The Amazing Adventures of Josie and Seb

August 28, 2009

In praise of good eatin’ (among other things)

Filed under: adventuring, apartment, googly eyes, pittsburghing — Cate @ 2:30 pm

It happens a lot lately that I’ll open up the door to our building and a smell will tickle my nose. A different sort of smell from that old, slightly musty building – a building with history and dust and smells aplenty. A cooking smell. A food smell. As I walk up the stairs to our (our!) apartment, I’ll say a little prayer that the smell is coming from our kitchen. Please, please, please, I’ll think, lingering exhaustion and annoyance from my work day making me feel a little prickly. Let that smell be coming from Apt 2.

I have yet to be disappointed.

Joe is an amazing cook – and (lucky me!) he loves to share. Prior to Joe, I had a fridge full of farm produce slowly going rotten. Now I have a fridge full of fresh ingredients just waiting to become yummy food. Last night he made us turkey burgers, with a side of string beans and potatoes (he had cous cous, but I’m more of a potato girl) and a big salad. Where I’m content to just make patties and slap them on a bun, Joe’s turkey burgers were full of onions and pepper and spices and he even made bread crumbs and bound it all up with egg. Oh, and sprinkled with fresh basil and cheddar cheese.

I don’t think I have to tell you how delicious it was. Even better: there’s leftovers. A girl could get used to this!

Things are going well in every way. All of the remaining tack strips from the carpet saga are gone (thanks, Joe) and things have been organized (thanks, Joe) and furniture assembled or moved to a better spot (thanks, Joe). Also the floors have been kept pretty clean (thanks, Joe). I must be the worst live-in girlfriend ever. All I do is enjoy the fruits of his labors.

Last night, Joe and Seb and I took a stroll around Highland Park – the neighborhood and the park itself. I call it a stroll because we walked in Cate-speed (ie, slow), but it was a sort of urban hike. We walked for almost two hours, up and down huge hills, getting home sweaty but happy. I like this neighborhood more and more as time goes on. I think the boys had a good time, too. We couldn’t find the dog park, but that’s just an excuse to do some more exploring!

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1 Comment »

  1. I’m blushing!

    Comment by Joe — September 2, 2009 @ 1:30 pm


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