1. Somehow this and this ended up in my online shopping cart. I searched high and low for it while on vacation last year but it was sold out everywhere. Not anymore, my friends. Not anymore.
2. Remember last week when we all talked about Dawson’s Creek? Tracy shared this website with me and made me the happiest camper ever. You’re welcome.
3. It’s National Peanut Butter Day! I have absolutely no idea how you should celebrate.
4. Tell me: is there anything better than grilled cheese sandwiches and pickles? Oh wait. Yes there is… grilled cheese sandwiches with ketchup. Better than that? Two grilled cheese sandwiches with ketchup
5. Seal? Heidi Klum? I will never learn. Just shoot me now.
6. My jaw quadruply dropped four times this week. Can you say asparagus cake, red velvet milkshakes, red wine lollipops and PIG CANDY. Pig freaking candy. I die.
6.5. Nevermind, I can’t die. It’s PIG CANDY! It’s given me something to live for.
7. My cookie butter is almost gone. Meaning… my life is almost gone. For real this time.
8. Ummm I don’t even want to tell you how many hours of Dexter I’ve watched in the last week. It’s maddening. And desperate. And PATHETIC. And hot.
9. You know you’re a food blogger when the giddiest you get all week is at 5:17PM because it’s still sort of light out. Life needed, please.
10. The only good part of #7 is that I bought this on Saturday. Life regained.
84 Comments on “Tuesday Things.”
CAN I GET AN AMEN ON NUMBER 9!!!?????
Oh. My. God. Just when I was starting to calm down about TJ’s sea salt and caramel bar, they come out with this. Great. When TJ’s comes to town in April, I’m going to need all new pants.
hahah yesss.. i love them all, but number 9…
also, is it true that trader joe’s is out of cookie butter right now???????
I’ve heard both – that it is seasonal and that it is just out of stock due to popularity, but either way… my store hasn’t had any since I bought it the first time!
Thanks for teaching me about Followgram. I’ve been wondering how to link to Instagram for a while!
You will freak out when you are completely caught up with Dexter. The last episode of the new season was…OHMYGODICAN’TEVENSAY.
Ahhh and season four is phenomenal too. You will love it!
I completely agree, Adrienne! It is a LONG wait until Sept…..
I’m going to have to figure out how to get myself some cookie butter (No Trader Joes here) and combine it with some pig candy.
And I think since my hubby just bought a new video game, I should be able to buy some stuff American Spoon.
Have a lovely day!
Um. definitely you should!
I say something to the effect of 9 at least once a day!!!
I JUST learned it was National Peanut Butter day! Luckily I eat it by the bucket load every day anyway, but still – I would have liked to know from the very start of the day! It would have made enjoying it at every meal that much better ;)
aaaaand now I need to go to Trader Joes.
Words cannot convey how distraught I am about #5. so upset! SO UPSET!! ::cries into pillow::
We are FINALLY get a Trader Joe’s in Colorado, and I can’t wait to try some of these yummy looking things!!!
Getting a* :)
Adrienne is SO RIGHT OH MY GOOD LAWD JUST CATCH UP ALREADY.
you are gonna be blown away by the next few seasons
i can’t even say what emotions you’ll be without spoiling anything
p.s. i haven’t been to trader joe’s in like 2 months even though the dang store is literally 5 minutes away. post more TJ pictures to motivate me pleaaaaaaase
I hate to say it, but I do know what happens in the last episode of season 6 because I couldn’t help myself and read all the spoilers ahead. However, I’m on season 5 so I still have a whole season to get there!
hahah I am every excited about the longer days, as well. It’s the little things in life :)
YES i share your grilled cheese and ketchup love! in fact in yesterday’s post i talked about how i used to also put ketchup in my mac n cheese–i highly recommend! :)
I still cannot believe about seal and heidi…..heartbroken.
I have had pig candy before, it is amazing (and so is Tuesday Things)!
Ah I ALMOST wish I had never seen your link to that caramel!
My fiance’s parents live in Petosky, MI, where American Spoon is made. They have a shop where you can try EVERYTHING and a little cafe in the summer. It’s perfect!
My dad’s family is from Michigan and we spend time every summer there – I have lived in American Spoon for years! We like to say we go there to “eat lunch.” And I’m not talking about the cafe… hahah.
It’s beautiful there – stick with summers. I went over New Years. Cold, snowy, slippery :)
I am SO upset about Heidi and Seal!! Worst breakup IMO since Jessica and Nick!!! They seemed to happy!!
Really, I am devestated over this.
Oh my gosh, so glad you peeked at the spoilers too…cause then I’m not the only one:)! We have to wait for it to come out on DVD in like a year cause we watch it on netflix, the wait is excruciating!!!!
Our Cookie Butter is gone! My mouth says boo-hoo and my thighs say thank you! But yay to number 10! Now I have something to attempt to avoid but will probably still buy at Trader Joe’s. :)
Love your Tuesday Things!! For some reason, they never show up on your homepage with all your recipe posts. I can only find the Tuesday Things posts in the “recent posts” bar or in the archives. Any idea why??
Tuesday Things are on my other lifestyle page of my blog – Crumbs. If you click, all the other posts that aren’t recipes are there!
Thanks! I thought I was missing something!
Secret fact: Sometimes when I’m podcasting I leave that vander meme up and I just stare at it. I think there have been a few times there was an awkward pause cuz I got too distracted. Don’t tell Joy.
And now I’m off to eat some PB directly from the jar. Thanks, friend!
Love American Spoon… also grew up in Northern Michigan (Walloon Lake) so it’s a staple! On another note, stunned by Seal & Heidi…
OMG, Pig candy? heaven help us!
The James Van Der Memes site slays me. In a good way.
Grilled Cheese and Ketchup! LOVE!!!! i’m glad i’m not alone in this.
The cookie butter shortage is a national travesty :)
And to boot, my TJs doesnt carry the choc one. I notice your TJs get “new” products faster than mine…or mine is about a week or two behind yours. Then again, I know it’s all regional and I may be able to get things you cant and vice versa. But oh I want that choc cookie butter.
Sort of light out at 517? Definitely not in my world. It’s pitch black. Siiigh. Soon though. Soon I’ll see the glorious sun much longer. A girl can hope.
I love grilled cheese with pickles! When I made it for my husband, he just kinda looked at me. My grandmother used to give us pickles all the time when we were little. That’s pretty much the only way I’ll eat a pickle! Not a big fan of ketchup though. Funny thing…the only way my dad eats chicken noodle soup is to pour ketchup in it. He hates soup.
I am so upset about Seal and Heidi Klum….makes me depressed. I thought they were solid!!
I had to stop and tell you that I love your Tuesday Things feature — I look forward to it all week. You always show me the best stuff. ;p LIKE RED WINE LOLLIPOPS. *egad*
you are a very bad woman. very bad. I’m now in love with American Spoon Foods (which I didn’t know existed), don’t feel so bad about putting ketchup on random things like grilled cheese (and baked potatoes), want to run out to TJ’s immediately and get me some of that cookie butter everyone raves about….and wonder if I should put Dawson’s Creek on my Netflix list (I missed it by a decade… more of a 90210 old school and O.C. gal… The girl in OC had a bunny that lived under her bed named Pancakes. Nice, eh?) Sigh. I wish there were a Wednesday things too. Sigh again. Toodles.
#2 <3 That website is amazing.
i am in awe over that pig candy…thank you for sharing that!!! love love! also i love dexter…mildly obsessed, and you shouldn’t feel anything but sexy and spectacular when you watch a million episodes because its amazing…ok that’s it…thanks! :)
In response to #4: YES, grilled cheese with pickles and this tomato soup: http://spoonforkbacon.com/2011/10/creamy-roasted-tomato-basil-soup/
I could eat it everysingleday. and night.
I just spent way too much time with James V and his website. Time I will never get back! But, thank you!
my new favorite thing with grilled cheese, guacamole. see twopeasandtheirpod.com
never heard of it being called pig candy before, but i lovvvve the name!
last summer i made “mancakes” which was pretty much pancakes + beer + pig candy and it pretty much changed my life! We used dogfish head peach beer, which made them a batrillion times more um… healthy?
pics and recipe here:
i’m always at Whole Foods, I need to get my ass to Trader Joe’s this week and hunt that Cookie Butter down. I wish I could buy the Caramel Sauce, but it has corn syrup – it scares me. Love TThings!
Was that still jar #1 of cookie butter?! if so, you have much more willpower than I. But thank goodness for the chocolate speculoos bars, they will get me through until TJ’s is back in business with more cookie butter. and that asparagus cake? loved it. until I realized it was REAL ASPARAGUS! what the ? Do you just pick it off? or are eat it on cake? hmm.. curious.
Katie, you eat the asparagus–it’s made of fondant! I promise :)
Seal and Heidi. Good gracious. I was so invested in that. THEY RUINED EVERYTHING! xo
Totally feel you on number 9. It’s a race against the clock, especially this time of year. I become like a drill sergeant (I had to respell that 8 times before getting it right) when 5 o clock hits. You! Grab the linens! You! Pour this soup into the bowl! You! Make it look pretty! You! Set up the tripod! And…GO!
I must have known that today was National PB Day…I had this weird craving for PB at 10am this morning. Out came the iced-teaspoon and the snarfing commenced! Is the Speculoos cookie butter like the Biscoff? Can’t. Get. Enough. Have yet to do anything other than eat it with a spoon straight from the jar. Hmmm…there’s a pattern here…
Must try the Pig Candy – thanks Jessica!
My Trader Joes doesn’t have any of the Speculoos cookie spread stuff – or that amazing sounding bar!! I guess I will need to talk to someone there…not that I need another thing to buy at TJ’s…but I would buy it if they had it.
ok the vandermimes site is the funniest thing!!! he’s so hilarious.. and i feel gotten much better looking over the years.. was all about pacey before. anywayss.. amazing. thanks for sharing :)
I love Dawson’s Creek. They don’t play the reruns anymore, and I miss watching it. It was one of my favorite’s!
Dawson’s Creek? Dexter? Grilled Cheese & Pickles? Pig Candy? See, we were parted at birth, friend! :) And…thanks so much for sharing my cake, super sweet you!
I have eaten my grilled cheeses with ketchup as long as I’ve had teeth.
approximately 25 years.