Friday has become our unofficial official “date night,” and this week I had a Qdoba BOGO coupon that was only good through the weekend, so of course we headed over there and got burritos for dinner. Followed by a stop at Zwahlen’s.
On Saturday we went to that two-year old’s birthday party. Remember how I was stressing over what gift to bring? I guess I made a really good choice, because I got him something he already had! I saw it sitting among his toys before presents were opened. So, I took it back and will bring him something more awesome later. (Some of the other guests seemed to not follow the age guidance quite so closely, so maybe I will go ahead and get something for a little bit older kid.) As usual, the food was fabulous, and it was fun to catch up with the family and friends who were there.
Easter plans on Sunday turned out to be a disaster, so I ended up just doing my regular weekly food shopping in the morning, followed by some chores and napping at home, then GG and I went to his parents’ house for dinner.
Speaking of food shopping – I have a new favorite thing. A couple weeks ago the lady checking out at the supermarket ahead of me had a package of these cute baby zucchini. The cashier asked what she did with them, and the lady said she sauteed them with mushrooms and onions, and served them over pasta with some of this cooking cream that she had also picked up. I thought that cream looked like the nastiest thing ever, but somehow this meal idea stuck with me. So the following week I cooked a pound of cavatappi (spiral tube pasta, a great shape); sauteed some cut up baby zucchini, mushrooms, and a small onion; and mixed everything up with some Savory Garlic Philadelphia Cooking Creme. It was so good. And they had coupons for it there at the supermarket. This week I got a couple other flavors to try (coupons are still good!). I’m so excited – I kind of want to try all of them, I have lots of ideas for how to use it. It’s basically like a watered-down cream cheese, which sounds gross and it sort of is, but if you think about making a cream sauce for something, that’s basically what you’re doing. And it’s a (slightly) healthier option than using a can of creamed soup or something in a recipe.