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Interesting Dialects

Happy Halloween!  Just for fun!

This NYT quiz made it's rounds before, but all the sudden people are passing it around again.

After splitting my life between a small town south of St. Louis and Chicago, I got Overland Park, Kansas, St. Louis, Missouri, and Grand Rapids, Michigan....


Give it a try!

Farmer's Market Boxes

Last weekend we went to visit my brother and his family for my nephew's 6th birthday!  They moved a week before the visit so they were a bit overwhelmed with life.  They soon asked if I wanted to take the last box and 1/2 of their farmer's market boxes home with me.  It's the last of the summer boxes they signed up for and they were just tired of the creativity required to cook with vegetables they're not used to.


First, you may be wondering what a farmer's market box is.  While I have not signed up for one, what I understand is you sign up for weekly boxes through a season, in their case summer.  You'll get assorted items from a local farmer, but you won't know what you're getting.  They did receive an email each week highlighting a few of the vegetables with a recipe suggestion or two.

I was so excited to try out a few things I haven't cooked with before.

Creamy Crock Pot Butternut Mac & Cheese - I substituted delicata squash for the butternu…


For the past year, I've essentially been watching my succulent die. 

We moved to St. Louis and clearly Mike & I aren't the only ones who like this weather more.  I looked over at my succulent the other day and saw it was sprouting!  SPROUTING!  I literally changed nothing but the climate.  And it made me feel so proud of myself (for no reason at all). 

I also looked up at my aloe plant and it has all kinds of new sprouts too.  I also changed nothing. 

More sunlight?  Maybe.  I think they just like the climate though.

Note:  I did kill my mums.  Please say they're supposed to die.