Saturday, May 2, 2015

Saturday Morning Coffee Thoughts

Hi Everyone!

Well, it has been a fabulous week for me; and I hope yours has been as well. Of course my big news is taking the dot com leap for the blog here. You can read more about that this post.. the one with the Carlton Banks GIF at the end. The post itself will probably bore you to tears, so I tried to make up for it by adding a GIF at the end!
Did you go watch it? You kinda snorted when you laughed, didn't you?! It's ok...I won't judge you.

OK kids, grab your warm beverages and let's see what's been happening this week

-- You know sometimes you see a picture of a recipe online and you think, "that looks great!" and then you read the recipe and you're left thinking, "WTF?!?" Well...I am here to tell  you that I read this recipe for Buffalo Style Chicken Tenders and thought, "I may actually be able to make these!" You should try them too!

-- Any doubts you ever had about making a kick ass dessert can be put to rest with this recipe for Mexican "Fried Ice Cream" Blondies

-- And you can totally make yourself feel better for eating those chicken tenders and that ice cream by making yourself this Smoked Turkey, Cherry and Feta Salad the next day for lunch!'s all about balance!

It has been another hectic week in the news world once again. Don't you just sometimes wish the world would slow down so you could catch your breath?! The earthquake in Nepal and rioting in Baltimore obviously dominated the news, along with everyone being on Royal Baby #2 watch. Me...I'm still recovering from the McDreamy death on Grey's Anatomy. Here are the other stories buried in the back pages that caught my attention as well:

-- This story about the body of a newborn girl found in a garbage can in an Ohio sorority house just made me very sad...

-- Pit bulls already have (often unfairly) bad reputation, so I'm sure this story about one spreading Plague ( read that correctly...Plague) to four people isn't helping their cause, AT ALL!

-- If I was a mom in this Tennessee County School District that was discovered to be serving YEARS old meat in lunch rooms,  I'd be packing my kids' lunches until they went to college.

I love to blog...I love to share my stories, recipes and creations with you. I realize it may only be 10 of you reading this on a regular basis; and I'm OK with that. I am here for ALL. TEN of you! Blogging is hard work though...harder than I thought it would be.

--When I read this post about starting a blog from Sunshine Dad, I nearly raised my hands and yelled "Hallelujah" in the candy aisle in Target---which is where I was at the time when I read it, cause you know I CAN totally multitask by shopping and reading blogs at the same time; but I digress---
Really though, you should just go spend some time over at the Sunshine Dad blog. He's got a great page with lots of funny stories and great ideas!

-- If you have kids, Melissa's post: Laundry in 22 steps will speak to you in SO. MANY. WAYS!!!

-- Once again, I chose two gorgeous cards from talented crafters to share with you this week:

"Mother's Day Blessings" by Lesley
at Always Playing with Paper

"Welcome Baby" by Caryn Davies at Glitter Me Silly

As always we end with a few random thoughts:

-- The news as of late would have you believe that all of humanity is going to the proverbial "Hell in a handbasket" and then you read a story about a homeless man donating to a church and you realize, there may be a glimmer of hope out there after all...

--This Ultimate Food Guide list  is pretty much anything and everything you could ever possibly want to know about anything related to food. So, click it and save it...tweet it, pin it...whatever you do with your "I hope I never forget I found this on the internet" stuff! 

--I'm not sure I could actually give up $95,000 to scoop ice cream; but I have to admit, I totally get where Noelle is coming from. 

Finally, your picture of the week, cause tulips are forever beautiful! 

Magic Tulips by Alexander Schmeibe

Until next time...


Anonymous said...

Hey! Thank you so much for the shout out! I'm so very honored. I would have loved to have seen your candy aisle hallelujah! Haha.
Great rundown of the week.
And best of luck with the dot com leap! I think you'll enjoy it. I sure have. :)

Lesley said...

Wow, thank you for the shout out. That was so thoughtful!

Joy said...

I enjoyed your coffee thoughts, Dori- thanks for giving my salad a mention! I'm looking forward to continuing to browse through some of the links you mentioned. Hope you're enjoying your weekend, and here's to more coffee thoughts! :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the shout out! I saw those Mexican Ice cream blondes and they looked so good. I don't even think I remember how to go to dot com. I did it once and was so happy when it worked.

Caryn said...

Hi there - just popping in to say a big THANK YOU for featuring my baby card on your blog. You are the SWEETEST - thanks for putting a great big smile on my face today xxx