Friday Flotsam

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Friday Flotsam

I got lazy yesterday and didn’t post anything. Hold on, lazy’s not the word. More like, stretched too thin. Burning my candle stick at both ends. Taking on too much. OVER it, man.

I blame my sunglasses. See, two weekends ago they decided to stay at my friend’s house while I came home, unaware that they’d let me leave without them. Jerks. So I’ve been wearing these other sunglasses that are waaaay too loose on my face, making me bonkers loco. So, on Wednesday evening I had to go fetch my stubborn sunglasses that were digging their new home on my friend’s coffee table. Well, it’s impossible to just walk in, grab my shades (<–no) and walk back out again. Of course we had to sit and visit a while. I say visit because apparently I’m 85 years old. We also crocheted doilies while we visited.

So then, after a glass of wine, I MEAN doily, I came home to a loaded baked potato prepared by Aaron, and the sofa all piled with pillows with a movie about to start, and it was like, I just can’t work. I can’t do it.

Family was coming to town. I needed to clean. I needed to rest. I needed to drink more doilies and give myself and dang break for five seconds.

All this to say, we’ll look at french fries next week.

And keep an eye on your sunglasses, people.

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Last weekend Aaron and I went on a flash date! Not to be confused with “I flashed him on our date.” Which I’m sure people do. I’ll just stop there.

Anyway, my parents were watching the grems while we turbo zipped over to this little neighborhood shopping village near us and hit up two of our favorite restaurants for an outside refreshment. I say refreshment because apparently I’m 90 years old. We also complained about our bunions while we enjoyed our refreshments.

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We had smoked duck empanadas! Ummmm incredible. And those little darlings to the right are parmesan fritters rolled in a light citrus reduction. DUDES. I would walk down the aisle with those.

I say dudes because apparently I’m 14 years old.

You’re like, “how are we not at the end of this post already? PLEASE, GOD, LET IT END.”

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I love seeing little planters errrwhere! Grocery stores, hardware stores, nurseries, ooooooWEEEE, it’s getting exciting.

I say oooooWEEEE because apparently I’m 65 years old. (what does that even mean?)

Are you planting a garden? What will you plant? We do basically the same thing every year; tomatoes (roma and cherry), peppers (red and green bells, jalapeno, serrano and Thai), lettuces (spinach, romaine and arugula), all the herbs, raspberries and blueberries, broccoli, and I think that’s it. What should we add?! I need to branch out with my repertoire! BROADEN MY HORIZONS.

I say broaden because apparently I- just kidding.

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My first Food Network post is live! It’s pretty bizarre seeing my name on that website. It’s like, pinch me please. Ow, man, not that hard!

Plans this weekend? Pray tell. My in-laws and sis-in-law and niece are all in town, so we’re going to paint the town red!

I say paint the town red because apparently I’m a dweeb.

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17 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Mo March 27, 2015 at 8:38 am #
    Friday is the best day for doilies! Adorable tub pic.
  2. Jennifer J March 27, 2015 at 8:56 am #
    Green beans! Pole beans or bush beans.....They are so easy to grow and keep giving well into the fall....
  3. Anonymous March 27, 2015 at 9:08 am #
    Congrats on the FN blog post! You are faboulous and missed your calling in stand up. Also, all those tomatoes need some marigold love. I've been preserving marigold seeds for years. Small, dwarf-like Lowes edition < wild, colorful, tall and whimsical blend that I found who knows where. They seriously grow like 24'-36' tall and are gorge all summer on the table. I have a ton of seeds each year, let me know if you want to try some and I would be happy to share :)
    • Kim March 27, 2015 at 9:45 am #
      Oops....forgot to identify myself.
  4. Natalie @ Never Serious Blog March 27, 2015 at 10:12 am #
    Holy holy those blossoms are stunning!
  5. Rebecca March 27, 2015 at 10:13 am #
    Kale! :) Your kiddos are absolutely adorably perfect! :)
  6. Emily @ Life on Food March 27, 2015 at 10:32 am #
    Outdoor dining looks divine. Need warmer temperatures here, please!
  7. Joni March 27, 2015 at 10:48 am #
    We should all drink more doilies. I think kids have an aging effect on parents much like time effects dogs. For every year the kid ages, we age 7 years. Which makes me approximately 98. There are not enough doilies.
  8. Jackie March 27, 2015 at 11:08 am #
    Here's to doilies on Friday! And Saturday! And Sunday! And .... okay, I'll stop.
  9. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog March 27, 2015 at 11:12 am #
    Hahaha, um, I use 'visit' too...does that make me 85 also? Can we be fun old ladies together? I love that you took some time to just live, makes me <3 you even more...if that's even possible...and I promise, i'm not a creeper ;)
  10. Sara @ Cake Over Steak March 27, 2015 at 11:16 am #
    I just listened to you on the Chopped Con podcast and really enjoyed it. I check your instagram every morning and it makes my day, plus I really enjoy your fun, conversational writing, so it was interesting to hear you talk about that on the podcast. Just wanted to say hi! And keep doing what you're doing. And PS my grandma used to say "WOW-EEEEEEEEE!!"
  11. Katie | The Surly Housewife March 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm #
    Congrats on the food network series. That is awesome news!! I loved the first post :)
  12. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl March 27, 2015 at 8:47 pm #
    I want a flash date!! Also I want to eat Natalie's arm and thigh on a crostini.
  13. Amanda March 28, 2015 at 10:48 am #
    bush beans are so simple. I've had kale that grew from spring well into fall. Started looking like a palm tree. Also love growing cucumbers and squash but they are prolific and it's exhausting after a few weeks!
  14. Kristen@accidentallydomesticated March 28, 2015 at 7:34 pm #
    Tomatillos, Great White Tomatoes, and Zucchini are 3 of my must haves when it comes to the garden!
  15. Elissa March 29, 2015 at 9:57 am #
    I always plant tomatoes (cherry, romas and 1 large variety that never does as well), herbs galore (is that a word?)...basil, chives, cilantro, parsley, dill, tarragon. The rosemary doesn't count because it doesn't die. This year I'm trying out peas too :)
  16. Corinne April 1, 2015 at 8:09 am #
    We would recommend beets and green beans!

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