Sometimes by Friday I am bored out of my gourd. Two days off with chores and errands leaves me with an empty Friday and zero ideas with how to fill it up. However, today, I have plenty to keep me busy.
Starting with taking down the rest of the Winter-y decor and finding some new curtains for the dining room. I am over the blue in here. And speaking of taking down Winter, I need to get the rest of the Christmas put away - specifically the stuff I bought at 75% off.
I happened to be in World Market right after they marked the remainder down and scored $14 of really pretty baubles for $3.50. My kind of deal! I also picked up some cranberry orange pancake mix for a dollar, and some gingerbread mix. Both of which will warm a chilly morning. The rest of the clearance stuff was wrap, and that has gotten stored for next year already. Do you do that each year? I do a little, I'll admit.
The boys camp this weekend...I always think that I will enjoy having the whole house to myself, but it turns out I don't like living alone. This is the first time I can remember Bubbie being packed and ready to go before Friday. I will rent a movie and have a nice dinner; they are getting pizza before heading out. No point in making a nice dinner like last night...
That was when I made this one skillet wonder of chicken and butternut squash from a recipe I got from Serious Eats. It was very tasty! The recipe said you could substitute fresh rosemary for the sage and lucky me, I happened to have some.
Well, turns out it was mostly dried out. I had purchased it around Christmas for that white wine sangria and it was still in the fridge. Laying it out in a dish for a few days finished the job and I have dried rosemary now, which is still pungent and great for cooking.
So... whatcha got planned for your Friday?