Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hits and Misses


Looking for a blog that tells you about how wonderful and perfect life is? Well, I don’t know what you’re doing here. Sure, I’ve made numerous attempts at trying to sound all ‘together-ish,’ but anyone that really knows me recognizes most of the time I’m a total mess (and have spent most of life trying to recover from being a mess.)

  • 95% of the time, I’m always trying to lose weight. (But 99.9% of that time I’m fantasizing and often indulging in chocolate chip cookies, go figure.)
  • My house has ‘stuff’ everywhere, when I really want to be a sleek minimalist.
  • I love Crown Burgers French fries (hardly organic fare).
  • My son takes three naps a day – in 45 minute to 1 hr increments (9:30, 1:00 and 4:00) – and I KNOW that sleep ‘experts’ everywhere say he should be taking 2 naps a day, max.
So in the interest of more self-disclosure, some hits (this is where get I brag about how awesome I am trying to be or cool things I’ve discovered) and misses (this is where reality sets in that I am not super-mom) from the past couple of weeks:

HIT: Fresh Twist
My brother-in-law-to-be just opened this new yogurt joint on Salt Lake’s East side (just west of the ‘Skyline Café Rio’). The décor is straight out of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe pallet, and your indulgence is measured by the ounce: so you can take as much or as little as your heart desires. I recognize it’s not really ‘fro-yo’ weather, but kick the corporate red mango habit and buy local! Salt Laker's: Check it out on your next FHE escapade or ladies night out – 3300 So. and approx 3000 east (next to Citrus Grill).

MISS: Pie in the Face
So I’ve been working on my pie making, right? So I volunteered to bake some for Danny’s extended family’s thanksgiving dinner (last Sunday). I made four pies, and three of them worked out fine… but the banana cream looked like a disaster – consider it the ground zero of pastries. I’m not going to get into details, but it looked like a science experiment. Remember that scene in Better Off Dead when the green goo cralws off of John Cusack’s plate? Yeah, it was kind of like that… (wish I had the actual scene, this is the best I could find.)



MISS: Lavender Infused Whipped Cream

Sounded like such a good idea at the time – and I thought it would be awesome on the apple pies I made for the for Sunday. I ‘overwhipped’ the concoction … but from crisis comes opportunity, right? My miss actually became a:

HIT: Lavender Infused Butter
That’s right, my sister took my disaster and decided we’d just call it lavender butter and she’s been spreading it on breads, rolls and all sorts of delicious starches. She says it’s like honey-butter only better…butter.

MISS: Pottytunities
Sometimes EC works, sometimes I get pee'd on (yes, you read that right). I don't worry about Holden being potty trained - this is more about me learning how to read his signals, than abouttraining him at 9 months (and reaping the benefits of being more green). But you know what they say: If you EC you're going to clean up poop...if you don't EC, you're going to clean up a lot more poop. (I had to remind myself of this, today as I was cleaning up...well, you know.)

In other news, I am kind of sick of Julian Michaels endorsing EVERYTHING...

7 comments:

about me: said...

You are awesome. Thanks for the fun read. Your efforts in all of those "misses" just shows what a great gal you are. You aim high, and I admire you for it. You inspire me Sabrena, keep it up! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

(and Amen to that whole Biggest Loser thing...)

naptime nostalgia said...

I love all of your posts. So entertaining, but what really caught my eye was that new little fro-yo shop!!

You have no idea what this means to me. I have been wanting one around ever since I tried some "by-the-ounce" down in Dixie. And Maverick is too far, and even Top Stop is a bit far, but Citris Grill? That's my hood!!!!

Yay!

Does new almost-brother-in-law have a website where I can promote his new diggs on my blog? I have many a good ward and neighbor friend who will be VERY excited about this new little addition!

Thanks for the tip Suite!

Sabrena Suite-Mangum said...

Thanks Ladies -

Mizz Nostalgia I think their website is currently under construction; but I updated my blog to include a link to their FB page and their listing on Google (http://tinyurl.com/yhm2x2g) that has pics and the actual address etc (Oh and a coupon - I know how you love coupons!!).

If you gave them a plug, that would be awesome.

Alicia said...

I my goodness...you always make me smile and laugh. I have been wondering about your lavender butter so thank you for the update. Happy Thankgiving to one my favorite hot momma's!!

WIKKY said...

We will have to visit next time we are at my parent's house! Sounds really fun!
Also, cleaning up poop is so much fun, don't you think???? That is why I had babies, to clean up all of their poop! ha.

the farlanderz said...

lavender butter eh...I gotta try it! sounds totally hip.

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