Monday: leftovers from the yummy Father's Day grill yesterday
Tuesday: tortellini salad with added grape or cherry tomatoes
Wednesday: egg salad sandwiches, fries, raw veggies
Thursday: penne pasta with meat sauce, salad
Friday: crockpot pork tenderloin (still hasn't happened from the last two menus)
Saturday: dinner out to celebrate 25th Anniversary
Sunday: grilled burgers, veggie/macaroni salad
Well there's the menu, such as it is. I tell you, since hubby has started this noon - 9 p.m. shift, the menu has gone a little haywire. Almost a hit and miss thing. Last week about half of what I planned, got made. Throw in two teens who also have different work shifts and aren't always around for supper and who want to make a big meal when there is only 2 of us here to eat dinner. So the menu's there but there might be a lot of play in it.
So, last week I'm talking to a young lady we know and we start talking American and Canadian Idol. Well, it turns out she tried out for Canadian Idol this year. She made it before the judges but unfortunately, didn't get the coveted golden ticket. Now all you AI addicts would understand how much more exciting it is when you actually know someone who tries out. It's hard to explain unless you are
Rewind about a year and a half, when we went out to my favorite restaurant, to celebrate Tia's and my birthday. We had a really nice, friendly waiter, who we found out is a singer. After begging him not to get all the staff to march to our table and sing Happy Birthday, he instead brought over and signed a CD he had made locally. Pretty nice for the birthday girl. Tia, that is. Anyway, we chatted more music with him for a minute as we noticed on the CD we knew the producer of the CD, too. Nice friendly waiter, great meal, and a little extra gift for Tia out of the deal made for a nice birthday night out.
Okay, back to youtube-ing. Can you guess where this is leading? In looking for the young lady we know, we rewatched one of the fellas who really stood out to the judges. I remembered his audition when I saw it a couple weeks ago on the show because he was very nervous. And this time I noticed his name and city. And I'm thinking, hmm, that's really cool. He's from my city. And then I take a good look at him while he's singing. And it hit me. I started yelling to Tia to get that CD and bring it to me and lo and behold, it's our little singing waiter. And guess what, he got the golden ticket and is off to Toronto.
Now the excitement level around here has just gone up a
How was everyone's Father's Day? Ours was wonderful. The weather was perfect. We had my Dad over for grilled steaks and the meal turned out perfect. Answered prayer, I tell you. I felt the pressure. My dad used to grill perfect steaks on the old briquet barbques when I was a kid so I was so nervous that his steak turn out well. Every thing was yummy and the steaks came out just right for everybody. The only thing I was disappointed in was the dessert which I had bought at Safeway on a spur of the moment decision. Banana Cream and Coconut Cream Pies. Looked soooo good. And Hubby loves Banana Cream so I nabbed them. But when I opened them, it wasn't real whipped cream at all, but some phony stuff, probably like Cool Whip or something. Sad, sad, sad. Anyway, for this "real" family, it was a huge disappointment.
After my Dad and his wife left with full tummies, hubby watched the blu-ray movie the kids got him for Father's Day. This show had mixed reviews but we really like it. Interesting story of a guy who can see two minutes into his future and an FBI agent who figures that out and is trying to get him to help stop a national disaster. Then we took the dog for a walk. Cause we're just like that, a thrill a minute family. LOL.
Whoa, I can now see I'm being chatty Cathy today and this post is turning into a marathon. If you stuck with me through to the end....bless you. So, onto another week and I have to go set my PVR to make sure I don't miss Canadian Idol and our singing waiter.