The Lost Footage

by Holly on August 9, 2010

in breakfast,dinner,Italian,rambling

While the barn dance of yore would have been more than enough to warrant a summer weekend to remember, there was more.

Much more.

The weekend actually kicked off in true Everythingtarian style – it was just me, an 86-degree apartment, white t-shirt, granny panties, a hammer and one old-fashioned freezer in need of a major defrosting.

Who needs conventional defrosting when you have a sturdy hammer and pent-up anger?

Not I.

The fun continued with a slight twist on the classic Veggie Spaghetti using this kamut ditalini (or, in the words of Giada DeLaurentis, ka-moot deet-tah-lee-nee!) I so generously received from Opera Girl Cooks, along with a batch of her coconut granola…

Instead of buying jarred sauce, I merely took a carton from my Pomi tomato stash and added 1 T minced garlic + 1 T Italian seasoning to make a quick n’ easy marinara sauce.

The lost footage this weekend includes a jar of new-to-me nut butter…

I am going to add this to my ever-growing list of why I *love* Target.

In preparation for a 4-mile run Saturday morning, I slathered two slices of toasted Ezekiel bread with this creamy, sweetened peanut butter and called it breakfast.

For the record, I consider anything gulped down with coffee breakfast. That includes the potato chive cheddar bread I am eating while typing this, which I am digesting with the help of my 4th cup of coffee today (not to mention the Diet Coke I had at lunch). I blame the insomnia + thunderstorms last night for my lack of alertness.

Sometime over the weekend, I also enjoyed a massive bowl of banana soft serve. I am talking three frozen bananas, 1 heaping T peanut butter + 2 T dark chocolate chips in this bowl of lovely…

On Sunday, one of my bestest friends in the world was in town.

Do you even have to ask why we’re friends?

Diana and I lead parallel lives, which is a good thing for me because she is currently living in London with her British fiancee and about to start working for the London 2012 Olympics. I am taking that as a sign that it’s only a matter of time before I move to London with my British fiancee and fight her for the title of “Britain’s #1 American-Born Socialite.”

I can see the reality show now…

Anyways, we stuffed our faces at brunch (think French toast sticks, eggs, bacon, biscuits, fruit and chips + guacamole para moi) before heading to the local botanical gardens for some quality family time. And yes, for the record, I consider myself a part of her family even though I cut off her grandma about 12 times during the course of four hours.

I heart her.

I heart butterflies too, but not as much as I heart Diana.

This is how I felt when I was forced to part ways with my Wisconsin cowgirl turned British transplant…

It’s a good thing I am seeing her this weekend – for you and me – because that means guaranteed shenanigans to come.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I would say my favorite part about Diana is that her family owns a Great Harvest bakery, and she brings me packages of free bread and baked goods, but that would be shallow. I mean, I could do without ooey gooey potato chive cheddar bread topped with a two-egg puff and nutritional yeast…

…but I could never do without mi comisura.

In Spanish, comisura means “corner of mouth.” And yes, that is my pet name for her. The reason for that nickname is lost footage, even to us.

And since I haven’t asked questions in awhile…

What did YOU do this past weekend? Refer to this post as well as the last one.

Do you have any obnoxiously weird nicknames for your friends and/or lovahs? See above.


Without further ado, the winner of the Sam the Cooking Guy’s cookbook giveaway is…

Laura Says:
August 4th, 2010 at 9:05 pm edit

my best budgeting tip – always browse the circulars to see whats on sale & plan your meals around that. use coupons and always bring a list!

Excellent advice m’dear! Send me your mailing address and any dietary restrictions (I promised treats in addition to the cookbook!) to, and I will get the goods out!


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is August 9, 2010 at 7:08 pm

I have the weirdest nicknames for my husband that I can’t even begin to tell in public.. hahaha.

Heather (Perspective Is Everything) August 9, 2010 at 7:28 pm

are you kidding me-vanilla cranberry peanut butter!? that is flippin’ redonkulous! i must have :)
weird nickname: Herther. my dad grew up working for this German guy and when i was about 12 he took me to meet him. my dad would say, this is Heather, my daughter…but the guy kept calling me Herther.
he just couldn’t get it :/

Matt August 9, 2010 at 7:37 pm

A good friend brings free bread ;)

Jess August 9, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I do not have obnoxious names for my friends, sadly. just cute nicknames!!

I MUST try that peanut butter. It looks amazing!!

Great homemade sauce too!! The jarred stuff’s so expensive..

<3 jess

Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) August 9, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I would like to formally request a framed copy of your angry butterfly picture, please. Preferably with a bubble caption photo-shopped into it. My birthday is next month, I’m just sayin’…

Also, Vanilla/Cranberry Peanut Butter? My taste buds are swooning.

Erica August 9, 2010 at 8:30 pm

owwwww That nut butter sounds awesome. Totally picking up a jar. Yum o. You and your bestie are adorable and what a fun day. The flowers are totally gorgeous. mmm Great Harvest bread. We just got one in Charleston and I am an addict!

Katie August 9, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Vanilla/cranberry nut butter?! Yes, please! Especially if I can find it at Target.

Last weekend I went to a funeral and then prepped for school. Not the best weekend ever…hah. And I have ridiculously stupid nicknames for all of my closest friends/family. I have a hard time calling people by their real names.

Abby August 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm

I don’t like flavored nut butters, but I love botanical gardens. Your pictures are bee-autiful, my dear–especially the butterfly with the expression on angst. That should be your Facebook profile pic.

