Sunday, June 15, 2014

Answer Me This: Volume 5

This week's installment of Answer Me This from!

1. What’s something you intended to do today, but didn't?

I was ALL KINDS of productive today. So I'm going to answer NOTHING! The reason is because we're having a BBQ today, and nothing is a better motivator to do ALL THE THINGS than having company! It's pretty much the only time I clean my house. If my house looks dirty, I plan a party. That will make me clean it.

I guess the one thing I DID plan on doing was putting homemade ice cream in Trent's ice cream cake that I made him. I'm really into making things from scratch whenever possible. I think it's healthier and tastier, and I really enjoy doing it. However, our freezer decided to not work as well as it normally does (couldn't possibly be because I stuffed too many things in it, preventing air flow) so the ice cream maker wasn't cold enough to work. Grrrrr.

2. What's your favorite grilling recipe?

I'm new to the area of grilling. We just got a charcoal grill recently and have used it about once a week since the weather got nice. To be honest, I am extremely intimidated by grills, and it's the one cooking appliance I have never used. Trent is really into it, so he's the one who usually looks up the recipes. I have used this spice rub for meat before, and it's really tasty (but pretty spicy so beware):

Our first grilling endeavor (it was extremely windy and cold)

1 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon paprika

1 tablespoon granulated garlic

1 tablespoon granulated onion

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 tablespoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon white pepper

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3. What movie did you see most recently?

The Lion King is the most recent movie I've watched all the way through. Probably one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time.

4. Would you say your tendency is to over or under react to medical situations?

I'd say generally, I under react. I don't like using medicine unless I absolutely need it, so I tend to underplay how serious situations are.

However. If the medical situation involves ticks, I FREAK. OUT. I also have this phobia that my homemade canned food will have that deadly bacteria in it that will instantly paralyze and kill you. So I have 8 jars of homemade sweet pickles in my basement from last year that have never been eaten. 

5. Do you squeeze the toothpaste tube or roll it?

Squeeze. I'm a pretty impatient person so when the toothpaste gets to that annoying point where there's still a little bit left but not enough to where it easily comes out, I just want to pitch it.

6. What are you doing for Father's Day?

Father's Day this year is a double whammy: Father's Day AND my husband's birthday! AND he was actually off work today! He wanted to have a BBQ today, so that's what we're doing. We went to Mass this morning and Elizabeth was actually REALLY well behaved...I think it was her present to her daddy. 


  1. Ha! Your answer to the toothpaste question is almost identical to mine on my post. Hope you had a wonderful day!

    1. Glad to know others share my hatred of almost-gone toothpaste! ;-)

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  3. I totally plan a party to force myself to clean. Except for mopping. I mop after the party since the floor always gets so dirty! And I do so love the first picture.

    1. Yep, I should advertise: Come to Ashley's "I need to clean my house" party! Sounds like sooo much fun!! ;-)


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