I realize my post titles have been a bit redundant lately, but blogger secret: I hate thinking of post titles. I am just not that clever. So I’m milking “X Days/Weeks to go!” as much as possible. Bear with me.
We FINALLY heard back from our last delinquent RSVP-er! (She’s not coming.) Meaning…we now have a final count (95 guests coming) and finalized our upgrades. Here’s the final menu:
Passed Hors d’ Oeuvres
- Stuffed Mushrooms
- Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Mayonnaise
- Mozzarella Marinara
- Chicken Saltimbocca Roulade
- Italian tossed salad
- Spinach salad
- Chicken Marsala
- Beef Braciole
- Rigatoni D (rigatoni in a cream sauce with chicken, mushrooms, veggies)
- Ziti marinara
- Fresh asparagus
- Garlic mashed potatoes
- Wedding cake (red velvet with cream cheese filling; vanilla chiffon with chocolate and strawberry mousse)
- Profiteroles with vanilla ice cream
- New York style cheesecake with strawberries
And four hours of premium open bar. So, yeah. There will be no shortage of food!
But, of course, this meant I had to revise my menus. Balls.
Also, the daily weather check:
Hmm. Colder. Windy. Not ideal, but at least the rain is still gone. Can we get sunny and at least low 60s, pretty please?
This morning we went to church, and as soon as I got home, I began non-cooking.
All that’s in there is chicken, chicken broth, a little water, and a little bit of butter to keep it from sticking. Tonight we’ll eat it with some whole wheat pasta, EVOO, and parmesan; tomorrow we’ll toss some of it in salsa for quesadillas, and Tuesday we’ll toss it in BBQ sauce for barbecue chicken sandwiches. Easy!
I also made bread in the wedding gift breadmaker from Tim’s co-workers. (They requested I make a loaf this weekend to share with them!) I made basic whole wheat. The house smells AMAZING right now.
About 3:30, I decided to go for a run, even though I wasn’t planning on working out today because I thought I’d be super busy. The weather was beautiful and I was bored! So, out I went. My Garmin battery died about two minutes in, but according to Map My Run I ran about 2.5 miles. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon!
As far as exercise goes this week—I’m going to be pretty conservative. I did a 2.5 mile run today. Tomorrow I’m planning an upper body weights workout at the gym over my lunch hour, and Tuesday I’ll be either running or doing some light cardio. Wednesday we drive up to Chicago, so the madness starts and I probably won’t be doing too much exercising. The last thing I want is to injure myself or be sore for the wedding!
I’ll leave you with a lazy Sunday photo.
Have a good one, everyone!
What do you think of the menu? Would you be happy? (Note: there will be special accommodations made for vegetarians!)