Win Win

Winner, winner chicken dinner!!!

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Or, rather, breakfast? Lunch? Brunch? Linner? (It was my first meal of the day, but it was also 4pm.)

I hadn’t even planned it, but the cornbread stuffing I brought went PERFECTLY with the other potluck foods – fried chicken from Miss Peaches Soul Food Eatery and homemade mac n cheese

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Other party nibbles – veggies, grapes, chips n dips, olives

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A big pasta salad with feta, tomatoes, and more olives (<—kinda appropriate because we were celebrating Oliver’s first birthday)

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My first plate had a bit of all the hot food, plus crudite, hummus + pasta salad

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I went back for more chicken, plus grapes, olives, veggies, chips, and ranch dip

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For some reason, whenever I eat fried chicken I only want dark meat, and I want it all. Any other way it’s prepared (grilled, roasted, etc.) I’ll go for the breast, unskinned.

(Miss Peaches’ version was INCREDIBLE, by the way.)

So glad we didn’t bring Julius – dogs were stealing bones left and right!

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There were also children everywhere – climbing trees + picking citrus

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Sadly I can’t have grapefruit anymore because of cholesterol meds. But I did gather a few Meyer Lemons.

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Couldn’t stay for birthday cake – we had Julius responsibilities before a movie date. There was literally another party going on outside the Arclight!

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Didn’t watch something from the film festival – we saw “Win Win,” which was really great. I am becoming a big fan of writer/director Thomas McCarthy (The Visitor, The Station Agent) who is also an actor, AND from Jersey, like me!!!

It was still warm out at 10pm when we left the theater. Abe and I were obviously not the only ones craving a frozen treat

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A fruit base of mangoes, blackberries, pineapple, and blueberries (they’re in there, buried!)

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Three flavors (technically five, since two were combos)

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Toppings: rainbow sprinkles + candy fruit

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These Haribo Raspberries are the perfect combo of texture + gumminess

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A total winner of a Saturday!!!

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8 thoughts on “Win Win

  1. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    Oh YUM, that all looks so good! I need to do a pasta salad…it seems like forever. I think summer time is perfect since you can load it up with all the fresh veggies from the garden. I hope your having a great Sunday Lynn!

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  2. Ellie

    this is so cool! since we both live around the l.a. area I can follow some of your recs! 😀 twirl sounds awesome. what a beautiful day you had girl!

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