I wanted to get my fur babies something for I guess the season, and so I got this cozy kitty corner fun house type of thing at Target. They love their cat trees, much to my chagrin, so I figured this would be a hit. It came "assembly required" which immediately made me nervous. I am not always the best at putting stuff together, and my lack of patience rears it's ugly head, and it's a whole thing. But, I came home, had a cup of ginger tea, and told myself I could do it! So, fast forward like an hour and many swear words later and I got it together. By the way, the directions for this were a joke! I finally figured it out just by looking at the picture on the box. Keep in mind that I was assembling this with some VERY nosy kitties. I suddenly felt very close to all the parents out there trying to assemble toys for their kids this time of year. Here's the worst part of the whole story. As I was putting it together, I felt like it was much more flimsy flamsy than I was expecting. As soon as I got it together, they lost all interest. An hour later, Kanye starts batting at one of the balls, and promply takes it down. She was only half- heartedly swatting! As the afternoon progressed, no one was hanging out in it, they have more interest in a paper bag! I woke up this morning and it's partially collapsed! It is the worst, and it's getting returned today.
I can't imagine building a whole city just to turn the fan on and have it all crash down. Needless to say I don't recommend this for any kitty parents out there. What a fail!
After all of that hullabaloo, I was getting pretty hungry. I was going to make potato and chickpea Korma with the cashew Korma sauce I found, but I was out of chickpeas. I don't even know how I let that happen! I still wanted something with potatoes, so I decided to take part in Taco Tuesday! I feel so hip and part of a movement! Ha ha. I sliced some fingerling potatoes, tossed them with a small amount of coconut oil, salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder, cumin, and smoked paprika. Fingerling potatoes cook so quickly, I love it! They roasted at 400 degrees, and were done in under thirty minutes. I piled them in some flour tortillas with lettuce, salsa and green onion. Super simple, super cheap, and super satisfying. I need to make potato tacos more often.
I hope everyone is keeping their sanity this season!