It was a nice weekend-No illness or barfing to speak of, however, my throat still feels so dry and scratchy! (Stupid, stubborn cold! G0 away!)
Anyway, on Saturday morning, I got up early and joined my mother in a search of needed items at Canadian Tire. I’ll let you know a little secret about moi-I HATE big box stores! Hate ’em! This shouldn’t be too surprising given my many environmental rants, but cripes are they a pain! I lost my mother about five times and couldn’t find one of my needed items amongst all the superfluous crap. My strategy when being forced to shop in one of these behemoths, is to write out a list, ask employees where to find such items, race my cart quickly around the store and get to the check out as soon as possible. None of this ‘drifing around’ crap!
In the afternoon, my friend and I finally got down to Westborough to do some serious shopping in more modest sized stores.
It was nice-Beautiful day, lots of funky boutiques, dogs everywhere and we ate lunch at a really good Italian restaurant. At the end of our excursion, I insisted we stop by Brio, so I could peruse the swimwear. The selection there, unfortunately was rather limited and they had some of the ugliest frickin’ bathing suits I have ever seen! Suits like this:
Yes, it was a black and pink bikini attached together with two bits of cloth and plastic bows! This and the other crazy swim wear were designed by Betsey Johnson. Betsey wtf were you thinking? Your clothing is usually pretty nice, so how could you make something so hideous?
Anywho, some of the nicer stuff I found were a cherry necklace, two lucky cats and a really cute poka dot dress:
It was a bit pricey, but I look good in it, so why not?
Sunday was spent entirely in the kitchen whipping up more creations. The lasagne I made turned out really well and was a mix between The Green Door recipe and my own. I tried to make ice cream but man it is a bitch to make that stuff without heavy cream. Heavy cream, in case some of you didn’t know, is not available in Canada, so I ended up making vanilla soup.
Has anyone else in this country made ice cream successfully? If so, what did you use in place of the heavy cream?