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Everyday Life: Week 29

Here’s a little look at week twenty-nine in photographs:

Our first small handful of homegrown tomatoes!

We cut down our crab apple tree this week. Suddenly our backyard has a LOT of sunlight during the day.

Percy and the beanstalk.

We’ve had quite a bit of zucchini this summer and I’ve been experimenting with zucchini noodles!

This is the look of four in the morning from our bed.

‘Tis the season.

Also in our garden right now!

Frenemies.

Our refrigerator died on Tuesday. For three nights we ate some weird meals… This one was a hot dog bun topped with two Trader Joe’s meatless chicken sausages (split in half). Then topped with sauerkraut, cheddar cheese, dill relish, ketchup and mustard. Surprisingly tasty.

Salad!

Surprise rainbow while watering tomatoes.

Anaheim and jalapeno pepper mac and cheese.

Garden pretties.

Tomatoes cooking in a saffron infused olive oil…

To make this bonkers delicious tomato confit pasta!

We finally got our fridge working after four days. Lost most of the stuff in our freezer…except liquor, veggie burgers and vegetarian sausages. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

What do YOU wake up to in the morning? Bwahaha.

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.)
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (1 of 20)

This cake experiment! Flourless, slightly boozy, plenty chocolatey.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (2 of 20)

A New Year’s feast, southern style. Black eyed peas, smoky collard greens, buttermilk cornbread… bourbon for good measure.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (15 of 20)

I very much love greens… leftover collards for lunch the following day, topped with an over easy egg. And my favorite hot sauce.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (3 of 20)

This dude.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (4 of 20)

A fancy-happy bread experiment.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (5 of 20)

First batch of homemade noodles with the pasta rollers I received for Christmas, for our KitchenAid.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (11 of 20)

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.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (14 of 20)

Beer-Thirty.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (16 of 20)

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! ;)
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (6 of 20)

Pretty produce… pre-eggplant parmesan.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (7 of 20)

I’ve been making salads that I really enjoy eating lately! WOOHOO!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (8 of 20)

Buttermilk waffles one morning, with fresh strawberries.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (12 of 20)

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!)
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (13 of 20)

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!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (17 of 20)

Nana got me a pizza stone for Christmas, which replaced our broken stone. We christened it with homemade pizzas last night.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (20 of 20)

Sometimes you just gotta buy yourself a papaya for lunch.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (18 of 20)

Basketball has officially started for this fella!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks One and Two (9 of 20)

I hope your 2016 is off to a great start!

Day to Day Life: Week Fifty-One

A little glimpse at the last week:

Winter skies are hard to beat…
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Week 51 2015 (12 of 15)

Residual snow from last week’s winter storm.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Week 51 2015 (14 of 15)

Tree-snow.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Week 51 2015 (13 of 15)

Noodle pile.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Week 51 2015 (1 of 15)

Butternut squash is excellent this time of year…
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Week 51 2015 (4 of 15)

Especially when put into this lasagna! (I even snuck a pound of spinach in it this time!)
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Week 51 2015 (5 of 15)

The doggy diapers arrived… and while they make me laugh, they’ve been a lifesaver for longer stretches in the house, like bedtime.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Week 51 2015 (9 of 15)

Happy Boy.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Week 51 2015 (10 of 15)

Pintos, to the pot!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Week 51 2015 (15 of 15)

Thrown together dinner one night… barbecue chik’n sammiches with slaw on jalapeño cheese rolls.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Week 51 2015 (6 of 15)

My Little Chicken.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Week 51 2015 (3 of 15)

Basketball season’s officially started.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Week 51 2015 (7 of 15)

Score!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Week 51 2015 (8 of 15)

Silas had a sleepover after his game… I made the kids crepes for breakfast today. Cheese crepes, cinnamon apple crepes.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Week 51 2015 (11 of 15)

Day to Day Life: Week Thirty-Seven

A little peek at the last week:

Goodnight, sky.
Day to Day Life- Week 37 2015 (5 of 22)

A thrown together dinner one night. Pan seared polenta, topped with fontina, homemade pesto, feta and fresh tomatoes. Trader Joe’s veggie chicken sausage and some caesar salad.
Day to Day Life- Week 37 2015 (1 of 22)

My go-to happy place.
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Water polo season is absolutely in full effect… Vincent and Kenya (Silas’s sister) had a scrimmage game early in the week.
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Silas hung out at the game, too.
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Tuesdays. (Sorry… not so sorry.) And why everyone should download the Dubsmash App. Hah.

How to be a less grumpy person mid-week. ;) Salmon, tuna, shrimp, avocado, cucumber, and chili mayo.
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This guy came running out into the street one afternoon as we drove to Silas’s school.
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An end-of-the-summer flavored beer.
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This guy, always looking guilty.
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And this girl, always wanting to shake my hand or get as close as physically possible to me.
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A potato corn chowder one night.
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Here’s a throwback for you to perhaps the girliest outfit I wore between the ages of 5 and 16. Barefoot in Michigan, because I am always going to be an island girl.
Day to Day Life- Week 37 2015 (10 of 22)

Enchilada casserole thinga-ma-bob.
Day to Day Life- Week 37 2015 (11 of 22)

On Saturday there was a pick-up water polo game that both boys went to. Silas played with kids who were anywhere from 15 to nearly 20.
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Since there were some alumni players as well as current players, things got a little funny…
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Day to Day Life- Week 37 2015 (16 of 22)

Silas even attempted a shot on Vincent…
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And made a goal. Then nonchalantly turned around while Vincent smiled.
Day to Day Life- Week 37 2015 (19 of 22)

Zucchini cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
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Aaaand my favorite dinner night… ;)
Day to Day Life- Week 37 2015 (14 of 22)

Day to Day Life: Week Twenty-Eight

Here’s a little peek at the last week:

A little fern-curl on our front porch.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

A monstrous picnic dinner sammich!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

Eaten at the last All-Star game. The kids were eliminated, putting them in third place in the tournament.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

As we headed back to Ashland from the game, the skies looked like this…
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Then we got caught up in this fun. Our truck got to swim home for a bit!

Slaw.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

BBQ Seitan.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

And this cowboy caviar with the last two items for dinner one night.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

Pop! These lilies opened!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

Lunch date with my buddy Janet… fish tacos and the un-pictured giant ass margarita before noon!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

Janet also has this cat…
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

She’s cute and feisty… and mad that I made her wear this.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

Homemade strawberry ice cream one day.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

We also went out for chocolate malts/milkshakes and fries with the kids one afternoon…
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

Sometimes the only way I can get Chicken to calm down and go to bed is to let him sit like this for a little while. Spoiled Chicken.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

He also has music preferences. Dispatch’s “Elias” on this day.

Still one of my favorite nights of the week!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

A big ‘ole blurry butterfly, hanging out on our lavender with a incredible number of bees.
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Little friend.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

Fried rice and orange tofu one night.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

Tuna and tots.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

Breakfast waffle accompaniments.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

And lunch waffle pizzas.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 28 2015

I hope you’ve had a lovely week!