Friday, July 31, 2009

Home Improvement

No, not the show (but excuse me while my 12-year-old self wipes the JTT-induced drool off her face).

Our furniture arrived today! Of course, not without event. The headboard was dinged up and they brought the wrong size of rails for the bed, so we sent them right back to the warehouse to procure undamaged and properly sized pieces. A different delivery crew came trudging back several hours later, well past 7, and finished the job. Right now I feel like it's very crowded in there, like we got too much furniture for one room. But we'll see. I need to get used to it first. I do love it, I'm just still rather shocked to walk into our room and see such a giant ark of a bed.

We have to let the foam mattress "set" or "rise" (depending who you ask) for 24 hours, so we can't sleep in the new bed tonight. We'll just sleep in the spare room/my office tonight, like we did last night. We set up our old bed in there yesterday. The cats were so excited and perturbed about the change of sleeping arrangements that they started running around the room wildly the moment we went to bed last night, so I had to lock them out for the first time since we've moved into base housing. They woke me up at 4:30 this morning crying outside the door. Drama queens, I tell you.

Since any hopes of an evening out were dashed by the delivery crew's late return, I had to come up with a dinner plan--a meal I was not prepared to make. Jason's plan was to stand there with the freezer door open until something thawed enough to leap into his mouth, but I was too hungry to wait that long. Enter sausage, peppers, and quinoa!

I cut a package of Lightlife chorizo-style Smart Sausages into coins and sautéed them in a pan coated with olive oil, then added in strips of green, yellow, and orange bell pepper as I sliced them. My rule for cooking quinoa is two cups of water for every cup of uncooked quinoa. Bring water and quinoa to a boil, reduce to low heat and cover for 10-15 minutes or until all the water is soaked up.

This dinner was a success, especially considering that Jason wanted steak. He liked it enough to have seconds--no leftovers tonight! The sausages were delicious, with just enough spice to balance the sweetness of the peppers. I recommend them for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

Tomorrow I plan to make our bedroom picture perfect so that I can post pictures of it without having to be embarrassed by our usual mess chaos "lived in" decorating style. There are pictures to be hung, knick knacks to be arranged, and new beddings to be fluffed! It will look like something out of Better Homes and Gardens.

Yeah, right.


JW.BW said...

Congrats on the new bed!! I cant wait to see pics!!

I have got to try the smart sausages!! My hubby and I use lots of subs in food since I dont eat any pork or beef. Gotta try that dish!!

Bayjb said...

Glad to hear the furniture is here! PIctures soon? Oh man, Home Improvement, you totally took me back :)

Cary said...

Quinoa is a chenopod, like beets and tumbleweed. I did not know that. Learn something new every day.

Congrats on your new "marriage bed."