Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A long week of uneventful.

After a long week of time off, I am finally able to relax. It seemed that it was one thing after another this week. From an issue at work, to the heat in my apartment going out - it just was never ending. Take it from the top...

Sunday, we went to see the Hawks beat the Pistons. It was a good game and we had a lot of fun. I had seen the Pistons play before but, not since the Billups Iverson trade. I have to admit, I think that Denver got the better of that deal. It is still hard to not like the Pistons though. I got a few good pictures from the game and we went to eat at Soul Vegetarian II after.

Monday began with Jamie's car not starting. Then put me at work several hours before I was scheduled. When I finally got home from what should have been an easy shift, the heat in the apartment was not working. For the next 36 hours, we went through the run around with the leasing office to get the heat back. We ended up having to sleep only one night without heat. We were cold, but made it through okay. I was not motivated to cook due to my numb hands. Tuesday I convinced myself that if I used the stove and oven, it may help heat the house.

I have been rolling in the wheat gluten recently and wanted to make a classic dirty south dish. I made some country fried chickin steaks with the wheat gluten. It is a recipe that I am still working on and am not happy with it yet. It was topped with a baby bella gravy and complimented with a side of sweet potato and apple. I also threw together a classic little mac & cheese dish. Welcome to Atlanta!

Sweet Potato with Apple

1 large sweet potato
1/2 cup of dried apple
1/2 cup of water
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of ground cloves

Peel and cut the sweet potato into 1 inch chunks. Boil until tender. Strain off all liquid and put into another pot on low heat. Lightly mash most of the potato, leaving some chunks. Add the apple, cinnamon, cloves, maple syrup, and brown sugar. Stir the mixture until the spices are evenly distributed. Add in the water as needed to keep the potato moist until the apple is soft.

After we ate on Tuesday, we went out and got our new roommate a new water dish. He seems to only drink water that is running. Call him spoiled but we got him a water fountain. He is loving it! Sadly, he still does not have a name. The name seems to change about everyday. He may not mind but it has been on Jamie's mind a lot.

Today, Jamie got out of work early and we made some black bean burgers. It was a nice simple lunch that hit the spot. Shortly after, she headed out to visit her family for the weekend and I am going to enjoy the last of my day off. Starting tomorrow, I work 6 days straight, 15 hours tomorrow alone. Yuck. Interestingly, the theatre I worked at before Hollywood needs some help. I am heading over there for the weekend, it should be interesting. Well, my goal for the rest of the day is to ding 80 in Warcraft and watch a horror film! Woot!

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