Random Goofiness

More Branching Out with New To-Do Lists…

Alternative titles for this post included the following: "How to Survive Teenagers in the House," "Keeping Your Sanity with Teens," "If you thought my nagging is annoying, kid, wait until you experience yo mama's supernagging!" and "Help Me, I Have a Teenaged Son." Honestly, I can't really use any of the above alternates because The… Continue reading More Branching Out with New To-Do Lists…

Random Goofiness · Tourism Adventures

Good Old Friends and Complete Silliness

What happens when you put a family of five into an SUV for thirty hours of nearly straight-through driving to visit their old friends and attend the Rose Bowl? They have fun. We helped our old friends get their wiggles out by putting them through our Tourist Treatment, specially constructed for Hoosiers. You get some… Continue reading Good Old Friends and Complete Silliness

Quotes and Thoughts

Worthwhile Things I’ve learned- Personally or Vicariously

1.  Own a cast iron skillet. Or several. And learn how to properly use and care for them. 2a.  Life is too short for mediocre coffee and poor wine. Buy the best you can afford. 2b. Even if it is just for you. 2c. Especially if it is just for you! 2d. Sometimes a $2.99… Continue reading Worthwhile Things I’ve learned- Personally or Vicariously

Food and Drink

New Recipe-Hasselback Potatoes Gratin à la Serious Eat’s J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

I intended to look up a scalloped potato recipe for tonight's dinner with the whole fam-bamily, but got sidetracked by Facebook... Uh oh? No! The first things I came across was a New York Times Food link to one of one of my favorite food site people- J. Kenji Lopez-Alt from SeriousEats.com. Look at this… Continue reading New Recipe-Hasselback Potatoes Gratin à la Serious Eat’s J. Kenji Lopez-Alt