22 January 2008

The Three Day Weekend

This past weekend, a three day weekend, we managed to pack a whole mess of stuff into the 72 hours. I got a haircut. I made it to the bank to close an account that I've needed to close for months (but had to do in person). I even bought new jeans. The child managed to snip off a tiny piece of her (left) index finger with kiddie scissors, necessitating a trip to the emergency room (where, by the time they saw her, her finger had pretty much stopped bleeding). We took Miss M. to the Museum of Natural History. I had coffee with another blogger who happened to be in NYC (well, she had coffee and I had tea). I went shopping in Soho (and even bought some funny things at Muji). Miss M. had a friend come over, with her mom, who I quite like. And we cooked a bunch of things.

  • Pink cupcakes, because someone I know has been obsessed with Pinkalicious lately.
  • Two loaves of challah, because I ended up with extra egg yolks after the cupcakes.
  • Beet soup, to bring for lunch, with a slice of challah.
  • And a gratin for dinner, loosely using a recipe that had been in Sunday's Times (I used swiss cheese instead of blue, and frozen CSA kale and spinach). It was sort of like a crustless quiche with a cornmeal topping. Ill revise it if I make it again - it needed some flour in the topping.

There was other stuff accomplished, but I'll be damned if I can remember what.

How was your weekend?

27 comments:

Victoria said...

Oh, my. Were there words in this post? Because all I see is that bread. Yum-my. Mmm.

needleinahaystack said...

Are you sure maybe you are not just a little bit Jewish? borscht and challah! You crack me up. HSBFF

Sober Briquette said...

my husband was on good behavior and did not lose his cool with the kids

monday I got away from my computer and organized the "family" room, which is still way too much "play" room.

It was good.

Janet said...

That challah looks incredible! I would love some with my coffee, right now.

I bought jeans on the weekend, too! And we visited with friends or family three nights in a row. Now I have a crappy cold. Apparenly, I am not cut out for serial socializing. I am much more suited to reading by the fire in my cozy p.j.'s

Julie Pippert said...

Could have been worse, I guess. Could have been better. Could have included pink frosted cupcakes but had gingerbread.

peppermint t said...

You were much more productive than I was this weekend. I should've made cupcakes like those -- I would have been quite popular(with my daughter, anyway).

storyteller said...

Everything looks yummylicious! Seems like a full weekend for you. Mine was filled with tennis matches as I'm watching the Australian Open. Hope the little one's finger is okay and that she doesn't try this one again.
Hugs and blessings,

Life As I Know It said...

Oh, that bread looks delicious! YUM.

wheelsonthebus said...

Well, not as productive as yours, but I had the boys to myself with J out of town and we actually had a lovely time together.

Emily

pootandcubby said...

My weekend? Didn't get much accomplished - well, except for polishing off a bottle of wine and eating a pizza. I do wish it would have included that lovely, shiny bread. Mmm.

-andi

Mayberry said...

Not as delicious as yours, apparently. But productive, in that we assembled The Big Boy Bed!

Library Lady said...

I am awed by the challahs. I've been baking them since I was about 15, but mine never look as beautifully finished as yours do! In fact nowadays I usually take the dough, put small pats of it into muffin cups and make rolls--much easier for my girls to serve themselves and to take to work. But yours is making me long to make a beautiful, perfect braid!

What's your secret?

Rima said...

You can snip your finger off with safety scissors???? Oh, my. There's one less thing the V-meister will be allowed to use. I'm glad your daughter is OK.

Furrow said...

Sounds like an incredibly action packed weekend. My weekends and weekdays are still horribly mixed up, but we did have a few visitors, which I guess wouldn't have happened on a weekday.

Gorgeous bread. Oh yeah, I did a little baking, too.

Jen M. said...

Magpie you won the Kate Spade bag! Email me w/ your address!

MadMad said...

Wait! There was more? How could you do more? What are ya' a machine?! How's the little finger?

flutter said...

Ok, needleinahaystack totally cracked me up....

the dragonfly said...

Wow. Reading about your weekend made me tired!

We finished painting the living room and rearranged the living and dining rooms. And we had dinner with a family of seven, that was a blast!

jen said...

you won a Kate Spade bag? dude.

ok, sorry...i got distracted. i love pink.

painted maypole said...

sounds like a lovely time of getting things done and spending time with people and enjoying yourself!

Julia said...

Man, this was productive. Want to come over and be productive over here? In contrast, I was mostly a mess this weekend.

melissa said...

We had a productive weekend, too. but I have to say I am super impressed with the challah! Those are just beautiful!

Girl con Queso said...

Pink cupcakes and challah. My mouth just started watering. Literally.

Beth said...

Wow! You sure packed a lot into your weekend. I'm not sure I did anything except laundry!

niobe said...

Weekend? What weekend was that?

But, hey, my verification word ends with mlk!

LAS said...

I love beet soup. My mom used to make it when I was a kid - I probably haven't had it in 12 years. But I love it! I don't have any idea how to make it - do you have a specific recipe you used?

Anonymous said...

I love MUJI in Kyoto; I love MUJI in Tokyo; I love MUJI in London; and I think I'm going to love MUJI in the new New York Times building. The MUJI in SoHo makes me sad. No brand goods in a not-interesting space and not well curated...

- John in Union Square