Saturday, October 17, 2009

Comfy Friday

Having spent the prior weekend in Chicago and it being horribly wet and cold outside, I elected to spend last Friday night at home. Caroline was out for the night and I planned on some much needed downtime. I get home around 6 in the evenings on most weeknights, add in working out, shower, errands etc., and it's usually 7:45 pm or so before I can eat dinner. Needless to say, weekeday dinners are slapdash and rarely homecooked. This Friday would be different, so first and foremost, my plan revolved around baking some fresh bread (above), and I must say, the almost no-knead bread is very flexible!


I cleaned the house, since a clean home always makes me feel peaceful and then enjoyed reading my current book while the bread was baking.


I'm not sure why exactly, but the Charlie Brown Christmas album always makes me feel so cozy!


45 minutes later I had my fresh and delicious loaf on a cooling rack while I set to work on the shredded chicken. Darcy (below) decided that he needed to supervise said kitchen activities...

Once the meal was served, both Archer and Darcy began circling my chair like a pair of meowing sharks.

Darcy, being slightly more canny than poor, obvious Archer, took the "peak over the adjoining chair" tactic. Knowing, of course, that he looks ridiculously cute as he tries to be surreptitious. He's got eyes only for that chicken.

Below, is the compromise we worked out. As long as he wasn't actually on the table, he could sit politely and watch me eat the chicken alfredo. Below is his imploring "feed me some o' that chicken please" look.

After dinner it was time to relax and enjoy a good movie. And yes, those juvenile socks are mine...and they are super comfy I tell ya!

11 comments:

Sarah M. Anderson said...

Mmmm, the whole thing was great. Clean house, fresh bread, movie of my choice . . . Wow.

lucylucia said...

It was a great night! Although to be honest, by the time the movie was over, I was ready for Caroline to get home.

Aili said...

Can I cuddle up to those socks? :) Thank you for sharing your relaxing evening with those of us that can only read of such things. Sounds Awesome.

jaxmom said...

That sounds wonderful! I wouldn't mind having an evening like that :)

Julia said...

As always I love me some Darcy and Archer... That look on Darcy's face was "please sir can I have some more?" The photo of a clean home was a nice sight especially the warm glow the house had too. You have inspired me to bake some bread (when I have no ideal but the inclination is there!)

Anonymous said...

I miss those animals so much.

I mean, I miss you guys too, but at least I can talk to you over the phone- you can't snuggle or play with a cat over long distances...

love,
Lee

lucylucia said...

Julia - I will be your bread elf. Let me share with you the glory that is Cooks Illustrated!

Lee - they miss you too! Can't wait to see you over Thanksgiving!!

Shelley said...

I actually love the socks! :o) Could your day have been more perfect? Good for you!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

This looks like the perfect Friday evening. That bread!!! I must try it.

Your cats are hilarious! Sometimes I'll have something cooking in the crockpot and Trudy will give me a little bark to let me know when it is done. She *knows* when it's ready... and when it's time for a bit in her dish ;-)

Shay said...

Love those cats. I wish Boz cared about human food sometimes!

lucylucia said...

Shelly - I have about 15 pairs of crazy fuzzy socks. I am addicted.

JAPRA - My cats have so sensor, like Trudy. They will follow anyone in to the kitchen at any time in order to make sure that they get a "cut" of whatever you are having. And I think you would love that bread!!

Shalyn - I think Boz is mostly interested in reminding himself to keep breathing in and out. ha!!!