Some Assembly Required
What a busy weekend! I had planned it to be my weekend of relaxation & anti-social behavior, but once again, things did not quite work out that way!
Friday started off slowly – homework & yoga. I couldn’t leave home, due to the fact that my fancy new phone was out for delivery!
Finally, it arrived! And then, we made out for a while. Because it is awesome.
Behold – the phone of wonder!
I amused Twitter & myself by making “this is the Droid I have been looking for” jokes.
After sufficient alone time with my new phone (it has a kindle app! and weather! and facebook!), I finally got around to doing some work.
I waxed philosophical my cheeses!
Waxing the cheeses was so much fun! Definitely my new favorite part of cheesemaking. (Ordinarily, one wouldn’t wax a Parmesan cheese, but if they are around 2 lbs or less, waxing keeps them from getting TOO hard.)
Then, I headed out for a happy hour to celebrate a couple brand new half marathoners! Yay!
Saturday morning, I did a trail run with the Ambitious One – it was her 2nd trail run to date, and it was awesome. I ran about 4.75 miles; but she did almost 7 miles! So fancy!
Saturday afternoon, the architect & I headed to the wilds of Washington State to attend his work picnic. It was fine, as far as events of that type go. I am not a big fan of forced, organized fun (such as sack races & balloon stomping games), and we didn’t stay too long.
Once we got home, I started a new batch of Cheddar. That took just about 2.5 hours from milk to hanging (the stage right before pressing).
Sunday, the architect & one of his friends went off on a long hike, and left me alone for the day. I grocery shopped, then made six pints of ridiculously hot tomatillo salsa (I ran out of sweet peppers, so just went ahead & substituted more hot peppers).
It took a LONG time to husk & chop nearly 16 cups of tomatillos (all from the garden).
After that was finally done, I made a spicy queso blanco (no photos of this apparently), and then made dinner for the hungry men – turkey sausages, corn on the cob, and purple mashed potatoes. Peach cobbler & ice cream for dessert.
I really need to get my camera fixed so that when the architect runs off with our fancy-ass digital SLR, I can still document all of my kitchen adventures!
I think I need more weekend days to get everything done!