Well, we had some friends over for dinner Thursday evening. Jon and I made grilled chicken, pasta and sauteed up some green beans and sweet potatoes. Dinner was great and we had fun spending some time with two other couples.
Friday we did nothing. I had too much wine Thursday evening, so I just took it easy and drank several bottles of water to rehydrate myself.
Saturday Jon and I headed to our favorite store in Germany.... Ikea! Boy do we love this store, but not on the weekends. It was like an ant farm. There were so many people and walking through the isles makes me want to pull out my hair. But we did find some things that we needed, not to mention our new patio furniture!
After Ikea, we ran to Hornbach, (it's exactly like Home Depot) and bought some planters and some herb seeds to start our little herb garben. We bought peppers and lettuce as well, we will see how that goes.
Since the weather was nice Saturday we thought it would be a perfect day to barbeque and enjoy our new furniture. We barbequed hambugers and made sweet potato fries. We just took it easy for the rest of the evening, watching Entourage. Jon's been trying to get me to watch this show forever, finally talking me into it this weekend, and I loved it! I can't wait to watch the following seasons.
Sunday we planted our lettuce and peppers. But realized we didn't buy enough planters, nor did we buy enough soil, so back to Hornbach I go tomorrow.
For lunch we grilled hamburgers AGAIN! Ya, my arteries are clogging as I type, but man were they good! I haven't had a burger since we lived back in the states. It was totally worth it, two burgers in one weekend. YUM!
After eating lunch we marinated flank steak in a marinada of red wine, worchestershire sauce, finely chopped onions, minced garlic, olive oil, and dried mustard. We marinated the steak all day and for dinner broiled it for 20 or so minutes. We also sauteed green beans with e.v.o.o. and sliced almonds. It turned out fabulous. I didn't even think of taking a picture, I was just too concerned with getting that amazing food in my belly. We started the first season of Deadwood and really like it a lot. That's another thing I miss in the states is televisions and HBO!
After all the food we ate this weekend, you better believe I got my hiney back into the gym this morning! My thighs, belly and butt are thanking me today!
Weirdest thing..... as I was leaving the base today a ginormous crow was walking across the street. WALKING! This honkin bird looked at me like you better stop your car and let me walk across the street or I'll kick your a**. This crow was not scared of me in the least.
It's incredible how big they are over here, like the size of a small dog. They terrify me. So you bet I let him walk across the street and let him take as much time as he needed. I just picture the movie "The Birds" and wasn't about to mess with this thing. But seriously, I've never seen a bird cross the street, walking. Weird. Wish I would have had my camera.
Sorry for the ramblings ;)
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!
and wishing you a wonderful week!
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