Happy Tuesday Friends!
I know that a weekend review should come on Monday, but my Monday’s are just not suited for blogging much with my school schedule.
Saturday morning we headed out to Wal-Mart to buy a new lawn mower. Exciting! We disassembled our previous lawnmower last fall and junked it as it was old and not working all that well. Chris recycled the body with the metal recycler and as much other stuff as we could. The new mower is, uh, cheap. The bag is tiny. So dumb. Chris was super annoyed with manufacturers and how they purposely build cheap and poorly designed products. But, our lawn got mowed for the first time in months and looks much better. I don’t have any pictures to share this time, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. 🙂
Chris also spent some time working on a dripping hose issue. I know, exciting stuff at Casa Beebe!
I puttered around, doing laundry and other typical household chores, chasing the kitty and just enjoying Saturday.
Saturday evening we were headed up to 7 Feathers Casino in Canyonville to see Rob Schneider perform. Unfortunately Chris’ pager went off around 3 in the afternoon. FORTUNATELY it was for a troubled elevator AT 7 Feathers! Hey, that’s convenient! We just ended up heading to the casino a bit earlier than we had planned, ate dinner after Chris was done with the elevator fixing, and then went to the show.
|You Can Do It! ~ The Waterboy|
Rob was pretty darn funny. The tickets were inexpensive and he performed for over 2 hours. He was friendly with the crowd and overall it was a good way to spend Saturday night. Plus, the people watching at the casino is EPIC! Wow. That is all I’m gonna say.
Remember a couple weeks ago when we tried to stay at 7 Feathers after Chris fixed an elevator, right at the beginning of spring break, and we ended up leaving due to the people in the room above us? Well, I think they had noted that on my reservation for this time because they put us in a “nicer, quieter” room on the top floor. Cool! The bed was very comfortable, the room was nice, and I slept pretty well.
Sunday we headed back home bright and early. It was a very lovely and warm day. I actually got a little bit of sun color on my skin! I sat outside for a good portion of the day enjoying the weather while I read chapters for school. Chris spent most of the day puttering in his shed, organizing, doing yard work, etc.
Late in the day I made my famous Brown Sugar Glazed Easter ham (I don’t know if it’s really famous, but it IS delicious!) with some asparagus and strawberries for our Easter dinner. I kept it pretty low-key and easy this year. I didn’t even make deviled eggs!! Who am I??
|Last years Easter dinner. I didn’t take pictures this year, but the ham is the same recipe and we had asparagus, too.|
Funny, as I was just looking for a picture of my ham I was looking at last years Easter pictures. Last year I made ham, asparagus, a sweet potato gratin and chocolate covered strawberries. This year I made ham, asparagus, a sweet potato for Chris and regular strawberries. I am sensing a theme!
The secret to my famous Brown Sugar Glazed Ham, which is literally the best ham I have ever eaten, is a “paste” of brown sugar, yellow mustard and apple cider vinegar that you brush on the ham several times in the last half hour or so of cooking. I know it sounds weird, but trust me it is delicious. I always ask Chris if he would like me to make something different for Easter, like a leg of lamb or something, but he always wants the ham. Plus it is one of the FEW things he will eat as leftovers for more than one day. He had ham for dinner Sunday, ham in his lunch yesterday, ham and scrambled eggs for dinner last night and he is having ham for dinner tonight. That, my friends, is unheard of! Chris is just not a leftovers kind of guy. I, on the other hand, LOVE leftovers.
That was about it for our weekend. Lots of time in the sun and outdoors, yummy food, laughs and kitty play time. What more could we ask for?
How was your Easter? Do you eat the same thing every year or do you mix it up?