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Weekend Bits

I feel like I’ve gone a bit mad.  You know how some girls submerge their blues in a pretty dish of pink ice cream?  I am no exception but extend past this fact with enough food to feed a massive army.  I am too embarrassed to post images of everything food-related for this past weekend but suffice it to say that there were many bottomless bowls of various things spooned over with nutella involved.  My pretty little princess in all her wide-eyed optimism came bouncing down the stairs one morning, making a quick bee-line to the fridge and helped herself to a bowl of ice-cream of mammoth proportions.  (Mind you she’s itty bitty) and gleefully snuggled close and exclaimed the brilliance of her chosen breakfast.  So two things here, D.S.S. would probably intervene for my lack of responsible parenting and her enthusiasm gave way to the next hour of staring at Saturday morning cartoons with an open bag of this chocolate cereal that should quit lying and call itself what it really is: cookie-candy.

This stuff is crazy dangerous.  If I ever had kids, I don’t know how I could justify feeding this to them for breakfast….but then again, I stare at my nieces pleading doe-eyes and quickly reconsider.  Parenting has got to be some tough stuff.  I don’t know how y’all do it!

Strawberry milkshakes are a necessity when over seeing two girls hula-hooping.

Strawberry cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese frosting and chocolate ganache.  Princess wanted to know what ganache was.

These represent the better parts of my childhood.  (but yet another example of what should be included in the list of “things you should never feed your kids).  The label reads a scary calorie and fat content, the ingredient following chocolate is cheese? On the bottom, it clearly states “does not contain pig fat.”  Was that ever a thing for my yan yan?

Don’t worry, there was some actual food involved, too.  Spicy shrimp with cilantro and jasmine rice

Grilled garlic beef tenderloin with cilantro-lime corn.  I am a woman obsessed!  I want cilantro-everything lately.

More cilantro, please! (and tying into the shrimp and cilantro theme, too) 🙂

Today, I spent a portion of my day in the artsy-fartsy district of town where they had street vendors set up.  I guess little girls really dig hula hoops!
I saw this little guy next to the local brewery stand.  It’s very odd, the things I notice.

That’s my weekend in a nutshell.  I hope everyone had a fun and delicious weekend!

XOXO

Your Squishy Monster

 

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