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Everyday Life: Weeks 6 and 7

A little peek at the last couple weeks:

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Starting off a day right.

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When dad is off at a music rehearsal, this is how we study 6th grade algebra homework… (Yes, got it all done before dad got home.)

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Sometimes you accidentally pour the whole 16 ounce container of yogurt in your bowl…just add bananas. Eat on the way to the gym. ¯_(ツ)_/¯


We got caught in a big downpour about halfway home. (It was a fun walk. P.S. Percy doesn’t know what to think of overflowing storm drains and that produces quite a dramatic pull-on-the-leash dance.)

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Guess who’s avoiding going to bed in this photo op…

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Tried some new Indian recipes from Madhur Jaffrey’s vegetarian cookbook… DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to try more.

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Post-bath puppy.

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This beer was interesting, to say the least. Not my preferred flavors but fun to try! It was brewed with spices that are used to make scrapple and indeed, did taste weirdly breakfast-y.

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Comfort food… vegetarian (Quorn) chicken and dumplings.

Forbidden Rice Blog | Weeks 6 and 7
At least a couple days of the week, I pack my husband’s lunch for him to take to work. Toby’s tofu pâté is one we enjoy (especially the jalapeño version).

Forbidden Rice Blog | Weeks 6 and 7
This cat has the most awful blood-curdling meow. And his preferred times to vocalize said meow: between 1 o’clock and 5 o’clock in the morning. But at least he has pretty eyes and soft fur.

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Another new recipe experiment. A Moroccan sweet potato and lentil soup.

Forbidden Rice Blog | Weeks 6 and 7
Baby.


Some highlights from a couple of Silas’s recent basketball games. He’s number 54.

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Probably the best fettuccine alfredo I’ve made. Hooray!

Forbidden Rice Blog | Weeks 6 and 7
Pre-basketball game breakfast. Cranberry hazelnut french toast, hash browns, and some fresh mango and banana.

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All I ever want to do is lay around cuddling the dog. True story. She turned 11 months old this week!

Forbidden Rice Blog | Weeks 6 and 7
I got to have the entire spin room at the gym to myself. The quiet of the huge room was awesome.

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A vegetarian sheet pan dinner experiment with a side of steamed then sautéed broccoli.

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Handdrawn Valentine’s Day card.

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And since Valentine’s Day also fell on Taco Tuesday we went out for some margaritas, tacos and nachos. All day happy hour! Woo-hoo!

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Two days later, we shared MORE nachos. This time with beers, at the pub where some of my husband’s students had a poetry reading featuring a few songwriting students as well.

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Stripes and a cat squeeze.

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My husband and his band opened for Terrapin Flyer here in Ashland…

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Nearly two dozen cheese enchiladas (with un-photoed beans and rice) when we had a sleepover that included three extra kids Friday night… The nine year old kid asked me, “Do you make your own chicken?” I told him there was no chicken in the enchiladas, to which he replied, “OH. We don’t eat this stuff at my house. Do you HAVE any chicken? I like MEAT… Beef? Ribs…? I’m a beef guy. Or do you guys just eat… this stuff over here?” Bwahaha.

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Hope you’ve had a great couple of weeks!

Day to Day Life: Week Thirty-One

A little peek at the last week:

I told y’all I was going to make this blueberry upside-down cake… and it was incredible.
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We are re-doing our backyard… The entire thing has been tilled at this point, but we’re still deciding where to go from there.
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Cold press chicory coffee! YES.
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Color pop!
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Mr. Business in his business under-roos! Bwahaha.
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Doctored-up Trader Joe’s frozen pizza for lunch one day…
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One of my more brilliant moves this week. I changed our sheets, made up the bed, and 30 minutes later when the iPad started glowing, I realized I’d tucked it right under the fitted bed sheet!
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Dinner with the hubby post-workout, and apparently I needed/wanted some protein! Southern fried tofu, roasted taters, greens sautéed with garlic and red vinegar, slow roasted pulled bbq pork and a little chicken wing.
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My mom and stepdad sent us an island for our kitchen… When my stepdad asked me on the phone if my husband was “good at reading directions and putting things together?” I said, “Probably, but I’m good at that too!” So… I sat, a-buildin’ some shit for 3 hours.
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Ta-da! And I did it all by myself! Haha
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“Babe, that looks like the food of the gods.” – My husband, on the topic of homemade hummus.
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Which was eaten with homemade falafels, pita bread, tzatziki, romaine lettuce, tomatoes and feta.
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This fella officially has his permit! And we have this handy little book that Oregon parents receive when their kids pass the permit knowledge test. Haha.
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In honor of National Pie Week, we had a chik’n pot pie (with an ugly crust because I barely made enough dough for this double-crusted pie).
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There are wildfires burning north and south of us… the skies are smoky, smoky, smoky.
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We sent Vincent off to Alaska to visit his girl for a week! His mom is in Tahoe, so his parakeets that live at her house are also vacationing here at “Crazy Bird Lady Aviary.”
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OCD napkin arranging.
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We had dinner at the Brickroom here in town last night, where my husband also played music… His dinner, shrimp and grits minus the lardons. There were white prawns, sautéed vegetables in a parmesan cream sauce and polenta.
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I got a pulled pork sandwich — slow roasted espresso rubbed pork shoulder, a delicious house-made BBQ sauce, cole slaw and thin, fried onions on a brioche bun. It was tasty!
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One of my favorite shots from the night. You can see the rest of my photos here.
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My buddy Janet even came to hang out with me at the show.
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Dinner tonight with this guy and the hubby!
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And that chicken torta was perfect.
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Hope you’ve had a lovely week!