@ShaiUnfiltered is the best Pinterest dealer ever. I’ve refused to start another Social Media thingie, but she pins all kinds of recipes and shares them so I can still exult in the amazing Must Tries.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, PiC refuses to be in the presence of these amazing creations though.
Lemon Chicken and Red Quinoa Soup, I have got to expand our spice drawer a little more. Also, I wonder whether red quinoa is strictly necessary.
Grilled Shrimp With Avocado-Mango Salsa, I haven’t made salsa in a while but this looks delicious. Any excuse for mangos, really.
Amish Cinnamon Bread Alternative, it’s not often you hear me object to ingredients on the basis of their identity but in this case: 1 cup of butter and 2 cups of sugar?? I probably shouldn’t make a habit of something like this with that much of both. Because I totally would.
Roasted Cauliflower and Aged White Cheddar Dip, thanks to a long-time favorite – Kevin from Closet Cooking.
via Nicole and Maggie, People who hate perfection are exhausting. N&M are so much better at being neutral. I’m pretty sure my response would have become “Oh SHUT. UP.” right about the third comment. I’m being fed delicious pastries and my kid’s being entertained? Thank the entertaining gods there’s someone with the energy to do that. I love people who are awesome. They give me something to strive for (in my area of interest or not) or remind me that there is always something better out there which is neat.
Which is why I said unto Below Her Means, people need to be reminded that they’re projecting sometimes.
I freely admit that I’m a little envious that MochiMac can try this experiment with secondhand and thrifted clothing. I think that’s so neat and hope to see her finds. Between my hate of shopping for new clothes that never fit (petite clothing’s hardly ever carried in stores), and hate of taking long shopping trips, I suspect I’m just not cut out for an attempt at this. But it would be cool.
Shetland ponies in sweaters (promotional stunt): Reaction 1 = HUG THEM. Reaction 2 = if the fully furred ponies are wearing sweaters, how cold is it?? Or are they really sweating under there?
The answer to finding oneself? Maybe, maybe not. But it’s not a bad idea.
Questions I am or was pondering:
What does FPO (of the military shipping addresses) stand for? My first guess was stupid. Apparently it’s Fleet Postal Office. Two thirds right is still wrong.
Did you get a flu shot? I didn’t and was doing well with my new hermiting ways. Until, thanks carrier monkey, the germs rode their way into the household.
Should we get Doggle a dog friend? He’s so indifferent.
Should we get ME a dog friend? Doggle’s so indifferent. To me. (I still love him.)
I think we all know the answer to the last two questions is yes, don’t we?
If it was imperative to persuade USA stop playing Law&Order marathons instead of NCIS and ruining my day, how would I go about doing this? Just … you know … asking. For me.
Downton Abbey – Spoilers Below if you haven’t seen Season Three
I’ve only seen a few episodes that happen to be freely available but so far it’s pretty dramatic. There were a few favorite moment as the dramas added up in Season Three:
“Edith dear, you’re a woman with a brain and reasonability. Stop whining and find something to do.” I’m tickled. It’s a useful principle.
“Other people have normal families!” I feel ya, dude. The sentiment, not necessarily the belief that anyone’s normal.
“You’re not wearing white tie, what did you dress up as?” HORROR. Absolute HORROR.
I’m not sure that I’m in love with the show but I think it’s remarkably well done anyway.