Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Look Who's Cooking

Guess which bulky blogger finally got her burly butt to the grocery store today?  (Sorry, I love synonyms for fat, especially those used by British tabloids- corpulent, pudgy, rotund, sign me up!)

Anyway, I stocked up and hopefully am now back on track on the whole cooking thing.  I ordered three of the cookbooks you guys suggested and they're due to arrive today.  Reviews will be forthcoming and our friendships do hang in the balance- if you suggested a horrible cookbook, you are cut out of the will.  No exceptions.


I just finished eating Cooking Light Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad for dinner.  This recipe got incredible reviews on their website so I finally gave it a try.  Somehow, I forgot to buy beans and corn and my avocados weren't ripe yet, but the half-assembled salad was really delicious.  If you like cilantro, you'll like this salad.  I have gone on the record as being anti-lettuce but I like fancy chopped salads and this hit the spot.

I am also having a lucky day.  When I got home from the grocery store in a pouring rainstorm (of course), there was a notice on my door saying that all day tomorrow, a TV show will be filming in front of my building!  It's "Pleading Guilty" starring John Larroquette and according to IMDB, it features a character named Brushy.  How could it not be great?  My day is all planned out tomorrow, hanging around and being creepy and trying to pick up on any Hollywood gossip being batted around.  Report to follow.

Also, I won a gift certificate over at And Then I Was a Mom!  If you're not reading that blog, you definitely should be and I'm not just saying that because apparently Kate is paying me to be her friend.  She's hilarious and slightly crazy, a requirement for any kind of friendship with me.  Thanks again, Kate!

5 comments:

  1. That salad looks yummy. I will have to try it!

    I worked on a version of that movie 4 years ago when I still lived in Chicago and I think it was shut down for budgetary reasons. So weird that they are trying it again years later!

    You should call the Locations department--if they left a number on the flyer--and tell them it's a huge inconvenience for you and will disrupt your daily routine. Make a big stink about it and they might throw a couple hundred dollars at you to shut you up. :)

    (But don't tell them who told you to do that or I will probably be black-listed from the Chicago film production community, haha.)

    -Siobhan

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  2. Siobhan, wow, nice tip! I was reading that thinking you were going to suggest that I call in and attempt to take over the role of Brushy. I think I could bring a lot to that role.

    I am a little disappointed, though, because a lot of my friends have seen Vince Vaughn shooting around town. He filed "Fred Clause" on my block and that was a little more impressive than this TV show thing.

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  3. I find characters named Brushy about as suspicious as overabundant question marks. That said, I would totally stalk the set. Tomorrow, walk the dog A LOT.

    (Thanks for the plug! We are so GRACIOUS, aren't we?)

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  4. Kate, we are incredibly gracious, like Audrey Hepburn or Princess Diana. I am so jealous of the people who can be friends with both of us as it would be a dream come true to have TWO friends like us instead of just one.

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  5. Siobhan, wow, nice tip! I was reading that thinking you were going to suggest that I call in and attempt to take over the role of Brushy. I think I could bring a lot to that role.

    I am a little disappointed, though, because a lot of my friends have seen Vince Vaughn shooting around town. He filed "Fred Clause" on my block and that was a little more impressive than this TV show thing.

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