Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Burgers, Beef, and Building

Ok, so technically it's not building, as much as renovation, but I was on an alliteration roll, so please forgive.

In an effort to clear out the freezer before I leave for NC (because we all know J isn't going to make any progress in that department with me gone and him home alone), we grilled some of the delicious Marx 100% Angus beef 1/2 pound burgers I won a few months ago from Christo's contest. Every time we eat them I am shocked at how good they are.

Then, I tried the pepperocini beef with giardiniera as promised. It was delicious, but a tad on the spicy side for Johnny and me. Next time I might do mild, or mix some giardiniera with pepperocinis. Served on toasted rolls with mozzarella cheese.

Entrance with new light fixture and address sign.

Me and J trying out the downstairs mirror to see if it works. (Ignore my GUT hanging out.)

Upstairs shower tiled, not yet grouted. New tub in place. (The old one was mustard yellow, yummy!)

Master bedroom carpet out, walls patched, ready to be painted.

Terrified/confused dog. Has no clue where all this construction and packing is leading...

The chaos/mess that is taking over the house as I work my way through cleaning/packing.

Edited to add: Sorry, I forget all of you aren't mind readers, and need a bit of explanation. We're finishing the house in IL to be able to sell and move to NC. I'm leaving first with some of our stuff and the pets to stay at my parents' house in NC. This way the pets and some clutter will be out of the way while we show the house. I can also work my usual summer job at the ice cream shop to make some money to make the transition easier. J is staying in IL while the house is on the market. Then when it sells, we'll purchase the house we picked out in NC and me, J, and the pets will all live in the same place again.

8 comments:

Kristina @ spabettie said...

aw, poor pup!! :) completely confused!

love the photo of you two in the mirror! at least you're having fun with it all, right?? :)

Kim @ Coffee Pot Chronicles said...

Okay, so I'm confused. Why are you going to NC and J is staying there? What did I miss?

Merut said...

Oh man - watching your progress is making me glad I didn't have to renovate my house. But at the same time, I'm going to be mighty jealous when you show us the completed project!

christo AKA doggybloggy said...

what a lot of stuff you have to do - but it looks like you have it all figured out...good job and best of luck.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Thanks for the tip about that being spicey - I was wondering the same thing. Things are coming together! I'm glad we got to meet in person before you move away!

sophia said...

Oh man. Using up freezer and pantry and fridge ingredients. That was the hardest part for me when I was moving, and I was only moving a 10 minute drive away. It's hard work, and at some point it stopped being delicious to me bc I was basically forcing myself to eat eat eat. Hopefully you plan things out better than I did!

p.s. I'm so proud that I already know what's going on. :D

Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

Love the photo of you and J! I'm sure you'll be SOOOO glad when all of this is behind you. It'll be so worth it. Have a great day Christina!!!

the actor's diet said...

aw your dog is so cute! reminds me of mine...