Wonderful Weekend!

I wish my Dad could have lived long enough to enjoy digital photography.  My Dad was an avid photographer, so much so that we had a dark room in our basement.  I remember going downstairs as a child, seeing the red light flashing outside the dark room which meant I couldn’t go in just yet.

When I did watch my Dad develop the film, it was with awe that adding stinky chemicals to pieces of paper, shaking them around that all of a sudden the pictures came to life.  He’d hang them up to dry and it was really only then that he could tell if he got the shot he wanted or not.

Me?  I took 217 pictures over the weekend.  9/10 of them I probably will delete eventually, but I just love how instant you can tell if your picture turned out good or not.

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Tony and I went out to lunch on Saturday and grocery shopped.  I was wise this time and ordered a burger at a place known for their burgers.

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It’s pretty dark in there, so my actual picture didn’t turn out well, but I got a poblano burger that had this spicy sauce on it.  This was our breakfast and lunch which is becoming typical of our weekends.  Don’t worry, mine didn’t have onions on it!


When we got we got back it was our first lawn mow of the year!  I don’t think we’ve waited until May before to cut our grass.  While Tony took care of the lawn, I had to take care of a tree limb that had fallen during our last storm.  It was so heavy, I couldn’t even lift it!  Using a hand saw, it took me and hour and 15 minutes to cut down.  We’ll have lots of wood for bonfires!

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We ended up having to get a new battery for our riding mower.  Seems every other year we have to do it.  Sadly we realized that Tony’s socket wrench kit got soaked when our basement flooded – it took him a while to get it back in order.

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We sat outside and listened to Raw Dog comedy on Pandora.  We enjoyed a couple beers and loved being able to hang outside.

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I drank my Detox Water both Saturday and Sunday!!  Hooray for getting water in over the weekend. Open-mouthed smile

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We ended up buying a roast that was on sale.  I cut it in half and froze the second half for later, and used my new favorite beef marinade and let it marinate overnight.

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I took the meat off at 125 and let it rest for 15 minutes before slicing – perfect medium rare.

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I was Bizzy in my Kitchen yesterday.  I made more lasagna soup (I know, #34!), copy cat Nature Valley granola bars, banana and cinnamon chip bread pudding, and a creamy taco soup.  I’ll be posting those recipes later this week.

Thanks for a great weekend Tony – I love you!  Make it a great day. Open-mouthed smile


36 thoughts on “Wonderful Weekend!

  1. Sounds like such an awesome weekend, Biz! I’m going to have to make that detox water today or tomorrow, I’ve been having trouble getting in my water lately.

  2. Fat tire, oh yeah! Tell Tony I said his taste in beer is improving, lol! Seriously though, looks like a lovely time for you guys.

  3. I love your weekend too, sounds like a perfect relaxing weekend. The first pic of Tony is great.

  4. Looks like you had a fantastic weekend! I can’t wait to see the upcoming recipes 😊 Have a great Monday Bizz!

  5. Glad you had such a nice weekend!

    Have a great week,Biz!

  6. Your photos look incredibly! I love that your dad had a dark room in the basement. That’s just awesome.

  7. I am digging your detox waters! I need to get on that for myself! Glad you had a great weekend!!!

  8. yum your grill food looks so good!!! how did you make those potatoes?! They look wonderful

    • I usually bake potatoes in bulk over the weekend. I cut a cold potato in half, scooped out most leaving the shell and nuked potato for a minute. Added a bit of milk salt and pepper. Restuffed the potatoes and topped with cheese. The grill heats up the potato and melts the cheese. 😃

  9. That is an awesome shot of Tony with the cigar smoke – you’ve got a great eye, Biz!

  10. This, “it was with awe that adding stinky chemicals to pieces of paper, shaking them around that all of a sudden the pictures came to life”, still seems like magic to me.

    Your food is mouth watering and your photos are so crisp. Glad you enjoyed the weekend and hope your nice weather continues.

  11. What a great weekend. You and Tony are such an adorable couple.

  12. Yum to all that food! Looks like a great weekend!!

  13. Great pictures! That roast looks delicious, I am intrigued as to how you cooked it over the cast iron skillet and on a pie rack…how long did you grill it that way???

    “The Assembly” looks like a wonderful place to eat….hamburgers look and sound goooood!! Didn’t get to make that detox water yet this weekend like I planned….this week for sure though. We were checking out fountains for the backyard. We had hamburgers at “Serious Burgers” but alas forgot to take pictures…next time!!

    You and Tony sure know how to make the most of a weekend!!! and Enjoy!!! 🙂

    • It depends on how hot your grill is, but ours took one hour for a 2 pound roast. The pan catches the drippings so the coals don’t flare. Hope you found your fountain!

  14. mmmmm those cheesy potatoes look so good! Cheese and potatoes…just amazing together! What a fun weekend. I took a photography class in high school- I never had the patience for developing film 😉

  15. Hi! I found your blog from Rhonda over at Dining Alone. I love it! I am also a busy food lover who indulges in wine and is fighting a constant battle with the little gnomes that sneak in at night and sew my clothes to fit tighter. I look forward to reading more and getting to know you better. I already can say that I am also guilty of the “throw shit in a bag” lunch approach!

  16. I like the cigar picture! Great job!

    I take TONS of photos and probably get a handful of really good ones. Just takes practice!

  17. Yay for grilling weather! Glad you were able to enjoy the nice weather outside…we have been having great weather here too, hope it keeps it up! 🙂

  18. Awwwww . . . sounds like a great weekend. We also had a wonderful weekend . . . the weather turned out to be great, and we were able to grill, enjoy some beverages on our patio, take lots of walks with Shaz, and have friends over for dinner. It went too fast!

  19. missmelbryant

    I love digital photography. Years ago, in a past life, I taught high school kids photography and we spent so much money on chemicals and film it was ridiculous and that doesn’t even take into account how expensive all of the equipment was to buy.

    Can you even drink detox water and beer in the same afternoon?

    I need updates on your starter.

  20. Number 34, girl you crack me up! Sounds like a great weekend. We had to mow here too and still have 3 huge limbs to get down. We heat with wood and have been using the limbs to burn for the past week! That is how many were down.

  21. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! We have had to mow our lawn twice already. The grass is growing like crazy now! The upcoming recipes sound great…can’t wait to see them!

  22. Your pictures of meat almost make me want it again…..almost. 😉

  23. You make me so hungry!!!!!!!! So glad you guys are enjoying nice weather!

  24. Your pictures are amazing!

  25. Weighting For 50

    OMG Vat, I took the EXACT same photo of myself in the car mirror this weekend. HA! We should do a collage!!!

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