Hello to any and all who follow this blog (aka Mom…and Julie)
I’ve decided to start a new blog. I’ve really enjoyed updating with regularity (sort of!) this past year, but I’ve always felt like something was missing from my blogging experience. I felt the itch to start from scratch with a new name and a new feel, so from now on you can find me here:
I’ll still be updating in pretty much the same fashion, albeit with more frequent postings if my crazy schedule next semester permits. So…yup. I hope anyone who secretly reads this blog will join me at my new one! It will be fun, I swear.
Last night, I went to my friend’s Psycho-themed Halloween party. What better way to get ready for Halloween than pay homage to one of the best horror/thriller filmmakers of all time?
"Oh, we have 12 vacancies. Twelve cabins, twelve vacancies."
I love Hitchcock, and I loved the attention to detail my friend Amanda put into the foods and decorations! She even splattered her shower with chocolate sauce to look like blood from the famous shower scene–dedication. It smelled amazing in there.
"You eat like a bird."
These red velvet cupcakes were fantastic, by the way.
And of course, no Psycho party would be complete without at least one photo of someone wrapped in a shower curtain.
I am pretty steadfast in my love for berries. Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc. I love them all. Over the past two years, I’ve branched out to other fruits, but I usually just buy berries when perusing the produce at Publix. I have come to love plums, apples, peaches, and grapes, too though! But still, pretty standard fruit tastes. I’m pretty much living under a rock when it comes to tropical or recently trendy fruits.
But then I saw this magical speckled fruit called a dinosaur egg pluot at Publix and I had to have it.
A hybrid cross of a plum and an apricot. I’m probably the last person to discover this fruit, but better late than never! It was delicious. It just tasted like a sweeter version of a plum to me but I’m hooked. I’ll be off to Publix for more of them tomorrow!
Last summer it was soups. The summer before it was ~French cuisine. This summer, my mother and I have become obsessed with trying different salad recipes.
Tonight, we had roast chicken with one of the best salads we’ve tried so far. Blackberries, strawberries, peaches, and walnuts on a bed of mixed greens.
Not pictured: the amazing goat cheese dressing. I don’t have the exact measurements because I’m pretty sure my mom just winged it, but mix together goat cheese, sour cream, white vinegar, and a little sugar and voila! Light, creamy, and a little tangy sweet. A perfect combo with the fruit. If the dressing is still too thick for your tastes, add a dash of milk or water and a little lemon juice.