Sandwich

Sandwich(es). I often say that the taco is the perfect food: meat, veg, dairy, and carbs in one convenient, hand-held package; it's really just a sandwich in a crunchy, spicy, perfect delivery system. Sandwiches have endless variety, especially when you open your mind to things beyond the pure simplicity of childhood baloney and cheese on …

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Weekend Coffee Share: Waffle House Edition

Last Saturday, Paul and I got our coffee and breakfast fix at that bastion of 'Murican greatness, the Waffle House. I can't help sharing it with you, and hope you might come to know and love it as we do. It's not fancy. It's definitely not elegant, and you have to be in the American …

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Fresh Strawberries #Weekend Coffee Share

If we were having coffee, I'd serve you a slice of homemade quiche with a side of these gorgeous strawberries, bought from a woman who sells them from the parking lot of the Petsmart where I buy dog and cat food and, truth be told, treats and toys for them, too. We would marvel at …

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A Lesson in Graciousness

It's Monday. Yesterday, despite having recently been dragged to see both Room and Carol, Paul took me to the glory that is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The Carolina Panthers did not win the Superbowl, and I'm nursing a case of chips and Rotel cheese dip, shrimp and cocktail sauce (extra hot), buffalo chicken tenders …

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Star Fruit and Shopping Carts

We had a nice Christmas, able to fly Charlotte out from Chicago, give each other a couple of nice gifts, send some cash out to the kids and grand-kids in Texas. But like about everyone I know, come January we're feeling the pinch. So I was comparison shopping with greater care and squelching the impulsive …

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The Curative Taco

Who knew that Kroger's at 4:00 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon is a freaking combat zone? Shouldn't all those pushy/oblivious/rude people be home watching football? Did they not see us carefully staying to our side of the aisle and could they not do the same, instead of stopping dead center while sending text messages? And what was …

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Buried Treasures: Swiss Steak

We bought a house! Now we just need to move into it, made far easier by our intrepid realtor getting the deal done with a bit of over-lap between apartment and house. My free time is now spent schlepping boxes to the new place, and reveling in having time to organize it just right. Because …

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Friday Five: Joy

My friend and fellow blogger, Mary Beth, accepted this challenge: “What’s the thing in your life that makes your heart sing? When do you feel most alive?” then threw down the gauntlet. Having rarely met the gauntlet I didn't want to pick up, I  thought maybe I wouldn't be able to come up with five, or at …

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Texas: Popping Up and Being Awesome

My senior year of high school, I dated a boy named Robert. He was an unlikely candidate for the job, actually, but in the weeks preceding our first actual date, wherever I was, he just kept popping up, being awesome. For some time now I have realized that, like Robert so many years ago, Texas …

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