First and foremost...I read the new Maisie Dobbs, An Incomplete Revenge, over the week-end and it was wonderful. Jaqueline Winspear has a great gift for time and place in her writing. The mood in this novel was as dark as can be expected from a depression era tale. Now I must read Steve Womack.
We had our movie night Saturday. After I finished Maisie and cleaned my fridge, I made Orange Cappuccino Cookies. I used a basic chocolate chip recipe and used cappuccino chips and added orange zest. The next time I try to do this, I will use half chocolate chips and half cappuccino. And maybe up the Orange zest just a little.
I also made Ina Garten's Pan Fried Onion dip and it was divine. I could have put my face into the bowl and eaten it all. I stopped at Kroger and picked up a bag of Munchos to go with.
And it's a good thing, because we might have starved to death without it! I mean there we were, 6 of us, and all we had to eat was:
Hoppin' John soup
Slow Roasted Pork with Tuscan White Beans
Hot dogs with an abundance of toppings
1 foot long meatball sub
1 foot long club
Veggies and dip
Nacho chips with queso dip and salsa
Prunes wrapped in bacon
Onion dip and chips
Cadbury Eggs and Lindor chocolates
Plus a wide variety of beverages
We watched The Red Shoes and Whiskey Galore between stuffing our faces and gossiping (just a little). It had been years since I had seen The Red Shoes and it was lovely. Whiskey Galore was a British comedy and quite charming.
I didn't get home until the wee hours Sunday so I slept in, and then tried to catch up on my sleep all day Sunday. I did not succeed. I've been up since 1:30 this morning and I am currently dead on my feet.
At 1:30, I tried fruitlessly to find something interesting to watch on tv and couldn't. However, at 2:00 DaVinci's Inquest came on and it was dark, and scary and very good. Unfortunately it was to be continued and I must (truly, deeply) hope that I am not awake for part two. After DaVinci's Inquest, I played Text Twist online for a while, then watch an episode of Roseanne. And at 5 I began getting ready for work.
So, what do you do when you can't sleep?