The Invention of an Awesome Evening

6 Mar

It felt ridiculously good to be lazy this afternoon. We watched Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula. It was, well, weird. But dinner… dinner, on the other hand, was just plain awesome.

It all started with some steamed sugar snap peas:

And some sauteed peppers:

Look at those colors!!  Gorgeous!  Did I mention that I got conned into buying some Girl Scout Cookies?!

Yeah.  $4 a box.  They were $2 a box when I started selling them in first grade.  They’re almost as bad as OPEC!

So back to dinner, Hubby grilled some bratwursts:

We may have cooked a few extra to eat over the next few days.  We admit our addiction.  We know the first step to recovery is asking for help.

And for my masterpiece, scalloped potatoes:

Put it all together and what do you get?!

Delicious is what you get.

Quick tip: When eating, I always eat the veggies or whatever is healthiest first.  Then I move onto my less healthy options.  Therefore, what’s leftover on my plate is the bad stuff!  Silly, but it makes sense in my head and works for my tummy.

And since we all know you can’t eat a bratwurst without having a beer, Sierra Nevada was a must:

And Entertainment Weekly.  I kind of wish it was Us Weekly instead.  I love my celebrity gossip!

Now we’re off to watch The Invention of Lying.  I have high hopes for this movie, so let’s hope it lives up to them.  Have you seen it?  What’d ya think?

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3 Responses to “The Invention of an Awesome Evening”

  1. Laughter-Loving Stacy March 6, 2010 at 11:39 pm #

    Oh damn. That meal looks ridiculous.

    RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME! 😀

    Samoas are my favorite girl scout cookie. Thanks, now I want to buy 1 million boxes, haha! 🙂

    I’ve been wanting to watch that movie! It looks really funny, please report if it is 🙂

  2. balanceformere March 7, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    I think that is a great tip! Most days before dinner I have a 100 calorie cereal (Fiber 1) while cooking dinner. I just worked out so I am HUNGRY! Then for dinner I always start with a simple salad. Both of these items (with water) fills my tummy so I don’t overeat at dinner.

  3. Robyn March 8, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    Wow those scalloped potatoes look scrumptious! And so do the sugar snap peas. I’ll have to try steaming them too.

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