Monday, February 24, 2014

I Think The 'Delete' Key May Be My Favorite On The Keyboard. Without It This Post Would Have Taken Even A Fast Reader Several Hours To Complete And Likely Would Have Covered Topics As Far-Reaching As Anxiety, Pump Action Lotion Bottles, Pets, Dry Skin, And Laundry Detergent. Thank You, 'Delete' Key!! Thank You!!

I'm going to have to apologize for the forthcoming meh blog post.   I realize now that it helps to at least throw together a draft of some sort the night before a posting day so as to avoid the "I have nothing to write about" panic that ensues, without fail, otherwise.  I did not plan ahead today (obvs) and am now struggling to pull something out of thin air.

One of my theories is, when in doubt, go back to the basics.  How 'bout the day of the week?  It's Monday after all, another Meatless Monday, if you're playing along.  I'll admit I've spaced the Meatless Monday theme quite a few times, but I feel like we have Meatless Mondays through Fridays quite frequently here at the High House.  I really struggle with meat consumption from time to time.  If it's not the concept that's creeping me out then I'm very concerned with how the animals have been raised.  Of course my family members don't share the same issues as I, and would happily chow down on pigs, cows, and the like seven days a week.  This poses a challenge for me because they aren't as overjoyed as I am when I create a fabulous main dish whose leading role is played by cannellini beans.  I just don't get it.

So when Meatless Monday rolls around I face it with some trepidation.  Which is why we will be having leftover potato soup from last night (which was a hit), a big green salad and, as the shining star of the menu, the Garlicky Party Bread with Herbs and Cheese from Smitten Kitchen for dinner tonight.  My family loves a good loaf.  While I may have my meat hang-ups I have nothing but unadulterated love for bread.  If I was told I had to go gluten-free, I'd likely have a mini-breakdown.  Bread makes me very happy.  And this recipe combines three things (besides bread) that I dearly love - butter, garlic, and eating with my hands.  Perhaps you'd like to give it a go as well.  Maybe, if served alongside some kale or a white bean salad, family members would participate in Meatless Monday with a little more enthusiasm.

I'm wearing this:

I'm feeling a little spring vibe today, so I'm breaking out the colorful accessories.  This necklace (the Zahara from Stella & Dot) is one of my favorites.   It has all the traditionally "preppy" spring colors, but it has an ethnic vibe too, so it works with looks from traditional to bohemian with equal ease.  Me likey.

gratitude:  clarity, Pinterest, basics, bright green

thanks and love.

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