Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge - July 27, 2011

1. July is National Ice Cream month...your favorite flavor? Soft served, hand dipped, or frozen yogurt...which do you prefer? And technically yogurt is not ice cream but its hot outside so I'll let that slide for today.
I love ice cream! I love ice cream! Rah! Rah! Rah! I like vanilla, but I have recently discovered Kroger's Private Selection and I like Butter Pecan, English Toffee Caramel, Sea Salt Caramel Truffle, and Cookie Dough. I really just like ice cream. I'll pretty much eat any ice cream you give me.

I love frozen custard too! We recently got a Culver's. YUMMMMMMY!

2. When you travel do you tend to pack too much or too little?
HA! Are you kidding me? I ALWAYS pack just the right amount (however, most people would probably say too much). A couple years ago I went to a conference and I had to fly, so one suitcase was ideal. Except one suitcase was NOT enough for all of my stuff UNTIL...until I found space bags. Pretty easy to squish stuff in them. Suck the air out with a vacuum cleaner and pack. I DID think about what I was going to do when I repacked, but I thought, "certainly I can find a vacuum where I'm staying" - except NOT. So, I laid on the bags, squishing as much as I could and I sucked the air out during my last attempt to lay on the Space Bags. It was sad! I DID get everything back in my suitcase, thought. Go me!

3. What's your favorite cleaning product?
If we're talking old school things that clean really well: Vinegar and Baking Soda.

If we're talking ones that you purchase: Method's All-Purpose Cleaner (Pink Grapefruit)

4. Which is the greater tragedy-an innocent person imprisoned or a guilty person set free? Explain.
That's tough. I think I'm gonna go with an innocent person imprisoned being the greater tragedy. A guilty person set free may feel like they've won the lottery, but I honestly believe that God repays evil for evil. I don't like the idea of a guilty person being set free, but I think the idea of an innocent person being imprisoned bothers me more.

5. What's the longest trip you've taken by car?
NYC by bus - 24 hours. SHOOT ME! NEVER AGAIN! It was a college trip. Our music department took enough people to fill an entire bus. The trip was good, the ride was miserable. And THEN we had to come back.

6. tennis-golf-canoeing-biking...pick one.
umm...none of the above. I don't particularly care for outdoor activities. I suck at tennis and golf. My dad always tipped the canoe, so I refuse to get in one - EVER. Biking. HA! BAHAHAHAHA! Right!

7. What sound drives you crazy?
Clicking. Like when someone sits around clicking an ink pen.
The lawn mower at 7AM.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Ok, so I totally tried baking bacon in the oven. My aunt told me that's how she did it, so when we decided to have BLTs I thought I would try it. I HATE to fry bacon. It pops and you smell like bacon when you're done and you have to stand over it and turn.
I will NEVER fry bacon again! I placed it on a broiler pan and baked it at 400 degrees for about 20-30 min (until it's brown and crispy - probably depends on your oven and the thickness of the bacon). The grease drained down. So easy and clean-up was too. Try it!

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Joyce said...

We had bacon that way this past weekend too. I loved it and will be doing that myself from now on.

I am not a fan of bus trips-motion + fumes=blech

Tiffany said...

You posted on my flip flop post and wanted a tutorial. I can't figure out how to reply to comments. Email me and I will share a few links for a pieced together tutorial:)

Expats Again said...

I will try the bacon trick. I too hate to fry bacon. Here in Ohio people are eating chocolate covered bacon. Have you heard of it. They say it's delicious, but I am not game to try it.

Sheena said...

@Expats Again
Chocolate covered bacon sounds disgusting!

Melissa said...

Doing bacon in the oven is the only way to do it at home!

Stacy Lynn said...

What a mental picture I now have of you forcing everything into your this picture you bear a striking resemblance to Lucy Ricardo. ;)

I never knew people fried bacon till I was grown. My family has always broiled it.

Amiee said...

Oh my word, by BUS?! You are one brave soul :/

Cathy said...

Baking bacon in the oven is great and I also like it in the microwave. Just cover with a paper towel so it doesn't pop grease all over the inside.

Sheena said...

@Stacy Lynn
It looked alot like a Lucy skit...

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