Apr 15, 2007

I love weekends.

This weekend has been fairly random for us. We had some extra time on our hands (for once) so we finished moving our furniture back upstairs and hung some various photos/wall decorations. We also ventured out to shop for carpets because the bare wood floors seemed so lonely. We went to Tuesday Morning at the recommendation of our hairstylist. I guess he's figured out how cheap we are, because this is a very inexpensive store. We were pleased with their selection, though, and quickly made a decision on two rugs. We're trying them out for a few days before we rip off the tags, though.

I really like the one for the livingroom. It's very Pottery Barn-esque at a quarter of the cost. The tan lightens the room and there is just enough green to match the walls. Now, try to use your imagination with the couch. The current couch looks horrible with the carpet, but we aim to get a new solid colored piece in the next few months. You know, being on the Dave Ramsey plan, we haven't allowed ourselves to buy new furniture. "Live like no one else, so later you can live like no one else."

I like the dining room pick a lot too, but it just doesn't seem to meld well with the livingroom decor. I think we will stick that one upstairs on the landing and find something for it's place. Anyone have a recommendation?

We had a dinner party with some old friends Saturday night. We were in charge of dessert, so I took advantage of my brand new creme brulee set.

Within 20 minutes, the custard was made and set in the rammekins. It was a basic mix of cream, sugar, vanilla and egg yolk. They baked for 25 minutes, placed in a bath of hot water and covered with foil.

Of course, the most fun (for Brian included) was using the kitchen torch to melt the thick sugar topping. It was even more fun after we refilled the torch and the unstable butane was shooting flames about 12" long.

We served it with raspberries. It was delicious. Too bad when it came time for dessert at the party, their 1 year old decided to get sick and we had to watch her projectile vomit a couple times. Her mom quickly took her to the bathroom. We sat for a minute and then I said, "Who's ready for dessert?"

Carrie sent me a very funny video. For all of you Will Ferrell and/or kid lovers out there. Check this out.

Also, thanks to everyone for the advice on the overdrawn checks. I stopped in the bank Saturday and pleaded with the teller. I played Brian as the horrible husband who would have my hide if I didn't do something about the situation. I thought that would bring some sympathy from her. She didn't have the authority to reverse the charges until she speaks with her manager Monday. She also set up overdraft protection so this won't happen again. $5/month is a heck of a lot better than $280 in overdraft fees. Yep, that's right, we stacked up $280 in fees. Pass me another Xanax please.


The Outlaw Kyle said...

Creme brulee! More like Creme Bruawesome!

Patty Ann said...

Hmmmmmmmmm. It's a little hard to tell from the photo, but would an identical rug work in the dining room, or could you pick out one of the primary colors from the living room rug and do more of a solid in the dining room?
Creme brulee looks really yummy.

brian said...

"creme bruawesome" is great.

The living room rug is great. We actually swapped out the dining room rug and put on the landing upstairs, it just wasn't working with the living room.

What sucks mostest everest is our fugly couch. It is schmeriously bogus.

Patty Ann said...

I think that a knit blanket would cover up a good portion of the couch. Or as Dave would say, knit a couch. It would be fun to have an ugly couch photo contest.
I don't think yours is ugly, but with the shiny new floors, I'm sure you'd like to complete the room.

patty said...

Angie and Brian are in charge of dessert for any family gathering! Bring on the creme bruawesome please!