Sunday, November 30, 2014

Project 365 #30 - Bible Park Walk

Well, here it is - the last day of November. Can't believe tomorrow starts the last month of 2014. From here on out, Project365 gets tougher because I have to follow my chart to figure out which photo # I'm posting each day. First world problem, I know.

Anyway, I broke down and bought new shoes yesterday. I've been putting it off because I hate shoe shopping and for some reason, stores don't seem to carry 7.5 men's wide shoes. Also, they closed the Famous Footwear location on Iliff/Peoria that I used to prefer. They were running a Buy 1/Get 1 + 20% off if you have the app promotion and of course I could only find one pair. Turns out they'll now ship you a 2nd pair if they don't have them in stock. Yay! Now, once the 2nd pair gets here, I'll have a backup and won't have to go shoe shopping for a long time.

One of the reasons I wanted new shoes is I haven't been on long walks with Marcus & Mr. T since well before I got sick back in August. I promised them that I would take a walk around Bible Park once I got new shoes, so that's what we did today. Marcus was in heaven since it was below 20°F and the park was almost empty.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Project 365 #29 - T’s Tryptophan Coma

Marcus put some leftover turkey and mashed potatoes in Mr. T's food this evening. I think he's in a Tryptophan coma - he's been like this for quite a while. He's also groaning and belching. I think the poor guy ate too much too fast.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Project 365 #28 - Spiced Tuaca Cider

I honestly can't remember when I first had Tuaca cider, but I do remember making it a few years ago when I had my knitting group over to my house.

Last year, I found these organic mulling spice bags at Whole Foods and now I can make myself a cup whenever I want - like tonight - because work sucks much ass and I really need a drink. smile

I saw a recipe from them in my Facebook feed called Hot Apple Pie (you have to be 18 to click through the link), which is basically the same thing except you put a cinnamon stick and whipped cream on it. I'll have to try that one day when I have whipped cream around.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Project 365 #27 - Thanksgiving 2014

We weren't going to cook a Thanksgiving dinner this year since we weren't going up to Homestead North. First we were going to go out to eat, but we forgot to make reservations. Next, we were going to get a pre-cooked dinner from Whole Foods, but I couldn't get Marcus to make a decision about which one to get until the day after they stopped taking orders. I ended up cooking a dinner, anyway, which was a bit of a pain as all of my stuff is up in South Dakota and the kitchen in the condo is tiny. I think I managed pretty well. The only things I couldn't make were the cheesecake and my shrimp stuffing. I broke down and bought a pre-made pumpkin pie, too.


BONUS: Since I love this picture so, here's last year's Thanksgiving picture taken at Homestead North:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Project 365 #26 - Beer Cooking Mag

I was at Whole Foods again today before I went into work (I find I've been doing that to procrastinate going in - I really hate going to work these days), and I saw this magazine.

I must remember to pick this up after the holidays. I really missing cooking and the few recipes I've tried using beer in them have turned out pretty good. This magazine intrigues me.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Project 365 #25 - KBCO Studio C #26

Ever since Ultimate Electronics went out of business, I wondered who distributed the annual KBCO CD. Since I'm not a regular KBCO listener, I'm not in the loop. Today, while grabbing some food for the day on my way to work, I got my answer: Whole Foods.

I personally have never cared about this, but I know people who do.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Project 365 #24 - T Pouting

I'm in bed trying to relax and watch TV when I'm assaulted by canine gas. I look over and scold T and this is the look I got back.

I have no idea where Marcus is going to sleep when he finally drags himself to bed.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Project 365 #23 - Oven Hard-Cooked Eggs

This is one of those things I keep seeing pop up on the Internet in places like Pinterest and my Facebook feed. Since making bacon in the oven turned out so well, I figured I'd try it.

I followed this post about making "Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Oven", though technically they're not boiled. LOL Mine didn't come out quite done in the middle. I think my oven here at the condo runs cool, so next time I'll try it at 350°F instead of the 325°F that I did today. Marcus also complained that they were too hard to peel. I've had that issue with boiling, too, so I need to do a little research to figure out if there is anything I can do about that.

Not sold on this process yet.