We had such a great weekend, you guys. Well, actually, I’ve been on medical leave from work for the past six weeks and Saturday marked my return, so mostly we just had a really awesome Sunday. After hemming and hawing about what to do, as we are known to do, we headed down to the water front to hit up the aquarium. Oh my gosh, having a toddler is so different than an idle baby. Cormac was everywhere, just straight up sprinting through masses of people while Brent chased after him. I literally have no photos from the aquarium because Cormac did not stay still for a single second.
I guess he thought it was too beautiful out to be inside, and I kind of agreed. We walked around the waterfront for a while and ended up at Ivar’s for lunch. Okay, I’m pretty sure Cormac thought this was the absolute best lunch of his life. We spent it staring down (and feeding) seagulls and watching ferries.
Cormac and I grabbed a table while Brent waited for the food. I could tell from Brent’s face as he was walking toward us that he was not super thrilled with the idea of birds as table mates. He was totally giving me a LOOK.
It must’ve been too much excitement for him because after we got home, the kid passed out for a three and a half hour nap. Guys. Seriously. That is basically a fantasy in toddlerland. It allowed Brent and I to focus on the important things, like watching the World Cup and making fried chicken.
This week’s fried chicken project recipe was courtesy of Michelle Bernstein, “Michy’s Fried Chicken” and “Watermelon Greek Salad.” Things started off just fine. As usual, I worked on the side dish while Brent got to frying. (I’m totally terrified of oil splatter, just saying.) But Brent had concerns about the crispiness of the chicken and glanced again at the recipe and then rolled his eyes and said, “Look at this! The recipe is contradicting itself! It says to fry the chicken at 275, and later on it says to fry it at 350!” I too took a look at the recipe and then rolled my eyes even harder and said, “Uh yeah, that’s because it says to fry it twice.”
Seriously guys, Brent is so so so bad at reading recipes. It’s like that part of his brain is missing. Sigh.
So basically, what I’m saying is that this fried chicken was seriously amazing (after we followed the directions), and Brent is going to try to take credit for it, but I was the brains of the operation. I’m a definite fan of the “extra crispy” variety of fried chicken and this is just that. Doubled dredged and double fried, it is crunchy and delicious. Also, Brent requested that I not “put him on blast” regarding his possible illiteracy, but we all know that’s not how I roll.
Meanwhile, the salad recipe was read and assembled correctly. (But I purposely left out the tomatoes, because they’re not so great around here yet.)
Then we hemmed and hawed about where to have dinner. It was such a nice evening we considered going to a park for a picnic, but the park down the block is crazy crowded on sunny weekends and we didn’t feel much like driving to a different park, so a backyard picnic it was.
Oh and we talked about how ridiculous our child is.
Anyway. Look at this child. No wonder we can barely keep up with him.
Overall it was a pretty picture perfect day with my two favorite guys.
Oh, and because everyone knows I’m basically a TV addict, we’re spending the rest of the night finishing off watching the Fargo TV show on demand. It’s pretty darn good, you know. Seriously, it almost filled the void that Orange is the New Black left in my heart. Almost.