I desperately need to blog about spring break, our trip to the capital, a recent guest… I can’t access my pictures. Blogging from my phone is the devil… Life is busy and well, things just get in the way. Then I remember, I like to document the little things here so that one day the kids will remember things like in between fighting they do love each other and how we laugh. Along those lines, I have a story to tell. 

It’s becoming harder and harder to get everyone at the dinner table at the same time. Last night was one of those nights. We all sat around the table talking about our days. I made what we refer to as Strawberry Salad. It’s a staple around here. I even blogged the recipe a long time ago at someone’s request. You can find it here. Anyway, it’s one of those things I serve too often. Lately, I make it and throw thin sliced grilled steak on top and that’s dinner. It’s quick. It’s easy. Everyone likes it.

Well, cut to last night. I cheated a little. I usually make my own sugared pecans. I been snacking on these new bags of nuts and I noticed there was one with sugared pecans. I bought it. It also had dried cranberries in it. That was mistake number one. Mistake number two was that I purchased a milder (also cheaper) bleu cheese. It gets better. I also purchased a different brand of dressing than my normal Vidalia Onion dressing I get at Costco every summer. That would be number three. Are you following me?

Dinner ensues. It was our typical conversation. Then one of the teenagers says, “I don’t want to offend you but I feel like you know how I look at We Heart It for outfit ideas and I see something really cute but I have to try to make it work with what’s in my closet? It’s cute but it’s not what it should be?”  I nodded. “Well, I feel like dinner is like that. This salad is good but it’s not what it’s supposed to be.” Well okay then. I asked if it was the different dressing, the cranberries or milder cheese. The answer I received, “Yes.” 

Good times. Back to the regular strawberry salad I go. At least all six of us had dinner together?