Friday, February 25, 2011

Frozen Friday

Sunshine on the treetops across from my house, early in the morning

Snow, frost, ice, hail and a cold snap have come to Seattle. Today I'm dressing extra warmly, making a huge pot of hot tea, and being very careful how I walk on slippery grocery store parking lots.


  • Get ready for the weekend! Fill up car with gas, visit an ATM for cash, stop by a Redbox for a movie, drop Netflix returns into outgoing mail, stop by the library to pick up or drop off books.

  • What are you wearing tonight? Put some extra time and thought into your outfit - look fun and fabulous tonight! I'm struggling with how to look cute and still stay warm in our 28 degree weather.

  • Tidy the house so you come home to a clean cozy home tonight after your evening's entertainment. Sweep front hall if needed; vacuum living or family room as needed; empty or fill dishwasher; wipe down kitchen and bathroom counters; replace kitchen towel and bathroom hand towels with clean ones; empty trash cans.

  • Treat yourself to some fresh flowers to enjoy over the weekend.

TODAY'S PROJECT: Party Prep and Provisioning

I had to cancel my Wednesday dinner party due to the snowstorm that hit Seattle. Fortunately I hadn't bought any groceries specifically for that party, so nothing went to waste. This also means I have lots of room in my fridge to store groceries for my Saturday brunch. Time to hit the store for fresh fruit, produce and orange juice.

I'm going to as many grocery stores and Trader Joes as I need to in order to get just the right shade of pink tulips to fill my house with for the party.

When I get home, I'll need to unpack the groceries, check over my lists, clean some spots on my carpet, clean the kitchen, and bake muffins for tomorrow. All this has to be done before I go out to dinner tonight!

LOVELY BLOGS: Delicious, Delicious, Delicious

"Because life is too short to eat bad food." Mr. P.'s food blog, written from Wales. You may enjoy his recent spate of posts on Lamingtons, with gorgeous food photography. Besides lamingtons, he's been busily blogging about Nigella's gingerbread, pies, and pumpkin carrot cake cupcakes.


Architectural Salvage: The New Old Kitchen (Food & Wine)

Celebrate the Oscars With These Themed Cocktails (MSNBC)

Chestnut Cakes (Worth the Whisk)

Cupcake Fad Continues (Boston Globe)

Perfect Cheeses (Epicurious)

Seeds Straight From Your Fridge (NY Times)

Target Brings Back Limited Edition Dresses ( Fashion)

Top Rated Veggie Recipes (Cooking Light)

Where to Go Next: Winter Travel 2011 (Food & Wine)

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