1. I made these cupcakes today for my brother’s students because I am a huge pushover who can’t say no a nice sister.

2. I listened to the Steely Dan Pandora station while baking those cupcakes. I have no idea how old I am.

3. Please tell me everyone has a drawer like this.

Actually, please tell my husband. Because I think he wants a divorce over it. And like, all that junk on the right side? It’s also under the foil and towels and all over the drawer and stuff. Actually, please tell him that it’s normal to have three or four drawers like this. Everyone needs a crap drawer. Or four.

4. Today is the day that you can buy one of my favorite bloggers’ amazing book. I wish my life looked like the inside of it.

5. I am obsessed with these cheapo bird earrings that I bought at Target, even though I secretly hate them. Like I hate them so much that I love them. Get it? People weirdly like them too, because they won’t stop asking me about my ears when I wear them.

6. It’s no secret that I inherited my dad’s sweat gene and sweat like man, but during hot yoga it gets to the point where I get ear infections (like swimmer’s ear) and feel like I went swimming and tried to breathe and inhale under water. Then I cough like a maniac from my own sweat. Isn’t this horrifying? Nothing prevents it at ALL. Maybe I’ll just stop working out forever.

7. Never mind. Because I can’t stop eating crunchy toast with cookie butter and GRATED CHOCOLATE.

8. On Friday night my husband came home after his work day, workout, and proceeded to start cutting the lawn. This is like, at least six hours without food so I sensed a major meltdown was looming and made the wise choice to buy him $24 of Italian sandwiches, buffalo chicken and meaty antipasta salad. He ate it all. In one night.

9. Who watched Girls on Sunday? What the… ? Such a mess. Such an amazing mess. Such an I-still-have-no-idea-how-to-feel-about-this-(beside insanely uncomfortable)-but-can’t-stop-watching-mess.

10. Pink jeans. Do it.

11. What are you making for dinner tonight? I’m hungry.

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118 Responses to “Tuesday Things.”

  1. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 1, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    Everyone has at least one drawer like that, or one per room. It’s necessary. It kind of drives me crazy at the same time though. Dinner… uhmm, grilled chicken if I can convince hubs to stand outside in the rain or maybe pizza if we’re lazy. :)


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    Legally Delish — May 1, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    I have that exact drawer. Partially because my husband hasn’t fixed our stove and the lighter is necessary to turn it on. True story. He is also obsessed with the accessibility of multiple flashlights, so there is one hiding about every 3 feet in our house.

    Love the earrings. Making barley drenched in some ridiculously good Indian curry sauce thing from Trader Joe’s for dinner. My Tuesday thing is lazy. :)


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    Cassie — May 1, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    Oh yes, we have those drawers and they drive me so crazy. I thought we could prevent them from happening when we moved but they have already made their way into our new place. I just face it now. Oh, and I could lick the screen at that cookie butter on toast with shaved chocolate. My diet has consisted of 87% cookie butter lately.


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    Meg — May 1, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    Umm does a crap closet count? Put me down for 1 closet, a drawer, and a let’s-not-talk-about-where-we-keep-the-Tupperware cabinet! Oh and dinner is Eggs Benedict with roasted broccoli with lemon! Yumm ;)


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    Jenn A — May 1, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    I have a drawer like that too, totally normal. It’s a hot mess and I try not to open it unless necessary.
    Dinner I have no idea, I just got a Kindle Fire and I am obsessed so my poor hubby is probably going to starve tonight :)


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    Liz @ Southern Charm — May 1, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    Nice to know I’m not the only one who finishes yoga in a pool of sweat :)

    And tonight for dinner is leftover turkey burger & either roasted carrots or a side salad … whichever I have time for!


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    Jess GH — May 1, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    Yeah, I have a drawer like that, too. It looked so pristine when I moved into this apartment, and now, not so much. And dinner is tomato, butter and onion sauce over pasta with garlic bread, a good cold, rainy day meal.


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    Alisa Sterner — May 1, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    i have a whole ROOOM that looks like that…..


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    Stephanie — May 1, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    I have a drawer like that in the kitchen, it is called the junk drawer and when my husband complained, I went into his domain (the garage) and showed him the inside of his toolbox, then pointed out his closet, his side of the bedroom…..he hasn’t complained since.


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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — May 1, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    I have a drawer exactly like that, minus the nail polish and plus and old rusty beer keg tap. No idea.

    I have been watching Girls too. I think I like it… It can’t be that bad if we keep tuning in every week. Right?


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    Whitney — May 1, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    I actually don’t have a drawer like that yet – I live with two roommates and they’re bound and determined to keep their stuff to themselves, and they expect the same out of me. However, I’m getting my own place in July and I will readily anticipate a crap drawer. Dinner tonight – leftover ginger-peach chicken over rice!


