Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A quick follow-up to Settling in

I bought soap last weekend, and the bars I got were bigger than I expected. I’m assuming there are different bar sizes available everywhere and that I just happened to be in a store that only carried the big ones, but it really does look Texas-Sized compared to my usual bars... Also, there were four a pack instead of three. I don’t want to chalk it up to Texas just yet, though.

So I finally did find a storage solution for the shower at The Container Store: it’s basically a shower caddy, but it hooks over the wall as opposed to on the showerhead. I’m still feeling a little boxed in, but storage-wise, this is just what I was looking for. I’ve also decided that it will be easier to shave my legs if I either turn off the water or let the showerhead hang down while I’m shaving. It’s funny, because while this type of bathroom (shower stall and separate garden tub) looks really nice and was basically all we saw when we were looking at houses, I find it so incredibly inconvenient! The Engineer and I basically agreed that if we had an unlimited budget and were not afraid of resale value, we would redo that part of the bathroom and make a shower/tub combo.

We’re still looking for the elusive bookcase.

On the food front, I recently made a few recipes I’ve shared with you already: a version of the big green salad with avocados and a store-bought red wine dressing, as well as the Spanglish sandwich, with eggs pasteurized in the shell and lightly toasted sourdough bread this time. New recipes will be posted soon, I promise!

I’d also like to say how much the Engineer and I liked Whole Foods’ key lime cupcakes – they’re not lactose-free, and certainly not calorie-free, but once in a while, it’s a great treat.

We also love Stonewall Kitchen products so far. We’ve tried their roasted garlic peanut sauce as well as their Vidalia onion fig sauce, both of which were divine, and I really like their strawberry jam. Don’t hesitate to buy them if you can find them!


Sylvie said...

Cette salade a l'air super bonne!

Amélie said...

En effet, elle l'était! Je recommande fortement. :)

Sylvie said...

Il sera peut-être plus difficile pour moi de trouver de beaux avocats ici, mais je vais essayer.