Friday, March 27, 2015

Things That Make Me Go Hmmmmm

Before you read any further, if you missed Señor Gato Negro's blog takeover, you should go read it now.

Today I'm just throwing out some random things.

Lately I've been feeling a lot like this:

Why is it that during the week time seems to go slowly but then one day you realize it's March 27th and you wonder where the month went?

This week it was time for Yahtzee at my house. My mom had this collection of tiny dishes so Aaron suggested we use them. We had a blast figuring out a menu and (full disclosure) Aaron did a lot of the prep work and all of the clean up and didn't even get to enjoy the food. But look how cute everything looked!

There was a caprese salad, mini meatballs, a coconut cream parfait with a granola base, triple berry Kahlua crisp, and a carmelized onion and blue cheese tart (that picture is pre-baking; those were gone almost as soon as they came out of the oven). I'll share the recipe for that last one soon. It's super delicious.

If you know me well or if you're a long time reader, you know how much I hate stray shopping carts in parking lots. Well, earlier this week I diligently took my cart to the cart corral, which was empty at the time. It was a windy day and as I walked toward my car I heard the cart moving. This thing literally backed up and turned around and rolled toward me. And it happened twice! I think it was possessed.

I'm still a fan of The Voice, but does it drive anyone else crazy that they call the second chance for a rejected contestant the "steal?" Granted, I don't know what else it should be called, especially when trying to be all dramatic, but it's not a steal.

Here's a PSA to any fellow teeth grinders. When your bite splint looks like this...'s time for a new one. As my dentist said "at least we know you're using it!"

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. That food looks lovely. What a spread!! Bravo, Aaron. We have flannel sheets with the heat turned down at night and until the warm weather comes, I never want to get up!! I always take a shopping cart from the lot even if I am not using one, just to help the cart people. There are cart corrals, people. At least use them. Your cart was possessed! Haven't played Yahtzee or any games since Hector was a pup. Enjoy your weekend! I am glad March is almost over and patiently waiting for May, June, July, August, September! My favorite months.
    Love, SMD's Momma

  2. I love love love small dishes. Perfect use, your mom would be proud! Aaron can cook for me any time. Everything looks wonderful.

  3. Awesome that you were able to incorporate the dishes into your night. And the food sounds fabulous, cheers to Aaron. I friggen LOVE those napkins!!!!

  4. That food looks amazing! I haven't played Yahtzee in years. I need to change that. Our grocery store's parking lot is on a slight hill and those carts go rogue all the time! It's also really hard to load my groceries without propping the cart up against one of my kids. Haha! I grind and my night guard looked exactly like that. My dentist said it was ok to wear for another six months or so then I had to get a shiny new one.

  5. I love those small dishes and I think it's awesome that you got to put them to good use :) I wish I had a big kitchen like you guys. looking at those pictures makes me hungry!!


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