Tuesday Things.

1. I really don’t think it’s possible to even exaggerate the amount of food we ate in NYC this past weekend… because it was THAT much. My husband actually had a breakdown concerning the amount of bakeries we were visiting. I may share where we ate soon even though I feel judged becausewaaaaahI’mjustnotcoolenough. Unless you consider blasting Barry Manilow and going to bed at 9PM cool.

2. While in New York, I finally managed to get my husband to eat two things that he really despises – pumpkin and avocado – and he LOVED them. Granted, it took six drinks before but ahhh…. what can you do?

3. I am very embarrassingly, obnoxiously obsessed with Instagram. 20 signs prove it right here.

4. Not that I was ever on it, but be prepared for me to drop like 2000 points from your coolness scale: I really love the cranberry sauce out of a can. It’s true. I do. I haven’t ever bought it, but my mom does and I still eat it multiple times during the year. I freaking love it. What does that make me?

5. I’m pretty sure you’ve seen enough Thanksgiving food and well, I can’t seem to find anything that isn’t Thanksgiving food, so take a look at this love letter that gives me chills every.single.time. Talk about inspiration. 

6. Ooh ooh ooh! Speaking of Thanksgiving stuff, you should probably read this hilarious hater’s guide to the Williams Sonoma catalog. Two words: Hys. Terical.

7. Dude, I don’t even KNOW what to think about Homeland at the moment. What is going on between Carrie and Brody and please tell me you felt extreme second hand embarrassment at THAT CERTAIN SCENE on Sunday? I mean, it seems like he is in love with her or something, like for real? Gotta say though, this weeks episode made the SNL skit I shared in last week’s Tuesday things even more hysterical. I mean, it was like spot on. I think they watched the skit and went back and reshot that entire episode. Okay, I’m done.

8. You know how I wasn’t able to get into Christmas music two weeks ago? Well, totally over that. If only because I wasn’t listening to the best ever holiday album, otherwise known as N*SYNC’s Home For Christmas. I don’t think I will ever stop listening to that. And I never even liked N*SYNC. I might be 63 years old rocking out.

9. If you are anything like me, which yes, probably consists of being outrageously neurotic, immature and annoying, but also means that you’re totally obsessed with makeup, you just might be able to relate to this article on how to shop at Sephora. Um. That’s me. Every time.

10. I was reallllly going to eat super healthy these three days before Thanksgiving given last week’s carbcation, but I just ate a cookie. I mean two cookies. I mean… I lost count.

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57 Responses to “Tuesday Things.”

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    chelcie @ chelcie's food files — November 20, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    I love homeland..I definitely think brody is in love with carrie and she’s madly in love with him as well (and she’s insane) but i totally agree with you on the SNL skit it was hilarious and SO accurate


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    brandi — November 20, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    PUHLEASE tell me you’ve downloaded Hanson’s Snowed In Christmas album. It is WAY better than Nsync. Promise. I love it, and I’m not ashamed to say it.


    • Jessica — November 20th, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

      I can’t bring myself to do it because I never liked Hanson. I mean, NEVER. I don’t even know anything about them besides that they sang that mmmbop song and some of them have like 17 kids. I think one of the reasons I like the NSYNC one so much is because it’s so nostalgic for me!


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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — November 20, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    I thought the same thing about Homeland and the SNL skit…. it was so spot on with this week’s episode! And yes, some major second hand embarrassment during a “certain” scene…. yikes!


    • anna — November 20th, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

      what scene was embarrassing?


    • June g. — November 20th, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

      The SNL skit was sooo funny!


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    Emily — November 20, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

    I LOVE that canned crannberry sauce! I feel like I’m only allowed to have it when my dad’s around, because everyone else thinks I’m weird. Also, I agree with Brandi, try the Hanson Christmas CD. Spectacular.


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    Adrienne — November 20, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

    You are so cool enough to post what you ate in NYC!!! Please do. I fly cross county to NYC just. to. eat.

    And I will ONLY eat cranberry sauce from a can, and make sure I get a portion with indentations from the can’s ridges. Makes the whole day for me, I’m telling you.


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    Jessica — November 20, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    I said the exact same thing to Brandon about Homeland. “JUST TRUST CARRIE, SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE’S DOING!” Ok, Saul…. whatever you say.


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    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips — November 20, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    OK, I don’t feel so bad anymore. While I do love my homemade cranberry sauce, and eat it to feel all foodie-ish, I love the canned stuff. I actually cook mine down, strain it, and attempt to mold it (if I have been patient enough to cook it down enough). Sadly for the blog post this year, I failed miserably, and it is a bowl of jelly. I miss the solid, jiggly mass.


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    Gina_AcuteDesigns — November 20, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    The Williams-Sonoma article is the funniest thing I have read in a while. The chicken coop…stop.it.


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    Ashley — November 20, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    #7 Total second hand embarrassment. AH!!! I want that show to be a non-stop 24hr movie.


