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

This week, we’re speaking about all issues summer season. Every 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 time Exercise with Your Household:

Emma – Occurring a ship

Elsie – Firefly season

Take a look at our dip recipes right here

Favourite Solo Summer time Exercise:

Emma – Pool day with no children, getting frozen custard, and thrift procuring.

Elsie – Audiobook walks and alone time within the kitchen.

Favourite Summer time Outfit:

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

Elsie – Summer time attire and swimsuits

Favourite Summer time Meal:

Emma – Scorching canine with Icelandic mustard

Elsie – Mediterranean quinoa salad

Take a look at Emma’s air fryer salmon recipe

Favourite Summer time Aspect Dish:

Emma – Pasta salad

Elsie – Deviled eggs and chilly potato salad

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Favourite Summer time Dessert:

Emma – No-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies

Elsie – Ice cream

Favourite Summer time Cocktails:

Sofia canned wine and Elsie’s virgin mojito

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Episode 189 Transcript:

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

Elsie: Excellent. I like it. That’s wonderful. So earlier than we soar in, I believed I’d discuss slightly bit in regards to the Little Mermaid. 

Emma: We acquired a evaluate.

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

Emma: They went with out me. I used to be upset. No, not likely, 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 films is usually a little little bit of a hit and miss, slightly little bit of a controversial one. 

Emma: I’m making an attempt 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 loads 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 believed lengthy for a child’s film. However that will in all probability be the one factor I’d say that’s in any manner unfavourable. The woman, Hailey Berry, who performs the Little Mermaid, was good, and I beloved Melissa McCarthy as Ursula. I believed that was in all probability certainly one of my favourite elements 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 continues to be scorching. It was nice.

Emma: He’s extremely popular within the cartoon in the event you ask me. 

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

Emma: Manner 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 films within the theater, so it did really feel particular, and Nova was fast 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 desires 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 blended was it’s type of lengthy and so individuals have taken their children clearly, I really feel like relying on the age. Some children don’t sit nonetheless that lengthy, so slightly blended bag on that I assume. However aside from that, everybody’s like, it’s so good. It’s higher, it’s enjoyable. 

Elsie: Yeah, for certain. It’s undoubtedly like an prompt traditional. It’ll in all probability do wonderful 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 stunned that they’d do it once more so quickly after such an extended wait. However I believe it’s simply because it was such an enormous success for streaming. So anyway, I believe streaming is form 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 children, however I do assume 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 efficient age to begin. 

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 generally film theaters do this, then perhaps. Nicely, cool I’m glad you guys preferred Little Mermaid. Did Marigold Go too? Did Goldie go? 

Elsie: She did, she beloved it. 

Emma: What was her evaluate? 

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 beloved it, and so they had been each type of singing, which was high-quality, we weren’t too near different individuals. And I believe it’s like cute. Additionally, you understand, the little children, they’ll type of narrate. So there have been loads 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 you must study to be in a movie show. Identical to every thing else in life. Such as you don’t know, as a result of whenever you’re at residence you may ask questions all through your complete film. And it’s completely different whenever you’re at a movie show and I believe that’s identical to a studying factor. I’m by no means irritated once I see slightly child at a film, plus it means I’m at a film with 4 little children. So it’s like, it’s high-quality. Who cares? It’s not an enormous deal. 

Elsie: So let’s speak about summer season issues. I like this subject. I believe this will probably be good. I’ve stated this many instances, however I’m making an attempt to grow to be a four-seasons individual as a substitute of only a fall individual. So I do attempt like very a lot to get into summer season and be as festive as I can and to not rush forward, regardless that I undoubtedly do rush forward in my thoughts and in like my planning and perhaps in my procuring slightly bit, however I’m nonetheless making an attempt to get pleasure from summer season. Turning into like a pool individual, so Emma and I’ve a pool cross collectively. I joined Emma’s pool this summer season, which has been so enjoyable and completely different, so I’m actually completely happy about that. So let’s soar into your favourite summer season exercise with your loved ones. I believe that that is so candy. The seasons of life, I bear in mind earlier than we had children, all of the issues we used to try this felt, and we nonetheless do most of these, however like with little children, 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 season, it’s like type of good now, like the start of summer season, and as quickly because it will get darkish each night time or when it’s form of getting darkish. The firefly begins going across the yard and we’ve been like getting our youngsters up off the 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 fantastic. 

