1. My mom and dad are coming today for a visit and I’ve been so excited to see them that I’ve been cooking some of my childhood favorite meals this week in anticipation of their arrival.
I went deep into the Vault of Forgotten Foods and pulled out Polynesian Chicken which was a company’s coming stand-by recipe my mother fixed in the 70s. In my 40 years I’ve never met anyone else whose mother fixed it: shredded chicken in a cream sauce ladled over rice and topped with crumbled bacon, chopped peanuts, and, wait for it, raisins.
Sounds disturbing, I know, but there’s something about the combination of creamy and salty and sweet all mixed together that made it DIVINE.
And let’s face it, everything’s better with bacon.
2. The North Carolina State Fair is open for business and I’m hoping to go twice while it’s in town. We’ll take the kids one evening, but I also sneak off by myself during the day while they’re in school because I enjoy wandering the exhibit halls and seeing the blue-ribbon pies and jams (an activity to which my people vociferously object), eating an ear or four of roasted corn and not sharing my funnel cake with anyone.
What does my tribe enjoy?
Listening to their mother scream in terror while they rock the cart at the top of the Ferris Wheel.
3. Before and after shots of the new hair:
While attempting to take this picture on the deck, I was startled by my neighbor who happened to be working in her back yard.
She was startled by seeing me take pictures of myself.
They can really make your life awkward.
Have a nice day.