Friday, April 9, 2010

Loving it from ribs to roses

A few things I am loving right now.

1. Ribs and Bread & Butter Pickles


I never thought I would see the day where the mere thought of bread & butter pickles would make my mouth water. When I was a kid, I always craved the kosher dills-- the more garlic-y (garlicky?) and spicy the better! I remember making the ugly face when I would accidentally eat a sweet gherkin by mistake.

And now I have bread & butter pickles. YUM. But why do they call them that anyway? They taste nothing like bread and nothing like butter.

I'm just sayin'...

2. Scrabble on Facebook. Even if Bethany (almost) always beats me.

3. M&Ms. I bought a giant bag after Easter. I have to admit that I am slightly bothered by all the pinks, blues and minty greens. When I was little, my favorite ones were the green ones. I despised the brown ones. And it took a while to get used to the blue ones. Why mess with the classic colors by adding more? It's like all the extra marshmallow shapes in Lucky Charms! I guess I have a hard time with change.

4. Yellow Roses. This bush is ZERO maintenance and blooms almost all year long. It's a blessing to have fresh roses on my windowsill every day.


5. Orange Roses. Okay, these are more like coral and yellow. The colors put me in awe of God's creativity and attention to detail. If these look like this here, then just imagine how amazing they will look in Heaven!


But what the yellow lacks in uniqueness when it's planted next to the orange roses, it makes up for in volume.




I'm linking up over at TidyMom's today.

15 comments:

Duct Tape Chronicles said...

I'll trade you some snow flurries for some of those pretty roses-and I'll let you keep the pickles! Pretty please?

Kathi

Susan said...

I love bread and butter pickles too, and dill, crunchy dill. I don't like the salty kosher ones though by claussen. I love roses. I don't have any. I will have to make sure to plant some at this house. I don't have a preference in colors of m&ms. Do they taste different?

TidyMom said...

I've always wondered why they call them bread & butter pickles too...my grandma used to make THE best home made B&B pickles!! I so wish I had been more into baking and cooking when she was still alive.

Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a GREAT weekend!

Alison said...

Zero maintenance rose bush?! that blooms year round?! I'm officially jealous, and planning on moving to Texas someday...

JAN said...

Fun! I love finding out more about you. I love roses!

Rustown Mom said...

If you love M&M's you gotta try the Strawberry Peanut Butter ones - they make you change your mind about not wanting to change your mind...wait...

Suzanne said...

colored m&m's don't phase me, but all the wrong lucky charms? oh.my! makes me bonkers!

Ashley J Houck said...

love the rose bush! Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I came to your blog and stayed for awhile. Count me as a newest follower! hope you could stop by and see if you’d like to do the same! :-)
Ashley

{The Appraiser’s Wife} www.rahouck.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I love dill pickles! My grandma makes them... SO good! :) Your roses are beautiful. I can't wait until ours start coming up. That orange color is gorgeous!

Leanne said...

Mmmm-mmmm-MMM! Those ribs and pickles look fab!

Why don't you do some research in your "spare time" *snort* and let us know why those pickles are called Bread and Butter!

Enquiring minds want to know!

(thank you for visiting my blog and more, for your prayer support. I desperately need it right now.)

Mwah.

Emily said...

uh, what is UP with you not playing with ME in Scrabble? huh?

well? What do you have to say for yourself?

and lovely, lovely pictures of your roses. Gorgeous.

Christine said...

Ribs... YUM! I think I'll invite company over sometime and make some. That seems to be the only time I make them. :) Bread and butter pickes..... ICK! I'm still more of the gralic dill kind of girl. Those roses are GORGEOUS and your did an awesome job of capturing them. Love you!!!

Heather said...

I do love my baby dills, but maybe I should revisit bread and butters??
And as long as there's chocolate inside any color will do:)

Robyn said...

My grandmother made the best bread and butter pickles! I'm going to have to pull out her recipe this summer and make some. Thank you for reminding me of them!

And those roses are GORGEOUS!

Ruthanne said...

Your ribs {not your ribs personally, but the ones pictured} look delicious!