Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesday Ramblings

THESE burgers.  You guys, are necessary.  I’ve perfected the recipe.  They are meatless and my carniverous husband actually asks for these!

Monday night Paul cooked dinner for me with the burger leftovers.  We are sharing his recipe Friday.  I’ll leave you in suspense until then!

Speaking of Paul, two years ago he got down on one knee in a handmade boat and asked me to marry him.  (The story is here.)  And today I couldn’t be more happy that I said yes!

My wonderful friend Claire wrote a thought-provoking post yesterday about cyber envy.  Do you suffer?  I know I do, I am not ashamed to admit it.  I am human and I experience human feelings like jealousy and envy.  BUT what I do with those feelings makes all the difference in the world.  This is a must-read post!

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Lastly – I am making my way around this “new to me” blog: Eating Bender.  Jenn is awesome.

What new blogs have you discovered lately?

 

40 Responses to “Wednesday Ramblings”

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — June 13, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    I love that post from Claire (ps- the link to the post itself isn’t working). It’s definitely true for me sometimes and what that image above says couldn’t be better said.

    • Cassie replied: — June 13th, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

      Thanks Gina, got it fixed!

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    Alison @ ingredients, Inc. — June 13, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    OH YUM! This is calling my name

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    Rachel Cooks — June 13, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    I loved that post from Claire too. Burgers look delish but I don’t know if I could talk my husband into them…

    • Cassie replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 8:59 am

      I wasn’t sure either but my husband tells me every time how much he loves them!

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    Therese — June 13, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    What a sweet proposal story! Now that I see Paul’s love for the wood shop, it’s no wonder he and Ross got along so well. The black bean burger recipe looks phenomenal. I’m going to add it to next week’s meal ideas!

    • Cassie replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 8:59 am

      Hope you enjoy them! :)

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    Baking Serendipity — June 13, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    I love when my husband gives me the night off from cooking and creates something new for us too! Excited to see what Paul made on Friday :)

    • Cassie replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 8:59 am

      Hope you guys are settling in!

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    Sarah — June 13, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    You are new to me! And I’m super happy about it. I’ve “known” Jenn for years and she’s as wonderful as you say she is.

    • Cassie replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 8:58 am

      Thanks Sarah, I am so glad to have discovered yours too!

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    Suzi — June 13, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    I am really going for these meatless burgers they look fantastic. I love the sriracha you added also. I am definitely going to have to make these. Lovely little cyber-envy post too. Thanks!

    • Cassie replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 8:58 am

      I hope you enjoy them!

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 13, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    Just checked out that post by Claire, love it! Can’t wait to see those burgers on Friday; the suspense is killing me! :) Thanks for sharing the Eating Bender. Look forward to checking it out.

    • Cassie replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 8:58 am

      I think you’ll like what we did with the leftovers! :)

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — June 13, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    I totally needed to read this today! You are lovely, and I adore your ramblings :)

    • Cassie replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 8:57 am

      You always make me smile, Jackie! Thanks for your sweet comment. I think YOU are lovely!

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    Shirley@bells-bakery — June 13, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    Sooooo looking forward to friday :)

    • Cassie replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 8:57 am

      Can’t wait to share!

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    luv what you do — June 13, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    What a great blog…she lives in my neck of the woods.

    I just discovered http://www.bendiful.wordpress.com and http://blueberrysmiles.com/

    • Cassie replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 8:56 am

      Thanks for sharing!

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    Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry — June 14, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    Oh my gosh that burger looks so good! I bet my carnivorous husband would like them too! :)

    • Cassie replied: — June 18th, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

      Mine sure loves them! :)

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    M. Vivian — June 14, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    Love the post by Claire… so true. Your blog is one of the newest I’ve discovered…. also one called “With Style & Grace” and “The Domestic Wannabe”. My addiction to blogs is fairly new!

    • Cassie replied: — June 18th, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

      Yes, I love With Style & Grace, checking out the other one now!

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    sally @ sally's baking addiction — June 14, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    OMG Cassie, those burgers. Wow. How did I miss those. DEF saving that recipe. They look like a go-to veggie burger recipe to use time and time again!

    • Cassie replied: — June 18th, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

      Thanks Sally! Let me know what you think!

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    Ramona — June 14, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    What a wonderful looking meat-free burger!! I would have to try it out on my hubby.. he’s a carnivore too. :)

    • Cassie replied: — June 18th, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

      Thanks Ramona, let me know what you think! :)

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    Lola Lobato — June 14, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    Love your meatless burger, fantastic!!!

    • Cassie replied: — June 18th, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

      Thanks!

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    Anna — June 14, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    Love this post – thanks for directing me to Claire’s post, it was beautiful! That quote is fantastic, such a good reminder about where the struggle really lies.

    • Cassie replied: — June 18th, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

      Thanks Anna, your comments always make me smile!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 14, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    I just read about the cyber envy post and man, she couldn’t have said it better! Btw, you gotta tell me more about that handmade boat! Jason’s going to architecture grad school now so I might just ask him to make me one :)

    • Cassie replied: — June 18th, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

      Thanks Chung-Ah! It was a 6-month ordeal. He bought the plans from a website called Glen-L designs and bought the lumber and just went at it. It was an amazing process to watch!

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    Cat Moore — June 15, 2012 @ 6:01 am

    Hey! Love the inspiring words so much. My husband makes a great buger and put all kinds of stuff in the meat before making the patty. I will have to get the recipe and send it to you. It’s amazing! We call it, the “JT Burger” :) Hope you have a great weekend! blessings, cat

    • Cassie replied: — June 18th, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

      Yes, I would love to see that recipe. We like mixing things up with burger seasonings. Thanks Cat!!

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    Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef — June 15, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

    Aww one knee sounds very romantic. Mine wasn’t so romantic. I looked at him when we were standing on the top of the Eiffel Tower and said, “I think you should ask me to marry you now.” and he laughed and thought I was kidding. :)

    I suppose we all have a bit of cyber envy but maybe it can be different for each of us. We all feel we could do better at some things that others are fantastic at.

    http://pavlovblogs.blogspot.com/ Pavlov’s Blog is my newest find.

    • Cassie replied: — June 18th, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

      Thanks Maureen!

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