Summer in the south is blazing hot. Yes, the convenience of a pool is absolutely awesome. However, the maintenance can be a pain. Before I jump into Saturday, let me say Friday Movie night was epic. I enjoy buying movies from iTunes for these Friday movie nights. I picked up a mix of comedy and action. If you need a good laugh, I highly suggest you check out the new Going in Style. This movie is seriously a relevant good movie that has moments where you will seriously laugh.
Saturday I spent helping my mom vacuum out their pool. The good news is that by helping with upkeep I have a standing invite to use it. Again, it’s hot here in the summer. Things started off great until the lovely ants started to bite. Honestly didn’t they have anything better to do? I guess, “no pain, no gain” applies to this one. By the end of this adventure the pool was sparkling clean and I was a “hot” mess. Well I couldn’t let this one slow me down too much due to the Baby shower that was planned in the afternoon.
What did I take to the shower? Meatballs. Yes, the overly simple yet delicious staple shower food. On a side note, with a family as extensive as mine I have honed the best quick food recipes for whipping up in a pinch. I am one that is always on the go and often run out of time to make anything. So meatballs in a crockpot? I just take regular frozen meatballs, Apple Jelly, and Sonny’s Sweet BBQ Sauce. Totally Awesome and delicious. Meatballs are always a hit. Thank goodness I grabbed some at Sam’s Club last weekend right? Don’t these look delicious?
The baby shower festivities. Babies are a reason to always throw a party. It’s always an adventure seeing family. It seems if you want to say anything you have to talk over one another. However, this is something that I’ve become quite accustomed to growing up here. There are 3 guarantees for every family get together: You will eat way too much, the food will be amazing, and you will thoroughly enjoy yourself. Punch, super yummy shower food, and of course Sweet tea. Yes, I may possibly love Sweet Tea. If you have never had real Southern Sweet tea, then you are really missing out. Being from a large family with so many people, we have had a chance to perfect all our recipes over the years. After that wrapped up, I headed to the office to finish some work that I forgot to do. Thankfully, it didn’t take too much away from the weekend. I spent the rest of my night working on blog posts and watching Saturday night Hallmark movies. I seriously can’t wait to see the new Christmas Hallmark Movies!
I find that weekends are key to recharging my batteries. Basically when you have a stressful job like I do, it’s a good idea to get away from it all on the weekends. It’s crucial in maintaining your sanity. Sunday, well Sunday is typically, as of recently, my bread baking day. I start with drinking an epic cup of coffee thanks to my Keurig and woke my body up for a long day. I have really got the hang of making homemade bread from reading the book, “One Dough, Ten Breads: Making Great Bread by Hand.” Sarah Black has amazing bread recipes and gives very detailed directions. I keep this on my Nook, iPad and iPhone and have the recipes bookmarked for reference. There are techniques in this book that make all the difference in baking. In between letting the rising fazes of making bread I also gathered everything to fill orders so that all my lovely customers will get their Epic Mascara and Lash Growth Serum next week. I had enough time to get those together with all the extras I include before it’s time to pop the bread in the oven. As the bread bakes I do all the dishes, load all the dishes into the dishwasher.
Have you ever tried to wait to cut into freshly baked bread? Well I recommend it because it’s really hot, but it’s supper hard to resist. Eating fresh baked bread is a monumental experience. As Sunday came to a close I caught up on some Tanked episodes and got all the laundry done for the upcoming days. It’s amazing to me every week how quickly the weekend flies by. I seriously start dreading Monday on Sunday morning. It’s always that I am never able to get everything done that I set out to do.
Oh well, there’s always next weekend. How was your weekend? What did you do? Today I’m linking up with B Loved Boston.