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

Elsie: They usually don’t have them in every single place on the earth. Is sort of a regional factor. So we did study that. I discovered that from the web, one of many many issues. We’ve discovered 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 like them although. And yeah, Oscar, normally he’s in mattress earlier than they’re actually out however generally we’ll see a couple 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 do this for the 4th of July weekend. So I really feel prefer it’s a nerve, a nerve-racking factor for fogeys. Do you’re feeling that? It’s slightly bit like if this doesn’t go properly, I’m trapped, and if it goes properly, nice.

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

Elsie: Yeah I’d additionally say the time of day you go makes an enormous distinction. For those who can go within the morning or you may 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 in the event you had been to interrupt it, that’s clearly not good beneath your toes. So there’s by no means actually any glass on a ship. So numerous 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 completely different dips and there’s a bunch of various chip choices and also you simply eat dips all day principally. My favourite one known as 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. But it surely’s basically simply cream cheese and salsa, and you’ll add cayenne or slightly little bit of scorching sauce to make it hotter. That’s principally what it’s, and which may sound type of gross, and I’ll be trustworthy, it appears 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 blended collectively, I don’t know, it’s scrumptious. It’s so good. However I may eat a complete container of beloved 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 form of locks within the reminiscence. So I believe that’s actually cool. We’ll must put a few dip recipes from our blogs. We have now loads of dip recipes, and so they’re actually good. 

Emma: However yeah, I like loads of dips which can 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 wonderful. Any dip that’s not a scorching dip, I just like the layered taco sort of dip, taco dip is so good. Something that’s greatest served chilled, it is best to 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 season as a result of we’re considering of constructing a pool in our yard, which probably could possibly be prepared by subsequent summer season if we pulled the set off quickly. However we haven’t carried out 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 thus far, and it’s so cute. My children will simply spend your complete time within the child pool with Oscar, and so they like it. They’d no points with it, regardless that certainly one of them’s eight years outdated, they don’t have any issues in any respect. They assume 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, in the event you can’t inform my life now residing in Missouri is totally completely different. It’s like seeing my household each single day, which is the most effective.

Emma: Principally me, I simply present up. Like, hi there we’re kinda bored.

Elsie: She reveals up a lot and I like it. It’s fantastic. So anyway, yeah, pool time. However I believe for the pool, I don’t actually make recipes. I simply carry 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 prefer to order Uber Eats to the pool, which you are able to do, and also you sort into the little remark field that’s like, simply depart it on my entrance door or no matter. You simply sort in like pool after which your title will get known 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 must order.

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

Elsie: For certain. I like that. 

Emma: I’m simply impressed, I assume. 

Elsie: Okay. Do you have got a favourite summer season exercise that’s a solo factor, like a me-time sort 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 children, particularly little children, I’ve a two-year-old.

Elsie: You don’t even get to learn or do something. You need to simply preserve your focus locked on them your complete 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 may be very cute as a result of he’s lovely along with his little hat on and it’s simply enjoyable. But it surely’s extraordinarily completely different than being on the pool with out your children, the place you may simply loosen up and sit and never do something, not watch anybody, not fear in any respect. So, yeah, undoubtedly do this and I like studying. I’ll get within the pool for certain, however I principally simply sit on the facet and skim, as a result of I simply love studying within the solar as a result of it’s completely different. Normally, I’m studying like in my mattress at night time, or one thing. So it simply seems like a complete completely 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 season, however certainly one 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 appears like a very good mixture. 

Emma: Yeah. It’s like double treats and among the thrifts like don’t need you to hold meals round, understandably however a lot 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 completely different classes. Okay, so my favourite solo exercise is certainly the audiobook walks. I simply like it now that I stay in a walkable neighborhood with cute homes in each path. That’s type of like, my entire character is simply taking walks and searching on the homes, and I like it, bringing me loads of pleasure, nevertheless it’s beginning to already get scorching. So I really feel prefer it must 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 form 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 your complete morning simply cooking little facet 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 individuals about it since you advised me about it and also you bought me on it. I used to be like, oh, I’m gonna take heed to that immediately. 

