February 15, 2011

The Gravy Stops Here

I've mentioned before I have a mild affection towards biscuits. When I made biscuits a while ago, I tried to figure out why. Maybe you have lovely images of your grandma in the kitchen on a Saturday morning rolling and cutting biscuits, flour dusting her floral apron... My image is slightly different, possibly even frightening.

We used to eat Biscuits and Gravy fairly frequently growing up. I know, this meal is extremely terrible for you, but it's what we did. You could call it a tradition. (My grandpa also used to feed us popcorn and milk which I'll try to explain another time). We didn't have home made biscuits, and if we did, we didn't have them often enough for me to remember. We had biscuits in those scary peel and pop cans. They scared you too. Don't deny it. Just the thought of peeling back one of those corners made my blood pressure rise. I was actually thankful those times the "pop" didn't happen and you had to smack the can on the corner of the countertop to open it. 

I can't remember the last time I had biscuits and gravy. I can't bring myself to eat them anymore because all I can think about is the gravy slowly clogging my arteries. For now, I'll take my biscuits with Honey or Apple Butter. yum.

I'm going to try and be that grandma someday....

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

I wanted to wish you all a Happy Valentines Day. It's nice to have a day to celebrate those we love, whether they are family or friend. I hope you were able to make or enjoy a fantastic meal or dessert tonight. It's not every day you are given the opportunity to ingest loads of chocolate (so take advantage... there is still time left!).

February 9, 2011

The Cappuccino Cup Conundrum

I've been looking for new coffee cup recently. M and I currently have super gigantic mugs from Target (which we received as a wedding present almost five years ago!) and I'm tired of them. They are too large. They are too thick. They don't keep my tea warm for long. For these reasons, I've been on a search for some nice cappuccino cups and saucers. I want to drink tea daintily, and be inspired to use the steamer attached to the coffee/espresso machine. I don't want the cups to be so dainty that M refuses to drink out of them, so anything Anthropologie is out. Sad. We typically use the steamer once every four months when I'm happily awake on a Saturday morning, but I want to make beautiful milk designs (I have no idea how) and drink Blue Bottle Coffee. All of these things I want, and I can't seem to coordinate my trips to IKEA with the cup being in stock. Arg! 

I found similar cups from Crate & Barrel, and Williams Sonoma that look nice, but aren't different enough for me to pay more than the IKEA cup and saucer. Which one would you pick if you didn't know the price? Click on the link below each cup to see if you have expensive taste! They range from $5 to $26 each. If you have a cup and saucer you love more than these, let me know... I'll probably break down and go for the Crate & Barrel cups... they are only slightly more than IKEA... actually, now that I've thought about it, I would likely spend the extra money in toll and gas! Decision made. 

Wouldn't you love to see this face across the table from you on a Saturday morning? You know it's true. 

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