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Thinking Out Loud Thursday : 05/08/2014

by Chelsea @ Make Real Food on May 8, 2014, 7 comments

Each week Amanda [Running with Spoons] hosts Thinking Out Loud Thursday. A chance for us to do some brain-dump blogging. And to hang out with fun people.

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May is a major mixed bag of emotions for us, which you can read about here, and here, and here.  Monday was Nathan’s Mom’s birthday. Or, would have been, if she hadn’t died [almost] 3 years ago.  Seriously.  3 years?  Where did that time go?!  This falls not-conveniently close to…Mother’s day.  …and…the anniversary of her death.  Oh, and our wedding anniversary is thrown in there too (that one’s happy, btw).Sometimes I wish the month of May would learn to keep its emotions to itself.  Geez, May.  So selfish. 

IMG_25263656045770This year her birthday was met with a lot of life-distractions.  I keep saying it gets easier with time – but it doesn’t.  It just gets different.  It gets somewhere closer to normal.  Whatever normal is now.  Happy Birthday, Beth. 

To distract us Monday night I made big plates of nachos – actually, tinfoil pie plates of nachos.  Don’t judge.  Last year on her birthday I ate a peanut butter and chocolate chip sandwich for lunch.  And dinner.  The tinfoil pie plates were actually kind of genius (if I do say so myself) because it allowed us to bake the nachos up nice and toasty, and then there was no clean up – just toss the tin foil.  I also topped them with strawberry jalapeno salsa, which was delightful. IMG_20140505_193928

[Moving On–>] Remember how last week I mentioned I had been craving all types of vegan-cheese-products?  Well, after posting that last Thursday I found these:

IMG_20140501_122332OMG THEY ARE THE GREATEST THINGS EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.  Shew.  Sorry for the outburst.  Please go get some RIGHT NOW.  I’ll be here when you get back.  Really.  Run.  Don’t walk.  Get them now.  I may have eaten this whole bag in one sitting.  And..uhm…3 more bags over the weekend.  I even mastered the best way to avoid major-cheesy-hand-syndrome:CaptureChopsticks for the dorky-win πŸ™‚

I’m not kidding, though.  Go get some cheese puffs.  Now.  *I am not to be held liable or responsible for your addiction*.

 In (much more important) other news – on Sunday I got to be a part of this:DSC_0029My Baby Brother got..ENGAGED! I am so so so excited.  Even more excited than the cheese puffs – and that is really saying a lot! I love her to death and am THRILLED that she is now going to be my sister πŸ™‚ It was so special to share in this moment with them.  SO. EXCITED. 

This weekend Nathan graduates! (Courtney (my new sister) does too!! :)).  I am so incredibly proud of him! (and her!).  It should be a fun weekend of family, and LOTS of traffic.  (thanks, living in a college town, for totally jading my view of graduation weekend).  The end of Nathan’s Masters degree will bring some changes – not all of which are completely known to even us yet – but we’re excited to see where the next year takes us! I’m sure there will be graduation pictures next week πŸ™‚

Uhm.  I usually don’t buy into these quizzes and such – but this one hit a little close to home – “How many ’90’s foods have you eaten?”

The answer?  Way too many.  It was painful.  And blue raspberry?  Who ever thought that was a good idea?2Capture

Anyways – those are my thoughts today.  I hope everyone is having a great week! You can click here to see other Thursday thoughts!

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7 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud Thursday : 05/08/2014

  1. Those puffs look interesting. Where did you get them from? I’d love to give it a try, me + cheddar = <3 haha. Also, congrats to your baby brother! My cousin got engaged a couple weeks ago and for days I felt all warm and happy for them. Best feeling in the world!
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    • I’ve gotten them at Earth Fare (which is kind of like a whole foods/natural market) and at Harris Teeter (which is a kind of more expensive grocery store) I haven’t seen them anywhere else yet (:().
      Engagements are so much fun! Congratulations to your cousin!

  2. Congrats to your bro on the engagement! And super kudos to Nathan on graduating! See, May can be generous πŸ˜‰ see you soon!

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