Episode #189: Favourite Summer season Issues (Deep Dive)

This week, we’re speaking about all issues summer time. Every little thing from our favourite actions, garments, and meals. Plus, we’re deep diving into all the glowing drinks.

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Present Notes:

Favourite Summer season Exercise with Your Household:

Emma – Occurring a ship

Elsie – Firefly season

Take a look at our dip recipes right here

Favourite Solo Summer season Exercise:

Emma – Pool day with no youngsters, getting frozen custard, and thrift buying.

Elsie – Audiobook walks and alone time within the kitchen.

Favourite Summer season Outfit:

Emma – Jumpsuits and well-fitting denims with a Madewell T-shirt.

Elsie – Summer season clothes and swimsuits

Favourite Summer season Meal:

Emma – Scorching canine with Icelandic mustard

Elsie – Mediterranean quinoa salad

Take a look at Emma’s air fryer salmon recipe

Favourite Summer season Aspect Dish:

Emma – Pasta salad

Elsie – Deviled eggs and chilly potato salad

Take a look at 50+ simple BBQ aspect dishes

Favourite Summer season Dessert:

Emma – No-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies

Elsie – Ice cream

Favourite Summer season Cocktails:

Sofia canned wine and Elsie’s virgin mojito

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Episode 189 Transcript:

Emma: You’re listening to The Stunning Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation hear, and this week we’re speaking about all issues summer time. Every little thing from our favourite actions, garments, and meals. Plus we’re deep diving into all issues glowing drinks by request. 

Elsie: Excellent. I adore it. That’s superb. So earlier than we bounce in, I assumed I’d discuss slightly bit in regards to the Little Mermaid. 

Emma: We acquired a assessment.

Elsie: Yeah, a film assessment, a child’s film assessment. 

Emma: They went with out me. I used to be upset. No, probably not, it was for Nova’s birthday, so it wasn’t actually about me. 

Elsie: Nicely, I ought to have invited you. It was so cute. So yeah, for everybody who’s already seen it, I do know you’re like nodding alongside and for everybody who hasn’t, I believe it’s undoubtedly price it. It’s very enjoyable. It’s very cute. It has, I believe the live-action Disney motion pictures generally is a little little bit of a hit and miss, slightly little bit of a controversial one. 

Emma: I’m attempting to recollect the final one I noticed. It might need been Magnificence and the Beast, which has been some time. 

Elsie: That’s been some time.

Emma: Yeah. So I’m like, what are the opposite ones which have come out? I can’t even consider ’em. 

Elsie: I’ve seen a number of them on Disney Plus with my child however not in depth. However yeah, this one, we watched the entire thing and it was over two hours lengthy, which is slightly bit, I assumed lengthy for a child’s film. However that might in all probability be the one factor I’d say that’s in any approach detrimental. The lady, Hailey Berry, who performs the Little Mermaid, was good, and I cherished Melissa McCarthy as Ursula. I assumed that was in all probability one in every of my favourite components too. And Nova’s favourite half is that Ursula’s tentacles have glowing lights on them. She thought that was like the primary factor in regards to the film that was higher than the cartoon, which was so humorous. She was very honed in on these lights. 

Emma: Is all of it the identical songs? 

Elsie: It’s all the identical songs and there’s a few little extras and yeah, King Triton remains to be sizzling. It was nice.

Emma: He’s very popular within the cartoon when you ask me. 

Elsie: I believe it’s a defining second in your life once you notice that King Triton is hotter than Prince Eric. 

Emma: Approach hotter within the cartoon. I haven’t seen the live-action so I don’t wanna communicate to these actors trigger I don’t even know who performs both one. However yeah, I’m a grown-up now.

Elsie: Yep, precisely. Yeah, it’s def it was undoubtedly enjoyable. So anyway, yeah, I simply needed to speak about it as a result of I don’t know. We don’t actually see that many motion pictures within the theater, so it did really feel particular, and Nova was instant as we had been strolling out, she was like, when will or not it’s on Disney Plus? She is aware of all about that. So she needs to look at it instantly. It was a thumbs-up from us. 

Emma: That’s cute. I really feel like everybody who’s seen it, I’ve heard solely actually good issues. I believe the one factor I’ve heard that was combined was it’s type of lengthy and so folks have taken their youngsters clearly, I really feel like relying on the age. Some youngsters don’t sit nonetheless that lengthy, so slightly combined bag on that I assume. However apart from that, everybody’s like, it’s so good. It’s higher, it’s enjoyable. 

Elsie: Yeah, for certain. It’s undoubtedly like an immediate traditional. It’ll in all probability do superb on Disney Plus. And I heard slightly gossip, I heard that they’re making a Hocus Pocus three. 

Emma: I’ve heard this. Is it true although?

Elsie: It’s true. 

Emma: Okay. 

Elsie: It’s confirmed, it’s true. I used to be slightly shocked that they’d do it once more so quickly after such a protracted wait. However I believe it’s simply because it was such an enormous success for streaming. So anyway, I believe streaming is type of like the longer term and the miniature future. 

Emma: It’s undoubtedly altering issues, for certain as a result of I additionally really feel like there’s type of much less stuff within the theaters. Which, I actually like streaming, so I don’t wanna be like, in order that’s an issue. However I do get pleasure from going to the film theaters. I don’t go as a lot as earlier than we had youngsters, however I do suppose it’s actually enjoyable. I haven’t taken Oscar but, he’s not fairly on the age the place I really feel prefer it’s gonna work out for us, he’s not there but.

Elsie: Yeah, I believe like age three is an effective age to start out. 