And as soon as you’re done with this “Diane,” send her my way. In fact, you can both come visit. Just bring bread…

Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 9, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Vanilla cranberry WHAT?? I gotta get my butt over to Target stat.

Pure2Raw Twins August 9, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Do not have really any weird nicknames for friends or loved ones. I know boring, haha.

Sissy #1 August 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

OMG your freezer….

Maya August 9, 2010 at 9:35 pm

What beautiful pictures of flowers! So purty.

Sweet life, married to a Brit and family member of a Great Harvest owner. Lucky friend! Hope you have plenty of shenanigans to report back!

Jennifer@ knackfornutrition August 9, 2010 at 9:37 pm

My college roommate and I call each other looms. This started innocently enough as “roomie” then went to “poomie” because we thought it was obnoxious and funny. Then we shortened it to pooms because we are lazy. After we realized we were lazy, we swapped the p for an l which landed us with looms. Talk about bizarre…our other friends HATE it when we call each other that so now we do it just to piss them off. :)

Madeline - Greens and Jeans August 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm

My college roommate and I call each other “poodle” and Margaret and I call each other “Margie and Maddie bear dog.” The best friends always have the stupidest nicknames.

Angharad August 9, 2010 at 10:13 pm

What an awesome weekend! Love it. Looks like you had a complete blast. That brunch list had me salivating…
Also, what is an egg puff? And why again are we obsessed with nooch? I need to try it but I don’t want to buy it! Next time I’m in Madison, k?


BroccoliHut August 9, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Literally putting “banana soft serve” on my to-do list for tomorrow.

Mama Pea August 10, 2010 at 12:06 am

I have so much to say, but am really just saying to myself “HOLY HELL, I NEED TO GET TO TARGET FOR THAT PEANUT BUTTER!”


Joy August 10, 2010 at 12:48 am

I have of nicknames for the peeps I love
My hubs birth name is Jim and I love him a lot soooo I decided he needed a name as big as my love for him so he became Jim bob Billy Joe and my tongue tied sister messed it up allllll the time and switched it to jilly Bo and so it got shortened to jilly when o am in a hurry.
I have a niece (sis’s second marriage so she was 11 when I met her) whose name is Siobhan and I call Herr see oh bahn

brandi August 10, 2010 at 8:16 am

fun times :)

And are you kidding me with that peanut butter? I need it, like, tomorrow.

If you go to London, let me know and I’ll carry your bags :)

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

I love, love, love the picture of you and your friend together. Besties are…well…the best. ;)

I also love the shape of those mini pasta noodles. :D

McKella August 10, 2010 at 11:32 am

My friends and I all did theater in high school, so any nicknames we use usually stem from parts we played or funny things that happened during shows or rehearsals, as well as a slew of inside jokes. You know they’re a close friend when you don’t remember where the nicknames or jokes came from!

Sami August 10, 2010 at 11:58 am

nilla crannnnnberry peanut butterrr??! GassmS.

i <3 the butterfly face cutout with you behind it :)

Megan (Braise the Roof) August 10, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Holy moly that bread looks good! I had a roommate in college that I called Regis. Her name is Maria. Regis was just fun to say. :)

Katharina August 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm

You two look like so much fun! I can’t wait to see your reunion with Angharad!!! That better be who you’re talking about lol.

Ugh take me to your Target! Take me to your leader! that peanut butter sounds sooo good, and I didn’t know Target had these kinds of things. Also! I love cool pasta shapes. I’ve never seen that kind. Oh and make friends with families who own bakeries.. that’s on my to-do list ;)

Ohh yes I have obnoxious nicknames.. like cookie from the sun, chickimama, Pili (short for Pilar), Tancho (don’t know how that was started for my friend Marlene), Kelleydoll or Chachi aka my friend Kelley, and of course simply calling them all my Lovaaahs.

XOXO my love!

Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) August 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm

My last name lends itself to many, many nicknames!!

Kristin (Salty Tooth) August 10, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I don’t have nicknames for people, but for some reason my family calls me Trit. I have no idea why…it’s not even close to my actual name.

mammaeverythingtarian August 10, 2010 at 9:22 pm

are those flowers fer real cuz i am begining to think that you should go into photography..they are amazing

Nell August 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Oh, goodness, I loveee that nut butter. But everytime I get my hands on a jar, it seems to disappear much too quickly.

I call my dad paterissimus. Some kind of hybrid Latin I made up that translates to the superlative of father, i.e. makes no sense at all.

jeri August 11, 2010 at 10:53 am

I love your nickname for your friend. My BFF and I refer to each other as mon megot trou…..loosely translated = my butt hole. We vaguely remember why, but it’s hilarious none the less. Thanks for reminding me of that.

elise August 11, 2010 at 1:13 pm

i have so many rando names for friends…i am the queen of coining sh!t that sticks too. fortunately people call me relatively normal things…aside from my g-pa. he calls me chocolate. its because my middle name is claire…so what started as elise claire turned into e. claire and then that somehow turned into chocolate… its one thing to call it to my face, but its another thing to have to take my birthday checks into the bank teller and explain the whole dang story…

Garet August 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I call my friend Emma “my little English muffin” because she’s, well, English. I guess they don’t have English muffins there, though, or if they do they don’t call them that, so she doesn’t get it. But that doesn’t stop her from running with it–she calls me her “American bagel.” Which I, in turn, don’t get.

Danica August 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I crack up every time I come to your site, Holly! LOVE the pictures and of course you both are just too funny together :) Looks like a fun weekend!

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: