Now cooking: Dill mashed potatoes and mini funnel cakes!

For the few of you who had been following my “Married to a Marine” blog, you know that Bagpiper and mine’s search for a crib had been going horrendously.

Assembling the crib. ❤

After lots of searches into various cribs, bassinets, etc., we decided that we wanted a convertible crib. One that would change from a crib into a twin size bed and up to a full size. Unfortunately, it seemed as though no one, not even the military stores, would ship overseas to our FPO address. The cribs we’d find in the stores on base were always out of stock or they weren’t convertible. It was frustrating, and we felt as though we were running out of options. Last week, however, we finally found one we liked and Friday on his lunch break, Bagpiper went out and purchased it (we waited, because it went on sale Friday. We saved about $100!). Last night, he did his first act as a daddy — he assembled the crib.

I cannot tell you how relieved we both felt to see the crib assembled in the nursery. The nursery still has a lot of work to be done before it’s ready for baby, but dammit, our baby has a crib! We ordered the bedding we wanted online, so in a couple of weeks it’ll be here, and the nursery will have more of an “awww!” appeal. For now, though, I’ve draped my old baby blanket over the side of the crib.

This morning, I awoke to Bagpiper assembling the changing table (he purchased a changing table on Friday with the crib). It was amazing to see his eyes light up doing this — his daddy duties, lol.

Clearly such an awesome husband deserves and awesome thank you.

So, I took to my newest obsession, Pinterest (seriously, I love that site — any of you on it? Want to be? I’ll send you an invite..) and searched through some of the recipes I’ve saved over the past few days.

I told him about a mini funnel cake recipe I’d found and asked if he’d like me to make them. Of course, he said yes, but I was missing a few ingredients, so we decided to go to the commissary for ingredients and groceries. While on base, I practiced driving on the left side of the road — a little weird at first, but easier than I thought it would be. After grocery shopping we stopped at a 100Yen shop, where I spent about 1900Yen — which is probably about $21-$23. But I got tons of neat stuff, so it’s all good, lol.

After coming home and putting away the groceries, Bagpiper went out to do some yard work. So I decided on making a steak-and-potatoes dinner, which is one of his favorites. I admit, this amazing and delicious dill mashed potato recipe influenced my decision on the meal. Needless to say, dinner came out phenomenal. We were both pleasantly stuffed.

Then it was time for the mini funnel cakes!

This recipe is super easy and hella delicious. Definitely a favorite and definitely something I will be doing again in the near future. The Texas State Fair is coming up, and while I won’t get to go this year and gorge out on funnel cakes and fried Snickers, I can make my own funnel cakes at home and it tastes like the real thing — only mini-sized!

So that was my Saturday, and it was a really good one, too. Tomorrow morning I’m going to try my hand at another recipe I got via Pinterest. Bagpiper is very, very excited about this one — cinnamon roll pancakes. I’ll probably do some baking with other recipes I’ve found too…

I know the holiday weekend is just starting for most of you back in the states, so what are your plans for the weekend?

6 responses

  1. Cid

    I’m boring this weekend. I’m writing and getting stuff done. Yeah, super thrilling, huh?

    September 4, 2011 at 6:54 am

    • Hey, I typically like my boring weekends. 😛 I’ll probably be getting some writing done today and tomorrow too. I’ve done enough shopping over the past few days that I don’t need to go anywhere. So staying home and writing and reading is a really good plan.

      September 4, 2011 at 6:58 am

      • Cid

        Yes! You should write! Lots!

        September 4, 2011 at 7:12 am

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  3. Nothing fancy planned here, just a quiet weekend at home.

    That crib is gorgeous! I love the dark wood. As an experienced mother, I recommend you raise the mattress (most cribs have the toddler setting which it looks like you have it on from the picture and a newborn setting which is about a foot below the top of the rail) it will save your backs during those middle of the night feedings. You can leave the mattress at that higher setting until the baby is pushing up on her hands and/or getting up on her knees. It’s also a lot easier to change the bedding.

    You’re killing me with the food. Killing me!

    September 5, 2011 at 3:19 am

    • Awesome, I’ll have to tell Bagpiper to adjust the setting then! And yea, I can’t apologize for all the food…especially now that I’ve discovered the magic of Pinterest. LOL

      September 5, 2011 at 7:36 am

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