At least it’s not Monday, but this is already been a long week. Staring at a long to do list of Christmas cards to send, gifts to order, stamps to get, etc. isn’t helping. It’s crazy how many little manic tasks the holidays tend to bring on. This morning our newspaper had a greeting card stuffed in it from the carrier soliciting a tip – gah, another thing to do! Pardon my whiny rant, I’m apparently cranky today after running around in crazy traffic and trying to keep everything straight. Nothing a nice, long cardio session followed by a glass of wine can’t fix. :-)
I stopped by my mom’s today and helped her dig out her Christmas decorations from the spider-infested garage and came across this set.
Playmobil sets were one of my fave toys growing up, I remember covering the living room with them as a little kid. Wow, have they really been around that long? Hard to believe the toys have hardly changed in the last 20+ years. She loves to break this set out for my nieces and nephew every year.
At work I was craving an afternoon snack and headed to the cafeteria for an apple and apparently got the evil apple.
But it was oh so tasty!
After work I had to run to Trader Joe’s to restock, I’ve been putting it off long enough. Shopping in the cold and dark after a long day isn’t tops on my list, especially dealing with rush hour traffic. Thankfully it wasn’t that bad, and got better when I rewarded myself with a treat for surviving it.
And unpacked my loot.
Mmmm, soon to be smeared on apple slices!
Somehow I still had energy to cook and have been dying to try socca after seeing so many posts by the twins raving about it. And I remembered to pick up a key ingredient on my last Whole Foods trip.
I selected the skillet socca to try first since it’s quicker for a weeknight.
I layered on Gena’s zucchini hummus, spinach and red peppers for an open sandwich. So far, thumbs up for socca and I plan to make a bit more of it perfecting my skillet skills. It has a soft, warm texture that’s like pizza crust, but more dense and filling. I can’t wait to try more variations of it – awesome job girls!
And on that note I’m retiring for the day to a hot bath with Kathy Griffin’s book, Hollywood snark is another stress reliever for me. :-)