So I’ve been hinting at a great happening that was to happen this weekend.
Well, folks, it happened.
Despite being sick nearly all week (and most of the weekend, blech) I managed to still do it.
This weekend, I experienced the craziest, fun-filled, celebrity meetin’ weekend of all time (except for that time I met Stan Lee… yeah, you can be totes jealous).
To start off with, I met possibly THE MOST recognizable face of the decade.
A lot of people say she’s cold, but I didn’t find her so at all:
She was soooo gracious and sweet, even letting me take a selfie with her. #bestcelebrity #number1fan
So I found a life-size Elsa mannequin in Carrefour (Spanish version of Walmart/Sam’s Club). I had to do something with that.
The weekend event was as follows: I had the house to myself. My host parents had a work event, the kids were at a friends house, and everyone else had plans that took them away; That left me in a big house for an entire weekend with a ton of free time… and kitchen space….
…and I knew exactly what to do with it.
My gosh, you guys… the food.
… that I had no cottage cheese or lasagna noodles.
So I switched my game up a bit. I found a Latin American food section (!!!) at Carrefour, and purchased two cans of red beans and black beans for…. TACO SOUP.
Only to realize when I got home that my host family buys cans with the pop-top lids for a reason…
There is no can opener in this house.
So what ended up happening was a two-dish split between….
Both were insanely delish.
But WAIT! There’s more.
What would a good girls-day-in be without dessert?? What is the world coming to.
As I sat there taking pictures of this beautiful sight, longingly wishing I could partake, but held back by many years of conditioning (dark glares and hand swats), I had an epiphany.
I’m an adult.
I’m home alone.
I can eat that cookie dough if I dern well please!!!
So I did.
The rest of the deliciously yummy cookie dough went into the oven.
It came out looking like this.
I may have gained ten pounds in one day, people.
However, as much time as I spent in the kitchen cooking food, glorious foooood…. there were a mountain of dishes and just STUFF to be cleaned up.
And there was nobody but me to do it.
So, after many long and arduous hours of cleanup, I was finally done.
The counters were clean…
Dishes were all washed… some dried and put away.
And I was exhausted.
I decided to reward myself with a Pinterest recipe.
The ingredients were as follows:
This, dear travellers, is a Dirty Doctor Pepper.
1 oz Malibu or Bacardi Coconut Rum
1 12 oz can Dr. Pepper
1 dash of cream or half and half
Regrettably, I only had the one Dr. Pepper, so I simply had straight Coke for the rest of the evening.
Along with my CHEESE POPCORN.
I also managed to Skype with various family members for a grand total of….
Yes, I was exhausted by the end of it. I could barely talk anymore.
But it was the perfect recharge I needed.
And now I feel ready to go forth back out into the wide world of Madrid and make some new adventures outside of the house!
Until next time, travellers!