Bottom of the Barrel

Hi lovelies! Happy Tuesday! The rain has finally left San Francisco and the sun is back out. (And yes, I’m such a baby because it rained for less than a week and I still couldn’t deal!) But now that the temps are scheduled to be back in the 60s I can set aside my puffy coat for a while… though let’s be serious, puffy coats really do feel like wearable sleeping bags and there is nothing bad about that!

Did any of you watch the Bachelor last night?? As you know, I’m a little addicted and this week’s episode in Park City was a good one! In my Bachelor bracket I have Lindzi winning it all, but after this week I’m starting to think that Kacie B and Jennifer are my true frontrunners. The dates this week were pretty great and I would have loved to go horseback riding or to the Clay Walker concert with Jennifer. I actually love Clay Walker’s song “Fall” and for those of you who haven’t heard it…

Unfortunately, I’m a little nervous that Courtney is going to pull a Vienna and completely dupe Ben. I cannot stand girls that are mean like that to others and I spent plenty of time last night asking how she could be so mean! Unfortunately, it looks like next week is going to be even worse when she decides to take Ben skinny dipping… Oh dear.

Now onto other things! As you know, I love to eat. I’m pretty sure that’s one of the things that comes through most over here at GGG. In fact, one of my favorite things to do is go grocery shopping and wander up and down the aisles looking for new products. But January has been so busy so far that I haven’t had time to do a real grocery shopping trip. Which consequently means that all of those items pushed to the back of the pantry and the freezer are finally getting used up.

In theory that’s a good thing but in reality, there is a reason that stuff never gets eaten. I have had more random stuff from the freezer than I care to admit and I have been subsiding on boxed soup for lunch… and not even the good flavors (aka no butternut squash which I could happily subside on!) I’ve tried to be a little creative but so far the most creative I got was making a faux-Chipotle bowl by combining brown rice, black beans, chicken and salsa. I think my Fauxpotle was even better than the real thing but now I’m out of 2/4 ingredients!

I am finally planning a grocery trip for Thursday but until then, I’m going to be trying to wrestle up something from what I’ve got. (Or in tonight’s ‘home from work late’ case, get Greek takeout.)


-Did you watch the Bachelor this week? Thoughts?

-What are your favorite ‘nothing in the pantry’ meals?? (Please, I need ideas!)


Fave 5 Friday

Hi lovelies! Happy, happy Friday! This has been a really busy week work wise so I’m definitely ready for a restful, fun weekend! I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and take some time to relax and enjoy the company of your friends and family! And now it’s time for 5 things I’m loving this week!

1. Summer in San Francisco!

Even an iphone was able to capture this beauty!

The well known quote by Marc Twain goes, “the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Well, it’s true. San Francisco summers are notoriously cold which was a bit of a shock for me coming from LA and Sacramento. I used to walk around sans jacket in the city over the summer and soon realized that a light jacket is essential for San Francisco living. But now our time has finally come and we are experiencing some beautiful weather here! So while everyone in the blog world is talking about Pumpkin Spice Lattes, I’m finally ready for some iced coffee!

2. New Lady Antebellum cd!

I’ve mentioned before, my tendency to listen to the same music over and over again, which has happened to me again recently. But when I scrolled through iTunes, I found that Lady Antebellum had come out with a new cd! I love the sound of Lady A, but do not love the song that they are most known for- Need You Now, after it got way, way overplayed. Their new cd on the other hand is great and I’m excited to have some new music!

3. Fall TV is Back!

This year, I did get sucked into the Bachelor Pad, but let’s face it, usually summer shows are just not that good. But I love fall tv premier season when all my favorite shows come back! I’ll admit that I’m really excited about the return of Glee, Modern Family, The Good Wife and my CW guilty pleasures, Gossip Girl and 90210. I may also have gotten hooked on Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family. Don’t judge me, it’s addicting.

4. Stacked Heel Boots!

Though I’m loving summer, I can’t help but be excited about fall fashion! One of my fall must haves is a perfect pair of boots. While I can usually be found in a 5 inch stilleto, I am finding myself very attracted to thicker, stacked heels! I think if I can find the right pair, they will be perfect with pants, skirts and sweater dresses! I’m officially on the hunt now so when Piperlime sent out this email today, it was kismet!

5. Mother’s Frosted Circus Animal Cookies!

These were always my mom’s favorite cookies growing up and since they were appropriately girly, they quickly became mine. Last weekend they were brought back into my life when my Grandma put out a whole spread of these cookies and my favorite candy (peanut m&ms) for something to ‘munch’ on when I visited her house! Needless to say, she sent them home with me and I have been enjoying my favorite little cookies and feel like a kid again!


-What Fall tv show are you glad is back? Or is there a new one you are excited about?

-What’s on your Fall shopping list?

-What was your favorite cookie or candy growing up/now?