Friday Flotsam

Frudil. I mean Fraler. I mean Frezkes. I mean Fromoo. I mean Friday.

Love letters

So last night I watched The Family Stone (I always call it Romancing the Family Stone because I’m that tool.) and while it’s SO SAD AND SO UNCOMFORTABLE AND SO WONDERFUL AND SO AWKWARD to watch, do you want to know what my takeaway is year after year?

The strata. Meredith’s family strata that she tries to make for the Stones, so that they wouldn’t be so Satan-y to her anymore. Of course they never get the chance to actually eat the strata, because door in back and plop and slip and ambulance. But it looked so beautiful! All those tomatoes. The adorable star bread cutouts. The mushrooms that she had to pick out with her bare fingers. All that oregano. I need it.


I just googled Family Stone strata and apparently the recipe is on the DVD! Which I don’t have. But the interflex does. I am SO(!!!) making this on Christmas eve for Christmas morning. And monkey bread! Which will be torn cinny rolls shoved together like brain blobs in a pan.

I’ve always thought Monkey Bread needed to be called Brain Bread. Or Brainy Bread? I totally looks like a brain!

Don’t you agree?


petit fours

On a scale from starting-to-have-a-colossal-panic-attack to GIRL-I-GAWT-THIS, where do you stand with your Christmas shopping?

Or dare I even ask?

gremlins sucking on chocolate


When a tiny bright blonde human being with braided piggy tails barfs in her bed all night, what’s the best thing to give her?



A jalapeno?

(Just kidding about the jalapeno.)

So like, lots of electrolytes, right?

And NOT the jalapeno? Just double checking.

tiny Christmas scene

There might be a fanny pack on my Christmas wish list. I will neither confirm nor deny.

Christmas lights and garland

Weekend plans?

I’d reaaaally like to take the gremlins to Lawrence tomorrow. (if piggy tail mcpuker is better) It’s going to be SIXTY DEGREES (which I’d like to protest, but I secretly don’t mind. #mules), so I’m kind of feeling a fun, festive day trip before the mammoth family marathon begins next week. (the marathon is mammoth. not the family. never mind.)

I’ve been told about a legendary vintage jeans shop on Mass Street, so naturally I want to make the rest of my life about it. And a stop at Free State is always necessary. But if you know of any amazing kid things to do in Lawrence, or any must-see holiday exhibit (EXHIBIT? what am I, 80?) or activity (ACTIVITY? Okay, 85.) that involves something that rhymes with SMINE, let me know.

Also, a cream reindeer sweater arrives today. Crossing my fingers it doesn’t look like total dog doo.

Also ALSO, tell me what you’re having for dinner tonight.

(…You’re still annoyed at the words fanny pack, aren’t you?)

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11 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Janelle December 15, 2017 at 8:28 am #
    Whenever our 4 year old son gets a stomach bug, we start him up on probiotics every morning until the bottle runs out (like 50 days). I like the Rainbow Light brand, which you can get at Whole Foods. Otherwise, whatever he'll eat...plain pasta, lots of water, etc. Probably electrolytes are good too!
  2. Ashley December 15, 2017 at 9:09 am #
    Eating your steak taco pizza (probably misnamed) tonight. Or tomorrow night if I'm too lazy tonight to make food rather than order food. God bless delivery.
  3. Alexandria December 15, 2017 at 10:08 am #
    One of these days you're going to run out of ways to say Friday in that first sentence, and I just want you to know, we'll be here to support you when that happens.
  4. Jennifer C. December 15, 2017 at 10:36 am #
    Potato skins!
  5. Janet O. December 15, 2017 at 11:01 am #
    Omg! That is so funny you are talking about the strata on the Family Stone movie!๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽ„ I have owned the dvd for years and is one of my favorite Xmas movies. We watch it every year. My daughter and I just watched it and I was saying I have to make it this year ๐Ÿ˜‹ so I took a picture of the recipe with my cell phone lol itโ€™s in the special features. Merry Christmas! Hope your daughter feels better soon!
  6. Heather December 15, 2017 at 11:13 am #
    I love this post! You resonate the same energy I feel that my Friday is presenting also. Hope you have a wonderful day and that your baby cake feels better quickly.
  7. Jen Renee December 15, 2017 at 12:10 pm #
    Take out from the Italian cafe up the road. My son wonโ€™t eat my pasta with meat sauce anymore because the cafeโ€™s is better. ๐Ÿ™„ Anybody have a stellar meat sauce or recipe?
  8. Diane December 15, 2017 at 1:57 pm #
    My youngest got sick at school on Wednesday. We like the BRAT diet (Bananas, rice, applesause and toast), seems to help. Heard this virus is going around! Yuck!
  9. Nicole December 15, 2017 at 9:36 pm #
    Tortilla chips dipped in spinach artichoke dip. Sometimes its the best i can do.
  10. Nancy December 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm #
    I love The Family Stone! I never thought about making the strata but may have to look into that. Thanks!
  11. Tara December 18, 2017 at 8:15 pm #
    So, my friend is married to this Irish guy. She told me that the first time she mentioned a fanny pack, he got all weird about the name. Turns out that in Ireland, โ€œfannyโ€ is a word they use for ANoTHER female body part. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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