4th of July Festivities!

So, it has been a long, HOT weekend.

I left off Thursday, talked to you guys about the dress thing. We found the perfect dress for me!

Either in pistachio or clover. I think we are going with pistachio, right Jess? I know you’re reading! Hey Apu <3

So that was Thursday. Friday I worked til 4:o0 and made my way down to Seaside Park! Yay! The traffic on 18, 34 and 35 was absolutely fine up until the bridge. Once I got off the Point Pleasant Bridge, it was hell! And it was scorching hot. I had my convertible top open but that did NOT help. Finally after leaving at 4pm, I arrived at the house just before 5:30. It should have only taken me an hour to get there. But, once I got there, I was able to relax and sit in the house. At the house was Jess, Sue (Jess’ mom), Me, Rich (Jess’ fiance), and Drew (Jess’ brothers friend, he arrived later.)  Jess’ brother James didn’t come til Saturday evening. We all danced together as kids, so it was nice to have us all together again!

For dinner, I had this DELICIOUS salad which I am going to recreate here  as today’s recipe. After a long day of soaking up the sun, I was ready to go to sleep. Saturday, we woke up early around 9ish. There were some things we needed to do, so we got right to them. Jess, her mom Sue and I  went to the Verizon Store to get her phone replaced. HOWEVER, that is not what happened. The incompetent sales lady was RUDE, and not helpful at all. She lied straight to our faces and talked down to us. It was ridiculous. Anyway, after that fiasco we went food shopping. That was another fiasco, the place was packed and full of unsupervised children. Do out of staters know that it’s not okay to leave your kid alone in a food store in Jersey? Not saying we have child molesters or anything, but any food store in NJ at any time is packed, and it’s really not safe to let your kid roam a  supermarket alone when there are so many people in the store.

So that was done. We got back to the house and then it was off to the beach! Jess and I were there maybe 2-3 hours and that was enough. It was SO hot and there were no clouds in the sky. Once we all made it back to the house, we had sandwiches for dinner and sat around til James got there. We sat around and talked and then got ice cream. At night, everyone went crabbing but I was so beat and wiped out I just decided to stay in and read.

Sunday morning, I left to go home bright and early to miss the traffic. Good idea on my part, the later it got the hotter it got. When I got home, I took a nap and went to switch on my laptop to update from my cozy bed. But my laptop was not charged OR charging. My charger broke! And it was a holiday so I could not call to get a replacement. But I decided it was a good thing and just watched TV. I made macaroni salad in honor of the 4th and made my own Veggie Burger. It was yummy. Mom and I watched tv for a while, and then I called it a night.

Yesterday nothing too exciting happened. I called Asus about my charger, Mom and I went food shopping for a few things, my dad came home from PA from his little vacation and I played a Dead Space for a while. Again, nothing too exciting haha. But I do have to say, I have been keeping up with the TV show Persons Unknown, and I have to say that I like it a lot!

So it’s Tuesday, I am back at work and I have a new recipe for you.

Klee’s called it a “Tuscany Salad”

What you need:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Cubed fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Grilled sliced eggplant
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Salt/Pepper/Oregano

I pretty much don’t need to explain this one. It’s a salad, just throw everything all together in there. To prepare the red peppers and eggplant yourself. Just throw it in the oven with some garlic and olive oil for a good hour. Let it cool and you could even put it in the fridge before adding it to your salad. This salad goes great with some wine and pasta. Sorry about the lack of photos, I did not have my camera with me!

Well that is all for today. Any questions or suggestions for me? Please I would love some feedback! Bye everyone, stay cool!

Dark sorry! Blackberry photo! Me on the left :)

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