Emma: Yeah. One thing like that. Not this 12 months. I’m not anticipating this 12 months, until there was some type of particular 30-minute factor that typically film theaters try this, then perhaps. Nicely, cool I’m glad you guys favored Little Mermaid. Did Marigold Go too? Did Goldie go? 

Elsie: She did, she cherished it. 

Emma: What was her assessment? 

Elsie: So she ate virtually a complete bowl of popcorn and he or she simply sat there curled up in her chair and wouldn’t share with anybody and simply cherished it, and so they had been each type of singing, which was nice, we weren’t too near different folks. And I believe it’s like cute. Additionally, you understand, the little youngsters, they’ll type of narrate. So there have been a number of questions, loud questions. It’s simply how it’s although. I really feel like, that’s higher than like a impolite teenager or one thing. Proper? Folks can forgive it as a result of it’s what it’s. 

Emma: Nicely, I believe it’s important to be taught to be in a movie show. Identical to all the things else in life. Such as you don’t know, as a result of once you’re at dwelling you’ll be able to ask questions all through the whole film. And it’s totally different once you’re at a movie show and I believe that’s identical to a studying factor. I’m by no means irritated after I see slightly child at a film, plus it means I’m at a film with 4 little youngsters. So it’s like, it’s nice. Who cares? It’s not an enormous deal. 

Elsie: So let’s speak about summer time issues. I really like this subject. I believe this will probably be good. I’ve mentioned this many instances, however I’m attempting to change into a four-seasons individual as an alternative of only a fall individual. So I do attempt like very a lot to get into summer time and be as festive as I can and to not rush forward, although I undoubtedly do rush forward in my thoughts and in like my planning and perhaps in my buying slightly bit, however I’m nonetheless attempting to get pleasure from summer time. Changing into like a pool individual, so Emma and I’ve a pool move collectively. I joined Emma’s pool this summer time, which has been so enjoyable and totally different, so I’m actually completely happy about that. So let’s bounce into your favourite summer time exercise with your loved ones. I believe that that is so candy. The seasons of life, I bear in mind earlier than we had youngsters, all of the issues we used to try this felt, and we nonetheless do most of these, however like with little youngsters, clearly it’s like there are new ones. So my primary, it’s small, however I believe it’s so vital, is firefly season. It’s not the entire summer time, it’s like type of good now, like the start of summer time, and as quickly because it will get darkish each evening or when it’s type of getting darkish. The firefly begins going across the yard and we’ve been like getting our youngsters up away from bed and letting them come down and play. It’s simply so, so, so candy and magical and so they can’t catch fireflies actually so I catch them for them and provides them to them, and yeah. It’s great. 

Emma: Yeah, I really feel a number of nostalgia for fireflies. I really feel like rising up that was just like the magic of summer time. It was simply catching fireflies, placing ’em in a jar.

Elsie: And so they don’t have them all over the place on this planet. Is sort of a regional factor. So we did be taught that. I realized that from the web, one of many many issues. We’ve realized from our weblog readers and stuff. 

Emma: Yeah. It’s very Midwest. I believe they’ve ’em within the south too, it type of relies upon, I suppose. However yeah, I really like them although. And yeah, Oscar, normally he’s in mattress earlier than they’re actually out however typically we’ll see a number of as we’re wrapping up sandbox time or no matter, and he’ll be like, fIrefly, firefly as a result of he is aware of what it’s. 

Elsie: He’s speaking now and it’s so cute, his little phrases are so cute, little whisper voice. 

Emma: Yeah, fireflies are very enjoyable. Have your ladies been on a ship but? 

Elsie: Not for a few years. So we’re gonna try this for the 4th of July weekend. So I really feel prefer it’s a nerve, a nerve-racking factor for fogeys. Do you are feeling that? It’s slightly bit like if this doesn’t go effectively, I’m trapped, and if it goes effectively, nice.

Emma: Yeah. Yeah. So right here within the Ozarks, and there are different locations everywhere in the world which have lakes or I assume you’ll be able to go on a ship within the ocean. I don’t know. It’s very totally different than a lake day. However right here within the Ozarks, we now have a number of actually good lakes, and being on a ship wasn’t one thing we ever did rising up. I bear in mind doing it after I was in faculty. However Trey’s household could be very, they don’t have a ship, however such as you lease a ship, and also you simply hang around for a lot of the day on a ship, that’s basically what it’s. And when you don’t have youngsters with you, then you’ll be able to have some grownup drinks and relax. And when you do have youngsters with you, then it’s totally different. You’re watching them and ensuring they’re maintaining their life jacket on and all these issues. 

Elsie: Yeah I’d additionally say the time of day you go makes an enormous distinction. If you happen to can go within the morning or you’ll be able to go within the night, even when the solar’s setting and that makes an enormous distinction. However yeah, it’s a complete factor the place there’s like snacks only for the boat. Why don’t you describe a few the boat snacks, as a result of I really feel prefer it’s, its personal tradition, slightly.

Emma: Yeah. Nicely, very like a pool, all of your drinks, you don’t need any glass on a ship as a result of when you had been to interrupt it, that’s clearly not good below your ft. So there’s by no means actually any glass on a ship. So a lot of canned drinks. I drink tons of LaCroix and we’re gonna speak about glowing drinks right here shortly. However I drink tons of that type of factor on a ship, however I’m actually into dips. I’m like, let’s pack 5 totally different dips and there’s a bunch of various chip choices and also you simply eat dips all day mainly. My favourite one is named Love Dip, which is made up title, I’m fairly certain my sister-in-law Kat, though I don’t know, it’s like their household makes it. Nevertheless it’s basically simply cream cheese and salsa, and you may add cayenne or slightly little bit of sizzling sauce to make it hotter. That’s mainly what it’s, and which may sound type of gross, and I’ll be sincere, it appears to be like type of gross as you’re making it as a result of it’s like type of pink. However then when you get all of it combined collectively, I don’t know, it’s scrumptious. It’s so good. However I might eat a complete container of cherished dip on my own and I by no means make it apart from boat days as a result of it’s actually not superb for you, it’s undoubtedly like a celebration dip. 

