It’s that time of year again. “Uncle Scott and you buy me some school supplies…” asks my niece. We were at Target and in their “Back-to-School” section. I caught the green and yellow of a familiar box from my childhood. I remember every time we went to the store that I wanted a new box of crayons. But not just any box of crayons. The 24 pack would not do and while the 48 count was impressive, the one I yearned for was the 64 pack. Not only did it have the most crayons but it had that little sharpener in the back when your crayons got dull. I don’t remember that we had the cool names that they have today like “Wild Strawberry” or “Purple Mountains Magesty”. While I don’t think the palette of colors has changed, I think they renamed some of the colors. But some of the old standbys are there like “Burnt Sienna” and “Goldenrod”. I bought a box for myself today and the kids today are more into the markers than the crayons. I couldn’t convince my niece to buy crayons for some odd reason. So the 64 count box of Crayola is MINE!
Earlier, my nieces “Jessica (4) and Toni-Lyn (11) wanted cheeseburgers. So rather than take them to McDonalds or Wendy’s I took them to Fuddruckers where at least I knew that the meat was ground that day and was fresh. I also knew that the ingredients were fresh and you pile them on your budget by yourself. However, Jessica refused to eat the meat in her cheeseburger. She asked for pickles on her burger. When she got back to the table, she took the bun off and started eating the slices of pickles that we placed on her burger. Over the next minute or two I watched her eat 5 slices. She wanted more. I went back to the fixings bar and got here another 6 pickle slices. She didn’t want the meat. So we took the patty off the bread, and placed the pickles on the bread and she had a pickle sandwich – it was hilarious! She is too cute!
So it is August now and tomatoes are at their best. I have been obsessed with yellow and red grape tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes from the Farmers’ Market. While I won’t bite into a beefsteak tomato, I will pop a grape tomato in my mouth. They are so sweet right now. Get out to your local farmers’ market and avail yourself of some of the best tomatoes of the season!
Oh, the sea bass picture you see above was a recipe that was published in the OC Register this past week! It’s a quick and easy dish and the tomatoes really make the fish shine! Visit http://foodfrenzy.ocregister.com/2011/07/30/weekly-roundup-sea-bass-and-tomatoes/44425/
My recipe is the last link at the bottom! Enjoy!Filed under: Food, Just Too Cute!, Personal Log, Restaurant Review