sarabeth's brunch

1. Apparently the only way I can be coerced into doing wedding related stuff is with bribery. In the form of Sarabeth’s almond-crusted French toast and a triple berry mimosa. I know you don’t blame me.

2. On a somewhat related note, someone actually let me loose in Macy’s with one of those scanner thingies. If you are wondering how many Fiestaware plates I registered for and in how many colors, the answers are “many” and “all of the above”.

3. I may or may not have planned the color scheme of my dinnerware around the colors of my stand mixers. (Yes, I have two. In an NYC apartment. I hate me, too.)

4. There is also a set of All Clad copper core pots and pans with my name on it in an inventory facility somewhere, courtesy of my grandmother-in-law. Can it be my bridal shower yet?!?

5. Can we discuss kiwis?! And how I spent my whole life thinking I was allergic to them because whenever I ate them as a child my tongue went numb. And then I ate one yesterday (because I like to test my limits) (don’t worry, I made sure there was a hospital within a one block radius before I did it) and nothing happened. NOTHING. Other than me falling back in love with kiwis.

6. I really hope this happens with puppies someday too.

7. But…what should I DO with all these kiwis that I have now impulse purchased because I am obviously cured of my allergies and therefore must make up for 27 years of lost time?!

8. If there is no hot water for the fifth day in a row when I go to shower tomorrow. You should probably say a prayer for the maintenance people in my building. Okay, maybe two prayers.

9. I am always super impressed by the fortitude of those who fast for an ENTIRE MONTH during Ramadan…but especially when Ramadan falls during the dog days of summer when it is FOREVER until sundown. Never one to NOT help a girl out, I guest posted for Meriem of Culinary Couture because she is observing this month. Summer Naan-wiches with Feta White Bean Hummus. You won’t even have to turn on an oven. Get it!

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45 Responses to Wednesday Coffee Talk

  1. Sune Moolman says:

    Kiwis!! Yummy!
    Howzabout some popsicles? They’re great in salads too!
    Can’t wait for it to be summer here – I’m jealous!

  2. Krista says:

    You crack me up. 🙂 I can envision your shelves weighed down with far too many but utterly irresistible dishes. 🙂

  3. Registering was a lot of fun! I could have gone wild with kitchen stuff… I tried to contain myself as best as possible 🙂 Enjoy this fun, special time leading up to your big day!!!

  4. Girl, I hear you on the maintenance issues… we’ve been without AC in the Texas heat for almost a week now! I hope your water gets fixed soon!!!!

  5. Sometimes I wish I could do the wedding thing all over again just to get me some new dinnerware and All-Clad pots and pans. And to use that scanner thing. It was SO MUCH FUN.

  6. No hot water = NOT ok! But the kiwi news is fantastic.

    Oh, and I’m all for food bribery these days:-)

  7. Trisha says:

    Girl, I am jealous of your two stand mixers! You deserve them though with all the crazy baking you do. Also, can we have a recipe for that almond crusted fresh toast??? Enjoy all the wedding festivities!

  8. My parents have a least 30 different colors of Fiestaware. They used to buy EVERYTHING every time a new color came out, now they just get a new plate. They’re about to be empty nesters and seriously have at least 30 dinner plates (and I think 20 of everything else).

    I don’t know about puppies, but I used to have a chocolate allergy that magically went away one day. I think if you want something hard enough, your body just gives in and stops with all the histamine.

  9. Meg says:

    Whew boy, we went a little nuts with the kitchenware on our registry, too, but it was SO fun — and I use so many of the items we receive every day! You’re going to go nuts at your shower, no doubt. What an exciting time!

  10. SallyBR says:

    You owe TWO stand mixers.

    I might have to move away from the computer now…. (sigh)

    My husband shall be informed about this. HA! He thinks I have too many toys.

  11. Planning the color scheme of you dinnerware around the colors of your stand mixers – is just BRILLIANT! I mean – nothing wrong with matching and color coordinating -is there? 😉

    And – you don’t like puppies? seriously? I am hopeless around them – so much so that I refuse to go anywhere I know they will be at -specially when there are doggie adoptions- as I don’t need more than 2 dogs in my small home!

  12. Christina says:

    Yay for the kiwis!! Now I want a kiwi….

  13. Quinn and I have wondered more than once if we could get divorced, re-engaged, and then register all over again! Have fun with it and your kiwis.

  14. Heather says:

    No hot water for 5 days?? Talk about will power… I would have been a terror had day 3 rolled around and I didn’t get a hot shower.

    I’ve always wanted a huge mixed set of fiestaware… maybe it’ll happen one day.

  15. Kinsey says:

    Two mixers?! Amazing! I have a purple kitchen aid and I just love it. I don’t know what I’m going to do next year when I don’t have access to a kitchen!

  16. cheri says:

    Hi Joanne, 2 stand mixers!! I am so jealous, but so much about the hot water, so sorry!

