Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Firefighter Night

Tonight the local Chick-fil-A was having it's weekly children's night. There is always the "buy an adult and the kid's meal is free" promotion. Sometimes there is a craft, snack, or other activity for the kids.

Tonight was firefighter night. The hometown fire department was there to show off the truck. It was fun to look over the truck and see all of the supplies they use when fighting fires. Somehow mr. mil10 managed to manage to hold his to-go cup with one hand and the cell phone in order to capture a few photos. He passed the opportunity to take a picture of the package of Marlboros that were under the driver's seat.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Taste of Summer

The watermelon from the fruit stand (previous post) is delicious!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Summer Stands

Bustling produce stands and farmers markets would have to be a sign that summer is here. What is better than fresh fruits and vegetables? It doesn't matter if you use them to battle the afternoon heat as an afternoon snack or serve them alongside a summer meal. Fresh produce just makes everything taste better.

Pictures from the County Fair

More to come later...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cakes to Celebrate

The mil10s are hoping for a win!

Tonight the Mavs have the potential to close out this series and claim the title of NBA champions. We hope Dirk and company do their best and beat the Heat!

The time is now for eating basketball cupcakes while we get rowdy, proud and loud while we cheer for the Mavericks!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What to Do?

What do you do when you have to limit physical activity? If you are EK, you watch the Game 5 of the NBA Finals while you play alongside with a Lego version! Get well soon, EK!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pre-wraped Potatoes

Thank you, Walmart for wrapping these potatoes in aluminum foil. Thanks for saving me a few minutes in my quest to quickly prepare a baked potato meal!

However, the more I think about these foil-clad potatoes, a few questions have started entering my mind.

Was this done as a deterrent for the birds that oftentimes are found flying through your store? I guess not, or there would be more produce that had been wrapped in aluminum.  

I hope you didn't do it to disguise a potato that might be less than desirable. Seeing them in the pile does make me wonder how you continue to monitor the quality of the potatoes once they are wrapped. I know it must be time consuming to unwrap each potato one by one to make sure each one meets that high level of freshness that you demand from your grocery items, only to rewrap it once more if it is still deemed to be worthy. I must say that I would hate to be the person to take home a pre-wrapped potato only to see that it is covered in "eyes" that are looking back at me. It is a spud, not a science project, that I want to purchase. 

Perhaps wrapping the potatoes in foil prolongs their shelf life. If that is the case, would wrapping myself in foil keep me looking better, younger, or healthier? 

I would ask if I should unwrap the spud at home to wash it then wrap it again before the potato is baked, but I think I already know the answer to that question. Yes, now I have an extra step in potato prep. So much for being a time saving measure.

I don't really know if wrapping the potatoes is a new service or something that you have always done. Maybe I have just not been very observant.  Regardless, it does seem odd to me. The more I have thought about these special spuds, the next time I get ready to buy potatoes I think I will stick to the potatoes that are sold by the bag--a transparent bag, might I add--or those that are sold individually.

Thank you Walmart for always making shopping interesting.