A meme and a short vacation

Today I’ll be leaving on a jet plane to West Texas to visit my folks for a few days. If I miss any comments or emails when I”m away, my apologies! I’ll pop back in this weekend.

I’ll be participating in a few fun things in the near future:


I’ve pledged not to buy any new clothing for four months, starting on June 1st. I’m going to try to sew some new things, maybe knit (or learn to crochet!), and buy things at thrift shops and such. I don’t think it will be too hard, but we’ll see how I feel after the first month. 🙂

I’m also participating in an apron and recipe swap, which I’m looking forward to. As part of the swap, we’re all posting this meme to help us get to know each other better.

Apron Swap Meme

1. First apron (that you can remember)
I think this would be a little art smock that I had in kindergarten. I think it was blue? Or maybe red. (Mom, am I dreaming this?)

2. Last (most recent) apron
These aprons that I made and received in a swap with my friend Vidya.

3. Dream/favorite apron
Hmmm…probably one that’s dainty and wearable over jeans and a tank top as an actual garment. Something light and airy and pretty, and probably inspired by my Japanese apron book.

4. Dream sewing machine
Um…I like mine just fine, probably because I’m not the most advanced seamstress. I’ve heard that I should want a serger, but so far I’m okay with my little Singer. Though it would be cool if it were painted with little red cherries.

5. What do you put in your pockets? Or what strange thing have you found in them?
At the B&B, it ranges from tip money (if I’m lucky) to jars of jelly to folded up napkins (in my apron pockets). Everywhere else…it’s usually wadded up money (that I’ve transferred from my apron to my jeans), or…hmmm…I guess I don’t put too much in my pockets. I just toss it all in my purse.

6. Condiments you can’t live without
I like mayo on my sandwiches, mustard on my burgers, cherry preserves from Central market, soy sauce…and salsa occasionally.

7. Do you wear more showy aprons or dutiful ones?
I like for my aprons to be both functional and pretty.

8. Favorite cooking gadget
Well, I love my Mexican lime juicer, my Oxo vegetable peeler, my Microplane zester…but I adore my chef’s knife the most.

9. Cooking gadget that promised the world but didn’t deliver
I’ve actually had pretty good luck with my gadgets, but it’s probably because I don’t have many.

10. A recipe that you know by heart and any stories behind it
Well, Sopa de Conchas comes to mind. Sopas are something I’ve always eaten…my mom used to make fideo with beans for dinner pretty often, and I loved it. And Justin’s parents always make a sopa with lots of veggies and cubed cheese. It’s something really cheap and easy and comforting that I can always turn to in a pinch.

Have a great couple of days, everyone!

4 responses to “A meme and a short vacation”

  1. Does your fam live in Lubbock? I think I recall you mentioning the Hub City before. I went to Tx Tech & loved being in Lubbock. I still have lots of friends there & I love to visit! Have fun 🙂

  2. If I knew how to sew or knit, I would so follow suit and swear off buying new clothes for a while. You’ll have to keep us updated with what you come up with!

    Buon viaggio! Enjoy your vacation 🙂

  3. Hi there! I am part of the What’s Cookin’ swap.
    I LOVE LOVE the aprons you linked to. They are so unique and pretty!

  4. Jessica, they live in a teeny tiny town near Lubbock. Tanvi, thanks for the well wishes! And Flo, thanks so much!

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