Elsie: Nicely, I like having meals the place you solely use the recipe for a sure event. In order that it type of locks within the reminiscence. So I believe that’s actually cool. We’ll need to put a few dip recipes from our blogs. We have now a number of dip recipes, and so they’re actually good. 

Emma: However yeah, I like a number of dips which might be made with cream cheese or bitter cream shredded cheese. There are only a bunch of various varieties, however love dips in all probability my high additionally guacamole is superb. Any dip that’s not a sizzling dip, I just like the layered taco kind of dip, taco dip is so good. Something that’s greatest served chilled, you must have that on the boat as a result of it’s scrumptious. We at all times pack sandwiches and stuff too, however truthfully, I’m in it for the dips. 

Elsie: That’s enjoyable. So I joined Emma’s neighborhood pool for the summer time as a result of we’re considering of constructing a pool in our yard, which presumably may very well be prepared by subsequent summer time if we pulled the set off quickly. However we haven’t completed that but. And so it’s type of like, I don’t know. I would keep at your pool for both one 12 months or two years. So we’ve solely been collectively one time up to now, and it’s so cute. My youngsters will simply spend the whole time within the child pool with Oscar, and so they adore it. That they had no points with it, although one in every of them’s eight years outdated, they haven’t any issues in any respect. They suppose it’s nice. So, I believe that’s actually enjoyable. And we had been speaking, Emma texted me and he or she was like, let’s have our personal pool day the place we simply get a can of wine and skim, and I used to be like, that sounds actually, very nice. Yeah, when you can’t inform my life now residing in Missouri is totally totally different. It’s like seeing my household each single day, which is the perfect.

Emma: Largely me, I simply present up. Like, hiya we’re kinda bored.

Elsie: She reveals up a lot and I adore it. It’s great. So anyway, yeah, pool time. However I believe for the pool, I don’t actually make recipes. I simply convey snacks and I’ve my little cooler pouch factor, and that’s that. 

Emma: One in all my favourite issues, we’ll have to do that when we now have our grownup day on the pool is I wish to order Uber Eats to the pool, which you are able to do, and also you kind into the little remark field that’s like, simply depart it on my entrance door or no matter. You simply kind in like pool after which your title will get referred to as when your meals arrives. Which is type of dorky, however then you definitely go get your meals and it’s nice. Folks principally order pizza, however you may get in any Uber Eats that’s within the space. 

Elsie: Okay. We undoubtedly need to order.

Emma: It simply feels so fancy to have meals delivered to the pool.

Elsie: For certain. I really like that. 

Emma: I’m simply impressed, I assume. 

Elsie: Okay. Do you have got a favourite summer time exercise that’s a solo factor, like a me-time kind of vibe? 

Emma: Sure. So we did already type of speak about being on the pool as adults. Which is enjoyable since you simply get to take a seat, as a result of you understand anybody who has youngsters, particularly little youngsters, I’ve a two-year-old.

Elsie: You don’t even get to learn or do something. You must simply hold your focus locked on them the whole time. 

Emma: I can’t even actually drink a beverage. Not even an grownup beverage, however identical to water as a result of I’m chasing him as a result of if he falls within the kiddie pool, he could not stand up. He’s nonetheless at that age.

Elsie: He’s within the hazard zone for certain. 

Emma: Yeah. So I simply type of hover round him, which could be very cute as a result of he’s lovely together with his little hat on and it’s simply enjoyable. Nevertheless it’s extraordinarily totally different than being on the pool with out your youngsters, the place you’ll be able to simply chill out and sit and never do something, not watch anybody, not fear in any respect. So, yeah, undoubtedly try this and I really like studying. I’ll get within the pool for certain, however I principally simply sit on the aspect and skim, as a result of I simply love studying within the solar as a result of it’s totally different. Normally, I’m studying like in my mattress at evening, or one thing. So it simply looks like a complete totally different vibe. In order that, after which, this isn’t an outside factor, so I really feel prefer it perhaps doesn’t qualify for summer time, however one in every of my favourite issues to do in the summertime, is to get some Andy’s frozen custard on my own after which pop right into a thrift retailer.

Elsie: Oh, good. That’s random and really particular, nevertheless it sounds good, it seems like mixture. 

Emma: Yeah. It’s like double treats and a number of the thrifts like don’t need you to hold meals round, understandably however lots of them don’t care. So so long as you don’t spill it. So yeah, that’s type of my factor too, as a result of we take Oscar to get ice cream, however I don’t really feel like he actually likes fruity stuff. So he’s extra pineapple whip, which is one thing we now have in my city. He’s extra into fruity-type flavors, and I type of like a chocolate factor. I’m extra of a chocolate gal, that’s my deal with. 

Elsie: That’s two very totally different classes. Okay, so my favourite solo exercise is certainly the audiobook walks. I simply adore it now that I reside in a walkable neighborhood with cute homes in each course. That’s type of like, my entire persona is simply taking walks and searching on the homes, and I adore it, bringing me a number of pleasure, nevertheless it’s beginning to already get sizzling. So I really feel prefer it needs to be within the morning or like, afterward, when the solar’s setting, however for me, it’s just about the morning, the walks. After which the opposite factor that I love to do on my own, that is additionally an audiobook factor, is simply cooking and type of like getting some alone time within the kitchen. So I do like meals running a blog and that’s enjoyable too, nevertheless it’s not as enjoyable as cooking for enjoyable, proper? So final weekend we had my mother and father over and we had slightly get-together, and I acquired to spend the whole morning simply cooking little aspect dishes and salads and stuff. And everybody left me alone and I used to be simply listening to my audiobook. I used to be listening to Heartburn by Nora Ephron and it was so vibey. It was the very best mixture of sensory experiences. 

