Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Weekend Events

imageHello everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was great (and busy!) so I thought it’d be fun to share with you some of my on-goings of my weekend. First off, I baked a blueberry pie. This isn’t all that exciting but what makes it extra special is that the blueberries were from my garden. Pie tastes that much sweeter when it cost next to nothing. I love the smell of a fruit pie on a hot summer day. The recipe I used took me literally five minutes to throw together too and it A-M-A-Z-I-N-G which was a huge bonus. I’ll share the easy-peasy recipe I used at the end of this post. We also had dinner at the in-laws which was so delicious. My mother in law has this natural talent with cooking; she does it with such ease it baffles me. She can whip up this colorful dishes that taste professional as if it was as easy as making peanut butter toast. (PS. She doesn’t read my blog so I’m not sucking up, just being honest!)

image I also started a new book called The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, which has been extremely interesting and heartbreaking at the same time. If you haven’t read/heard about it, it’s a true story (a memoir) about this young girl’s life growing up with “free spirit” parents who don’t abide by the normal parental ideals. There are some very horrific stories involving her and her siblings life experiences but there is a good mix of sweet moments too.
  photo On Saturday night my fella, my big bro and I all headed down to The Orpheum in Vancouver. The building is breath taking, I couldn’t stop ooh-ing and ahh-ing even though it wasn’t my first time. It feels like a ritzy opera house inside with ornate gold trim and velvet read curtains and gorgeous chandeliers everywhere. Sorry about the quality of photos, had to snap them with my cell phone and it was pretty dark.
photoIsn’t it beautiful? If you didn’t know where you were you might think you were sitting in a royal castle.

  image The reason we went to The Orpheum was to see a stand-up act by Tosh.o’s Daniel Tosh. He has a somewhat shocking sense of humor but the man makes me laugh. He first came out with his two dogs and introduced them to the audience which I found cute. All-in-all it was a really nice night out with the boys.

Now for the best part of my weekend….

DSC09433I got a  new fur baby! We went into Petsmart on Sunday with no intention of adding any members to our family but as soon as I held this little ball of softness it was love at first sight. He instantly purred and nuzzled my neck as if to say, “Will you take me home and love me?” Yes, yes I will baby boy.
DSC09422So I filled out the adoption application and brought him to his new home. I had pangs of guilt about taking him away from his brothers and I was more than worried about how my kitty would react to this new resident (not very well so far, by the way) but my gut told me to take the leap. How could bringing more love into our home ever be a bad thing?
DSC09399He’s been a happy little boy ever since he came home. He doesn’t care much for being left alone but he is full of snuggles and loves doing the usual 12 week old kitten things.
DSC09460 We named him Henri. It felt so fulfilling to bring an unloved animal into our home which is brimming with love. It warms my heart to know that this is one less animal that will have a bad life; he will be loved until he can’t take it anymore!

So that was my weekend, full of fun and love and laughs and lots of good eats.

Speaking of, here’s that super simple blueberry pie recipe (from allrecipes.com) I promised:
3/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups fresh blueberries
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
1 tablespoon butter
    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
    2. Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over blueberries.
    3. Line pie dish with one pie crust. Pour berry mixture into the crust, and dot with butter. 4. Cut remaining pastry into 1/2 - 3/4 inch wide strips, and make lattice top. Crimp and flute edges.
    5. Bake pie on lower shelf of oven for about 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
      Give it a go, you won’t be sorry. So how was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting? Feel free to share!
      *Photo credits Google Images and Reckless Bliss*


      Amy E said...

      LOVE the fur baby!!

      Sherri said...

      That pie looks awesome!! Yummy! Good luck with your new fur baby-he's so cute!

      I read The Glass Castle and I agree very interesting but heartbreaking at the same time. Incredible story!

      Amber @ fromtheseeds said...

      Henri looks so sweet! It sounds like you had a lovely weekend!

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      Thanks for sharing!