Friday, April 30, 2010

It's been a bit of a crazy week.

The hubby had this week off on vacation so we've been here, there, and everywhere, did a bunch of shopping and had a bunch of great food.

 To that end, we finally managed to go to Bobby Flay's burger joint up at the casino. It opened up last fall and we've been meaning to go since but, enh, we're not really casino people. There are only two casinos in the state and they're both only 40 minutes or so away from my house but, even still, before this week I'd only been to each of them ONCE in the last TEN YEARS. I hate the cigarette smoke, I'm not enticed by free booze because I almost never drink alcohol, I'm bored with window shopping after about 15 minutes, and I'd rather spend my money on 'stuff' vs. pumping it into a machine that (let's be honest) is not going to give it back to you. (A long time ago the slot machines were sorta fun when they took quarters. There was something neat about the clink, clink, clink of quarters pouring out of them when you won your hand but they did away with that and now you either use a casino card or big bills. Pffffftttttt. Boring!)

But having only been to Mohegan Sun once before, it was interesting to poke around for a while. I'm pretty sure I was half asleep/dead the first we went (it was the end of a VERY long day) so I was fuzzy on the details. And Bobby Flay's place was pretty AWESOME. I even ordered my burger with CHEESE. Honest to goodness CHEESE. On my BURGER. I've never done that before in my life. lol (I don't like most cheese........which is putting it mildly.) But I picked a Santa Fe burger and it had 'queso' cheese to go with it's black corn tortilla chip/pickled jalapenos topping and I thought I would give it a try.
 I love that fake-as-anything Velveeta queso you make using Ro-Tel and, while I didn't think THAT was what was going to be the type of cheese they were serving, I thought all the flavors would blend together nicely. And they did. I was a little disturbed getting cheese on my fingers (gross gross gross) but it tasted great. It was definitely a one time thing though - I'm not suddenly a cheeseburger lover or anything. lol

Oh and I got to go to A FABRIC STORE TOO. It's been a long long long time since I've been to an actual fabric store. I love browsing through fabric stores but there are NONE around here. NONE. Even the Walmarts don't bother with fabric anymore. *sad*  I wouldn't go back to living in the city but I do miss the 'little' things sometimes like just being able to drive 15 minutes to a Joann's whenever you need a little trim or some buttons. (Shopping for that stuff online just isn't the same.) That being said, I have 4 big-ass storage drawers full of fabric from ages and ages ago when I DID live near fabric stores so it was mostly a looksy thing. Mostly...................

I did succumb to these two packs of fabric quarters. *pets* They were on sale and the green ones match the Blackbird stockings I'm doing right now. (I think they match anyway. They match INSIDE MY HEAD but I was going on memory. So that could turn out badly. lol Well see how it goes when I go to put them together.)

6 comments:

KarenV said...

Love your new fabrics, such pretty colours!

Melanie said...

Very spring-y, I think! :)

Carol said...

You don't like cheese, Melanie??? Oh, my gosh, I can't imagine life without cheese! I'm glad your first experience with it was good, though.

That must be hard not living near a Joann's or other place to buy fabric. You got some beauties for your stash, though...

Melanie said...

Not really? lol I do like a few sharp cheeses like Parmesan/Romano/Asiago/sharp cheddar but I never eat them on sandwiches. I'm not even a big fan of cheese on my pizza. We order ours with only a light dusting and that's more than enough for me. :)

Leslie said...

The burgers look delicous!!! worth saying again..
The burgers look delicous!

Your fabric bunch is pretty.. cant wait to see what you do with it.

Siobhan said...

I like cheese when it's melted on something fattening. Or feta cheese in salads--yumm. To stand and eat a piece of cheese--no can do.

Your new fabric stash looks great! I agree, shopping online just doesn't cut it, there's a lot of extra thrill picking it out yourself.