Welcome to the fourth (I think?) installment of Things That Are Awesome, a summer series brought to you by my laziness.
As I am in Wisconsin for Grandpa Smart’s 90th birthday celebration, with access only to internet in the early morning and late night (unless the oppressive heat wave has caused the signals to go down, as it did last night) at the hotel where we are staying,* I’m going to get right to the point. (As much as I ever can…)
1. Smuggling food from hotel breakfast bars.
Oh wait. Yes I am.
My heart, in fact, lifted a bit when Sister Smart turned to me in our room yesterday morning and said, “If we put this coffee in the drawer, they’ll give us MORE, and then I won’t have to buy coffee when I get home…”
No one knows where it came from, or which of the younger cousins is the reason for its existence in Grammie Smart’s kitchen, but tucked away in the cereal cabinet, Sister Smart and I discovered a box of Honeycomb and proceeded to have a moment–with both of our hands emerging from the box–where we looked at each other and just said, “Yum.”
3. (Weird) Food Meets Family
My immediate family is used to my quirky food tendencies by now. Try explaining “vegan with benefits” to Grammie Smart, however? Now, that’s just hilarious.Making tofu while everyone else was eating turkey was a bit confusing, but pulling out a tub of Cheerios, a packet of peanut butter, and half a banana from breakfast and making this concoction–which I ate with a knife from the club’s snack bar?
Grammie didn’t quite know what to do.
4. Peanut Butter as a Food Group
After not being able to find it on the East Coast, a made-in-Texas obsession has reappeared in my life.I was so excited to find the ‘Smoky’* Roasted Salsa that I had barely made it in the house from the grocery store before I was slicing a cucumber and restraining myself from drinking the stuff.
6. “Smart” Dinner Discussions
7. ‘Fries’ Surprise!
They always seem to know when I need a blog-o* boost.
*blog + ego = ‘blog-o’