Monday, February 25, 2013

Weekend recap: Vegucated and an Oscar Party

How was your weekend? Did anyone else feel like it flew by?

We ran errands on Saturday morning. I got my wedding rings cleaned and inspected and then Craig looked at prescription sunglasses.

I had a pretty productive day otherwise-taking care of some things with my Roth IRA, ordered a Deutsche Bahn train pass and a Coach bus pass for my mom and I to get to O'Hare and back without troubling Craig or my dad for a ride. The Europe trip planning is coming together now! My mom and I will be hopping on a plane to Berlin before we know it!! I can't wait for her to experience the beauty of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

I didn't get to the gym on Saturday, so I just took a walk outside. I hadn't walked around our neighborhood all winter and it felt good to get some fresh air. I just had to be very careful not to fall on any icy patches.

On Saturday night, I made Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites from a recipe I found on Pinterest. They turned out pretty good. I am obsessed with Frank's Red Hot sauce, so I love any recipe that uses it.

I ate them while watching Vegucated. 

I am seriously considering eating less animal products or becoming completely vegan after watching that film. I am not sure I can give up Chobani yogurt, Half and Half and cheese though. I cried when watching the videos showing horrible treatment of animals. 

Our TV died three weeks ago or so and we finally found a great deal on one in the Sunday paper. We spent much of Sunday afternoon researching and bought a new one tonight after work, woo hoo! 

Last night, I headed to my first Oscar party at Karis's house. It was the first year I hadn't seen any of the Best Picture nominees, so when it came time to guessing who would win, I didn't do so well. Molly had seen all of the Best Picture nominees and it was fun to hear what she thought of each one.

The movies I really want to see include Amour, Lincoln and Anna Karenina.

Karis made tasty cupcakes and got so creative with the Hollywood sign on top.

Everyone brought great food to munch on (but I wouldn't expect anything less from food bloggers)!

Yummy blood orange margaritas were mixed up by Karis.

And she was sweet enough to hand out prizes. I ended up with a cute Trader Joe's bag and a digital thermometer.

It was fun to watch The Oscars with a group! None of us stayed until the end, but I was happy to hear that Argo won Best Picture.

Did you watch the Oscars? What is your favorite movie of all time? Mine is probably Amelie. I have seen it so many times. 


  1. Looking at that photo of me measuring margarita ingredients reminds me of 7th grade Home Ec class :) That's when I was first taught to always get down and view liquid measuring cups at eye level.

  2. How fun!! I would love to host or attend an Oscar party even if it's just with a few friends! I haven't had a chance to see any of the nominated features either.

  3. We saw Zero Dark Thirty and Argo--probably the 2 most intense of the nominated films! Looks like a fun party.

  4. I've heard about Vegucated. I just watched Hungry for Change. I really liked that one.

  5. Reminds me I was going to make Blood Orange Margaritas! Karis does look intense there!