Emma: Yeah. Inform folks about it since you informed me about it and also you offered me on it. I used to be like, oh, I’m gonna hearken to that immediately. 

Elsie: Okay. So heartburn is, it’s fairly brief, and it’s stuffed with recipes. So the primary character within the guide is a meals author. So there are recipes all through the guide and there’s this sort of well-known recipe from, if anybody remembers this, like Olivia Wild Harry type salad dressing factor from final 12 months. If you happen to’re into your movie star gossip, that recipe is within the guide and it’s only a sure salad dressing recipe that’s alleged to make males love you or no matter. 

Emma: Oh, okay cool. I adore it. 

Elsie: Yeah, it’s so cute, and it did sound like recipe. It seemed like a very mustardy French dressing, which sounds good. The factor that was most compelling in regards to the audiobook is that it’s narrated by Meryl Streep, which she’s a very good audiobook narrator. I’ll need to look it up if she’s ever completed some other ones as a result of I’m certain she in all probability has.

Emma: I really like her voice, it’s like slightly bit decrease. It’s great. Very soothing. Yeah, I might see that being glorious. I’ve by no means heard an audiobook along with her studying, however I might inform that might be actually good.

Elsie: Yeah. And in addition I needed to shout out, I attempted final week Ina Garten’s summer time pasta recipe, which is just about like what you make. You slice up chilly tomatoes and also you make slightly sauce for them and then you definitely simply put your sizzling pasta after it’s drained into the tomato, so it’s like tomatoes usually are not cooked and the pasta and it’s simply very garlicky. I made mine an additional garlicky dish with sizzling pasta and chilly tomatoes and it’s good. It’s like great for summer time. 

Emma: Yeah. She’s high shelf. 

Elsie: Sure. We’re undoubtedly within the like grandma period and it feels superb. 

Emma: It feels so good. What about, let’s speak about summer time outfits trigger we’re each slightly little bit of a uniform kind individual or I’m for certain this.

Elsie: That is true. Okay. So disclaimer. I’m not in my style period proper now and I’m simply not, however I’m type of occupied with it, like I’ll return to it sooner or later. However, so my principal factor, I wish to have summer time clothes. I believe summer time clothes are the perfect. Emma and I each, like jumpsuits. So these are like the opposite simple outfit I normally put on. However apart from that, the primary factor that I really feel like I actually spend cash on and revel in shopping for throughout the summer time is swimsuits as a result of I really like them, I like having a lot of swimsuits. It’s like a set. It’s like having sun shades. 

Emma: You don’t have to attend for ’em to dry when you like to finish up going again to again like in the identical day or two days in a row. 

Elsie: It’s nice to have a swimsuit for each temper. It’s kinda like pajamas. It’s like, I’ll hold carrying these indefinitely so what’s the issue with it?

Emma: Yeah. Until they put on out, it’s like, yeah, why not? 

Elsie: And I’ve one child who’s obsessive about matching with me nonetheless. So I additionally am nonetheless into, like Riley and Crew makes the mommy and me swimsuits, and I’m nonetheless into that too. So I really feel like that a part of my life, it perhaps gained’t final perpetually, so I’m identical to having fun with it proper now.

Emma: Yeah. I adore it after I see a household on the pool and so they have these matching, it’s so cute. It’s simply lovely. And it’s type of the summer time Christmas pajamas. Like the opposite model of it. 

Elsie: It’s true. Oh my gosh. That’s level. Okay. What’s your favourite summer time outfit? 

Emma: So, I nonetheless do my jumpsuits. One in all my outfit formulation from Curated Closet is I simply put on like, well-fitting denims and I’ve 4 or 5 pairs. And that is all 12 months spherical, by the way in which. After which I’ve these Madewell t-shirts, I’m carrying one proper now as I sit throughout the Elsie. And I’ve been considering although, I really want to search out, mainly, a tank high that I should purchase in a bunch of colours as a result of that’s what I’ve with these t-shirts is I’ve eight of those. 

Elsie: Madewell has good tank tops too. 

Emma: Nicely, I must get one thing like that as a result of my drawback is my son needs to be outdoors anytime he’s awake. So if he’s awake, he needs to be outdoors. That is nice as a result of we might be this time of 12 months, so he’s slightly obsessive about it. So I attempt to say sure as a lot as attainable, which implies I’m outdoors loads, which is enjoyable. However I’m undoubtedly already getting slightly little bit of, what folks name farmer’s tan, the place it’s like your arm, your higher arm is like half tan and half not. So I’m like, I want extra tank tops and I simply must put on tank tops each day as a result of I’m gonna be outdoors each day. After which my different drawback is I put on Birkenstock sandals more often than not with the 2 straps and I’ve a really sturdy Burke tan line already from this 12 months, and it’s nonetheless early summer time. So I’ve been attempting to put on them, I purchased these different Doc Martin sandals and I’m attempting to put on them extra. They’ve three straps, so it’s simply totally different straps. So I’m simply attempting actually laborious to put on totally different sneakers different than simply my Burks continuously as a result of I’ve such a tan line from them. It makes it seem like I’ve like soiled ft. Trey despatched me the opposite day, I took my shoe off and he was like, oh, had been you outdoors? It appears to be like such as you guys acquired within the dust as a result of I’m enjoying with Oscar on a regular basis. And I used to be like, nope that’s simply my tan line from my sandals. It won’t wash off, it’s simply what it appears to be like like. It’s fairly dangerous, so I’m attempting to barely deviate, which is basically like one totally different pair of sandals and tank tops in a bunch of various colours. So it’s like nonetheless the identical method however works with the tan traces. 

