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The Sunday Salon: Overwhelmed


This weekend, is the calm before the storm. I got up this morning to prepare goodies for the Super Bowl but in the back of my mind, I am thinking about the week of hell that is coming up, otherwise known as production week. Oliver is a tough show to do. It’s bleak but it has some amazing songs and it’s not everyday that your kid plays a murderer or is part of a gang of pick-pockets.

We’ll get through it. We always do. My son has been involved with this company since he was seven and he is now almost sixteen. My daughter, since the age of four. But production week would be so much easier if I didn’t have to work. With the double casting and in some cases, triple casting, the call times are all over the map. You have to really pay attention to the schedule and between my two kids, getting them fed and getting myself fed, since I am also back stage, can be a real challenge. Plus, they are still in school, so there is homework and studying that won’t be done since they will both have late nights ahead of them.

But, BIG but, it’s goes by quickly. By next Monday, we will all be breathing a big sign of relief.

Sunday Salon

As for today, I’ve prepped all the Super Bowl food for the oven. I just need to time the cooking just right so I can take the stuff over while it’s still warm. I can’t wait to just sit down and relax!

What am I reading?

I am reading Orefo by Richard Powers. It’s like nothing I’ve ever read before. Science and art collide and I am finding myself fascinated by it all. I am also reading Where’d You Go, Bernadette? and I am loving it.

What am I cooking?

I made a ginormous tray of Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas with cream sauce. I also wrapped little smokies with bacon and will sprinkle with brown sugar before I cook them up. I also made these Philly Cheesesteak pockets. I must have been starving when I planned all this stuff. It’s not like there’s going to be a big group of people there today but I guess it’s better to have too much than too little. Plus, The Teen can plow through a buffet like it’s nobody’s business so it’s best that I keep the food coming.

What am I watching?

Nothing, at the moment. The Girl has Gilligan’s Island on. I used to love that show but man, I cannot stand it now! Of course we’ll be watching the Super Bowl later and I will be recording the Puppy Bowl. I am a huge Seinfeld fan and Jerry Seinfeld and the gang have been having secret meetings lately. He said, that the meetings have nothing to do with the Super Bowl, but I am secretly hoping for a mini-Seinfeld reunion during today’s game. We shall see.

What do you have planned for today?

For me, football means FOOD!

Super Bowl 48
Photo Credit: Sports Insights

I am not a huge football fan, but I do understand the game a little better since we’ve been going to the high school games. And who can ignore all the yummy football food that seems to go hand in hand with the game? That said, what are you all doing for the Super Bowl? Will you be watching? I DO enjoy the commercials. Maybe a little more than the game itself but that’s okay. It’s fun to get together and eat like crazy people.

We are heading to my in-law’s house for the game. She’s making required food such as hot dogs and chili and I am bringing a tray of chicken enchiladas, some bacon wrapped smokies and some Philly cheesesteak pockets I saw on Pinterest. Yummy! I have to bring extra food because The Teen will blow through it all in no time if I don’t.

Chicken Enchiladas
Photo Credit: Cassie Craves

I have been craving enchiladas for a really long time. I have no recipe. I just sort of throw it all together. I will use corn tortillas instead of flour, to accommodate my gluten-free diet but drenched in a sour cream cheese sauce, it won’t matter. It will be good!

If you plan to watch the game, what food will you be enjoying on game day?

If I have to pick a team, I’ll go with the Seattle.