Manic Monday comes early this week! And that’s because I also have a bonus recipe coming at you a little later for Surprise Recipe Swap.
#1- I am STUCK on these caramel frappes with non-fat milk and fresh espresso from my local coffee shop. Get one.
#2- We went to the Western North Carolina Farmer’s Market (it is HUGE) on Saturday. It was a rainy sticky weird day for a short road trip, but it was LOTS of fun. I bought my weight in produce, chili powder, and STRAWBERRIES. There were strawberries everywhere. You will probably be subjected to lots and lots of strawberry recipes soon… consider yourself warned.
Anyway, after we bough another basil plant, some catnip for Norma Jean, and waited for my sister to show up and walk around with us for awhile, we hiked up a hill to eat at a little country farm-to-table restaurant called the Moose Cafe. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but we were MAJORLY impressed. Sweet tea in mason jars, fresh warm buttery biscuits, amazing coffee, from scratch dressings, homemade croutons– and it was AFFORDABLE.
And have a look at this gimantico grass-fed beef bacon cheeseburger.
Can you say dee-lish-us? And the pickle was so great I ate it before I even got this picture taken.
P.S. I don’t even really like pickles.
#3-My house is currently a war zone.
Evan begged me for this faux Daniel Boone raccoon hat at the farmer’s market this weekend. Instead he bought himself a little wooden rubber band shooter that looks like a tiny rifle. He was having a really great time shooting all of us, even though we were unarmed. Until he was ambushed.
Now you can’t round a corner or walk in the front door without someone jumping out and shooting a rubber band at you.
There is no end in sight. This is living with boys.
#4- Chad was delving into some kinda crazy workout the other day and the song “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons came on. Andrew popped up and said he liked it, so we YouTubed it. The video is superbly strange and I was really stressed out about all the stuffed animals getting demolished. Am I the only person that assigns feelings to inanimate objects?
#5- Norma Jean’s wearing a new fashion accessory because she had surgery and can’t behave herself. It’s made her sort of wacky and sometimes she just stares at me with this weird face… I don’t think I wanna know this week what she is thinking.