Elsie: Okay. So heartburn is, it’s fairly quick, and it’s stuffed with recipes. So the primary character within the e-book is a meals author. So there are recipes all through the e-book 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. For those who’re into your movie star gossip, that recipe is within the e-book and it’s only a sure salad dressing recipe that’s imagined to make males love you or no matter. 

Emma: Oh, okay cool. I like it. 

Elsie: Yeah, it’s so cute, and it did sound like a very good recipe. It appeared 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 must look it up if she’s ever carried out another ones as a result of I’m certain she in all probability has.

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

Elsie: Yeah. And likewise I wished to shout out, I attempted final week Ina Garten’s summer season 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 scorching pasta after it’s drained into the tomato, so it’s like tomatoes should not cooked and the pasta and it’s simply very garlicky. I made mine an additional garlicky dish with scorching pasta and chilly tomatoes and it’s good. It’s like fantastic for summer season. 

Emma: Yeah. She’s high shelf. 

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

Emma: It feels so good. What about, let’s speak about summer season outfits trigger we’re each slightly little bit of a uniform sort 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 fascinated about it, like I’ll return to it sooner or later. However, so my primary factor, I prefer to have summer season attire. I believe summer season attire are the most effective. Emma and I each, like jumpsuits. So these are like the opposite straightforward outfit I normally put on. However aside from that, the primary factor that I really feel like I actually spend cash on and luxuriate in shopping for through the summer season is swimsuits as a result of I like them, I like having numerous swimsuits. It’s like a set. It’s like having sun shades. 

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

Elsie: It’s high-quality to have a swimsuit for each temper. It’s kinda like pajamas. It’s like, I’ll preserve 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 received’t final endlessly, so I’m identical to having fun with it proper now.

Emma: Yeah. I like it once 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 season Christmas pajamas. Like the opposite model of it. 

Elsie: It’s true. Oh my gosh. That’s a very good level. Okay. What’s your favourite summer season 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 best way. 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 actually need to search out, principally, 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 downside is my son desires to be outdoors anytime he’s awake. So if he’s awake, he desires to be outdoors. That is nice as a result of we may 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 suggests I’m outdoors lots, which is enjoyable. However I’m undoubtedly already getting slightly little bit of, what individuals 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 day by day as a result of I’m gonna be outdoors day by day. After which my different downside is I put on Birkenstock sandals more often than not with the 2 straps and I’ve a really robust Burke tan line already from this 12 months, and it’s nonetheless early summer season. So I’ve been making an attempt to put on them, I purchased these different Doc Martin sandals and I’m making an attempt to put on them extra. They’ve three straps, so it’s simply completely different straps. So I’m simply making an attempt actually laborious to put on completely different footwear different than simply my Burks always as a result of I’ve such a tan line from them. It makes it appear like I’ve like soiled toes. Trey despatched me the opposite day, I took my shoe off and he was like, oh, had been you outdoors? It appears such as you guys acquired within the filth as a result of I’m taking part in 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 like. It’s fairly unhealthy, so I’m making an attempt to barely deviate, which is actually like one completely different pair of sandals and tank tops in a bunch of various colours. So it’s like nonetheless the identical components however works with the tan traces. 

Elsie: Yeah, it is best to undoubtedly get a bunch of tank tops. That appears like a good suggestion. 

Emma: Yeah, I ought to. 

Elsie: The toes factor, I simply type of assume like, who cares? 

Emma: It’s what it’s. 

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

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

Elsie: You really do have actually cute toes. 

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

Elsie: Yeah, I believe you tan so significantly 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 do this, however yeah.

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

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

Emma: I burn and tan, regardless that I appear like a ghost on pool days, I’m like making an attempt 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 season meals. We’re gonna undergo meals and facet 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 like it. My children like 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 need to put it on there so I may make it as a result of Trey actually preferred it. He was like, who made that salad?

Elsie: Good. I like it. I like love quinoa. In any case, so I make that salad lots and we simply eat it, simply within the fridge we eat it, however I additionally assume it’s actually good to place salmon on it. So I make Emma’s air fryer salmon recipe fairly usually apart from I cube mine up. So I believe it makes a very good form of simply, I don’t know, identical to including a protein makes it into an entire salad or no matter. So, yeah, I prefer to make loads of recipes with tomatoes and cucumbers in the summertime. That’s my primary favourite factor, and my children additionally, love cucumbers. All of us simply eat sliced cucumbers with sea salt on a regular basis. So, yeah that’s my summer season 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 like consuming hotdogs. 