Elsie: Yeah, you must undoubtedly get a bunch of tank tops. That seems like a good suggestion. 

Emma: Yeah, I ought to. 

Elsie: The ft factor, I simply type of suppose like, who cares? 

Emma: It’s what it’s. 

Elsie: Yeah. I don’t suppose it’s an enormous deal.

Emma: I simply don’t adore it when I’ve my sneakers off, I’m like, oh man. I believe a part of it’s I actually like my ft. I believe they’re cute. It’s a characteristic that I like.

Elsie: You really do have actually cute ft. 

Emma: Thanks. I’m like, man, I want this tan line wasn’t, as a result of I type of like my ft. I like portray my toenails. I don’t know. Some folks like their ft, and a few folks don’t. I believe it’s a reasonably polarizing factor. Like palms, some individuals are like, I really like my palms, some individuals are like, ugh. 

Elsie: Yeah, I believe you tan so a lot better than me, I simply realized that for the primary time. 

Emma: Do you burn?

Elsie: My pores and skin doesn’t actually get tan. 

Emma: Do you ever get sunburns although?

Elsie: Yeah. If I don’t put on sunscreen, I by no means try this, however yeah.

Emma: Yeah. I burn fairly simply and I’ll like cake on the sunscreen. 

Elsie: I simply keep pale perpetually always, so I simply spray tan solely.

Emma: I burn and tan, although I seem like a ghost on pool days, I’m like attempting so laborious to not get solar. If I’m on the market for greater than half-hour, I’m gonna get burned or tanned one thing’s gonna occur. Nicely, let’s speak about meals, transferring on from garments. So favourite summer time meals. We’re gonna undergo meals and aspect dishes and desserts. So let’s begin with meals. 

Elsie: Okay. So mine is, I make this Mediterranean quinoa salad not less than one or two instances each week, I make it on a regular basis. I adore it. My youngsters adore it. It’s simply at all times in my fridge. 

Emma: Did you make it final weekend? 

Elsie: Sure. It’s the one you tried. 

Emma: Is it the recipe on the weblog but? You must put it on there so I might make it as a result of Trey actually favored it. He was like, who made that salad?

Elsie: Good. I adore it. I like love quinoa. In any case, so I make that salad loads and we simply eat it, simply within the fridge we eat it, however I additionally suppose it’s actually good to place salmon on it. So I make Emma’s air fryer salmon recipe fairly typically apart from I cube mine up. So I believe it makes a very good type of simply, I don’t know, identical to including a protein makes it into a whole salad or no matter. So, yeah, I wish to make a number of recipes with tomatoes and cucumbers in the summertime. That’s my principal favourite factor, and my youngsters additionally, love cucumbers. All of us simply eat sliced cucumbers with sea salt on a regular basis. So, yeah that’s my summer time meal. 

Emma: My favourite is extra of a junk meals merchandise. So I’m glad you had one thing type of wholesome. 

Elsie: Nicely, I wanna hear yours. 

Emma: Mine is crucial, I really like consuming hotdogs. 

Elsie: I really like sizzling canine too. 

Emma: I really like sizzling canine, however I by no means purchase them. It’s solely like a cookout factor as a result of I don’t suppose they’re superb for you, I assume I’ve by no means actually thought of it, however I assume they’re not, I don’t even know if that’s true. I don’t suppose it’s one thing that I needs to be consuming each day, me personally. So, I don’t, by not shopping for them on a regular basis, however I really like them at a cookout as a result of they only are so a lot better on a grill, and my all-time favourite topping is I’ll purchase this Icelandic mustard. I dunno when you’ve ever had it, we hold it in our fridge. It’s type of like honey mustard. So I’ll hyperlink it within the present notes. I solely know one place you should purchase it and it takes a very long time to ship. 

Elsie: I went to a sizzling canine stand with you in Iceland, the place that they had the photographs of Invoice Clinton stuff, bear in mind? It was like so cute.

Emma: Yeah. It began after we had gone to Iceland as a result of I used to be like, this hotdog topping is superb. And so I had to purchase the mustard.

Elsie: They need to do a hotdog world tour. 

Emma: Oh, I’d like to. Oh, signal me up now. After which I’ll additionally put, so the Icelandic mustard, which when you can’t discover it or don’t wanna hassle with it, then you’ll be able to attempt honey mustard, related. 

Elsie: What makes it particular? 

Emma: It’s like a candy brown. It’s not even actually mustard. I don’t know what all is in it, however I believe the closest factor within the US that I might consider can be honey mustard. So I’m like, wow, you can attempt honey mustard. I believe it could nonetheless be good. 

Elsie: Chick-Fil-A sauce, mainly. 

Emma: Yeah. It’s type of like a Chick-fil-A sauce, however to me, it’s like very particular to Iceland as a result of I simply haven’t had that precise taste. I’m like, oh yeah, it’s precisely like this. I’m like, I can’t actually discover it. So anyway, that after which french fried onions, as a result of in Iceland they put these sorts of crunchy onions on it and it’s not precisely french fried onions such as you purchase right here within the US and the canisters and do like inexperienced bean casserole, nevertheless it’s related sufficient that it really works for me. In order that’s like my all-time favourite high whole rubbish meals, adore it although. After which the opposite factor I’ll do typically is I make this broccoli slaw and I put that on a hotdog or a hamburger, and I identical to the crunch alongside meat, nevertheless it’s type of like, slaw, so it’s like mayonnaise and it’s tremendous like shredded, chopped up broccoli. It’s actually good. And that’s my favourite, however I don’t have it fairly often, however after I do, I’m in heaven. 

