march 3: There's not much to say about this picture. Instead all it does is cause me to shake my head. We thought we had Beans trained up pretty well, in fact, I've been thinking that we will be able to let him be in the house by himself soon. He then, however, does things like this (frequently):
march 4: What a busy week for both of us. Seems like that's the story of our lives these days, but by Friday night we are spent. Earlier in the week my wonderful friend Linds sent a recipe for 15 minute creamy avocado pasta, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. You see, avacados are one of my newest addictions. I love them. In sandwiches, in guac, in salads...and now in a pasta sauce!
1 medium sized ripe Avocado, pitted
1/2 lemon, juiced + lemon zest to garnish
1-2 garlic cloves, to taste
1/2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
1/4 cup Fresh Basil, (probably optional)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 servings/6 oz of your choice of pasta
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1. Bring several cups of water to a boil in a medium sized pot. Add in your pasta, reduce heat to medium, and cook until Al Dente, about 8-10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, make the sauce by placing the garlic cloves, lemon juice, and olive oil into a food processor. Process until smooth. Now add in the pitted avocado, basil, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy.
3. When pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse in a strainer and place pasta into a large bowl. Pour on sauce and toss until fully combined. Garnish with lemon zest and black pepper. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.
Please note: This dish does not reheat well due to the avocado in the sauce. Please serve immediately.
march 5: So the goal of the day was to get a lot accomplished, however many things happened to derail all of my plans. Such is life. One of the things on my list was to make pan seared salmon with avocado puree (darn that avocado addiction) for dinner. I just didn't have it in me, so when Ry suggested we go to Borders and then use our Groupon for Hale Street (another current addiction) that we had, I didn't even flinch. What a smart man he is. So off to Borders we went (it's closing and we thought we'd find some deals) and ended up walking out with a CS Lewis box set and an expansion pack for Catan (yet another addiction) and headed off to Hale Street. As we were walking down the street our good friend Lauren (featured in this post) stuck her head out her apartment window to say hi as we walked by. We said hi and continued on, only to find out that we had an hour and a half wait. Gross. We put our names in and went back to hang out with Lauren. I called over to check in our reservation a half hour later only to find that they had passed our name on the list. Bummer, off we went back to the restaurant in hopes of getting a table soon. A half hour passed and Ry had the GENIUS idea of ordering take out and going back to Lauren's to join in the Community (season 1) watching. Wow, I thought his idea of Borders and going out to dinner was fantastic, this idea was even more fantastic. So we ordered, using all $50 of our Groupon and headed back to Laur's for the rest of the evening. It was PERFECT. Not to mention, while waiting for our take out, the one and only J Hubbs walked in the door. What an unexpectedly great night.
march 6: So while we were hanging out with Lauren last night we noticed that she has a fantastic collection of tv shows on dvd. She has the Office, the OC (an old addiction of ours) and Glee. Lauren convinced us we would love Glee and that we should borrow it. We would have done so last night, but we got sucked in to the community marathon, which we were 100% okay with. Anyways, we were sitting around today needing a quiet and restful day, so we decided to take Lauren up on the borrowing Glee offer. One episode and we were hooked. We're currently sitting here watching episode #5. What a great Sunday afternoon :)