Thursday Thoughts


Today’s Thursday and I’m linking up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom


AHH I love him… so many things NF does that I want to remember, the way he says “scoop over” instead of scootch over.  He woke up at 6:15 this morning and crawled into bed with me.  He told me his new shirt scared him and he couldn’t wear it this morning, but I didn’t give in and change it.  He tried strawberry milk for the first time today too.


NF’s so lucky to have an amazing Aunt and soon to be Uncle.



What’s your favorite thing at Panera?  I feel like I go there at least once a week.  Especially with C gone for work two weeks at a time… we frequently visit Panera.  NF likes the chocolate chip muffie (muffin top) and he calls it a muffin cookie.  I like to get the half sandwich half salad.  I always get the Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT (although last time I went my avocado was hard and not ripe at all) and I’ve been trying every salad.  I want to branch out, what’s your go to order for Panera?

do us a flavor

AHHHH it’s that time of year again!!!  Lay’s do us a flavor contest!!  This years flavors are…. kettle cooked greektown gyro, wavy west coast truffle fries, southern biscuits and gravy, and new york reuben.  WHOA, where to start?  Okay the gyro… I don’t think I will like this… I am assuming it will taste like tzatziki and lamb flavor?  Truffle fries, can’t go wrong right?  southern biscuits and gravy, I like the idea of this, especially since there is no chicken flavor involved, but it could be bad. And the Reuben?  SO many flavors go into a Reuben, will it taste like ryebread, swiss cheese, russian dressing, sauerkraut, AND corned beef????  How?!!!  Last year (2014) these were my thoughts on the flavors… wasabi ginger, pretty good, I liked it as the kettle chip (I feel like kettle chips have a head start on the rest).  The cappuccinio chips, gross, they had a throw up after taste.  I didn’t try the bacon mac & cheese or the mango salsa… wish I had.  My thoughts for the 2013 chips… Chicken and waffles, weird it tasted like maple syrup and chicken.  Sriracha, love.  And cheese garlic bread, alright.  I think it’s so crazy that canada has a whole other SET of flavors… OMG that reminds me… I need to call my cousin in Calgary asap.  I need to try them ALL.


Big brother news… I’m loving the twin twist.


Why does John scream everything in the diary room… I know it’s like a big brother thing, but he takes it to another level.


My Favorite to win the whole thing is hands down Vanessa.  She’s super cool.  She might have a melt down tonight?  We’ll see!


So much is going on with the Don lately.  Fox news is constantly talking about him.  Here’s what I know… June 16th he says he’s running for prez 2016.  June 28th he says he’s giving up TV the apprentice to run for president.  June 29th NBC says they are done with Trump because of the derogatory statements he said about immigrants.  Today everyone finds out he is worth 10 billion.  HERE are my thoughts.  I’m mad about the apprentice, I really liked that show and he made it good… I would never watch it if George Lopez was the host.  As for him running for president, I guess I’ll just wait and see what happens.


I got this dress from Old Navy… and I love it.


I’m pretty upset about Scott and Kourtney.  I don’t want it to be the end.


My friend J asked me to be her bridesmaid last week with the awesome bottle of wine asking me!!  I said yes of course.  So many weddings!!  So exciting!


Jeopardy Tournament of Champions, Chicken and Waffles, Fresh Take


I know these pictures are terrible but my phone is ancient and Nicholas can sense a camera from a mile away.  So I snuck these in during Jeopardy last night.  This week is Jeopardy Tournament of Champions.  It’s nice to see the familiar faces of big winners from the past year… however going from a teen tournament to a champion tournament is really a shock to my intelligence – I don’t scream out nearly as many correct “questions” now.


I JUST tried Lays Chicken & Waffles Chips.  Lays recently came out with three new chip flavors, Chicken & Waffles, Cheesey Garlic Bread, and Sriracha.  These chips I just tried taste like… maple syrup… and chicken.  Weird.  I don’t put maple syrup on my chicken.  This is something I’d try but never repeat buy.

fresh take

Last night I made 4 chicken cutlets, dipped them in eggs, breaded them with Kraft’s Cheddar Jack & Bacon mix, put them in the oven for 15 on 375 and PERFECTION!  I am excited to try all the flavors now.  So easy and fun.