Elsie: I do like coleslaw on each type of sandwich virtually. 

Emma: So it’s like coleslaw, however with broccoli. 

Elsie: Good. Okay. Favourite summer time aspect dish. 

Emma: I wrote down air fried, all the things. 

Elsie: That doesn’t depend. That’s, too common. 

Emma: Nicely, I additionally undoubtedly use my air fryer all winter too. However one thing in regards to the summer time, makes me really feel like I’m like doing job not turning on my oven and making my home sizzling or utilizing an excessive amount of power. Though the air fryer does nonetheless get sizzling, so I don’t know if that’s even true, however in my thoughts, it’s like much less. However I air fry any vegetable. We’re type of doing a collection on the weblog proper now. So that you’ll in all probability see a number of extra even earlier than this podcast episode comes out as a result of I’m attempting to do the entire assortment. Any aspect dish you need, they’ll all be on our weblog finally. So I’ve been engaged on that, and the opposite factor although is pasta salad. So now I’m gonna make your quinoa salad. And yeah, I do really feel like when you put protein in it, then perhaps it’s extra of a meal. I don’t know. However I like pasta salad usually, and I consider it as like {the summertime} stir fry as a result of it’s mainly like some type of carb, normally pasta. However you can use no matter type of pasta you needed after which like greens and a few type of sauce. And we now have a few totally different pasta salad recipes on the weblog. Elsie has a creamy one which’s actually good. We even have this put up that’s three totally different pasta salad dressings, and you may simply use them to customise. Kinda like when you’ve got no matter in your fridge, like I’ve a cucumber that’s virtually gonna be getting all bizarre, then you may make pasta salad. And you should use any of those dressings on it. So yeah, pasta salad all summer time lengthy. 

Elsie: Good. Okay. The meals that I really like is deviled eggs. I really like deviled eggs. I believe they’re essentially the most superb meals, and one in every of my youngsters is obsessive about them. In order that’s enjoyable for me as a result of anytime I make them, I do know that we’ll eat all of them. And the opposite factor I really like that you just simply don’t see it anytime apart from summer time is chilly potato salad. I’ve had a few instances in my life like heat potato salad and that for me just isn’t the factor.

Emma: Is that simply mashed potatoes? I don’t get it. 

Elsie: It’s heat potato salad. I don’t know. I believe I prefer it actually chilly and actually mustardy. So that’s my summer time aspect dish. 

Emma: I really like a chilly potato salad. Good choose. What about summer time desserts? Do you have got any favourite summer time desserts? 

Elsie: Sure. Mine could be very easy. I identical to ice cream. Ice cream is my favourite summer time dessert by a mile. Truthfully, I care slightly bit, however not very a lot about each different summer time dessert. 

Emma: Do you make ice cream or do you have got favourite manufacturers that you just like, these are the grocery retailer manufacturers that I really like.

Elsie: I’ve not made ice cream ever, I don’t suppose, apart from after we had the tender serve machine. I assume I did make a tender serve, however I’ve by no means made regular ice cream earlier than. Like the way in which you have got. I’d like to, however no, I like Jenny’s brown butter almond brittle is the perfect taste, after which out of Ben and Jerry’s my favourite taste is the Stephen Colbert America Dream taste. I believe it’s actually good. After which my different simply common favourite taste, if I’ve to only choose a random model, is cookies and cream. So I really feel like that’s identical to at all times good and my youngsters actually just like the magic shell. Have you ever ever purchased that, magic shell the place it will get laborious? 

Emma: In fact. 

Elsie: In order that could be very enjoyable.

Emma: I really feel like that’s a really like child factor. I don’t know why as a result of it’s actually good. I prefer it as an grownup. I additionally actually just like the milk bar. Like milk ice lotions. 

Elsie: Yeah, milk bar, ice lotions. Okay. Out of these ones, my favourite one is Corn Flake Cereal One. 

Emma: They don’t have that in our grocery retailer, I don’t suppose. Yeah. I believe one time you had a bunch of them at your own home and I acquired to attempt fairly a number of of ’em and so they had been all so good, however my favourite might be the one with the cornflakes. And I don’t know why as a result of it’s not like Cornflakes is my favourite cereal, nevertheless it’s such ice cream. 

Elsie: It’s loopy good. Yeah. If you happen to ever see that one in a retailer, simply instantly purchase it and don’t suppose. 

Emma: I’ve despatched them to folks as a present, like a birthday factor too as a result of I simply suppose it makes an important reward as a result of they’re scrumptious.

Elsie: That’s good. Jenny’s has transport too, and I do suppose it’s one of many final items you can ship or obtain. It’s simply you don’t wanna get a field of Jenny’s. 

Emma: No. You undoubtedly need that anytime. I additionally love ice cream, however in all probability my primary nostalgic summer time, favourite summer time dessert is not any baked cookies, and there are many no baked cookies on this planet. I assume I ought to say the no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies.

Elsie: that’s Jeremy’s favourite cookies. 

Emma: Actually? So it’s a gingerbread within the winter. No bakes cookies in the summertime type of man. 

Elsie: Yeah.

Emma: I really like them. I believe I affiliate them with our childhood as a result of it was the primary cookie we might make in the summertime, as a result of as soon as the air conditioner was on, we weren’t supposed to make use of the oven, so we needed to do no bake.

Elsie: Our dad had guidelines in regards to the oven in the summertime, like guidelines. 

