Can’t Ignore The Obvious

by Sarah on January 3, 2012 · 15 comments

Leftover pumpkin hummus* from lunch with Mama and Sister Smart should obviously never go to waste.
*I’m not the only one who makes thisobviously.

In fact, adding more veggies to the pita bread and hummus makes for a perfect travel snack for the road.
It’s also a smart (kitchen) idea to pack even more crudite. You can never have too many veggies.
Obviously.*
*Technically, one can eat too many vegetables and then suffer GI repercussions, or orange-toned skin. But these are issues I’m willing to deal with. Obviously.
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When the girl moving out so that you can move in says, “Are you cool with me leaving this pineapple here for you?”…

 …you say “Yes!”*
*Hopefully I didn’t sound too awkwardly excited at the prospect. [But y'all know me, and I'm sure I did. Obviously.]

Obviously.
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Before I even unpacked anything, I had to go grocery shopping.
Obviously.
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And I also just had to buy these kitchen gloves. I mean…obviously.
Maybe they will make me magically like washing dishes?*
*Obviously not.
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When your old co-worker [slash] student teaching mentor [slash] hostess offers to bring you some take-out brown rice avocado sushi…
…you obviously accept the generosity.
And ask for extra ginger.
Obviously
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When she also offers to loan you some cookbooks from her self-proclaimed “vegetarian phase,” it’s difficult to refuse.

Obviously.
[Especially when one of them was written by someone named Crescent Dragonwagon (!?!?!)]
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The best part about buying lettuce in plastic boxes?

*Aside from the fact that it was on clearance, obviously.

Being able to shake and “toss” your salad directly inside.
Obviously.
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When Sheetz gives out free self-serve coffee for 24 hours over New Year’s Eve and Day, it’s important to partake.
Even if it means getting decaf at 4:00 in the afternoon…
…and then filling up not only your Thermos, but an extra cup as well, the next morning.
It’s important to be grateful for generosity.*
Obviously.
*Read: “Take advantage of free food and drink when it is offered to you.”
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If you have a Starbucks gift card, it is important not to let it languish unused.
You can write thank-you notes while sipping on some cinnamon-dusted Pike’s Place Roast.
Which you always want to call “Pike’s Peak.”*
*Obviously. I mean, who doesn’t?
Moving requires lots of coffee.

Obviously.
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Tricia @ saving room for dessert January 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Obviously … you are the greatest Smart Kitchen girl I know! Very nice post – wishing you great adventures in 2012!

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sarah @ sarah learns January 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm

i would have been so pumped about the pineapple! what an awesome previous-tenant-of-your-current-home….

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Christin@purplebirdblog January 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

CRESCENT. DRAGONWAGON?! You be SmartyPants Bitchinkitchin and I'll be Violetta FinchPinch and we'll call it a day.

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean January 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm

uh that crescent person needs to be my new best friend!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I eat salads like that too! But did you eat the whole container of greens? Your digestion that day must have been amazing. ;)

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Mattie @ Comfy & Confident January 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Obviously Crescent Dragonwagon is the coolest name EVER! Amazing. I can not wait to see what teh recipes are in Crescent Dragonwagon's cookbook!

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Mattie @ Comfy & Confident January 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Obviously Crescent Dragonwagon is the coolest name EVER! Amazing. I can not wait to see what teh recipes are in Crescent Dragonwagon's cookbook!

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Mattie @ Comfy & Confident January 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Obviously Crescent Dragonwagon is the coolest name EVER! Amazing. I can not wait to see what teh recipes are in Crescent Dragonwagon's cookbook!

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Mattie @ Comfy & Confident January 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Obviously Crescent Dragonwagon is the coolest name EVER! Amazing. I can not wait to see what teh recipes are in Crescent Dragonwagon's cookbook!

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Fran@BCDC January 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm

You definitely need coffee when moving, especially when it's Free!! I think she made up that name…Cresent Dragonwagon…come on now!!

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teabagginit January 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm

i will accept ALL free food! my sis-in-law owns a catering company and i have received during the last few years (1) bags of mushroom stems, (2) bags of hearts of palms, (3) container of sweet potato skins that had been boiled and peeled.
i proceeded to eat each of these items plain :) sign #10989897 that i'm not a normal person, either

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Ashley @ Freckles & Spice January 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Sarah! I'm so glad I started foodie pen pals just because it led me to your blog! I mean the food is fab too. And we have tons in common – cinnamon on my Pike's place, coffee stealing fiend, always need that extra ginger. Everyday I want to comment about similarities, but that would be totally creeper. Anyway, just wanted to say love your blog even more than your tasty pen pal treats!

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Ashley @ Freckles & Spice January 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Sarah! I'm so glad I started foodie pen pals just because it led me to your blog! I mean the food is fab too. And we have tons in common – cinnamon on my Pike's place, coffee stealing fiend, always need that extra ginger. Everyday I want to comment about similarities, but that would be totally creeper. Anyway, just wanted to say love your blog even more than your tasty pen pal treats!

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Ashley @ Freckles & Spice January 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Sarah! I'm so glad I started foodie pen pals just because it led me to your blog! I mean the food is fab too. And we have tons in common – cinnamon on my Pike's place, coffee stealing fiend, always need that extra ginger. Everyday I want to comment about similarities, but that would be totally creeper. Anyway, just wanted to say love your blog even more than your tasty pen pal treats!

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Ashley @ Freckles & Spice January 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Sarah! I'm so glad I started foodie pen pals just because it led me to your blog! I mean the food is fab too. And we have tons in common – cinnamon on my Pike's place, coffee stealing fiend, always need that extra ginger. Everyday I want to comment about similarities, but that would be totally creeper. Anyway, just wanted to say love your blog even more than your tasty pen pal treats!

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