery over the weekend. I was feeling a little wine and cheese-ish so I picked up a bottle of vino and hit the cheese section. Into my basket went Dill Havarti, Extra Old Aged Cheddar, Brie, and quite possibly the best tasting cheese on the planet…..Applewood Smoked Cheddar. Wow. Wow wow wow. I grabbed a baguette, topped a few slices with a little basil pesto, a few with red pepper jelly, toasted in the oven, poured myself a glass of red wine and voila! The most delicious thing I’ve ever put in my mouth.  Mmmmm mmm mm.brewer_Mini_Black

I’ve also discovered a love of this little do-hicky. A gift from a friend  after moving into my new pad. Easy. Quick. Delicious. Just how I like it. I haven’t seen a huge selection of the flavored coffee pods around though so me thinks I might be ordering them online. Anyone else drink their coffee from a pod?

And finally….I’m heading to the land of discounts and shopping on Saturday morning. Moi and two friends are heading to Bangor Maine for a little much-needed shopping love. Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean. Need I say more?