Emma: Yeah. So we did a number of no-bake recipes, which really we now have tons of actually good no-bake recipes usually on our weblog, and we undoubtedly have no-bake cookies on the weblog, a few variations in actual fact, cuz they’re so good. So yeah, it jogs my memory of my childhood, however I additionally actually love them as a result of I like oatmeal cookies. It’s one in every of my high, no raisins, however I like oatmeals as a result of I like the feel of it once you’re chewing it. I simply suppose it’s a very pleasant expertise. Toothsome, isn’t that what folks say? 

Elsie: What’s that imply? 

Emma: Mouthfeel. These are issues that foodie folks will say, I don’t know, and it’s type of humorous to me.

Elsie: For me, an oatmeal cookie is like squarely in the course of the cookie class. 

Emma: It’s like take it or depart it’s how you are feeling?

Elsie: Sure. It’s not nice, however not dangerous. It’s within the center. 

Emma: I really feel like lots of people really feel that approach in regards to the no-bake cookies, the chocolate oatmeal ones. I really feel prefer it’s both folks’s favourite, like apparently me and Jeremy or they’re like, ah both approach they’re nice. 

Elsie: Assume no-bake cookies are loopy good. They’re like chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies, that’s what they’re. Yeah, they’re good. 

Emma: Yeah, they’re so good. 

Elsie: Enjoyable. Nicely, that’s enjoyable. That’s very totally different. 

Emma: You wanna do our listener query? 

Elsie: Sure. Let’s go for it. 

Emma: Okay. That is from Carrie McLendon. It’s from our electronic mail field, which is [email protected]. And she or he says, please do an episode about glowing drinks. Non-alcoholic, alcoholic. The market is cray. There’s a lot to debate. How are we admittedly primary, very busy mothers alleged to wade by means of all the alternatives with out assist? You’re doing crucial work, give us your private information to all of the seltzers. It’s virtually summer time for goodness sake. 

Elsie: Okay, so to start {the marketplace} for, what are they referred to as? Like laborious seltzers. {The marketplace} for laborious seltzers has gotten uncontrolled as a result of it’s butter finger flavored, lays potato chip flavored, like simply any model of any sort will put their title on a tough seltzer beverage. 

Emma: It’s like a Sonic model. Like Sonic, the drive-in restaurant. 

Elsie: And when it first began the craze, I used to be like, needed to attempt all the things, like even the gross sounding ones as a result of I assumed, oh, that is humorous, this price foolish. However now I’m identical to the entire class type of like, turns me off as a result of it’s gotten so excessive. And okay, that is my reality. Nobody has to agree with me, however I type of suppose that onerous seltzers all style the identical. 

Emma: Yeah. I’m in the identical boat. I’m not a tough seltzer individual and I don’t know, to me, I’m additionally like, typically they make me suppose like they’re type of like a weight loss program, alcohol, beverage, as a result of they’re alleged to be lighter. 

Elsie: I believe some folks suppose they’re. 

Emma: Yeah. They’ve fewer energy or one thing. I don’t actually know. I’m type of like, I’d quite simply drink water or have some canned wine or a spritz, Aperol spritz or one thing. I’m the identical approach if we go to a dive bar, I don’t actually desire a vodka soda ever. I’m like, nah, I’m good on that. I’ll both have some, like an actual drink to me, which is like one thing I would like. Or I’m like, I’ll simply drink water. I’m good. So I don’t know. Seltzers don’t actually do it for me, however everybody loves them. 

Elsie: Yeah. I believe I agree with this, the concept that alcohol type of like shouldn’t be wholesome. It doesn’t should be wholesome as a result of it’s like alcohol is inherently unhealthy. Form of like irrespective of the way you spin it, it’s on the dangerous checklist, and it’s a restricted meals that you must solely have slightly bit. So, yeah, I’m the identical, however, I’ve tried a number of totally different ones. 

Emma: Some folks, they legitimately like them, they suppose they style good and stuff, and that’s cool. I simply don’t.

Elsie: For me, I stick with canned cocktails greater than seltzers. So there are ones, in the event that they actually have tequila in them and like juice and issues like that, then for me, that’s my class the place I can discover one thing I like slightly bit higher. 

Emma: I additionally like these tiny cans, just like the Sophia Glowing wines.

Elsie: I really like canned wine. I’ll by no means again down from that canned wine is, there’s nothing fallacious with it. The Sophia cans are the proper tiny, they’re so tiny. 

Emma: Yeah, it’s identical to slightly drink. 

Elsie: And the tiny straw that pops up. I imply prefer it doesn’t get higher than that. Okay. So what I’ve down is for me, I’ve a number of chilly laborious truths on this part. I’m speaking about non-alcoholic. I assume this isn’t actually the query, however I’m simply gonna go together with it. The non-alcoholic, liquor substitutes, fake liquor, all of these as a result of we went by means of a part the place we tried all of them as a result of my husband doesn’t drink. So we had a few years in the past, a part the place we tried each single kind. And for me, that is my chilly laborious reality. I type of suppose all of them style the identical too. Simply get one or two of ’em and that’s it, however for me truthfully, I simply put a virgin or non-alcoholic mojito recipe on our weblog. For me, you don’t even want them. I believe which you could make most nice mocktails with out even having a liquor substitute. I believe when you needed to get pretend wine or we name it youngsters wine in my home, non-alcoholic glowing juices, and issues like that. I believe these are pleasant. Yeah. I simply type of like felt that I didn’t have a use for the like, Spirits, the non-alcoholic spirits. 

Emma: Have you ever ever had, I don’t know if pretend beer is the correct phrase, however a beer that doesn’t have alcohol for the non-alcoholic beer? Those that should be gentle beers, like they’re not alleged to be like IPAs. They’re extra gentle. I like these. And I believe they style comparatively the identical. And it’s in all probability as a result of if I’m having a beer, it’s in all probability on the lake and I put like 4 limes in it. Oh, it’s principally lime juice. If I do the identical factor to a non-alcoholic beer, I actually can not inform the distinction. I’m like, yeah, this tastes like very limey and chilly, which is what I would like. So these actually work for me if I’m wanting one thing non-alcoholic, however yeah, I identical to to place berries or mint leaves or one thing in glowing water and I really feel like that’s an important mocktail. 

