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steak and shoes, anybody?

So, I just went to the mall and the grocery store and spent a lot of money that I don’t actually have 🙂 Jacob had a 50% of everything sale which was hard to resist and I walked out with three new shirts and a bunch of underwear for under $60. Then, sadly, I went into Le Chateau to help my mother find a suit and fell in love with the shoes below – I had to buy them for my trip to Italy.

There was really  nothing I could do to stop myself from buying them. Hopefully I planned this shopping well enough to have money left for Italy.

Anyways, following the mini shopping extravaganza, I went to Loblaws and bought a huge steak which I’m now cooking on the BBQ with asparagus and corn on the cob. I really just wanted to rub that in M’s face since he left for London yesterday – abandoning me here in Ottawa for the rest of the summer.

Speaking of dinner, I’m pretty much set to eat. All that’s left is to pour a nice glass of ice water (maybe some wine if I feel so inclined) and enjoy!

Happy summer Sunday  🙂



Thank you, Julia Child.

Last night, after we ate my delicious Butter Sautéed Chicken for dinner and my delicious chocolate mousse, I decided that my interest in cooking is not all lost.  After my last run-in with a shitty recipe resulting in rock hard dark chocolate mousse and crappy sunken chocolate cake, I thought my chances at good cooking and baking were lost! After watching Julie&Julia on Saturday night with HT I drowned myself in Julia Child’s cookbook and post-its are now every where.  I picked all the recipes in the movie that I want to make plus a bunch more.  I am super excited to cook and eat them; expanding my palette.

Today, I slaved away from 3:00pm – about 7pm making the master piece from the movie, Boeuf Bourguignon.  And, even though I hate cooking with wine, I hate smelling the wine in my food, I really, really enjoyed the beef and veggies.  Now all I have to do is learn how to multi-task so I can serve more than one dish at a time heheh 🙂  Googling pictures of it just now made me feel a lot better about presentation. You know how deceiving movies can be.

Anyways, so I ate my beef and mushrooms and onions, then I sat and ate the rest of my chocolate mousse right out of the big bowl, so yummy.  Now I’m going to go dust and refresh my living space and hope that I’ll sneeze less.