Humma Kavula!

That’s been stuck in my head since yesterday morning. I keep saying it (in Zaphod’s voice) over and over again in my head. Always makes me laugh.

Hi, by the way. It’s been a few days – almost a week, actually. I just wasn’t in a blogging mood. I think I just needed a wee break.

The long weekend was great. I mowed Saturday (which took all day: 2 hours in the front yard and 4 in the back yard because it was a jungle, and I got a little sunburned), then I cleaned and did laundry Sunday all so I could do nothing but lay on the couch and read yesterday (and watch Hitchhiker’s Guide, and the last four Harry Potter movies, and figure out how to pronounce several words/phrases in Occitan)…and it was glorious. But I just can’t seem to wrap my mind around the fact that today is Tuesday, so it’s going to be an off day, but it’s worth it to have had Monday off.

While we are (somewhat) on the topic of films and books, I watched two Friday night: Broken City and The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, starring the 10th Doctor himself, David Tennant. Broken City was an okay movie, worth watching at least once. Nothing amazing, but still a good watch. Hamlet was very, very good, just as I imagined it would be. If you like Shakespeare, great British actors, and/or a modern-day setting of a classic play, it’s probably for you. It’s also Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is a freebie week, so I decided I’m just going to skip it, because I can’t really come up with anything.

I made pizza this weekend – one of the best I’ve ever made. I cheated and used a store-bought crust, because I couldn’t find the flour I needed anywhere. Easier, yes. But also not quite as fulfilling for someone who really loves to cook. Anyway, here’s the breakdown:

I got a whole-wheat reduced-fat crust that was already cooked, and made a garlic & herb infused olive oil sauce – I toasted some minced garlic, and put it into a bowl with about 1/4 cup of olive oil, and maybe 1/2 a teaspoon each of oregano and basil, and then I added a splash of balsamic vinegar for good measure. And I let it sit while I was doing everything else – the longer it sits, the more flavor it has. It was good, though it could have used a bit more of the vinegar. The pizza was topped with a layer of mozzarella, then about two handfuls of fresh spinach cut into ribbons, a grilled chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces, sliced black olives, and feta (one of my favorite things in the universe). Since the crust was already cooked, I just put it under the broiler until everything was bubbly and brown. And then while it was cooling, I rolled up and cut some fresh basil into ribbons, and sprinkled that all over the top. I was yummy. And, as far as pizza goes, much healthier, especially considering I got four meals out of it.

That’s about all I’ve got. I feel like these are incredibly boring, but if I skipped writing every time I thought it was boring, I would probably never write anything.


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