I wish my dog would learn to fold laundry.
Julius was pooped from the last few days of Thanksgiving excitement…
…he didn’t even care that there were basically toys at the end of these PJ’s!
I, however, needed some mid-day stimulation.
Especially since I had a big task ahead of me – who knew putting up our fake little X-mas Tree would take over 2 hours?!?
Caught up on a bunch of DVR’d Cooking Shows – there were a lot piled up from this past week!
This is the moment things started getting held up…
…half of our lights didn’t work anymore.
So I waited while Abe made not just one – but two – trips to the drugstore to pick up some more. (Thanks, honey!)
As soothing as Nigella and The Barefoot Contessa was, I decided to get serious and changed to some appropriate Tree Trimming music.
Once, everything was done, it was dark and cold out. And the last thing I wanted to do was leave the house or cook.
We tried takeout from a new place – Sunset Thai
My house is OVERFLOWING with grains right now, especially after scoring that KoreAm Gift Box, which included stuff like this:
So we left rice off the order, which included Spicy Eggplant and Pumpkin with Soft Tofu (I asked for it to be mild)
and Thai Curry Noodles (also with Soft Tofu)
I kept them separate, rather than making one large bowl like I usually do. Half the brown rice container with the sauteed veggies – eggplant, pumpkin, black mushrooms, bell peppers, and basil in Thai sauce.
Then the noodle curry – which had rice noodles, bean sprouts, and a boiled egg in yellow sauce.
I liked this place – it’s not the best Thai food I’ve had (go to Jitlada or Ruen Pair for that) but for delivery, it’s solid and tasty. We usually order from Palms Thai, which has a much larger menu, but I found these dishes to be a lot lighter – less greasy, and fresher tasting – plus I loved that the curry noodles weren’t swimming in a soup-y sauce.
Dessert was courtesy of Enjoy Life:
This is their newest product – an allergy-friendly chocolate bar.
We split it with some frozen grapes – can you guess which plate is mine?
I spent ALL DAY yesterday in my Pajamas! Around 9pm I took a shower, got right into another pair (the aforementioned one)…
…and curled up with some very light reading. I have a pile of “real books” I need to get to, and starting with something from my childhood always puts me in the mood; whets my appetite. Sweet Valley High – my little amuse bouche.