do you ever receive a christmas / birthday present and put it away and never think you are going to use is so you just kind of forget about it /them?
i do do that and did do that with three things in particular, an “as seen on tv” chopper, a smoothie maker and some steak knives. in the last couple of weeks i drug each one of these items out and used them ~ chopper to make some killer salsa, smoothie maker to make a wonderful blackberry, kiwi and tangerine smoothie this morning and an equally wonderful pama, vodka and grapefruit cocktail just a little while ago, used a new steak knives for dinner [the second outside bbq of the season and this weekend].
i have some good steak knives and some really old ones that my dad appropriated from the NCO club at dugway… the good ones are nice, but i use them for just about everything. the new ones are sharp the old ones not so much, but i forgot i had new ones until today, they are sharp and colorful and new!
my brother-in-law makes this killer salsa, i asked him for some and instead of making some for me he gave me the chopper like the one he uses ~ this was about three years ago, i joined this co-op called bountiful baskets where you can get fresh fruits and vegetables every saturday morning for $15… so a couple of weeks ago i got the regular basket and the mexican add on, which consisted of everything you need to make killer salsa, so i drug out the chopper, got the recipe from my brother-in-law and made some killer salsa [all by myself] with the help of the ‘as seen on tv’ chopper and a couple of shots of tequila!
one of my bestest friends from [well actually from my whole life] gave me a smoothie maker for my birthday last year, it’s been [literally] kicking around my kitchen in the box for 9 months…. i had some fruit left over from the last bountiful baskets pick up and decided to try to make a smoothie this morning ~ it was delish! i’m not going to use the plastic cups that came with it [i prefer to drink out of glass glasses] but i don’t think i will ever put this thing away again.
i sat down a little while ago to eat dinner and decided to watch something i had dvr’d [once again] i had a difficult time picking because most of the stuff on there was killer slasher crime stuff that you don’t really want to watch while eating dinner [or anything else for that matter]…
i posted a contest on my facebook page ~ it involves winning a choice of one of two $25 gift cards ~ i sometimes write memos at work that involve a free pound of godiva chocolates or some other equally yummy treat in the last paragraph just to see if anyone reads the whole thing. i haven’t got many bites on my facebook contest, but it’s the weekend so i’m going to leave my contest rules up until wednesday to see if anyone else reads and joins in… the more the marrier! if not, i have 4 people in the contest now and someone will win!
speaking of facebook ~ i finally watched SNL last night with betty white hosting, it was great! if you didn’t see it, you should watch it…. i’m just sayin’
i [painfully] came to the conclusion that i can not [no longer choose to] work in the yard for two whole days on the weekend… my back yard is a disaster and i’m way behind on the mowing, but my front yard looks great and is once again acceptable. i’m going out now to pick up dog poops and then i need to mow tomorrow so i can take advantage of the free watering we are going to get on tuesday and wednesday….
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