Tuesday, September 29, 2009

housekeeping (from a girl who hates to clean)

I've done a mental dusting and vacuuming, and realized I have some little nuggets hiding in my brain cobwebs that I am yet to post.

I won $50! (gotta start big, ya know?)
Mr. KK and I took a trip to the casino this past rainy Sunday, and after enjoying some delicious burgers at Bobby Flay's new burger joint, I walked away from the Tribe with fifty bucks of their money. Felt pretty good.

It's dark before 7pm.
This is depressing to me. It means that my drive home from work every night is dark and depressing. It also makes me tired. It also means that Fall is here, which leads me to my next thought...

It's almost Halloween!
Having zero children and a dog who barks viciously when people ring the doorbell or knock on the door, Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays. Normally I drink martinis, get a buzz o and hand out candy to the kiddies, but this year, Mr. KK and I have been invited to a costume Halloween party! So that means fun and drinks and looking silly. Time to start thinking about costumes...and since I have to think of BOTH costumes, I'm leaning towards a "couple" costume. Any ideas? Oh, and for a good Tuesday laugh, here's a pic of Vito in his Halloween costume. I got it after Halloween last year, so this year will be his debut. Look at the look on his face. He LOVES it! (not)

Brunch is the new dinner.
We had friends over for brunch a few weekends ago, and it's my new favorite meal to host! As much as I like to show off my cooking skills with blue cheese risotto and lobster mac and cheese dinners, brunch was easy and fun...and delicious! I made spicy bloody marys, shrimp cocktail shooters, and the most delicious breakfast burgers with roasted potatoes!


4 homemade burgers
(ground beef, egg, italian bread crumbs, steak sauce, salt, pepper, garlic salt)
Homemade guacamole
(avocado, cilantro, chopped tomato, jalapeno, salt, pepper, garlic salt, fresh lime juice)
4 slices monterey jack cheese
4 eggs
4 rolls

Cook burgers to liking and top with cheese. While burgers are cooking, fry up 4 eggs (over-medium works best).
Top rolls with burgers, spread with guacamole, top with a fried egg.


I feel pretty.
I think it's because I LOVE the fall. The jewel tones work really well with hair and skin tone, and I've even switched up my makeup to include soft purples. I've switched from bronzer to cheek stain. My hair isn't frizzy in the summer heat; instead, it falls in loose curls. Not to mention I get to buy new Fall clothes. And, to me, there's nothing better than jeans, boots and a cozy sweater.

Workin' on my fitness.
I've taken my desire to lose those extra pounds I put on LAST Fall (which didn't seem to disappear over the summer months; probably because it was too rainy to put on a bathing suit and expose myself on the beach and be reminded that I had to lose a few pounds)...to new heights. I bought Jillian Michael's 30-Day Shred. Now, I don't watch The Biggest Loser, but I know she's a hard-ass (and I'm half convinced she's really a man, but let's just keep that between us girls). I'm on Day 2 (of 30 grueling days), and am affectionately referring to this workout as the "30-Day DREAD". But it's only 20 minutes a day, and promises you'll lose up to 20 pounds in 30 days. I don't have 20 pounds to lose, but I'll keep you posted and let you know if it works. So far, I'm pretty frickin' sore, and blow-drying my hair has become a challenge.

That's it for now...this sore girl is gonna wobble on home.


Jules said...

I love that you include both a fantastic-looking burger recipe AND a workout program in this post. Very all-inclusive of you. I am all over those burgers but will wait to hear more about 30-Day-Dread before I tackle that one!

on the Rhoads of life said...

Love Vito! That is such a cute pic - don't worry - I am sure he loves the costume!!

sj said...

oooh- that sounds like a yummy yummy day!

i want to hear about the 30-day dread too - this intrigues me! i can do 20 minutes a day.....

for couples costumes: my husband and i went as a dentist and the tooth fairy one year. very easy for him and cute for me - and a reason to break out the iridescent wings! have fun!

tracey said...

personally Ithink it would be really good for Mr. Kk to go as a monk. very simple costume and very comfortable.
just a suggestion.....

Tasha said...

Vito is adorable! My husband and I went to a Halloween party as a pirate and pirate wench a few years ago. It was silly, cheap, and easy.