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Ten On Tuesday: 10 Favorite Hamburger Toppings

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This is a pretty easy topic for me, because burgers are one of the best things ever.

10 Favorite Hamburger Toppings

  1. Bacon. I mean, c’mon… bacon.
  2. Bleu cheese. To go with the bacon.
  3. Caramelized onions. Again… to go with the bacon.
  4. Cheddar cheese. Also goes with bacon.
  5. Ketchup. Of course.
  6. Mayo. Sometimes.
  7. Tomato. A nice thick slice on the side of the bun with the mayo.
  8. Lettuce. Just one nice, big leaf.
  9. Potato chips. Sometimes, for the crunch.
  10. Sautéed mushrooms. Something else that goes great with… bacon.

Ten On Tuesday: 10 Things I Want To Do This Summer

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In general, I hate summer. The heat, the humidity… summer is just a hell I have to pass through to get from spring to autumn. Lately I’ve been trying to embrace every day, though, and that means not hibernating until September.

10 Things I Want To Do This Summer

  1. Go to the beach. At least once, hopefully more.
  2. Go to the pool. I think we’re going to get badges for the town pool this year. It’s very inexpensive and it would be nice to beat really hot days by heading over there for a picnic and a dip. There’s also a hotel nearby that allows you to use their pool facilities for a reasonable fee. I love hotel pools, so that’s definitely in my plans for this summer.
  3. Go to an amusement park. In the nearly 18 years Scott and I have been together, we’ve never been to an amusement park together. That changes this year because we have couple friends with the same roller coaster divide Scott and I have: he hates them, she loves them. So this summer we plan to go to Great Adventure with this couple. The guys can drink and Kim and I can ride coasters.
  4. See live music. This is a year round plan, but outdoor summer shows are really the best.
  5. Cook and eat outdoors. The grill is going to get a major workout this summer.
  6. Spend time with friends. I love summer get-togethers with friends, at our place or at friends’ homes.
  7. Tomatoes. From my garden or from the farm stand, not much beats a Jersey tomato. I want to eat them till I’m sick of them this summer.
  8. Corn. If there’s anything that beats a Jersey tomato, it’s Jersey corn. When it’s sweet and ripe and down to about 20 cents an ear, I want to eat lots and lots.
  9. Evenings on the deck. Last summer Scott and I would sit on the deck in the relative coolness of the evening, enjoying cocktails. That’s a tradition I want to carry into this year.
  10. Go for rambles. I love hopping in the car, picking a direction, and driving. Summer is a great time to do that and I want to do it a lot this year.

Ten On Tuesday: 10 Times You Felt Grateful Last Week

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mark & kim's garden

Being mindfully grateful for what I have is really important and something I’m embarrassed to say I don’t do often enough. This week’s Ten On Tuesday is a great reminder.

10 Times You Felt Grateful Last Week

  1. When I woke up Saturday morning to all of the dishes being done and…
  2. …coffee made and waiting for me at my desk. ( An every weekend occurrence I’m grateful for every weekend.)
  3. When I got to spend time in friends’ amazing garden in Queens.
  4. When I got to spend time with those friends, eating and drinking.
  5. When Scott did all the vacuuming.
  6. When our Sunday evening Game of Thrones guests brought spiced wine and Ser Amory’s tarts for us all to enjoy during the season finale.
  7. When I ate food fresh from my garden.
  8. When I noticed my tomato plants are covered with flowers.
  9. When I put up decals on the kitchen walls and thought about how they’re my kitchen walls and I can do whatever I want to them.
  10. When I knit on the shawl that is my current project, which uses yarn that was a gift.

Ten On Tuesday: 10 Favorite Ice Cream Toppings

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chocolate sorbet


Today’s topic is a little difficult for me because I stick pretty faithfully to just a few toppings on ice cream, but let’s give it a go anyway.

10 Favorite Ice Cream Toppings

  1. Wet walnuts. These are my absolute favorite.
  2. Hot fudge.
  3. Peanut butter sauce. The top three here are the toppings I stick to almost all the time.
  4. Butterscotch. Though here we’re getting into rarely territory.
  5. Whipped cream. Exceedingly rarely.
  6. Sprinkles. Now and again.
  7. Hard chocolate shell. I do have a weakness for a soft serve vanilla cone with a chocolate shell, but again, not very often at all.
  8. Brownies. Now I’m really reaching and this is more of an undering than a topping.
  9. Pineapple. That one time I had a banana split I remember liking the pineapple. I haven’t ordered it since.
  10. Wet walnuts. I know I said that already but I really do love them and I’ve completely run out of other possibilities.