  17. danielle says:

    ooh I want to hear more about the triple berry mimosas.

  18. Leah Davis says:

    Wedding registry stuff is so fun – the best thing i registered for was nice knives!! It has been so awesome having a new set!

    What is it with hot water and new york apartments?? Mine used to always randomly go out and I would shower at the gym. Hope you get a hot shower today!!

  19. LOL, shopping for a registry is TOOOOO much fun! I cannot wait to see what you get! YAY!

  20. Megan says:

    I definitely matched the color of my plates to my mixer (which I already had) (bright red). A great perk of registries is being able to finally complete your kitchen! wahoo! 😉

    Also, kiwis. yum.

  21. I was wondering which All Clad pots/pans you would decide on!!

  22. Christine says:

    Two? Two stand mixers? My KitchenAid is lime green and I love it! How fab to have your grandmother-in-law coming in with All-Clad. Good grief, you lucky girl. Totally get the Fiestaware. I’ve had it for over 25 years and never tire of it! Hope you get hot water soon!

  23. Two stand mixers and a whole set of All-Clad??? Awesome! Although I don’t use my one stand mixer enough to justify two. But my AC collection is growing uncontrollably. I couldn’t deal with no hot water. Could not do it. Sometimes my tank runs low when I’m taking a way too long shower and I hate it.

  24. Oh my, kiwis are da’ bomb! Glad you are reacquainted and you can make all sorts of awesome tarts and fruit salads,
    I have a mixer – but only 1 All-Clad frying pan. Lucky girl!

  25. Pam says:

    I love Fiestaware and I would give anything for All Clad copper core pots and pans! Kiwi’s sometimes make my tongue a little numb too but I still eat them anyway. I am a rebel.

  26. You can never have too much fiestaware. That’s why it comes in so many different colors.

  27. You make me want to get married too so I can get all the kitchenware lol that didn’t sound well, did it? Anyway, 8 more days and it will no longer be illegal. All the kitchenware for me.
    Now I’ll just have to find a man with a beard who wants to marry me mmm yes.

  28. Kate says:

    I’m so glad you can eat kiwis again!

  29. I love all this wedding talk. It is so fiesta—no no I mean festive. Lame. Lame Lame.
    I definitely would be motivated by almond encrusted French toast. Oh my!

  30. Kiwi cocktails…? And then like, invite me over for a few? 😉 xo

  31. Registry shopping is awesome! Sounds like you have found some great things. It’ll be wonderful to open all those gifts 😀 Still no hot water.?! What are those people doing? Cold showers are painful!!

  32. debbie says:

    Kiwis!! How about vanilla pudding tarts with kiwi and blueberries on top? Two mixers? I don’t blame you! Hope your hot water is on tomorrow!

  33. Melissa says:

    I just went to Sarabeth’s this weekend! Loved the muffin basket!

  34. alyssa says:

    You are going to LOVE those all clad pots!!!

  35. Crepes with nutella/chocolate and kiwis. Divine! 🙂

  36. My one regret about having a small wedding is that I didn’t get to go crazy with a scanner in a department store. I am glad you’re having enough fun for both of us 🙂

    On Kiwis…I ate too many as an 8 year old and have never recovered from the associated dislike that followed. I try them every now and again, but, nope. I hear they go well with cheesecake though!

  37. P says:

    You certainly must be thrilled about no longer being allergic to kiwis! Hoarding in this situation is totally understandable 😉 .

  38. elizabeth e says:

    One, I want that naanwich. Two, five days?!? That’s crazy. You’re nicer than I am.

  39. Danguole says:

    Haha, I STILL (!!!) don’t have a KitchenAId because I don’t know what color to get. Because I’d do exactly the same thing, and that’s a bigger commitment than painting a wall or something.

  40. WAIT. I’m allergic to kiwis, too. I end up with a horrific stomach ache for hours afterward. Like when I eat avocados (and yet, still eat them. of course. Because…guacamole.) But anyway, so really? Nothing? Hm. I might need to give it another shot!

  41. oooh that French Toast…ooooh wedding registries….oooooh

  42. I’m a little jealous about the Sarabeth’s! And maybe the two stand mixers. And maybe the copper core all clad! Oh, alright, I admit, totally green with envy. You’re a lucky lady.

  43. Good news you can eat the kiwis. Chances are you ate under-ripe kiwifruit as a kid – they can definitely have that affect when they are not properly ripe. On a slightly cautionary note now that you have stocked up – they can have a somewhat laxative effect when eaten to excess – don’t ask me how I know that.

  44. SARABETH’S. YES. Those mimosas give me dreams, they are so amazing! Makes me miss NYC even more – I’m smelling a trip over there soooon!

  45. Johanna says:

    Kiwis have always made my tongue numb too… but I just thought it was because I’m the freak who eats the skin!

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