I needed a new wintercoat and a few pairs of trousers. On day two I had come home with a total of: a pair of jeans, 2 kaki colored pants. A dark green vest with patches on the elbows (didn't need it but really cute and not too pricey). A bright pink summertop, a cream summer vest, and three more sweaters. In the shades nude, plum and chocolate stripe. A pair of purple gloves & a cute headband with black and silver beads. Great for a party, not that I'm planning a party any time soon.
Here's a picture of most of my new stuff.
I really do not like shopping, unlike many other ladies. I suppose it's because there is such loud music everywhere, really distracting. Also (especially) in the sale there are loads of women running between the racks of bargains. The quick going through them made difficult by the fact that there are at least 3 people wanting to do the exact same thing at the exact same time...
But sometimes you have to put up with it, if you want to buy new clothes. I had to do that now, put it off last year so it had to be done. On the last day of our shopping spree there where significantly less bargain hunters around, so it wasn't too bad.
Here's a picture of my lasagna dinner, a favorite food of mine for many (childhood) years.
This was a new recipe & I rather liked it. It has a lot of prep, a BIG bunch of vegetables to be cleaned and sliced thinly in order to assemble it. Two different sauces to make... I will be trying some other lasagna recipes as this one took too much time.
How happy I was that I had made a large dish of the vegetable lasagna beforehand. We heated a slice of it and made a simple salad to go along. I don't think I could have managed to make the whole thing from scratch after all that shopping.
We also had Parsley Root soup one shopping day. Mom had made it for us, a new recipe aswell, I rather liked it. Sadly I do not have a picture of it, but it was a bit orange in color. Parsley root is not so easily to get a hold of in shops here (it's an old forgotten vegetable) & so it was the first time I tried it. A success to be repeated sometime, if I have anything to do with it.
So that's it for now, tomorrow it's Sunday & I'll rest my feet. I'm off to paint my nails in a pale pink polish. I will post this post on Monday morning. Now it's time to relax and recover ;)
Did you get any bargains this January? Or don't you like shopping either?
All the best to you,