  12. #
    Liss — May 1, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

    My drawer looks like that. Heck, my whole kitchen looks like that. Girls is still on the DVR- got to wait for the kids to be fast asleep before I put it on.


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    Lindsey — May 1, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

    My lack of organization drives my husband nuts {I secretly think it’s amazing how red his face gets when he discovers how much worse “the drawer” gets} :p Like what, it’s not okay to shove things wherever I find a place for them? And, Panera soup and turkey bacon sandwiches. So lazy & yet sooo good


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    Nicole — May 1, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    When I moved in with my fiance…the whole STINKING house was like that drawer. Under the bathroom sinks, the closets, the bucket that holds brooms in the laundry room. Two years later I’m still finding things. Dinner tonight will be fish tacos..yum!


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    Samantha — May 1, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    Those earrings are actually super cute! And as for that toast, it could be even better if you put almond cocoa spread (from Trader Joe’s) on it and then the grated chocolate. That may actually be my breakfast tomorrow.

    As for dinner, tomorrow I’m making salmon patties (with bell peppers, cilantro, green onions, dijon mustard, salt/pepper, ect), fiesta lime rice/corn/black bean type salad, and mac n cheese.


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    Kaelynn — May 1, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    my exact thoughts on Girls. you took them right out of my head. I love you. as for dinner, if I leave now, I’ll be over for tacos in about 4 hours.


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    Autumn — May 1, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    OMG that show Girls is like a train wreck!!! I’m still not sure how I feel about it either… I don’t think I like it… but I keep watching it!

    AND tonight I’m actually making your Green Chili Chicken Burgers!! They look so good so I can’t wait to get home from work and start cooking!


    • Jessica — May 1st, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

      Let me know if you like them!


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    Julie @ Swim, Bike, Running on Empty — May 1, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    I, too, have inherited the lovely sweat gene. Although now I feel like I don’t get a good workout unless I am sweating profusely.

    A former swimmer’s tip for swimmers ear: place a few drops of warm extra virgin olive oil in your ear & cover with a cotton ball to prevent drainage. Works like a charm for me every time :)

    Our dinner tonight is your buffalo chicken soup. CAN.NOT.WAIT.


  19. #
    Becca — May 1, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    broccoli chicken quinoa casserole!

    cookie butter?! what is this wonder you speak of?!


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    Sophia — May 1, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    Grrrr, i have several drawers like this, because my husband thinks those belong to him. I hate that i have limited drawer space, and mine is wasted with his junk!! Dinner tonight, Leftover Split Pea Soup, hubby’s request.


  21. #
    Jackie — May 1, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    There’s a drawer next to my stove that looks remarkably similar. The top one is just…STUFF. Batteries, spare drawer pulls, little odds and ends from gadgets, a few binder clips (use them for chips/stuff when I run out of magnetic real chip clips), pens, stickers, etc.

    The drawer underneath contains the foil/plastic wrap/parchment. :)

    There’s a hockey game on tonight and I won’t feel like making anything elaborate. I went to TJ’s earlier and picked up one of their Ciabatta pizza crusts. We’ll have ‘roni, peppers, onion & prosciutto on it. I’ll throw together a small salad and boom. Dinner.


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    Amanda @ The Dormestic Goddess — May 1, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    Ditto to #6! I was just complaining to my Dad the other day that I sweat like him! It’s so hard to feel girly/pretty/put together during the summer when your makeup melts off your face and your dress sticks to the backs of your legs! Also, just bought my first jar of cookie butter and a pair of pink jeans today – totally scary levels of coincidence going on!


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    Jessica — May 1, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    Is that *my* actual junk drawer? How did you get a photo of my hot mess of a junk drawer?! Clearly we were separated at birth.


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    Jessica — May 1, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    I must admit that the same thing happens to me during hot yoga…. I am italian.. and sometimes/always i get pit stains when its below zero. makes.no.sense. Anyways, you should start bringing Q-tips with you to yoga if you aren’t already. They work wonders.


  25. #
    shannon — May 1, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    we had easy supper tonight because my daughter has a softball game pretty soon here. pasta with meat sauce, and alexia buttery garlic bread. yum :)


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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 1, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    Everyone has a drawer like yours. Even Monica Geller, the OCD freak, had a closet full of unorganized stuff because sometimes, they just don’t have a category to be organized to!

    And seriously, chocolate butter? You should sell those babies. I’m sure you’d be a millionaire.


  27. #
    Valarie — May 1, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    For dinner? Probably your recipe for BBQ Chicken Enchiladas. My kids can NOT get enough of them! They’re DELICIOUS! :-)


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    Cassandra Butters — May 1, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    I’m making chicken stuffed with spinach and feta cheese…and…I think sweet potatoe fries. I’m hungry too, can you tell?? PS – I have too many crap drawers to count. :)


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    The Mommy — May 1, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    I was actually going to say,”We have a couple of drawers, boxes in storage, and even a few closets that look just like that”. Imagine how much more awesome things get when you have kids-related stuff added into the mix – AND we have a whole room for that (playroom)! :)


  30. #
    Michelle — May 1, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    We have so many junk drawers. I promise to always clean them out but never have the energy. I think junk drawers are a staple in any home. I will not live my life without one!

