Monday, August 4, 2008

Weekend In Review

It was a busy weekend at Casa de Envy! Friday night, Snow White worked and Cool Breeze grilled hamburgers at the local Cruise In. For those of you who aren't familiar with the whole Cruise In thing, it's a place where folks bring their antique cars for others to drool over. The testosterone is palpable.

Since they were both gone for the evening, I decided to get a jump on my cooking for Mom's birthday party. I baked a cheesecake. Not just ANY cheesecake, mind you, but the CHEESECAKE FACTORY cheesecake!! My gosh it was good! If anyone is interested, I will post the recipe another day. I also chopped tomatoes and cucumbers for the Crabtini appetizer I served at the party. Ditto on the recipe post.

My evening wasn't just fun and games people. Yes, I know, I was sipping wine and listening to the '70's station on cable; however, I also had to vacuum and do laundry. Laundry is the bane of my existence.

We were all up early Saturday to prepare for our guests. There were lots of surprises in store for Snow White's grandparents and godparents (who were visiting from Boston!!). There were also three more loads of laundry to finish.

Once everyone arrived, things really kicked into gear. Hanging out by the pool was the first order of business. Next, there were massages. Yes, massages! Some were forced to nap afterward.

The afternoon went by too quickly. We sipped Hillbilly Surprises, we ate beef tenderloin accompanied by Caesar salad, potatoes, corn and onions cooked up in Swamp Dust, and of course we had cheesecake for dessert.

I used Chinet plates, so we all gathered around the trash barrel to watch our dinner dishes burn. We didn't really do that, but there WAS a rousing game of horseshoes!

One other thing to note, The Boy With The Perfect Teeth returned home from Texas on Saturday. His father lives there, and the poor guy left the day after school got out to spend the summer with his dad. Snow White was SO excited to see him. I have to admit that I missed having him around as well. He's a great kid. Furthermore, when Snow White is happy, EVERYBODY is happy!!

How was your weekend?


Lori said...

OMG, sounds like a great weekend! Cheesecake is one of my faves!!

Amy said...

Sounds like you all had a great time. I love the cheesecake factory! We drive 2 1/2 hours to eat there every once in a while.

Grandma J said...

I miss the Cruise Ins in CA. They were everywhere on the weekends, and several at donut shops in shopping centers with big parking lots. I don't have a classic car, but I used to get a kick out of watching everyone.

I just read your profile (can't believe I hadn't done it). I used to work for the County Surveyor in Orange County CA. There were about 150 surveyors and I was a buyer with access to a huge about fun! I loved purchasing everything from Total stations, to Boston Whalers. We had three boats, being a coastal agency, there was plenty of "surveying" going on off the SO CA coast...with a fish fry afterwards lol.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

You are missing the point. The pics I have posted today are NOT GOING TO BE EATEN!!

The pulsing rare steak IS!!!



Caution Flag said...

You get more accomplished on your week-ends than I have all summer. And I do know that your dinners are far better than anything I have served my family. Thus, no one in my family is allowed to read your blog anymore!

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Sounds like a good time.
We have Cruise ins here too but the best is Dancin' in the Streets. Everyone drives their car or harley around downtown then later is a bunch of music, dancing and food.

I love the idea of burning the plates. I would love to do that every night here.

Domestic Spaz said...

I am anxiously awaiting your cheesecake recipe.

And damn, that boy really DOES have perfect teeth!

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Mmmmm yummy cheesecake and steaks ... and YES, in that order : ) Glad you had a good weekend! And I'm WITH you on the laundry!

Grandma J said...

Ha! I can imagine what it must be like for a surveyors wife, but I worked with them, and they treated me like a queen because I held the purse strings, and I knew how to justify getting them what they wanted opposed to what they really needed. My boss was very political (living on the left coast in a right leaning county) and held many offices of national Surveying organizations. Surveyors are very smart. At least the ones I knew that held a PLS. Some of the apprentice level guys thought they were smart. Now you're making me miss all "my men". :))

Jenn said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Mine not so fun:)