Sunday, August 28, 2011

Week-in-review and a bit of fun

Salmon with Lemon-Dill Butter, Perfect Steamed Broccoli, Carottes étuvées au beurre Salmon with Lemon-Dill Butter and Life This Week: August 22, 1938

Poaching eggs 3 The Basics: Poached Eggs

Honey Toffee Apple Feasts and Festivals: St. Bartholomew's Day

Meats Focus on Ingredients: Grass-fed Beef

Egg and Bacon Pie Dinner and a Movie: Sense and Sensibility

For fun, this survey from Karen at Small Earth Vintage:
    1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:53 a.m.
    2. How do you like your steak? medium-rare, but I often tell waiters "rare" so my steak isn't overcooked
    3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The Princess of Montpensier at the Murdock Theatre
    4. What is your favorite TV show? The Supersizers
    5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? In a pre-war Tudor-style brick house with a basement, a big yard, at least 4 bedrooms and at least 2 bathrooms; I'd also settle for the English countryside or Paris ;-)
    6. What did you have for breakfast? Buttered toast, black coffee and homemade yogurt
    7. What is your favorite food? toast
    8. Foods you dislike? pickles and anything anise-flavored
    9. Favorite place to eat? love to walk from our house to Il Vicino (even though I have to take my own utensils now because they're using those godawful Knorks) or Watermark
    10. Favorite dressing? walnut vinaigrette
    11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Suzuki Grand Vitara
    12. What are your favorite clothes? cardigans, Minnetonka moccasins
    13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? saving up to go back to Europe, at present
    14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? I'd like to say 1/2 full, but realistically, I'm a bit of an Eeyore
    15. Where would you want to retire? in my own paid-off abode, although I'm not totally against those places where they do your laundry and drive you to the American Legion hall for dancing
    16. Favorite time of day? 4 p.m. (teatime!)
    17. Where were you born? Oklahoma City
    18. What is your favorite sport to watch? politics
    19. What is your favorite fragrance? Coco Mademoiselle
    20. What is your favorite face cream? Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion 
    21. Favorite baby/kids products? kids have the best books
    22. People watcher? yes
    23. Are you a morning or night person? morning
    24. Do you have any pets? no
    25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Can't think of anything!
    26. What did you want to be when you were little? baker, architect, UN consul, Ginger Rogers
    27. What is your favorite memory? They all involve walking: family trips to Washington, D.C. and Boston; going for walks with my husband (in Paris or Wichita)
    28. Are you a cat or dog person? I don't care as long as they're well-behaved, but I would like six or seven spaniels to follow me about in the manner of Charles II (as long as someone else cleans up after them)
    29. Are you married? yes
    30. Always wear your seat belt? yes
    31. Been in a car accident? 5 of 'em
    32. Any pet peeves? anti-intellectualism
    33. Favorite pizza toppings? artichoke hearts
    34. Favorite flower? poppies and peonies
    35. Favorite ice cream? pistachio
    36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Chipotle or Freddy's Frozen Custard
    37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? 0; none of those accidents were my fault!
    38. From whom did you get your last email? the ACLU
    39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? The thought of maxing out my credit card makes me hyperventilate, but I love antique shopping
    40. Do anything spontaneous lately? see #3--it was on a Tuesday
    41. Like your job? almost all of the time
    42. Broccoli? yes, please
    43. What was your favorite vacation? Paris
    44. Last person you went out to dinner with? Paul
    45. What are you listening to right now? Paul playing Grand Theft Auto--well, I'm doing a fairly successful job of tuning it out, except Paul just said, "I guess I'm going to have to run that cop over." :-/
    46. What is your favorite color? peacock blue, forest green, navy, gray, burgundy
    47. How many tattoos do you have? zero
    48. Coffee drinker? absolutely

    I'd love to hear your answers! If you fill out the survey, please leave a comment in the comments section and be sure to link up your answers here:


    1. Your survey answers are so interesting!

      Such a fabulous post for nosy people like myself haha. ;)

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    2. I loved reading your's bed time, but I hope to get back to do my own. Cracking up that your favorite food is toast and at your hubby's comment while you were trying to tune him out. Great post~

    3. Yay! I'm glad you did this--loved reading your answers. You made me Google The Supersizers (want to see this) and Knorks (yikes). Your pet peeve is a good one--completely agree! And love your answer for favorite sport to watch.

    4. I'm definitely checking out your poached eggs post. I've wanted to know how to do that for a while.


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