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    Kristen — November 20, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    I love the NSYNC album too (and I’m way older than you so should be totally embarrassed, but I’m totally not!)
    Thanks for featuring my letter to my hubby :) You are a sweetheart.
    Happy Thanksgiving, Jessica!


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    Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) — November 20, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    So now that Mr. How Sweet is sober does he claim to hate avocado and pumpkin again? I seriously need to try this on my husband…


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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 20, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    Can’t wait to see that NYC bakery summary! I need a cookie now too..


  13. #
    Rachel — November 20, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    I literally laughed out loud multiple times at #6, thanks for sharing!! :)


  14. #
    Christine — November 20, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    NSYNC Home for the Holidays is the only pop Christmas album that should be played during Christmas. NSYNC FOREVER!!


  15. #
    Natalei — November 20, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    Add 98 Degrees Christmas album. I am embarrassed to say but I bust it out every holiday season :)


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    little kitchie — November 20, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    nsync christmas album = best ever!

    the williams-sonoma guide is so funny!


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    Tanvee — November 20, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    Oh geez, that article was amazing. Thank you for sharing (and making me giggle [with snorts obv] for 5 minutes straight).

    Also ALSO, I was super excited that my birthday falls on a Tuesday this year. YES, TUESDAY THINGS ON MY BIRTHDAY (someone needs to get some friends).

    Also, the Sephora post is spot on.


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    Anastasia — November 20, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    W-S article is hilarious! “If you put tomato soup in it, God will murder you.” – I laughed so hard. at work. in my cubicle.


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    Chris — November 20, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    Cranberry sauce from the can is the only way to go. When I was a wee child my mom was in charge of the cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving one year and decided she would make the extra effort to make the real homemade kind.

    It did not meet with approval from my extended family. They apparently balked and wondered where the curvy can outlines were, mumbling to themselves in resignation as they suffered through it.

    Never again! We don’t kid ourselves in my fam. Certain things are better when made over a hot stove with fresh ingredients and a little bit of love. The good cranberry sauce, though, that comes from a can.


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    Jaime hennessey — November 20, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on how to shop at Sephora, i’m heading there tonight. LOL……….And i love the Williams Sonoma guy…..SO FUNNY


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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 20, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    Anne Hathaway’s Homeland and Ellen impressions were freaking hysterical – ANDOMGIJUSTFOUNDOUTTHATICANWATCHHOMELAND!!! I was so excited that I could actually keep up with a show that you love!


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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — November 20, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    Ugh I was in NYC last week and it was too great. Cupcakes everywhere.

    Also, finally started watching Homeland on Friday night…..and finished Season 1 Saturday night. So I’m with ya there on the “I have no life” scale

    Canned cranberry sauce REALLY is the best!!! I have always preferred it to the real stuff!


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    Emily — November 20, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    The Williams and Sonoma article is the funniest thing that I have read in a while. I wish I had that kind of money to blow because I would buy something ridiculous like the pumpkin bowls, only eat foods made with pumpkin in them and if anyone tried to put their chicken noodle soup or say vanilla ice cream in them I would slap their hand and take the bowl away because they are my pumpkin bowls! Thanks for sharing that, it was really fun.


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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 20, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    I was in NY on a layover at JFK this weekend…and was reminded that it’s chilly there :)

    Glad you guys had fun – and he had 6 drinks. Sounds like a blast!


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    Ashley — November 20, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    Here’s another vote for plain old canned cranberry sauce! I feel like every time someone has tried to get fancy with cranberry sauce, nobody wants it and we go for the stuff we know.


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    Michele — November 20, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    hi okay so i am now commanding/enjoining/obligating you to write up a “fave places to eat in nyc” post because i’m going in december and my list of places to eat at is only like 20 places long so I NEED MORE and you’re obviously the only trustworthy person to get opinions from ok ty i love you


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    whitefieldroad — November 20, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    Have you seen this?
    Seems like it’s right up your alley – homemade AND in a can. Best of both worlds?
    Happy Thanksgiving!


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    Natalie @ will jog for food — November 20, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    Yes! I was totally embarassed for Carrie! I wonder if she is still in love with him? Very weird.

    I hear ya on that cranberry sauce, I love it! But since I got fresh cranberries with my CSA this month I am going to try making fresh. We will see how it goes :)


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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — November 20, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

    I am peeing myself over the W-S article.


  30. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — November 20, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    I got a good chuckle out of the Williams Sonoma posting.


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    Beth — November 20, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    I had to stop reading the WS article because I was laughing so hard I could breathe. That is the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time, thank you so much for sharing!!!


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    Laura | The Velvet Doe — November 20, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    re Homeland and THAT CERTAIN SCENE… I was blushing bright red, was awkwardly looking around at anywhere but the screen and made my husband turn down the TV just incase the neighbours heard…haha how awkward! p.s. does that make me a prude?!


    • Gail — November 21st, 2012 @ 11:43 am

      WHy don’t I remember that scene – which one


      • Laura | The Velvet Doe — November 21st, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

        When they were in the hotel… let’s just say they were getting ‘hot & heavy’ but it was competely awkward!

