my super bowl party.

orrr the imaginary one I’m having.

as if I have time for fun this weekend.. I’m moving next wednesday people! but that didn’t stop me from dreaming & drooling over the recipes I would make. [& it won’t stop me from drinking a 6-pack of beer & randomly yelling “woo hoo” while packing on sunday]. we’re going to pretend I will be productive & won’t be distracted by the big game commercials. [don’t get me wrong, I love football. but I’m not partial to either team]. so bring on the commercials.. & the recipes I would be making.. or better, that you should [from some of my fav food bloggers]..

keep in mind: I adore spicy food & dips. ohh, I love a great dip!!

queso-dipsee the entire recipe here at {Two Peas & Their Pod}.

baked buffalo chicken nachossee the entire recipe here at {How Sweet It Is}.

IGE buffalo chix dipsee the full recipe here at {Iowa Girl Eats}.

IGE feta-stuffed buffalo chix meatballssee the full recipe here at {Iowa Girl Eats}.

maybe it won’t be super bowl sunday, but I will find a time to make all four of these recipes. possibly once [J] & I get settled into our new place, with a couple of our friends. perrrfect!

happy hump day.

hope you’re surviving the weather. it’s been so bizarre. ice storms one night, 60° the next, at least in chicago.


the not-so-vacation.

I don’t know what it is, but whenever I come home to visit my parents ..I go into vacation-mode. I want to eat everything, shop with no concern for budget, and DAY drink. it’s strange. so, this is a “what I’ve done the past 24 hours” post. [in photos].

I packed. ran out of room. and then proceeded to take over [J]’s suitcase. standard.

road trip essentials: jimmy johns & dunkin iced coffee.

went to our favorite pizza joint in my hometown, {the OP}. to watch the bears lose miserably, and …

eat pizza. our favorite is the grinder [“a special blend of sausage & beef topped with onions, jalapenos, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese”]. but then we saw the reuben pizza, and had to get that too.

spent quality time with meeko. [he’s mine. I adopted him in ’07. he just so happens to live with his grandparents. who spoil him rotten].

he wouldn’t even let [J] brush his teeth in peace.

we also made sure lexi [my parent’s zuchon] got attention. look at that face!

had lunch at noodles & company [a staple of mine]. with my mom & [J].

and christmas came early this year folks ..

I got FOUR new OPI colors [metallic4life, FLY, plugged-in plum, big apple red] and a new essie top coat. nothing brightens my day like new nail polish. [slight exaggeration. but now you know how happy I am].

[J] & I are off go shopping. and possibly get a brew, or two ..because after all I’m on  not-so-vacation.

happy tuesday.