Sunday, January 28, 2007

Absolutely Nothing

I did nothing today. Well, other than make an egg bake for breakfast, brownies for a snack, crockpot swiss steak for dinner, and vacuum the entire apartment. It sounds like a lot, but really it wasn't. I spent most of the day holed up on the couch reading a book and later watching the SAG awards. Refering to the latter, way to go America Ferrara and Chondra Wilson! Yay!

The potato soup I made yesterday came from the Super Target website. It starts with a roux made up of 1/3 cup of butter and 1/4 cup of flour. They say to use 6 baking potates but I used 4 and it still got too thick. After the roux thickens, add your milk of choice. They say to use skim. I used 2%. I boiled the potatoes and added them to the roux/milk mixture. It would have been better if I'd added more milk. As it sat, it got thicker, more to the texture of mashed potatoes than soup. Still it was quite tasty. If you want a more detailed recipe, I would search the Super Target website under the recipe tab. It was pretty tasty, though I was disappointed with the thickness of it. In fact, I used some of the leftovers and added them to my mashed potatoes tonight.

I think I need a new vacuum. I try to keep up with keeping our carpets and floors clean, but with 4 shedding cats and a husband whose wheelchair tracks in every speck of salt, sand, and dirt it is hard. I covet the Dyson Animal vacuum but am not exactally sure that is the right vacuum for us. And I loathe spending $500 on a vacuum. Anyway, I am doing what I can to keep up, but the cat hair was flying around like crazy today. Blech.

My folks are supposed to be back from Jaimaca today. I hope they had a great trip and were able to enjoy some warm, sunny days and the beach. Oh to be back on the beach.

1 comment:

Robyn said...

Amy, I'm pretty sure the only thing that differentiates the Dyson Animal from the other (less expensive!) Dyson is that the Animal comes with more attachments. I almost never use the attachments, except for the turbine on the stairs.

I LOVE my Dyson, and I recommend it! :)