10 December 2011

Funday Monday: Top Ten Weaknesses

Dude.  Sometimes when I go back and read what I've wrote, it seems like I'm always awesome when it comes to simple living and real food.

HA!  HA. HA. HA.

Here are my top ten areas of weakness.  Concessions, if you will.

1. Coffee.  I like to put a tiny bit of chocolate syrup in it.  Homemade, of course.

2. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.  Sometimes nothing else will do.
Source: diylife.com via Krissy on Pinterest

3. Skyline Chili.  If you don't know what it is, you aren't from Cincinnati.

4. Cereal.  I know.  I am way better than I used to be, but it's a weakness for all of us.  I'm working on making a few to at least cut down on some of the processed gunk, but so far I still enjoy a bowl for a snack in the evening.
Source: ebay.com via Sarah on Pinterest

5. Tortillas.  A cheese quesadilla is so easy to make for the kids as a quick snack or small meal.  I should really try to make these.

6. Shampoo and hair gel.  I've cut back on the hair gel and only shampoo my very dry hair a few times a week, but every "natural" alternative I've tried has left my hair feeling like straw and looking somewhat afro-ish.  Not a good look for me.

7. Running water.  Too much, anyway.  My kitchen sink is tiny.  I tend to leave the water running rather than fill it while washing dishes.  And, I still let my kids play with running water from time to time. No, that is not my sink.

8. Tortilla chips.  I did make some successfully recently, but it's a lot of work for a small-ish batch, so I am  not yet doing it on a regular basis.  I love me some nachos.

9. Goya Black Bean Soup.  In a can, no less.  I don't use it often, because I have been trying to buy dried beans and making batches myself, but Goya tastes really yummy, and no, this is not a paid promotion.

10.  Chocolate and peanut butter.  I use natural peanut butter (when possible - you can't really find it here, so I have to import it) and good dark chocolate, but I have to say I won't pass up this fantastic combination in any form.

There are more, I am sure.  I'm picking my battles, one at a time.  And now I'm hungry.


  1. Makes me somehow feel a bit better and more reachable towards my own goals, knowing we all have our weaknesses ;).

  2. Good to know nobody's perfect. ;)

  3. Yes, well, ladies, there you have it. I didn't even mention the container of mint choco chip in my freezer right now...

  4. I love posts like this! I think so many of us think the bloggers we like are perfect but I'm pretty sure most of us aren't! Oh, and that enormous pile of cheese on the chili looks EXACTLY like something I would make!

  5. SKYLINE!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE that place! I'm in SC now and all I can get is either canned or frozen. Neither are great, but the frozen works. But there is nothing like getting it from the restaurant. I only get it once every two years on black Friday!

  6. Michelle - I know exactly what you mean...it's nice to the things we read come from real people. And if you are ever in Cincinnati, check out the chili. They really do serve it with that much cheese.

    Nicole - I'm not there either...I live in the Netherlands, which makes me enjoy it even more when I do get it.