Monday, November 17, 2008

Weekend Recap

So our date night was a lot of fun. We headed downtown to the arena district, and had dinner at Ted's Montana Grill. We both had the filet, salads, veggies, wine, and dessert. With bellies full, we walked over to the Arena Grand theatre to see what was playing. Nothing really tripped our trigger, but since we tend to pick comedy, we decided on Zack and Miri Make A Porno. As it turned out though, we didn't make it. It was an hour until the movie started, and Barry and I just decided that with our full bellies and the wine, we didn't want to just hang out for an hour. We had a few errands we had to run, and besided that, we don't see my mom that often...so we wanted to go home and sit and talk with her. That was a good decision on our part, because it seemed like we didn't get much time to talk other than that!

Anyway, even though we were headed out to dinner that night, I made a nice hearty meal for Mom and the kiddos. Can you guess what it is before you get to the last picture?

Mushrooms & potatoes...
Carrots, celery, and chicken
Chicken broth, milk, flour & butter
And what does all of this come together as???? Go ahead and guess....

Chicken Pot Pie!!
Can I just tell you that I have NEVER made this before? In fact, I don't remember ever even EATING it as an adult...only as a kid. But I have this wonderful little cookbook that my Candian friend Sarah sent me for Christmas last year, and I have not made a thing out of it doesn't turn out AMAZING. So I decided to give it a go. Boy was it worth it...and so easy! Too bad it's gone, cause it sure sounds good on a blustery day like today!

After watching the kids at gymnastics on Saturday morning, we headed to meet Jessie for brunch, and then to Best Buy to pick up the Wii. Yes, Kendall has finally saved her half...I can't believe it! That girl saved like crazy! So you can only imagine the excitement in the car as we headed to the store! We picked it up and headed home so I could get to my massage on time.

My massage was EXCELLENT. I only booked an hour, but she worked on me for an hour and a half...and DIDN'T charge me for the extra! Woo hoo!! And even better...we are going to work out a trade so we can both get more frequent work done! I am so excited!!! And she's right in town, too. That is so cool, I can't even begin to express it to you!

Mom left a couple of hours later, and we were all bummed that she was leaving already...but we understood that she wanted to get home to get some things done. After she left, Barry and I went to town, hanging all of the things I've collected to decorate Noah's room...and with any luck, I'll get to post the pictures this week. I still have to polyurethane the window trim and get the blinds hung. But soon, peeps...bear with me. I'm almost done!

Then we spent all of Sunday cleaning out the basement, throwing things out and listing things on Criag's List. I listed 12 items yesterday! Shoot, I'll tell ya...that takes a long time to do! And of course, we took some time to play the Wii. Kendall and Noah are having so much fun!

In short, we packed a lot into the weekend, and were able to cross a lot of things off our to-do list. But here's my question...why does it seem like my list isn't any shorter????


10 comments:

kenady said...

what a busy, busy weekend. how awesome to get a date night in:)

is the chicken pot pie dairy free? it looks so yummy!

and a wii?? so jealous:)

Wreggie said...

More important....did you know this chicken???

jenelle said...

In the process of getting things off your to-do-list it created more to-do-list items. Cleaning stuff out ALWAYS creates more work to do.

Glad it was a good weekend and that lots got done. Here's hoping that it is a week like that for all of us.

KC said...

Sounds like you have a great weekend! I'm jealous! :)

California Girl said...

oh my gosh - that looks SO good!

Sounds like you had a really good weekend - way to go!

And the recipe will be posted when??? <: )

Claire said...

This is my list:
1. What is the recipe?

2. What is the name of the cookbook?

That looked so delicious!!! Glad you had a good wknd!!! We went to a great restaurant here in MB - Cafe Vienna - peach wine, pork roast, potatoe dumplings, saurkraut - fabulous bread - couldn't eat dessert! You must try it the next time you visit!

Jen said...

I agree...lets have the recipe! Love it that you put up the pics. Makes ALL the difference in me wanting to try it!
And yes...I'm with wreggie..did you personally know this chicken? ha ha
A wii huh? Matt says we need one. I say we don't--but only because I do NOT need something else to become addicted to! :o)
Can't wait to see the pics of Noah's room!

Kiki said...

Kuckie, Yum, yum and yum, why when I come over to your blog must you always make me hungry???

So glad you had a lovely date with Barry...a massage sounds like heaven and just the treat I might need to get through the holiday madness!!!!

Miss Got Wings said...

mmmmm . . . pot pie. That and some jammies and I'm good for the night :)

Enjoy the Wii - boxing kicks my ass everytime. Great workout though!

Kuckie said...

Kenady - No, my dear, I'm sorry...it's not. I'm going to have to find a yummy dairy free recipe for Miss M.

Wreggie - Ummm, let's just say affirmative...

Jenelle - I'm hoping to have another weekend just like it this weekend!

KC - Don't be, girl...you'll get a good weekend too!

CG - send me your email address to jkuckie@yahoo.com and I will send you the recipe. It's way easy and so yummy!

Claire - same for you...send me your email address and I'll send it to you... The cookbook is called "The Best of Bridge". My Canadian friend sent it to me for Christmas, and I've never seen the series here in the States. But everything I've made out of it is SO GOOOOD!!!

Jen - I'll send you the recipe, girl. And yes, we knew the chicken. I tried not to think about that while I was cutting it up!

Kiki- go get yourself a massage! You deserve it...tell Ken I said so! And you get Claire and head on up here so I can cook for you...STAT!!!

Kate - Yes, pot pie and jammies are a definite pair. I haven't tried the boxing yer, but am thoroughly enjoying watching Barry and Kendall box!!

 
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