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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

On and off the Menu

  Panera took their Tortilla Soup off the menu.  I live on it.  Only 5 WW points and absolutely delightful.  Please bring it back, Panera.  Garden Vegetable with Pesto is just not the same...


Some of our dearest friends have also been taken off the menu- of our social calendar.  We are hoping they hurry back, too.


The weather here is stifling hot.  Snow cones are a necessity.  Coconut and Strawberry Cheesecake are my current faves.  Wonder if I can try all the flavors before Fall.


This picture reminds me so much of the 70's.  It's awkwardly wonderful.  


Honey Cinnamon Pretzels at Mellow Mushroom.  Served hot.  Crazy delicious.


Roasted Vegetable Salad.  Croque Monsieur sandwiches.  Scones. Croissants.


Not only was the food delicious but I loved their blackboard.  If I had one like this (below) perhaps I would be motivated to plan better and cook more often.


Ballet workshops.  She doesn't want me to watch.  My heart aches but I still sneak pictures when I can.:)


Precious friends.  You can't buy them at the store.  They are a gift, pure and simple.


Finally got to see Brave.  We really liked it but I'm at the point in my life where I completely sympathized with the Mom.  I must be getting old.


It's going to be a trilogy!


We finally got a Fresh Market.  Even my husband is excited- I think more so than me.  We have been frequenting the baked goods.  The cupcakes are unreal.  Katie has already asked for them for her birthday, instead of a cake.  I have my eye on the sunflowers (below).


I can't seem to stay away.  I do believe the lemons are calling my name.


I will be purchasing steamed shrimp in the near future.  With Old Bay seasoning.  Ina and I will get together to make her famous cocktail sauce.  (Sad that this hot weather hasn't dulled my appetite.)



Giddy over a grocery store.  Yep, I'm getting old(er).  But that's ok.


Happy colors.  


Found my old Country Home magazines.  Why in the world did they stop publishing it?  Reading them is just as good as any comfort food.


I loved Cottage Living, too.  So sad it's days are over.


Snookie, our cat, guards the front door.  More than usual.  He wants to play with these little sweet peas.  Not on my watch, Mister.


We have grape and cherry tomatoes coming out our ears.  Someday I will learn to can.  In the meantime these two will try something else.


I can't get over the colors that God has created.  Even if you don't like tomatoes, you must appreciate their gorgeous, red hue.  Stunning.


A road side stand.
Homegrown, organic tomatoes.
Darling little girls.


It was SO hot that I made them come inside.  I didn't want them to end up looking like tomatoes!


Perhaps they can sell Zucchini bread in the Fall.:)

12 comments:

Tristan said...

so much fun in this post!!
i loved brave! and i was almost in tears over it..lol.

i didn't know they stopped publishing country home..so sad..i will have to borrow the stacks and stacks at chris's grandmas!!

haha..i want to come to their little stand..how cute are they!!

Polka Dot Moon said...

I too get bummed when something fabulous is removed from the menu! Hope your soup comes back!

Coconut! Say no more! Anything with coconut is AMAZING :)

You always have such fun family pics to post! I want to live by you :)
Denise

(I get giddy with fabulous grocery stores too! Yours looks so pretty! Can a grocery store be pretty??!!)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Denise- I would LOVE to live by you! We could celebrate our birthday together.:) Can't wait to hear more about your beach vacation! Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

Tristan- Can you believe that some people didn't like Brave?? What???? It was wonderful. They would have loved to have you come by their stand! It was so hot that no one wanted to even put their car window down.:( Too hot to breathe! Lori

Sherri said...

Lori-what a lovely post! I love Fresh Market-we have 2 near where I live here in Charlotte! They are my fav grocery store. I see the one you were in had stock at the flower market-don't they smell wonderful!! The girls are getting so big and they are both very beautiful! Glad you enjoyed your vakay!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Sherri- I look forward to going to the grocery store now.:) The girls are growing up all to quickly but what a blessing that I get to experience life with them! Wish I could slow down time.... Lori

Karen Fincher said...

Boy oh boy what a fun post! The girls are so beautiful and growing too fast . Love the tomatoes, someone told me you can freeze them just cut the core out and pop in freezer bags then you can use them for soups or whatever cooking you need.
It has been hot here too, and it hasn't hurt my appetite either. Lol

Karen Fincher said...

Boy oh boy what a fun post! The girls are so beautiful and growing too fast . Love the tomatoes, someone told me you can freeze them just cut the core out and pop in freezer bags then you can use them for soups or whatever cooking you need.
It has been hot here too, and it hasn't hurt my appetite either. Lol

Karen Fincher said...

What a fun post! The girls are just beautiful!
Someone told me you can freeze tomatoes just cut out core and pop in freezer bags, they can be used in cooking such as soups.
The weather has been hot here too, but hasn't hurt my appetite either, lol. Blessings, Karen

mysteryhistorymom said...

Thanks, Karen! I will have to try freezing the tomatoes! They would be great in chili or, like you said, soups in the Fall.:) Lori

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

I hate it when they remove my favorite thing from the menu. I just keep ordering it. Then smack myself on the forehead pretending not to know they don't have it anymore. We are getting a Fresh Market soon too! I can't wait. The girls are growing up so fast. They're gorgeous girls.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Amy- You are going to love Fresh Market! Make sure to be there when they first open- lots of yummy samples! Like Sam's- but so much better. Let me know what you think! Lori