Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Stuff for your summer

Let's just get right to the bullets this time, shall we? You all know what this is about.

Staying cool
  • Passion herbal tea, venti, iced, shaken, one Splenda. It is hot out there, folks. It is prettier than water and you feel like you're getting a treat. Also, it might be about the cheapest drink there is at S'bucks.
  • Fudgesicles. The cheap store-brand kind do just fine. And they are only 60 calories. Or maybe it was 100. Anyway, not very many.
  • Dreyer's all fruit popsicles. I have sworn off the cheap kind, even for the kids. Those things are just a big bag of misery. The fruit ones, I swear, do not affect behavior so adversely. Death to high fructose corn syrup.
  • Ceiling fans.
  • Wearing a dress. Almost as good as wearing nothing.
  • Playing in the hose and screaming with the kids.
Passing the Dog Days
  • John Mayer singing "Free Fallin'" on his new live album. One of the best songs ever except with a young and sexy face and voice. Not that I don't love Tom Petty, but he sort of reminds me of my dad.
  • More new music: Coldplay, Beck. Highly recommended.
  • 30 Rock, streaming on Netflix. Funny stuff.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation on DVD. It's a family affair. We are all nerds. Proud of it, too.
  • Facebooking like a giant geek.
  • A 2-pound pork roast rubbed with red curry paste, seared on the grill, then cooked over indirect heat about an hour. Serve with steamed rice and veggies.
  • Bags of frozen Bertolli pasta. Grill up some chicken or fish, toss a salad, serve this on the side. All good, all easy.
  • Suffer through cooking a big pot of soup early in the week, and you are scot-free from any cooking for days. This week: chicken noodle with garden veggies and fresh sage.


MaryRuth said...

I so wish I could afford to hire you to come cook for me.

Your "2-pound pork roast rubbed with red curry paste, seared on the grill, then cooked over indirect heat about an hour. Serve with steamed rice and veggies." sounds so much better than taco's which is what we're having.


kris... said...

My dh eats fudgesicles like there is no tomorrow! I can't stand the things... or popsicles. Now icecream sandwiches I can do....

Totally putting that S'bucks drink on my must drink list! I'm not a hot tea fan, but I used to drink a lot of iced tea back in the day.

Ana said...

Actually tacos sound pretty awesome, too, MR!

Sara said...

I love the SBucks Passion iced tea exactly how you described it. We have a SBucks in our building, which is dangerous. Once in a while they'll have melon syrup and I'll add a shot of that to the mix. Heavenly. I wonder if they're still open...

Yep, those photos were at my parents' house. I imagine it'd be familiar. The entire upstairs is now the "guest suite", plus my mom's sewing room. Changes, changes.

Denise said...

Tom Petty reminds you of your dad? Ouch. I think you owe your dad an apology. Although it could be worse. At least you didn't compare him to Ric Ocasek.

Lucy said...

All good things. Thanks for the tips. And as soon as you said, "dresses", I thought, "Why don't I wear dresses more?" I could feel the breeze from here.

SalGal said...

Do not partake of the Passion Tea Lemonade. It then becomes an expensive cheap drink from the Bux.

Ana said...

Tom Petty is the man!

My dad used to be very tall and thin with floppy blond hair. He was always more handsome than Tom, though. Better teeth.

Ric Ocasek! Snort!