Are you able to pick a favorite flower? What is it?
Are you able to pick a favorite flower? What is it?
+ Ranch Dressing
This is my Kentucky hillbilly coming out, but I looooove ranch dressing. I normally use ranch as a vehicle for getting salad into my mouth, but it’s also awesome as a dip for basically everything – vegetables, chips (OMG), pizza, and maybe even something sweet. I don’t know, I would probably try it.
I am a ranch snob, though. I prefer Hidden Valley or a thinner ranch you can find at certain restaurants (CHS readers – Kickin’ Chicken’s is really good). I’m considering attempting to make my own ranch, but I’m worried I won’t like it as much and it’ll be a waste. These are the things that I worry about.
+ French Fries
Waffle, steak, curly, skinny, sweet potato, tots, crinkle, home, wedges….how can you not love a food that has so many varieties? French fries are a serious downfall of mine. They’re like pizza – even when they aren’t great, they’re still good. And I can’t stop eating them. It’s at the point where I’m proud of myself not for not ordering fries, but for not eating every fry on my plate.
Every time I go to my parents house, it’s a guarantee that I can find a bag of Doritos in the pantry. I very rarely buy the chips for myself, but if I’m at mom and dad’s or on vacation, Doritos are game on. I couldn’t even tell you what ingredients you could find in a Dorito (corn? special orange dust?), but I love those cheesy, crunchy, delicious neon snacks so very much. I’m also on #TeamCoolRanch. And, no I haven’t tried the Doritos Locos Taco, Taco Bell is actually one of the things that I have managed to cut out of my life.
+ Brie Cheese
Brie isn’t necessarily as unhealthy as Doritos, but it’s really not great for you. Plus the amount of brie (calorie alert) that Adam and I can consume in one sitting is pretty scary. Most of the time we eat it with some type of crackers on it’s own, but every once in awhile we get fancy and wrap it in a puff pastry with jam. It’s insanely good.
How about you? What’s the unhealthy food that someone will have to pry out of your hands?
I’ve taken a few months off of writing down my monthly goals, but I’m ready to get back to it! The break was good for me, I was hitting a point where I was simply creating the goals for blog fodder, not for any true purpose. The group of goals that I have below include objectives that I’ve had in my head for the last couple weeks, I just haven’t put into action. Hopefully writing them down and putting them out into the blog world will help keep me accountable.
+ Make the switch to WordPress
This one is a long time coming. I knew pretty immediately that I should have started this blog out on WordPress, but somehow still ended up on Blogger. I’m hitting a spot now where there are some things in my design that I’d like to customize, but my current theme on Blogger doesn’t allow any changes. I feel trapped into this design and I’m tired of not being able to make edits. I did take some code classes, so luckily I’m not a complete newb.
And now it’s time; I’m making the switch. The first launch of my WordPress blog won’t be the final design, but it will at least get me onto a platform that’s more customization friendly and user-friendly. Luckily I’ve kept this blog pretty minimal, so the switch should be fairly painless. Famous last words? Get excited, ha!
+ Meditate 20 times
I fell off the meditation wagon earlier this year. Somehow I’m going to yoga more often, but am meditating less. I’m putting a number of twenty on this goal, because if I just said “meditate more” I would do it maybe twice. Ommmm….
+ Try three new recipes from Smoke and Pickles
I have been loving Asian food lately to the point where I’ve been hunting out Asian restaurants and searching for new recipes online. Of course, I ended up overlooking a cookbook I own, Smoke and Pickles by Edward Lee. It’s technically a southern cookbook, but since Lee’s family is from Korea, there’s a lot of Asian influence.
I found about a million (slight exaggeration) recipes that I want to make after browsing through the book. I’m going to set a little bit of a more realistic goal – three recipes during August.
+ Maintain a regular morning routine
I don’t know what has happened the last few months, but my mornings are a mess – I’m always in a rush. Instead of making breakfast and coffee I’ve been swinging by my favorite cafes for pickups instead. I love having these little treats in the morning, but my wallet and waistline disagree. I’m on a mission to get back to my coffee, eggs, and Morning Joe routine.
+ Clean out the guest bedroom
Adam and I have been slowly but surely cutting down on our belongings. I love purging, I just have to be in the mood for it. It’s about time I take a big purge mentality to our guest room. The guest room is basically the opposite of the Room of Requirement in Harry Potter – I can never find what I need.
What do you think? Not too ambitious, right? What are your August goals?
Late night games
Lots of libations
Family, family, family
Delicious, flavorful food (The Floridian + homemade)