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Day to Day Life: Week 3

A little look at the last week:

DOUGH!
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Which eventually turned into this garlic naan…
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Which eventually got eaten with these koftas…
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And rounded out a good Indian feast.
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We’ve had quite a bit of rain this week (hooray!).
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A little Lap Chicken.
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Perfection.
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A couple basketball games this weekend for Silas Henry…
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Scalloped potatoes, baked barbecue tofu, and salads one night.
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My buddy came to visit again!
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Rain, rain, rain…
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One of the best parts of January! Garden plotting and planning.
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I got to photograph the executive chef at a local restaurant one afternoon… a fun, new experience.
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A little spin on my husband’s favorite smoothie, which he has deemed “nectar of the gods.” Hahaha!
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Homemade blueberry syrup this morning for breakfast pancakes!
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Hope y’all have had a lovely week!

Day to Day Life: Weeks 1 + 2

I wasn’t sure that I was going to keep this series going, but in retrospect, it’s sort of fun at the end of the year, to look back on these posts and see some of the daily things that happen throughout the year. With that in mind, here’s a glimpse at the first couple weeks of the new year:

Little kid(s) snack plate. (Except I’d eat the same snack plate.)
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This cake experiment! Flourless, slightly boozy, plenty chocolatey.
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A New Year’s feast, southern style. Black eyed peas, smoky collard greens, buttermilk cornbread… bourbon for good measure.
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I very much love greens… leftover collards for lunch the following day, topped with an over easy egg. And my favorite hot sauce.
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This dude.
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A fancy-happy bread experiment.
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First batch of homemade noodles with the pasta rollers I received for Christmas, for our KitchenAid.
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Second batch of noodles a few days later was homemade spaghetti… with a simple homemade marinara and veggie meatballs. My husband said to me, “I hope these noodles come out good because last time you said they didn’t, and then you got drunk and went to bed!” HEHE! Real Life-Real talk.
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Beer-Thirty.
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Little winter treasures.
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I’ve decided that I really like cheese enchiladas on flour tortillas… and not just because it means I don’t have to make corn tortillas! ;)
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Pretty produce… pre-eggplant parmesan.
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I’ve been making salads that I really enjoy eating lately! WOOHOO!
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Buttermilk waffles one morning, with fresh strawberries.
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Still some of my favorite sky-scapes this time of year!
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Brunch for the hubby and I one afternoon. Chilaquiles! (SO GOOD!)
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My friend Janet and I finally got to squeeze in a Sammich lunch date. I got this, “Capone’s Paper Boy,” a special consisting of house roasted beef, salami, provolone, sprouts, Chicago mustard + mayo, plus added spicy giardiniera! I ate half… then got home and immediately at the remainder. My “leftovers” didn’t even make it to the fridge!
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Nana got me a pizza stone for Christmas, which replaced our broken stone. We christened it with homemade pizzas last night.
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Sometimes you just gotta buy yourself a papaya for lunch.
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Basketball has officially started for this fella!
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I hope your 2016 is off to a great start!

Day to Day Life: Week 48 and 49

A look at the last couple weeks:

Lunch at Sammich with my Mother-in-Law one afternoon… I got the turkey – their house-brined roasted turkey, house-made cranberry sauce, mayo & lettuce on an italian loaf. So consistently good.
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Nana got the “Nagurski Melt” special – house smoked pork loin, havarti, cheddar, arugula, green sriracha mayo, and grilled onions on italian loaf. Looked tasty!
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Rose petals post-4-year-anniversary-roses drying.
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Enchiladas one night. Wright Family staple.
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Thanksgiving prep! Homemade cranberry apple sauce, Field Roast chorizo and ciabatta stuffing, sweet potatoes pureed with bourbon and spices, vanilla cheesecake with a gingersnap crust and mushrooms that eventually made it into vegetarian gravy.
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All the veggie roasts. One Quorn roast, one Field Roast and one Tofurky roast.
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A no-turkey feast.
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The last of the Thanksgiving leftovers later in the week in one of the weirdest dinners I’ve made in a while. Pan fried mashed potato cakes with cheddar and ketchup, all the leftover roasted veggies pan fried with the remaining stuffing and roast, sweet potato casserole.
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The Sunday after Thanksgiving was Craig’s birthday. He made a real complicated birthday meal request of veggie dogs, slaw, and potato salad. And a chocolate sheet cake with dark chocolate frosting.
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Late fall/winter skies are some of my favorites.
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The water polo banquet happened, wrapping up the season and Vincent’s high school water polo career. These are some great kids, all seniors this year.
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Vincent received the “Best Defensive Player” award from his coaches.
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There was a night I didn’t have to make dinner for anyone but myself. So I did. And I made a lot of sushi (and ate it all, hehe!).
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This is how we wait for dinner in the oven…
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Especially when dinner is vegetarian Chik’n and Biscuits.
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These chicken tenders at the venue my husband played music at were quite tasty!
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Hubby.
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Aaaand after a night of gin and tonics, a better-for-you (ME) lunch.
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Day to Day Life: Weeks 42, 43, 44!

