The (not) Friday Five!

1. Harry. Harry made Thanksgiving dinner this year and did a fantastic job. On the menu: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, Brussels sprouts* and acorn squash.  And not only did he do the shopping and cook, but he cleaned up as well!

2. Marcel the Shell with shoes on 2. The cute little shell is back to share his adventures and musings on life.

3. New foods. This week I tried two foods that I had never had before. Pretty impressive for the unadventurous eater. I’d heard horror stories about Brussels sprouts all my life, so I was a little worried. But I had nothing to fear, they were pretty good!  The Nutella was  for a snack I made with my 4 year old nephew (Acorns. We also made fall wreaths with leaves we picked up around the neighborhood). The Nutella was yummy. I’m not a fan of hazelnut, but the flavor wasn’t overpowering.

Cute and tasty.

Unfortunately, one of these foods gave me an all-over body rash. My money is on the Nutella. But it’s possible it was my new coconut lime breeze shower gel from Bath & Body Works.

4. Zombies. Harry got The Walking Dead compendium, so after he finished I stayed up a couple nights reading it. I won’t spoil anything but there are some major differences between it and the tv series. It will be interesting to see how the tv storyline unfolds.

5. Cooper. Just because he’s so damn cute. Here he is in his food dish. Stay tuned for Cooper’s blog – coming soon!

Runners up: mashed potatoes, naps, not going out on Black Friday and this:


16 thoughts on “The (not) Friday Five!”

  1. I cheated on the dressing (StoveTop) and gravy. Next time it will all be from scratch.

    Re: the tags – I’ll cook for anyone who makes it to San Diego (out-of-towners only, Ryan).

  2. 1. Yay for men in the kitchen. I love Stove Top and canned gravy. 🙂
    2. Yay for Marcel. “The community” Sounds frightening.
    3. Eh. I’m not into zombies
    4. Yay Nutella. Those acorns are adorable.
    5. Yay Cooper. He’s so cute.
    5.5 Boo American Idol guy. Lame.

  3. We opted to simplify t-day cooking this year, and tried a box-mix stuffing instead of scratch for the first time. It wasn’t quite as good, but it was close, and comparing hours of work prepping chestnuts and veggies and etc… to the 10 minutes it took start-to-finish, stuffing from a box was the clear winner.

    Yay brussels sprouts! Yum!!!

    1. Next year we’re (meaning Harry since he offered to make dinner again) are making the stuffing. Although technically, I guess it’s dressing since we don’t put it in the turkey.
      It’s going to be hard to beat Stove Top, though.

  4. 1. Harry cooked AND cleaned?!?! Harry, you’re doing it wrong.
    2. Marcel is pretty cute, love his voice.
    3. I have one word for you: Michonne. I’m a little disappointed by some of the changes, but still think the show is good.
    4. Nutella is the best!
    5. Cooper is pretty adorable. Not bunny adorable, but adorable nonetheless.

      1. I just hope they introduce Michonne in the show in the same way as in the comic.

        I only said that Cooper wasn’t bunny adorable. He also isn’t doggie cute or kitty cute,but he sure is birdie cute.

  5. 1. I wish Harry would cook for me! I love stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, Brussels sprouts and acorn squash! Wohoo!

    2. LOL @ Marcel on Polt’s ass. That silly little shell is adorable.

    3. Hazelnuts are blechk! Brussels sprouts are delish. Why is the Mini Nilla Wafer the “official cookie of NASCAR”? So silly!

    4. I have that book — but it’s too damn heavy to read! I ❤ The Walking Dead tv show!

    5. Cooper is more adorable than ANY bunny!*

    *But not more adorable than Spring. Sorry!

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