I have to leave in a few minutes to meet Scott at the U-Haul depot but thought I’d squeeze in a quick post.
I am currently surrounded by a sea of boxes. Had no idea we had this much stuff!! Luckily our local IGA was able to give us tons and tons of nice sturdy apple boxes so I’m not too worried about fitting it in the truck. Each box has a lid and almost all of them are the same size. Luxury!
We also rented a wheel-y cart so hopefully that helps as well. I’m a bit stronger than I was when we moved in, but we’ll see how I do today.
Speaking of strong, on Tuesday I met up with my two skeleton friends and we did a skeleton training session together. Chris taught us how to do bench press, front squats, dead lifts, and power clean. We also did some core. He is a tough coach, made us do 3 minutes of planks!! I totally can’t do that yet. Also power cleans were hard. Will take a few more sessions before I get the hang of them, I think.
It is awesome that I have this friend who can teach me this stuff because I find it really intimidating to try out new things at the gym on my own. So far I’ve just been sticking to dumbbell exercises that I can learn from my library book. Chris is helping me break in to barbells!
Anyway our plan for the day is: pick up U-Haul, swing by North Vancouver to buy a patio set from Craigslist, move out of Burnaby, into Vancouver, return the truck, and have Church’s Chicken for dinner! Full day.
We won’t have internet until some time next week so I might be a bit absent through the weekend. Adios amigos!
You will see a lot of cabbage, salad, and burgers in this collection. In lots of different formats though! When I meal plan I like to try and use similar ingredients in a bunch of different meals so nothing gets wasted. We actually succeeded in using up a whole head of cabbage, and all our vegetables and leftovers… which I think is great.
Favourite recipe #10: slow cooker ribs, they were super easy, tender, and delicious
This was from the Epicurious Cookbook I borrowed from the library. Excellent cookbook and excellent recipe!
I have a new recipe for you and it is REALLY SUPER SIMPLE. And REALLY SUPER TASTY.
Handy homemade popsicle tip: fill your popsicle tray up with water and then pour it into a measuring cup so you know exactly what volume of popsicle mixture to make up. Then write the number on the side so you don’t forget in the future!!
Mine is a cheapy popsicle mold from Superstore and it works just fine. I think it cost $2. And it holds a teeny bit over 2 cups of liquid.
Mix 2 cups of chocolate milk and a few nice big tablespoons of Nutella in a big measuring cup/bowl/whatever. Whisk until the Nutella dissolves (I swear it will!). Pour into popsicle mold and freeze!
I made them last night and had my first one today after the gym. IT WAS AWESOME.
I find it pretty funny that our very responsible dinner of waffles is now front and centre on this blog post. I can’t get away with anything when I’m posting my dinners every day for an entire year, haha! There were some nice healthy recipes towards the end of the fortnight though.
PS I’ve also included a bonus recipe link for zucchini brownies about half way through this post.
Pfft. Who needs dinner. We ate waffles for dinner because we are ADULTS. Not.
This was supposed to be in a burrito, but the tortillas were all mangled and ripped so we had to eat the components separately. It was a bit of a sad dinner, but the panko breaded fish was nice! (I had another piece of fish underneath the cheese, btw).
Scott and I had a very fun and funny Saturday night last weekend. Thanks to Janine we had VIP tickets for the Canadian Videogame Awards. We also went to the awards last year but this year was way better because Janine was actually able to come! (She works in Toronto).
Scott and I took a quick look around the FanExpo and then awkwardly waited on the red carpet for a good time to go past the photographers into the awards reception area. There was a guy with a whiteboard who was announcing who everyone was by holding up a sign. I wanted to tell him to write Tetris but I am too shy. Eventually we found out we could go behind the media area and then finally we were in.
The reception was good, they had hors d’ouevres and wine for us like last year. No free t-shirts for Scott though, haha. We met up with two more of Janine’s friends and got a nice central table for the awards show.
The awards were pretty interesting. It’s neat to see all these Canadian made games. We actually have a pretty good presence in the videogame industry.
I think I asked Scott 50 times if he played about 5 different games. I kept forgetting which is which since they all seem to end in “3″ or “2″. Far Cry 3 and Mass Effect 3 won everything, pretty much.
A lot of the same people as last year were there. Like The Rocketeer and Snake.
Janine had about 1000 drink tickets so things started to get pretty silly from this point forward. That’s me with some awards I stole off the Ubisoft Montreal table. Kidding, I asked.
It was funny, Aaron Douglas REALLY liked Scott’s shoes and offered me $100 to make a Batman pair for his wife. We ended up spending the whole rest of the night partying with him and his (real life) wife. They are both very nice. We are now BFFs.
I drank about 900 glasses of wine and we stayed out pretty late. And then Scott ran the Sun Run the next morning!!! I didn’t even wake up until he had already raced!!! He ended up doing super well anyway and even got a new PB. I am proud of him.
It was a pretty good collection of food this time except for a few little slips. Ah well.
I don’t have many recipes linked for you this time because we either didn’t use a recipe or it was from a cook book I got from the library. The book is called High Flavor Low Labor and seems to have some interesting recipes. I was really intrigued with the idea of eating meat and veg with hummus instead of a starch, I would have never come up with that on my own. I love getting cook books from the library because you don’t have to pay a cent!!