Elsie: I like scorching canine too. 

Emma: I like scorching canine, however I by no means purchase them. It’s solely like a cookout factor as a result of I don’t assume they’re superb for you, I assume I’ve by no means actually considered it, however I assume they’re not, I don’t even know if that’s true. I don’t assume it’s one thing that I needs to be consuming day by day, me personally. So, I don’t, by not shopping for them on a regular basis, however I like them at a cookout as a result of they only are so significantly better on a grill, and my all-time favourite topping is I’ll purchase this Icelandic mustard. I dunno in the event you’ve ever had it, we preserve 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 scorching canine stand with you in Iceland, the place that they had the images 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 wonderful. 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 in the event you can’t discover it or don’t wanna trouble with it, then you may attempt honey mustard, comparable. 

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 may consider can be honey mustard. So I’m like, wow, you might attempt honey mustard. I believe it will nonetheless be good. 

Elsie: Chick-Fil-A sauce, principally. 

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 comparable sufficient that it really works for me. In order that’s like my all-time favourite high whole rubbish meals, like it although. After which the opposite factor I’ll do generally 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 once 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 season facet dish. 

Emma: I wrote down air fried, every thing. 

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

Emma: Nicely, I additionally undoubtedly use my air fryer all winter too. However one thing in regards to the summer season, makes me really feel like I’m like doing a very good job not turning on my oven and making my home scorching or utilizing an excessive amount of power. Though the air fryer does nonetheless get scorching, 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 couple of extra even earlier than this podcast episode comes out as a result of I’m making an attempt to do the entire assortment. Any facet 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 in the event you put protein in it, then perhaps it’s extra of a meal. I don’t know. However I like pasta salad typically, and I consider it as like {the summertime} stir fry as a result of it’s principally like some type of carb, normally pasta. However you might use no matter type of pasta you wished after which like greens and a few type of sauce. And we now have a few completely 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 completely different pasta salad dressings, and you’ll 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 can also make pasta salad. And you need to use any of those dressings on it. So yeah, pasta salad all summer season lengthy. 

Elsie: Good. Okay. The meals that I like is deviled eggs. I like deviled eggs. I believe they’re probably the most wonderful meals, and certainly one of my children 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 like that you just simply don’t see it anytime apart from summer season is chilly potato salad. I’ve had a few instances in my life like heat potato salad and that for me is just not 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 season facet dish. 

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

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

Elsie: I’ve not made ice cream ever, I don’t assume, apart from once we had the delicate serve machine. I assume I did make a delicate serve, however I’ve by no means made regular ice cream earlier than. Like the best way you have got. I’d like to, however no, I like Jenny’s brown butter almond brittle is the most effective 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 children actually just like the magic shell. Have you ever ever purchased that, magic shell the place it will get laborious? 

Emma: After all. 

Elsie: In order that may 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 assume. Yeah. I believe one time you had a bunch of them at your own home and I acquired to attempt fairly a couple 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 a very good ice cream. 

Elsie: It’s loopy good. Yeah. For those who ever see that one in a retailer, simply instantly purchase it and don’t assume. 

Emma: I’ve despatched them to individuals as a present, like a birthday factor too as a result of I simply assume it makes a terrific present as a result of they’re scrumptious.

Elsie: That’s good. Jenny’s has transport too, and I do assume it’s one of many final presents you might 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 season, favourite summer season dessert isn’t any baked cookies, and there are many no baked cookies on the earth. 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 like them. I believe I affiliate them with our childhood as a result of it was the primary cookie we’d 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 loads of no-bake recipes, which really we now have tons of actually good no-bake recipes typically 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 certainly one of my high, no raisins, however I like oatmeals as a result of I like the feel of it whenever you’re chewing it. I simply assume it’s a very gratifying expertise. Toothsome, isn’t that what individuals say? 

Elsie: What’s that imply? 

Emma: Mouthfeel. These are issues that foodie individuals 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 midst of the cookie class. 

