Posted by Ethne~
Well, Friends, Valentine’s Day has almost come to an end. Shaun and I enjoyed a brief respite without the girls thanks to his parents picking the girls up every Thursday and giving them dinner.
How did we celebrate? Ham and cream cheese roll-ups and frozen pizza. As Lori would say, rock on crouton!
Our sweet next-door-neighbor, Jim, plowed our driveway AGAIN – I’ll have go get him a gift card to Home Depot and a box of chocolates. Isn’t that so nice?!
We’ve seen most of our family, or will be soon, so this makes me wish I saw my bffs today – Steph, Grizz, Slags, Kari, Dot and of course, Lori – a big cyber Valentine goes out to you my Loves!! (I did talk to Lori a couple times for updates on the Jodi Arias trial, which was super fun. And I texted Kari about how Josh Duhamel should be Christian Grey. And I texted Steph, Grizz and Slags many times about more things than I can write about here.)
Theodore is sitting on my lap as I type this, and he keeps turning on the caps lock key. I love you, sweet, pesty kitty with no teeth. This brings me to a conversation Shaun and I had two nights ago. All true.
Me, to Theodore: God #$%^&&, you #$%^& cat!!!!!!
Shaun: What is going on?
Me: Theodore just rubbed his paw on my kindle and turned the page of my book to 99% and I was only at like 40%!! [You don’t get page numbers, just percentages of completion in kindle books.]
Shaun: Maybe if you wouldn’t let him sit half on your lap and half on your kindle…(pregnant silence)
Me: No, I like him half on my lap and half on my kindle, it just pisses me off when he messes up my page and I don’t know how to find it again.
Shaun: You can’t really complain then…(pregnant silence) [We both know that’s just a rhetorical statement.]
Me, to Theodore as he settles back in, half on my lap and half on my kindle: A$$hole.
Me: Theodore is like the best child ever. You can swear at him all you want and he still loves you and has no idea what you’re talking about.
Finally, since this is a blog where we teach you how to do stuff, I thought I’d tell you how to make Homemade Buffalo Sauce, just to keep things SPICY! I made some the other day and TRUST ME, it was perfect. (BTW, Theodore did not assist in the all-caps of those words.)
I used Frank’s RedHot sauce – it comes in a big ol’ bottle and unsalted butter.
In a microwave safe bowl, put a ½ stick of butter and 2/3 cup hot sauce.
Shortly before you are ready to eat, melt the two together in the microwave. I did this in 30-second increments, stirring each time, until the butter was melted and everything was all blended thoroughly together.
I liked it served warm. We made homemade chicken nuggets the night I made this sauce – the buffalo sauce for Shaun & me, and homemade honey mustard sauce for the girls (I prefer honey mustard with Dijon but only had yellow; the girls ate it just fine).