Confessions – 7th ed.

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It’s been a while since I had a confession. I feel like it I’m overdue. Like when you keep a library book for too long and then shamefully (and on the sly) try to return it without the librarians seeing you. You avid readers know what I’m talking about, right? So lets confess some shit!

  • I’m starting to prefer Instagram Stories to Snapchat. I feel like the Snap is just getting trashy.
  • I am super behind on my reading goal for the year. I have hopes of catching up but in the meantime I will remain disappointed in myself.
  • I’m starting to get more forgetful with age. Two times this in the last 10 days – I defrosted chicken in the fridge and then completely forgot about it. UGH.
  • Peanut M&Ms are becoming my new favorite. Why did I ever like plain better?
  • I am a diehard McDonald’s Diet Coke gal but Speedway’s Diet Coke isn’t too shabby.
  • When my kid is at gym and I should be doing things like cooking dinner and folding laundry – I’m really binge watching Orange is the New Black or Shameless.
  • When I see little, whiney babies or toddlers, I count my blessings for only have one kid and love her even more for being old enough to wipe her own ass.
  • Using my Amazon Dash buttons fills me with glee.
  • Speaking of Amazon – anyone else have 2304923 things in their cart? I’m probably not going to buy them anytime this century but they are there waiting for me on the off-chance I find the money to get them.
  • My niece and I have a running streak in Snapchat because I’m the cool aunt.
  • I believe first impressions are important. But first food impressions are everything!
  • Sometimes going to the pool is difficult – I hate getting in a swimsuit – but my kid loves the pool AND I get a chance to judge the swingers club in my neighborhood. Oh yes – we have a swingers club. VERY entertaining. More about this later…
  • I’m obsessed with this game blackbox on my phone. It’s addicting.

 

These are my confessions.

Successful Food Finds

Raise your hand if you’ve been scrolling Facebook and stubble across a food video and start drooling? You think oh I could soooo make that. Naturally, you like/share it or even save it for later use. Well, my food obsessed husband tags me in these finds all of the time! So instead of asking what should I make for dinner I started picking from the list of videos and while there were some duds (there always are, aren’t there?) there were also some big successes!

We all kind of get into a food rut in the Fall/Winter. It’s sometimes hard to find things you really want to make when you can’t just throw things on the grill. That being said – I’m sharing with you a few of the most recent food videos (and recipes) that were a hit at our house.

  • Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken Piccata
  • Easy Beef Burrito Skillet
    • Found on Facebook at Cooking Panda
    • NOTE: Need cast iron skillet.
  • Oven Baked Chicken Tacos
    • Found on Facebook at The Cookie Rookie
    • Full printable recipe found here
      • NOTE: Used 1 packet Old El Paso Mild instead of Hot & Spicy Taco Seasoning to make more kid friendly.
  • Flammin’ Hot Cheetos Pizza
  • Cider Glazed Pork
    • Found on Facebook at Delish
    • Full printable recipe found here

 

Have any new recipes you want to share? Link in the comments!

 

 

 

I want all the cheeseburgers!!!

I recently read a post by Norah Bennett (check her out here) where she talked about all the bad but yummy food she can’t live without. I loved it! I’m sick of people telling me to eat healthy and shit. Screw that! I only get to live once and if I am going to be on this Earth than I’m going to eat whatever the hell I want.

So here’s the list of all the I-can’t-function-without-this food:

  • Diet Coke – I know I know. It’s going to kill me.But we are all dying really so I’m over it.
  • Milkduds, Now&Laters, Reese’s cups (shapes are my fav) and KitKats. – GIVE ME ALL OF THEM.
  • Along those line – I’m a sucker for carmels and turtles.
  • Honey BBQ Mike Sells – Yes. Yes. YES.
  • Planet Smoothie – Let’s be honest. They are the best.
  • Homemade (as in the brand) Chocolate Chip Ice Cream – all day, every day.
  • BREAD – As my ass will show you, I love bread.
  • Potatoes both mashed or baked – For mashed.  I like them homemade, creamy, and lumpy… really I like them best when I make them but beggars can’t always be choosers. As for baked – ALL OF IT. BRB, drooling.
  • Cheeseburgers – I love love love me a good cheeseburger. With all the goodies on it – lettuce, tomato, pickle, ketchup and mayo. YUM. I WANT ALL THE CHEESEBURGERS.
  • Vanilla cones from McDonald’s – Best dollar you’ll ever spend!

What are some of the yummy bad foods that you just can’t live without? TELL ME! I may need to add to my list. 🙂