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

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

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

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 completely 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 he or she 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 fundamental, very busy mothers imagined to wade by means of all the alternatives with out assist? You’re doing essential work, give us your private information to all of the seltzers. It’s virtually summer season for goodness sake. 

Elsie: Okay, so to start {the marketplace} for, what are they known 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 form 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, wished to attempt every thing, like even the gross sounding ones as a result of I believed, oh, that is humorous, this value foolish. However now I’m identical to the entire class form of like, turns me off as a result of it’s gotten so excessive. And okay, that is my fact. Nobody has to agree with me, however I type of assume 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, generally they make me assume like they’re type of like a eating regimen, alcohol, beverage, as a result of they’re imagined to be lighter. 

Elsie: I believe some individuals assume they’re. 

Emma: Yeah. They’ve fewer energy or one thing. I don’t actually know. I’m type of like, I’d reasonably simply drink water or have some canned wine or a spritz, Aperol spritz or one thing. I’m the identical manner if we go to a dive bar, I don’t actually need 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 need. 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 must 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 unhealthy listing, and it’s a restricted meals that it is best to solely have slightly bit. So, yeah, I’m the identical, however, I’ve tried loads of completely different ones. 

Emma: Some individuals, they legitimately like them, they assume 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 like canned wine. I’ll by no means again down from that canned wine is, there’s nothing improper 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 loads 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 along with it. The non-alcoholic, liquor substitutes, fake liquor, all of these as a result of we went by means of a section 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 section the place we tried each single sort. And for me, that is my chilly laborious fact. I type of assume 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 you could make most nice mocktails with out even having a liquor substitute. I believe in the event you wished to get faux wine or we name it children 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 faux beer is the appropriate phrase, however a beer that doesn’t have alcohol for the non-alcoholic beer? Those that should be mild beers, like they’re not imagined to be like IPAs. They’re extra mild. 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’t inform the distinction. I’m like, yeah, this tastes like very limey and chilly, which is what I need. 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 a terrific mocktail. 

Elsie: Mojitos is without doubt one of the greatest ones, however the place you simply type of don’t discover that it’s not there. There are fairly a couple of bloody mary one other one the place you may simply make it style type of precisely the identical. 

Emma: Yeah. Something with loads of flavors. Typically I’ll get like a virgin pina colada if I’m a golden woman, 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 listing. I shared my listing in a earlier episode, however the tough quick 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 listing. 

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 like 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 not likely anything in it, so it’s not really creamy, nevertheless it’s actually good for my part. However yeah, perhaps it’s like coconut individuals 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 a very good, protected one, nevertheless it actually is like my quantity two. I at all times prefer it. It has loads of taste. It’s very flavorful. And one thing in regards to the grape I believe simply seems 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 assume bubbly is oftentimes extra flavorful than LaCroix. In order that they each have cherry, however I want 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 like it. Have you ever had one, that is my quantity 4. Have you ever had Liquid Loss of life? Have you ever tried these? 

Elsie: I did, lately. After you type of gave me the laborious promote, I did get the Liquid Loss of life, 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, it appears like a beer the cans are so humorous to me. I believe Liquid Loss of life is certainly going as much as my high as properly. It’s superb. 

Emma: Yeah. They usually have completely 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 absolutely good. I really feel like I noticed one which was mango and I used to be excited by that, however I truthfully get the plain lots. And what I like about them is that they’re an even bigger can. It’s type of like a tall boy. So, In a manner, I really feel like as soon as I open it, I’m like making an attempt to drink all of it earlier than it goes flat. I really feel like I’m ingesting extra water than I do with among the different cans as a result of it’s an even bigger can. After which additionally, as you stated, they type of appear like beer cans. So, A bit 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 ingesting these, and I really feel like no person cares, however I really feel like I’m nonetheless part of the ingesting crowd as a result of I’m carrying this factor round that type of appears like a beer. But it surely’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 accident 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 need the sparkles. I need the bubbles. 

Elsie: Okay. Nicely, that’s a very good listing. 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 attention-grabbing to me. 

Elsie: Agree. I agree with that.

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

Elsie: Completely. Yeah. We have now that as properly. That’s humorous. Alright, thanks a lot for listening this week. We’ll be again subsequent week with our Consolation Rewatch episode of The Mum or dad Entice 1998. It’s certainly one of our high favourite Nancy Myers films. See you subsequent week.