    Girls is awesome. I love it so much.


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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — May 1, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    everyone has a drawer like that… at least one!

    Those earrings are strangely cute. I kinda like them… and might look for them at Target tomorrow.

    Everyone sweats like a man in hot yoga… the worst is when you get into a posture and the sweat drips into your nose. I have this thing about water getting in my nose. I start to choke. I look like a freak when I’m in my Bikram class.


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    Julia — May 1, 2012 @ 4:48 pm



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    Katie @ Katie Moves — May 1, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    Drawerss?? Um my room looks like that….ugh..it’s just that my room is too small for the amount of crap I own… but anyways..i love those earrings!


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    Jamie {green beans & grapefruit} — May 1, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    Not only does everyone have a junk drawer but they come in all shapes and sizes. I call mine a closet. Totally normal. I’m cooking for clients tonight so too much food to try to explain what dinner is but I’ll be snacking my way now thru the evening. And girls…don’t get me started, haven’t seen last weeks episode.


  35. #
    Nicole — May 1, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

    We have drawers like that. We call them the MAN DRAWERS. British comedian Michael MacIntyre does a brilliant bit on them.


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    Kayle @ The Cooking Actress — May 1, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    I want that toast please. And those cupcakes. And I’m making “cheesy chicken” tonight. You’d love it. It’s deliciousss


  37. #
    Dan — May 1, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    Steely Dan totally rocks. good stuff.


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    Jessie — May 1, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    Girls is great, I love it!

    But VEEP is hilarious!! Comes on right before Girls. If you love Buster from Arrested Development – watch VEEP, he cracks me up.


  39. #
    Kristen @ notsodomesticated — May 1, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    Oh yeah, we all have one of those drawers. I’m living in a hotel right now, and I STILL have one of those drawers! ;)


  40. #
    Karen — May 1, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    Where is the recipe for those cupcakes?? I want to lick every frosting top off !! YUM


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    Villy @ For the love of Feeding — May 1, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    Of course I have this drawer! I’m not finding excises for it. It just needs to be there. I like it. I find stuff there. :)


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    Stephanie — May 1, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    Those cupcakes look amazing! And don’t worry everyone has at least one junk drawer, ours looks like that only we don’t have nail polish in it.We’re having Carnitas tonight and I’m using your recipe for corn salsa because we too love Chipotle! Now only if we can get the chip part down we’re golden!


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    Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries — May 1, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

    haha we totally have a drawer like that too… i just tell my husband to never open it. ;)
    and don’t worry, i totally sweat like a man too. i’ve never been to hot yoga, but i can only imagine how many people i would scare off from my sweat.


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    Becs @ Lay the table — May 1, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    So when’s this cookie butter coming then?! I am too excited!!


  45. #
    Shelley — May 1, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

    Dinner tonight? Funny you should ask! We’ll be having your pecan crusted chicken wraps, along with some roasted green bean fries! Yum.


  46. #
    Deanna — May 1, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

    Girls is kind of like 50 Shades of Grey. I just can’t….and won’t can’t (that is not proper English but whatever :)


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    Melanie — May 1, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    those bird earrings are super cute! think i’m going to have to go find them for myself.

    i’ve been wanting pink jeans, well really more of a raspberry color, but for now i have red ones and green ones.

    and i too sweat profusely. even my palms get all clammy, totally gross. when i’m done working out my shirt always has the outline of my sports bra cause the rest of the shirt is soaked through. like wring-it-out kind of soaked.

    and dinner tonight is tapas with friends to celebrate my birthday!


  48. #
    Meghan — May 1, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    #1. Yes I have ten of those drawers. There is a reason they exist – to keep all the crap off tables, desks, counters, etc.

    #2. Cookie butter?!?! I demand to know what this is and how I can get it.

    #3. Tonight I am making enchilada bake with crescent rolls because I have 2 tubes of rolls that I have to get rid of. Not sure how this is going to turn out…


    • Jennifer — May 1st, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

      i get my cookie butter from trader joes..to DIE for! they also have a chocolate bar with the cookie butter inside…again, to DIE for!


  49. #
    Annie @ What's Annie Making? — May 1, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    cookie butter and grated chocolate… you are a genius!


  50. #
    Vanessa — May 1, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    I always look forward to Tuesdays just because of this post.
    #9 So glad to know I am not the only one that feels that way about Girls. I want to like it but I am still not sold on it. Makes me so uncomfortable at times too! But I cant NOT watch it. Totally doesn’t make any sense… Lol!


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