It appears our days are filled with so many shenanigans, I lose track of all time. I’ll think to myself “I should write a Monday post…” and then suddenly it’s Saturday and I’m exhausted. A quick browse-through of the last few weeks:

What is this? Our washing machine broke and this is the laundry that accumulated over the course of three days. Yes, three days.
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Don’t fret! Although it took a couple weeks, these beauties arrived. They’re bigger than the last and will hopefully cut down on the number of laundry loads each week.
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Adult dinner-ing at its finest.
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One of my favorite walks home this time of year.
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This guy and girl are getting older and requiring a little more assistance daily… They turned 11 in August.
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We’ve hit fall, but have had some gorgeous weather recently. Tomatoes are still red and ripe.
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There have been a number of trips out of town for water polo. This photo is after Vincent’s team totally dominated all weekend and won first place in the Salem Tournament.
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This fella has been on a number of the polo trips with us…
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Little Chicken having a bath!
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Some lovely clouds somewhere along I-5 Northbound.
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While running errands one morning, the hubby and I attempted to get burritos in 3 different places… When all those places were closed, we gave up… then rode by In-N-Out, which just opened their first location outside of California here. The line was almost nonexistent (which has been unheard of) so… neapolitan shake and animal style fries to share for breakfast.
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So many road trips… the roads begin to all seem like this.
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Somebody got braces…
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My hubby was part of a reading in Eugene. That week we drove home from Salem Sunday, drove up to Eugene Tuesday, drove to Ashland Wednesday, then drove up to Cottage Grove on Friday! It was pretty silly. But! The reading went well…
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And we took it upon ourselves to find excellent New York style pizza in town…
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And the clouds were impeccably moody!
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Do you know what is going on in the photo? LOTS of sass and LOTS of not listening to Julie (i.e. “Don’t stand on Nana’s countertops…” “I can do whatever I want!” Geeze!)!
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Homemade Yumm bowls one night.
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Chicken has been to all the water polo tournaments. Because of his crazy legs, it’s hard for him to get comfortable sometimes… so he gets to ride shotgun in my lap.
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Both the Ashland boys and girls water polo teams are first in their conference. That means they’ll go up on Thursday to play in the District tournament and hopefully play for first in state next weekend.
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Fluffy, TALL biscuits and mushroom gravy for breakfast.
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There are certain days that bourbon:thirty comes waaaay before 5 o’clock! ;)
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Moody moon skies.
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Boo!
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Silas insisted Craig try on the costume he and his mom made for Halloween…
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Meanwhile Vincent and his friends went as Scooby Doo and the gang. (Thelma met up with them later into the night.)
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One of my favorite dinners in a while! Vegetable chow mein with crisp ginger soy tofu!
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Hope you’ve all been enjoying the last few weeks!

Day to Day Life: Weeks Thirty-Four, Thirty-Five and Thirty-Six

The last few weeks in a series of photographs:

Upon cracking open my first bottles of kombucha, I discovered it’s the bubbliest, tastiest homemade ‘booch! I am very excited about future flavor possibilities!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 34, 35, 36 2015 (16 of 21)

Silas’s mom found a little injured bird at her workplace and called to see if I’d come get it… Because that’s what crazy bird ladies do.
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After figuring out what type of bird s/he was (I think a Hutton’s vireo), I figured out what it’d eat (bugs and berries mainly). Despite a good appetite, after a few days the little guy didn’t make it…
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We had a last-of-the-summer camping trip, which was also for the kickoff of Vincent’s water polo season. We camped with the team in Redmond, Oregon. Enroute to Eastern Oregon…
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Guess who else got to camp?
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Uploading and editing water polo pictures in our tent, listening to some crazy wind outside and hiding from the dust…
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Coming home from camping means butt-loads of laundry. Apparently.
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Eggplant parmesan with ALL the eggplants out of our little garden.
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Dough balls.
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For pizza night… though pretty, this was the spiciest pizza EVER. Luckily sour cream on said pizza wasn’t as odd as it sounds! Hah!
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Little Chicken is not a morning Chicken.

Yolks.
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Excellent Ashland grocery store finds!
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Taco night!
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Little cuddle Chickie.
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Parmesan mashed ‘taters with mushroom gravy, fried Quorn nak’d chik’n with a parmesan panko crust, homemade bbq sauce and some little corns.
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Somebody started their last year of elementary school this week! (Photo curteosy of his mama.) Vincent also started his last year of high school, but there were no pictures taken.
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Making guacamole makes me miss the free Kaua’i avocados that used to grow in my backyard! Avos are expensive!
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Vincent’s 17th birthday was yesterday. We tried to surprise him a day early after water polo practice, which was a failure! Due to a little lightning and thunder the kids left early! Vincent wasn’t even there when we showed up! So we simply ate the cupcakes on his actual birthday, along with a little homemade pizza party with some friends and family. While I charged my camera intending to take some photos, I didn’t capture a single photograph other than the cupcakes the day prior!
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