Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Aaahhh summer is almost gone.
Part of me is sad, but the other part of me, not so much. That is the part of me that is looking forward to the leaves turning, soups and stews, Halloween, and pumpkin everything.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Back when my kiddos were little, summer and s'mores went hand in hand. We lived in San Diego so beach bbq's, cookouts at friends, and bonfires in the backyard, went on for months. Hellooooo 80 degrees like all the time!
I think it must go back to my girl scout days, but I just can't see a fire, without wanting to make s'mores. Any kind of fire. Fire up the charcoal grill? Yup, I am making s'mores!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Friends, can we talk here? This jelly....OhhEmmGeeeee......THIS JELLY!!
It is so easy, and soooo good!
This is everything you love about slurping up mouthfuls of that salted, sweet, juicy cantaloupe, just in jelly form. You spread it on a nice warm piece of toast and are in heaven!
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Can you believe summertime is almost over
It has gone so fast! Where does time go? I know they say that the older you get, the fast time goes, but geeeezz. If it goes any faster I will end up going back in time!! (Am I showing my age with the Back to the Future refrence?)
One of the things I used to do with my kids during the summer was movie night. We all loved it. We would plan out the munchies we were going to have, grab some drinks, a few DVDs, and pile up in the living room for a mini movie marathon.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Friendddddddddds. This. THIS! Just may be my new fave one pot dish. I am not sure, but it is a least currently my fave #iamfickle
I know I have been slow to really get into the whole one pot, or "Wonder Pot" meals, but hey, that's how I roll. I am always a day late, and a dollar short.
Where the heck did that saying even come from anyway?
Don't you ever wonder where those sayings that your parents or Grandparents used all of the time came from? One of these days I need to sit down and Google all of that shizz!
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
We have had the wackiest summer in Western Washington so far. Our normal gorgeous days of the mid 80's with blue skies, or even the crazy 90's we had last year, are nothing but memories. Today it is hazy gray and in the mid 60's
I want to go to the beach and stick my toes in the sand I want to kick back with a book in the sun But instead I am stuck inside watching binge watching old episodes of Project Runway #dontjudge
So instead of thinking about some cool summer cocktails, or a new recipe for the grill, I want to sit in my yoga pants on the sofa and eat lots and lots of munchies.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
One of those veggies that people either really really love, or really really hate.
Growing up, I was in the latter category. I thought it was horrible, like eating a bush
If my Mom tried to put it on my plate, I was trying to feed it to the dog when she wasn't looking.
The dog wouldn't eat it either. Which just proved my point!
Now, as an adult, and someone that really tries to eat healthier, I have learned to love it.....a LOT! But, not everyone in my family has jumped on the bandwagon like I have.
So, that spurred me on to turn to my blogger friends to help me put together a list of recipes that is sure to make even the pickiest eater give broccoli a chance.
We have made it through the majority of this list and I can tell you that everyone has given the recipes a hearty 2 thumbs up!
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Are you growing a garden this year?
This is the first year, since we moved into the new house, that my garden is growing like crazy. If I don't check it for a couple of days I have tomatoes and zucchini coming out of my ears.
Well not really coming out of my ears, but you know what I mean.
So I did just that. With the rain we have been having, I knew I didn't need to make a trip to the garden everyday and got a bit lazy. I mean, who wants to go out in the rain right?
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Well, our blazing hot (90 degrees is like the surface of the sun for us in Western Washington ) weather is gone, and we are back down to the mid 70's. No more getting up to 72, or more, in my house at 4:30 AM. It is about 68 right now. I would love somewhere in the middle, maybe 80?
I know, I am so picky. I should just be happy for some sunshine since it has been a late summer here this year. But we don't have AC, so when it is 85 in my house I tend to get a bit cranky.
Just ask Kevin.....not fun