Friday Flotsam

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Friday Flotsam

Are you guys watching March Madness? I was a dumb dumb last week and told you that when my Arkansas friends came up we’d be watching the March Madness. When in fact, it hadn’t even begun yet. It started yesterday I guess. Ooops! But like, we watched bball all weekend, so I’m counting it.

Also, I never say bball. I’ll keep you posted on how I feel about this.

Anyway, do you have teams you’re rooting for? Being from Arkansas, we’re obviously cheering on the Hogs. (oink) But being so close to Lawrence, we also pull for KU for fun. (kee-eeee-arr) I just had to Google what sound a hawk makes. I’m sorry buuuut I think you’re drunk, GOOGLE.

Friday Flotsam

We had our buds over last weekend for a happy hour. This is what I served, plus all the alcohols. It was delish!

Also, I never say buds. I’ll keep you in the loop on how I feel about this.

(smoked and salted almonds are my new life)

Friday Flotsam

Please tell me you watched the 20/20 special Wednesday night with Diane Sawyer on the Untold Story of the Sound of Music. OH MY GOSH. I’m going to sound super lame but I pretty much wept the entire time. I just have the utmost respect for the wonder that is Julie Andrews. So poised, so humble, so gracious, and she cusses like a sailor! YEAH.

The show takes you behind the scenes of the movie, with rare footage of Julie and Christopher just hanging out, being buds.

Ya know, I might like saying buds.

They talk about how hard it was to get that opening scene just right, of her twirling on the famous Austrian mountaintop. They show outtakes of the kids falling out of the canoe, drying off, getting back in, falling out, drying off, getting back in, falling out. I could never be an actress. (besides the one obviously in my head) I’d be so pissy at that point! Anyway, it’s just incredible. Secrets are revealed, songs are sung, memories relived. THE HILLS ARE ALIVE, you guys.

I can actually imitate Maria really well in that song. Someday I’ll sing it for you. Just not today.

Friday Flotsam

Who wants to take a guess at what this is? Besides an incredibly awkward moment we’re sharing right now.

Any guesses? Any? You in the back?

It’s seaweed! And you’ll never believe that my gremlins love it. Coscto has these absurd little packages of lightly salted seaweed sheets, and they’re surprisingly and oddly additive.

Man, we are up close and personal with that seaweed, aren’t we. I do hope we can survive through this. We’re buds after all!

Okay, I like saying buds.

Verdict is still out on bball, though.

Friday Flotsam

Plans for the weekend? My ‘rents are in town, which means three things.

1) Babysitters!

2) Babysitters!

3) Babysitters!

I’m not at all thrilled about this, clearly.

It’s going to a be a stunning weekend in KC, so we’re going to be out and about as much as we can. Hit some patios and parks. Take long stroller walks with the babes. Clean out a garden bed or 30. Maybe watch a little bball!

Crap I think I like it.

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19 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Maria March 20, 2015 at 7:15 am #
    Enjoy your and babysitters! Sounds perfect! xo
  2. Becca March 20, 2015 at 7:40 am #
    When I was "studying abroad" aka traveling/drinking my way through Europe and getting college credit, we went to Salzburg and went on the Sound of Music tour. It. Was. Amazing. We got to see the lake, the back of the house that they used as the house (all the inside scenes were filmed in Hollywood, the abbey Maria lived in, the church where the wedding was film, the gazebo. They also had a sing a long on the bus!
  3. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes March 20, 2015 at 8:17 am #
    Yay for grandparents! My kiddos love that seaweed snack, even the 9 month old likes to nibble on little pieces. My daughters have dubbed it an Ariel treat since obviously mermaids would love it.
  4. Shawn @ I Wash You Dry March 20, 2015 at 9:52 am #
    I'll have to check out that 20/20 special! Have a fun weekend with your family!! :)
  5. Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion March 20, 2015 at 10:30 am #
    Gotta have my Friday FLotsam fix. I wish it was warm enough to clear out my veg garden beds! I'm excited to try the seaweed.
  6. erin March 20, 2015 at 11:46 am #
    what, pray tell, is that spiral thingy on your charcuterie board??? also, typing bball is not the same as saying bball. you're all good. unless you're actually saying bball...
    • Bev Weidner March 20, 2015 at 1:49 pm #
      It's this mozzarella roll with salami and spinach in it! I get it in the fancy cheese area of the store. It's crazy good.
  7. Emily @ Life on Food March 20, 2015 at 1:22 pm #
    I miss the sound of music thang but I need to see it.
  8. Laura March 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm #
    Be a bud and give me the coordinates on the seaweed location inside Costco. Near the snack crackers? Near the baking ingredients? You know how that place can be if you try to find an employee and ask for help. Ghost town!
    • Bev Weidner March 20, 2015 at 1:48 pm #
      My husband is finding out for you! HA!
  9. Kathi @ LaughingSpatula March 20, 2015 at 7:14 pm #
    I met Julie Andrews a couple years back. I was working at Starbucks Corporate and she was promoting her book. (Howard loves to bring in the movie stars and wow us. I shook Oprah's hand one year as well. Me and this...) Julie, thats what I call her now..or just J. She shared stories of her days filming Sound of Music and it sounded like one big hang over...I knew I loved her right then. She is absolutely beautiful and graceful and still real. Total class...
  10. Gayle March 21, 2015 at 10:17 am #
    My grandson is in the NCAA wrestling finals tonight. He is a freshman at Ohio State. so excited but so nervous.
  11. Tara @ Running 'N' Reading March 23, 2015 at 3:04 pm #
    Bev, you'll never believe how I came to discover your blog today; I was looking for any posts on a recipe I'd tried from Jane Green's book Promises to Keep and I came across your post from December 2011 that included her Pantry Chicken and Beans recipe. Now, I discover that you are from Arkansas and root for the Hogs; this is killing me. I currently live in Little Rock and was cheering for said Hogs this weekend; hope this finds you doing well, and I'm delighted to have a new blog to follow!
    • Bev Weidner March 24, 2015 at 10:56 am #
      Wow! Small world! So glad ya found me. Nice to meet you!
  12. Julie March 24, 2015 at 4:26 pm #
    I loved the Sound of Music special! It's my all-time fave movie. My boyfriend was less enthusiastic about watching the special & made the unfortunate comment, "I didn't know they ended up getting married..." I was like, "Wha??? Whaddaya mean? You've never seen it???!!!" Much to his dismay we're gonna be remedying that REAL soon! I mean, how can you go thru life like that?!
  13. Morgan March 26, 2015 at 8:43 am #
    Are we just not going to talk about the beautiful fried dough babies at the bottom of this post? Don't do me like that.
    • Bev Weidner March 30, 2015 at 7:18 am #
      Banana Fritters! I shot this recipe for Chinet, although the photo's not in there just yet.
      • Morgan March 30, 2015 at 8:03 am #
        Thanks! AMAZING picture. Looks so yummy.

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