Saturday, February 7, 2015

Shake Shack Day!

We drove past was so crowded...we said skip it...then we drove by again...found in the long lines of people and ordered a Shakeburger, French fries and a chocolate malt...oh my goodness! So good! This can't be done every week but every once in a while? Yes!

This is a man seriously dipping his French fries!

Reading is really good...a stern...very stern Lutheran family and the daughter who needs to break away. Late 50's...southern Minnesota...strict upbringing...I am really enjoying this book!

Happy Saturday! I probably won't pop back in until Monday!

Friday, February 6, 2015

All By My Self!

Oh my! Den is at the office today and the girls and I are on our own...I have already dusted, tidied and spritzed everything...I should venture into the basement to work out but it's cold and I, admittedly, have been sort of lazy this week...sigh!

Tomorrow we are finally driving to KOP to pick up Den's hybrid's been tailored and ready for a week but it's an effort to want to drive way far away to get it...especially with the weird weather we are enduring...snow predictions...then no snow...freezing temps...whew! You can unzipper that inside vest looks so good on him.

Our reward is this...we are stopping here! The first Shake Shack was a little cart in NYC! In Madison Square Park! We had no clue there was one relatively close to us...hamburgers are hormone and antibiotic is naturally sourced as much as possible...that's a good thing!

They even have a frozen custard calendar! But I just want vanilla!


Or maybe chocolate...we will see!

Shake shack hamburger...

Shake Shack hot dog...

Reading this's not the one I was going to start but I needed a book in the middle of the night...a weird noise awakened I grabbed's so good. It's told through the eyes of a recovering brutally attacked woman named Hanna...who can't believe that someone she loves might be involved...the story is told in flashbacks and memories and is suspense filled and chilling...has just enough sneaky untrustworthy really bad family members and neighbors to keep me turning my virtual Kindle pages rapidly! It is so good!

I am making pizza dough later...for a Friday night pizza!

Happy Reading!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

It's Just A Simple Thursday...

Finished this...I was not sure about it at first but I thought it was really good. A look at what life is like for families of soldiers...key characters are Ellen...scholarly...and Lacey...not so scholarly. It's filled with family issues as well as the injuries of two soldiers and what happens at some veteran's hospitals...the behind the scene stuff about care and finances for families. Sad...but hopeful...

Starting this now...

This is dinner...sweet and sour pork chops...with broccolini and baby roasty potatoes.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Winter Doldrums? I think I Have Them!

I think I have the kind of doldrums that make me want to stay in...not venture out in the freezing temperatures...and make soup!

I love my newest soup book. It makes just enough soup for dinner and another dinner...or lunch! The book is beautiful and has tons of tips and extras...there is even a recipe for tiny little grilled cheese bites!

Just a sampling of some of the soups in this book. There is even a section of chilled cold soups! I will save those for summer...

Pineapple Soup!

I almost hate saying this but I love making to do lists and staying organized...this tablet is my new venture into staying organized...

I really love this book and I didn't think I is about a multitude of dysfunctional husbands with an absolutely dizzying array of disorders...and not enough time to fix them!

Off to finish it!

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Trivial Tuesday...

Eating these...Cara Cara good!

Still drinking...

Reading this...

Thinking about...

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, February 2, 2015

It's All About The Books...

Yum...I am enmeshed in this fast paced thriller starring John Wells...former CIA agent now about to save the world again! I can't believe I am reading this but I am...and actually enjoying's like watching Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible!

There were yummy shiny new books of all kinds on NetGalley this are just a few...

And some teasers from Penguin!

Off to finish my book and start another! No clue what I am starting next...

Happy Reading!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Bowl Food...It's The Way You Stuff It!

So...we went to Whole Foods this morning after Den went to church...and our eyes fixated on a loaf of Brioche Bread...and we both said...creamy custardy French Toast...with breakfast sausages...and now it's 2:34 and we are am not making nachos or taco soup...we are having Whole Foods wings with carrots and celery if we are ever hungry again...which right now I cannot imagine...being hungry...ever again.

So...there was Wing Madness at Whole Foods this morning...staffers bring out trays of hot yummy chicken wings...barbecue, Maryland Crab flavored, Teriyaki, regular...there is no announcement...they just being them out...and you get in line and stuff your bucket...we were new to the wing game so the ladies at the prep food area told us to really stuff our buckets. I didn't totally get that until I watched some more experienced bucket they really stuffed their buckets!

Then...out of the blue...Den and I had a mild quiet unobtrusive non scene making tiff about flavors...I wanted barbecue, he wanted regular and he didn't want my barbecue to touch his regular...and he refused to try Maryland crab let him stuff the bucket but when I saw the space on top...oh my...I channelled my dad...and stuffed ten more wings was awesome! I never would gave done it had they not told me to stuff it...if you put in 12 wings or 24 the price is the why not stuff it? We stuffed the bucket...or rather I did with help from my dad! to hang with Den and watch pre game stuff...

Happy Sunday! Oh...I am reading kind of an unusual book for me...but it's really extremely good...