  33. #
    June g. — November 20, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    The haters guide is soooo perfect for this time of year! I love them but I find many items at T.J. Maxx!


  34. #
    Jennifer — November 20, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

    OMG I LOVE CRUMBS!!!!! Red velvet cupcake – my faaaave!!!!


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    April C. — November 20, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

    I tried not to love the canned cranberry sauce but its just better for some things! Easy to slice for sandwiches and requires zero effort. I even made my own cranberry sauce one year and while it was delicious, it totally wasn’t the same. No shame.


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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — November 20, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

    I love me some Christmas music — started listening on November 1st!


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    Ross @ TheFaceBaby — November 20, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

    Hate N*Sync. Love N*Sync Christmas. It’s inexplicably magical.

    And so is canned cranberry sauce! I’m going to attempt to make the real kind since Julie @ Table for Two made me feel guilty about it. But if there’s canned stuff lying around, you can bet your netherparts I’m eating it.


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    Mandy — November 21, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    There ain’t no shame in canned ranberry sauce. We always have a ton of cranberry thiings at Thanksgiving – a few cans, a fresh batch, & a relish of some sort

    There’s a recipe I’ve been making for years with jarred cranberry sauce Inusually make for Thanksgiving & Easter

    Mix an 8 oz brick of softened cream cheese with 1 can of cranberry sauce. I usually use a mixer for convenience. You just want to get the cream cheese well mixed but it’s fine if there’s some hunks of cranberry in there. Fold in an 8 oz container of Cool Whip. So now you have this bowl of pinkish stuff. You’re going to want to freeze it. I always line a cupcake pan with paper liners and freeze. It will make about 18-24 depending how generous you are.
    I bet youu could also spoon the mixture over a Graham cracker crust, freeze and call it a day.
    Either way, I love it and yeah, it uses ‘convenience’ products, but who cares when it’s good.

    I also want to echo comments of a NYC eating list! It’s my dream to go there, but I feel completely overwhelmed even trying to think of where to eat!


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    Alicia Greenrabbit — November 21, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    I get stuck on Harry Connick Jr’s Christmas album. I drive around my KIA Soul with the music blaring and I’m 49 or was that 20? ooh,ooh ,they just opened a Sephora in the JCP down the hill! It’s a smaller one ,but just as irresistible.


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    SMD @ Life According to Steph — November 21, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    Count me among the canned cranberry fans. I can’t help it and I don’t want to.


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    Gail — November 21, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    What was that scene – I have so much going on – I might have to watch again but I need to get Thanksgiving dinner together – cat sitting my friends cats and leaving on Friday to visit a friend on the train (with no hubby) for a girls week in Sarasota/Tampa


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    Katie — November 21, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    No shame in loving cranberry sauce out of the can. If you manage to have any leftovers, check out this recipe, Cranberry + Cheddar Grilled Cheese:



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    Lauren — November 21, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    Christmas isn’t here until I bust out the NSYNC Christmas album. My husband can’t stand it, but it’s a good thing I work from home and he doesn’t so I can blast it as loud as I want all day. That will start Friday. I can’t quite get myself to listen to Christmas music yet.


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    Angie K — November 21, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    ummm…tell me that isn’t the MOST delicious looking red velvet cake cupcake ever??!! how many of those did you HAVE to eat…seriously?!


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    Jamie — November 21, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    agreed on homeland! where are they going with this? i still can’t get over the daughter’s spoof…”Dad?……dad. Dad, where are you?”. Still freaking hilarious!

    and also attempted the “eating healthy diet right before thanksgiving” and then succumbed to eating pizza yesterday for lunch, dinner and lunch today. Granted there was arugula on one of the pizzas, but still… :)


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    Rachel b — November 21, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    Oh pleaaseee post your NYC visits – I’m going with my mum (all the way from Ireland!) at the beginning of December and would love a wee heads-up! X


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    Sharla — November 21, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    I love canned cranberry sauce as well and am super ashamed of that for some odd reason!!

    Mariah Carey’s 1994 Christmas album – CLASSIC!!!! I will always love it.


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    Leslee — November 21, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    So I am apparently an instagram fanatic too… like an embarrassing, taking pictures of EVERYTHING instagram fanatic. And the sephora thing? Yeah, happens to me every.single.time. And while I’m not a fan of Christmas music at all (my maiden name is Lynch and my friends/family call me grinchy Lynchy), I absolutely LOVE *NSYNC’s Home for Christmas album.


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    Abby Flynt — November 21, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    That Williams and Sonoma guide is hilarious, thanks for posting. Also, one terrific Christmas, many years ago, not one, but two people bought me the N*SYNC Christmas album and I still have them both, because there was no fricking way that I was returning one!


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    Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavors — November 22, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    Just wanted to comment on #8 – because that is the ONLY christmas music I will listen to, and that will never end! Ugh,what I wouldn’t give to be under that tree with JT and JC! haha :)


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