Went apple picking yesterday so I'm trying to figure out what to do with the giant bag of apples now sitting in my kitchen. I'm thinking apple sauce and apple crisp. Pie seems too time consuming at this point I think. My baking skills are touch and go usually...sometimes I really impress myself...other times its a disaster!! (Like the time I bought unrefined sugar (which is brown) and for some reason thought it would be ok to use that instead of actual brown sugar...because well, its brown? yeah...no so much!) I'll let you know ow my foray into baked apples comes along.
Unlike Jersey, I am not in a happy and loving relationship so I have plenty to talk about. :o)
This weekend was crazy busy. Friday nigt I did the coolest thing I have done in a while. I know it is super dorky...but I went to see the Lord of the Rings at Radio City Music Hall. They pulled down this giant screen on the stage and projected the movie. They had a full orchestra, choir and children's choir on the stage performing all of the music to the movie live. They were pretty amazing. You didn't know who to watch...the movie or the orchestra!! The conductor had a little tiny TV monitor that allowed him to watch the movie and showed him all the tempo changes to make sure everything was in sync. At the end, Howard Shore came out (he is the composer of all the music) and he was accompanied by Frodo himself! (Elijah Wood people!! who is a really skinny little guy!) It was litterally just thousands of people with popcorn watching Lord of the Rings...breaking into random applause whenever the orchestra played a big number or a new character came on the screen. Next year they are coming back and will be perfoming The Two Towers. I already have it on my calendar!! The hight at Helms Deep should be amazing!! I highly reccomend going to this!! (FYI they are also doing something similar with the Star Wars movies...I'm not a big Star Wars fan but if you are is probably worth seeing...)
Saturday night I went to dinner with my Long Island girls. The rift is growing between Ms. Chic and my other compadre Mr. M. But...that is a story for another day. It makes dinner a little uncomfortable though sometimes as they tend to just kind of exclude each other from the conversation. I also took Viva to the dog park on Saturday and walked over to the Farmers Market in Union Square. I got some really nice fresh corn and a spaghetti squash that I'm planning on cooking tonight for dinner I think. It makes a really nice little pasta bake type dish. Very healthy and very yummo.
Yesterday was as previously mentioned, the Apple picking. I also went and hung out at my friends how for a bit which was nice. Everyone but me pretty much has off of work today to unfortunetly it couldn't be a late night for me. We did however book our ski trip to Utah for February. I've never been skiing on the West Coast so I'm super excited (and a little scared) about it!! I need to start training for this though or else my body will not be able to take it. 5 days of skiing will just about kill me and its not good to be that tired. I'm going to come up with a training program I think...Something like 3 nights a week I run or something...anyone have any experience planning these out?? help!