Welcome my friends. I’m tweaking my weekly journey with my healthier living. It’s a step in the right direction for sure. I hope you come along for the ride. Instead of day-to-day comments, I’m going to post something from my personal journal to share. Hope you enjoy. Remember all of us go down this path and we are all in it together ❤
Week of 03/11-03/17/2018 – Week 10
“Dear Journal – Do you ever feel like time is slipping away. You look in the mirror one day and you love your curly hair and your long legs. You look again and your hair is thinning and those once long giraffe legs now resemble a short buffalo? LOL – okay nothing that drastic but you get the meaning. Life is short. We talked about celebrities aging today… and then realized that we were also aging. We still act like kids young at heart while our bodies get older every day. What once we thought would never happen to us when our grandparents couldn’t get up as fast or walk as far has now hit us… no full force yet but knocking on the door for short visits. We say it all of the time – life is short. So what do we do? Live it up every.single.day as if it is the last. Because you never know – tomorrow is not a given 🙂 ”
This week walked: 5.17
TOTAL 2018 Miles: 80.31
TOTAL 2017 Miles: 541.06
❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤
This week the hub unit was craving homemade fried shrimp and his beloved tater tots. I use to limit these meals because of the deep frying and I still do. But, I wanted to see what the air fryer could do for my hub’s favorite meal. I bought fresh shrimp, deveined them and slightly pounded them giving them a ‘flat’ appearance. I then battered the shrimp with a light coating of egg mixture and seasoned flour. I placed them in the air fryer for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Have way, I turned them and added the tater tots. They came out beautifully! Lightly tanned on the outside, crunchy and so juicy on the inside.
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Welcome back my friends to another edition of Travels in the South. Last week, I gave you some appetizers from a restaurant that mom/dad visited a couple of towns over from us. You can read about that here. Today I wanted to share the main course with him. Now after eating all of those wonderful appetizers, mom did the right thing. She went for a salad. Mom said their salads were awesome with all kinds of the goodies that she likes in them like cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, mixed greens and croutons. Doesn’t it look fantastic?
But dad, dad went straight up southern on all of us. He got what the restaurant has on their menu as Glynn Street Burger. Why is it called that? Well the restaurant is on Glynn Street of course – snorts with piggy laughter. Makes sense huh? But what is in a Glynn Street Burger is the question. Let me introduce you.
The Glynn Street Burger is an 8 ounce hamburger patty topped with a fried green tomato, pimento cheese and -gulps- bacon. If you need to click on the picture to make it bigger to get a better look at this magnificent burger, please do. You will want to see all of this goodness. Dad says it’s one of those burgers that is wet and delicious. You will need plenty of napkins… or as mom says a hose to hose you down before you get back in the car. This burger is messy but so worth the fight in getting it into your tummy. If you never had a burger with pimento cheese and a fried green tomato – don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Dad went straight up southern with this meal. But as in the famous words of our favorite television detective, “One more thing.” See those tater tots in the plate. They are sweet potato tater tots. Mom doesn’t care that much for tater tots but on this date couldn’t stay out of dad’s plate. They were that delicious!
But wait a minute, mom has one more picture to share with you. These are the outside doors of the bathrooms – too cute huh??!!
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As you read here, Tuesday, 07/29/2014, was National Chicken Wing Day. A local restaurant here called Hooters on Tara was having a special on all you can eat chicken wings that day. Mommy promised to take daddy so he could show them what he has – snorts. First off let me throw some shout outs to Keisha who was our waitress (you were AWESOME!) and to Mike the manager. Mike has helped us out here on my blog in the past when Rockelle and Benedict went on a date a while back. Mike’s awesome!
So when mom got off of the worky place, she rushed home in Albert and picked up daddy. Daddy in preparation had walked 2 miles and had a ‘light breakfast’. He had his game face on and was ready. Mom picked him up and off they went to the Hooters on Tara.
I was able to get these pictures all off of mom’s iPhone. Be prepared to be astonished my dear friends.
One of dad’s favorite things in the world are tater tots. And just fortunately mom had a coupon for a free appetizer at Hooters – thanks Hooters – so they got this amazing tater tot appetizer to the right. Doesn’t it look amazing!? That’s tater tots covered with gooey cheese, onions, sour cream and bacon. Daddy didn’t tell me about that bacon until I saw this picture. Tsk-tsk bad daddy!
Then the fun started. They would bring you 10 wings at a time – whatever flavor you wanted. These are pictures of dad’s platters. Picture to the left – medium breaded. They have just a little zip to them as far as heat when you eat them. Picture in the middle – Cajun breaded. They have a zip of a different kind. This zip is from the Cajun spices and are probably dad’s favorites. Then the picture to the right – BBQ breaded. These are M.E.S.S.Y. I don’t care how many wet wipes or napkins you have to clean up with, you are going to be wearing these. In fact, dad jumped in and wouldn’t wipe down until he was finished with these. Mommy said that at one point, she thought she was going to have to take him out front and hose him down – snorts.
So you’re calculating to yourself thinking well played daddy – he had 30 wings. You would be wrong my friends. Mommy couldn’t finish one of her plates. She had 13 – daddy called her a wussy. I’m not sure what that means. That left 7 off of mom’s plate though and dad ate them. I told you watch out Joey Chestnut! Drum roll please – dad ate 37 wings! 57.14% of you voted on Tuesday saying that daddy would eat more than 21 – you were right!
So you would think that’s the end of the story. Daddy ate to his heart’s content and put away 37 chicken wings. Nope. I gotta add my two cents now – snorts. Daddy was miserable. Can you say Tums and Pepto Bismol? Those were his two close friends when he got back to the Hotel Thompson. Can you say multiple trips to the facilities here all.night.long? Snorts – I think he finally admitted it to mom last night – he’s not as young as he once was. Mom and dad both are eating so light today it’s not funny. I think they are calling for salads all around for dinner for the rest of the week. In fact, when daddy got up this morning he told mommy, “I’m surprise I haven’t coughed feathers or squawked like a chicken”. Snorts – silly daddy!
But don’t worry my friends. I think dad is entering an all you can eat biscuits and gravy competition this weekend – snorts.
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