Happy Friday Boos!
I hope you all had a good week. Any exciting plans for the weekend?
BB and I are meeting some friends of mine in Nashville for some pizza and pottery painting on Sunday. Sound familiar? Now I just have to decide if I want to paint a bowl or a plate to match my KMB mug! 😉
So, I already told you guys about mine and BB’s sa-here-reiously lazy Sunday, but I thought I’d do a fun flashback post to show you guys what happened the next day!
Time for a roadtrip!
But first, how about a little glimpse of the food that fueled our trip?
I broke out my latest Christmas present to myself and got to flapjackin’ while BB was on bacon duty.
I can’t believe I almost forgot about this pancake mix that I picked up from Trader Joe’s back in NOVEMBER!!
For the record, it is beyond delicious! From the moment I opened the bag and caught a whiff of the pumpkin spiciness, I knew it was going to be a good morning!
This breakfast kept ME full for hours…unfortunately, BB “had” to stop for a snack along the way:
Sorry, but I laugh every time I look at this pic! I told him, “Take a big bite and look at me!” Bahahaha!
So where were we going? Oh just a quick jaunt (total sarcasm, it’s like a 2 hour trip!) to Kentucky to visit BB’s mom. Once we got there, we did a little bit of this:
I’m telling you, it’s been about TEN years since I’ve held a fishing pole! I used to go with some of my friends when I was in high school, but it was more of a “let the boys fish and all us girls will just sit on the bank and talk about the boys” sort of thing. I’ve never actually caught a fish on my own that I can remember.
But I did my best to make it look good!
Unfortunately, after casting into just about every tree, shrub, or bush that was surrounding the pond, I gave up and let BB start casting for me.
I actually DID end up getting one bite…it startled me so I ended up losing it, but it felt good to come close to catching my first fish!
It was a bit cold and windy that day so we didn’t stay out for long, but I WAS able to get a quick shot of the two of us before heading in for some lunch…
Mad self-portrait skills right there folks! 😉
Once back inside, BB’s mama heated us up some leftover chili (sorry no pic) and a childhood favorite to go along with it…
Mmm, peanut butter crackers!!
We stayed for a while longer chatting and watching some Who Wants To Be a Millionaire (wow, that show has changed a LOT since I used to watch it) before heading back to Tennessee.
On the way back, BB decided to take the “scenic route”
Even though the wind had picked up a bit and it had started to sprinkle, I hung half out of the car window with my cell phone and was able to get a couple of good pictures of Kentucky Lake.
This one was my favorite!
The rest of the ride was spent chatting and hand holding:
The best part about long car rides 🙂
We were so lost in conversation that we almost signed ourselves up for a smelly evening:
This little guy was just chilling in the middle of the road.
I had never actually seen a live skunk this close before so obviously I took a few pictures:
I never knew that some of them were all white on top! Hmm, learn something new every day, right?
Speaking of animals, BB asked me on the last leg of our trip what I was craving for dinner and well, ever since I started following Sonali @thefoodiephysician on Instagram, I’ve been drooling over practically everything she posts, but the one that stuck with me the most was a picture of some perfectly sauced up spare ribs.
Without hesitation, I spit out “RIBS!”
Pretty sure you can’t suggest anything better to a hungry carnivorous man 😉
So we ducked into the first grocery store we came to, picked up the necessities and once we got home, I set to work.
Then I just popped them in a 325 degree oven with some sweet potatoes and forgot about them for about an hour and a half!
Of course by that time, we were both starving…
Quick pic before the plate was dominated.
I topped my sweet p with some steamed spinach and a
sprinkle mountain of (unpictured) nooch.
Good food, a little adventure, and great conversation…
That’s what good days off are made of!
Have you ever been fishing? Ever catch anything?
Where did your last road trip take you?