Elsie: Mojitos is likely one of the greatest ones, however the place you simply type of don’t discover that it’s not there. There are fairly a number of bloody mary one other one the place you’ll be able to simply make it style type of precisely the identical. 

Emma: Yeah. Something with a number of flavors. Generally I’ll get like a virgin pina colada if I’m a golden lady, and it tastes to me precisely the identical. 

Elsie: Yeah. That’s an excellent one. Okay. So so far as alcohol, my favourite factor to make is certainly mojitos and margaritas. Though I assume these aren’t all glowing. I’m going off the course. Mojitos are glowing. 

Emma: We’re medium answering her query, we’re doing our personal factor. 

Elsie: Okay. After which for seltzers, I do know you ready your checklist. I shared my checklist in a earlier episode, however the tough brief notes are that I like something that claims cherry on the can. Something that claims orange cream, I’ve like a bizarre factor with orange vanilla, I actually like these. And there’s this one model that has a basil one and that was my final. Okay, so say your checklist. 

Emma: Listed below are my high 5 glowing waters. It’s a LaCroix lemon Cello. That’s my primary all time. 

Elsie: Okay, that could be a polarizing LaCroix taste. I personally don’t prefer it. 

Emma: Trey doesn’t prefer it both. However I adore it, to me, it tastes virtually slightly bit creamy. Like a creamy lemon. 

Elsie: It’s like lemon cream for certain. 

Emma: Yeah. And it’s actually good, nevertheless it’s nonetheless simply glowing water. There’s probably not anything in it, so it’s not really creamy, nevertheless it’s actually good in my view. However yeah, perhaps it’s like coconut folks can’t deal with it. I don’t know. Quantity two, Waterloo grape. 

Elsie: Waterloo Grape is a traditional. 

Emma: It’s simply at all times there on the grocery retailer. So it’s , secure one, nevertheless it actually is like my quantity two. I at all times prefer it. It has a number of taste. It’s very flavorful. And one thing in regards to the grape I believe simply looks like a child’s soda. Not that child ought to even drink soda. I don’t know. However like, you understand, grape soda is sort of a factor that’s like a nostalgic factor that I in all probability wouldn’t drink now, however clearly, I’ll drink the glowing water model. So there you go. Bubbly cherry. I do suppose bubbly is oftentimes extra flavorful than LaCroix. In order that they each have cherry, however I choose the bubbly cherry, out of them if I’ve a selection. In the event that they’re each on the grocery retailer, I’ll get the bubbly one, however I’ll take any cherry glowing water identical to Elsie. I adore it. Have you ever had one, that is my quantity 4. Have you ever had Liquid Dying? Have you ever tried these? 

Elsie: I did, lately. After you type of gave me the laborious promote, I did get the Liquid Dying, and the primary time I introduced it in we had been watching television, Jeremy was immediately like, what’s that as a result of he thought it was alcohol. I believe that it appears to be like, it appears to be like like a beer the cans are so humorous to me. I believe Liquid Dying is certainly going as much as my high as effectively. It’s superb. 

Emma: Yeah. And so they have totally different merchandise, however so far as their glowing waters go, my favourite is simply the plain. However they’ve a bunch of fruit ones too. Just like the lime is actually good. I really feel like I noticed one which was mango and I used to be concerned with that, however I truthfully get the plain loads. And what I really like about them is that they’re a much bigger can. It’s type of like a tall boy. So, In a approach, I really feel like as soon as I open it, I’m like attempting to drink all of it earlier than it goes flat. I really feel like I’m consuming extra water than I do with a number of the different cans as a result of it’s a much bigger can. After which additionally, as you mentioned, they type of seem like beer cans. So, Just a little trick we do is usually we’ll take that with us to a celebration after which I’ll simply have one drink after which I’ll begin consuming these, and I really feel like no person cares, however I really feel like I’m nonetheless part of the consuming crowd as a result of I’m carrying this factor round that type of appears to be like like a beer. Nevertheless it’s not. It’s simply water and it’s scrumptious. 

Elsie: You possibly can undoubtedly use it in your imposter’s costume. I believe that it’s superb although. Okay, however my one warning is the second time I went again to purchase extra, I by chance purchased a complete case and it was identical to flat water in a can. They’ve simply water that’s not carbonated, after which I needed to drink simply water out of cans and I used to be very unhappy 

about it.

Emma: Yeah. I don’t ever purchase these ones, I don’t actually need simply plain water. I would like the sparkles. I would like the bubbles. 

Elsie: Okay. Nicely, that’s checklist. Are there any extra? 

Emma: Quantity 5 is simply key lime LaCroix as a result of I like lime, however key lime is slightly bit extra fascinating to me. 

Elsie: Agree. I agree with that.

Emma: So it’s one other, Trey doesn’t actually like that one, he’d quite simply have lime, he loves grapefruit. That’s in all probability one in every of his tops, and I’ll drink it nevertheless it’s probably not my taste. So I really feel like in our little fridge that homes all our glowing waters, we now have ones which might be like, these ones are Emma’s. These ones are Trays, grapefruit, totally different ones. 

Elsie: Completely. Yeah. We have now that as effectively. That’s humorous. Alright, thanks a lot for listening this week. We’ll be again subsequent week with our Consolation Rewatch episode of The Mother or father Entice 1998. It’s one in every of our high favourite Nancy Myers motion pictures. See you subsequent week.