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Guys. This weekend. I’m all at once sad it’s over, elated it happened, and a little worn out.
Ok, maybe a lot worn out. College parties are tough on 30 year olds with babies. Beck didn’t get the memo that I’d need to sleep longer stretches than usual this weekend.
So, this weekend Jay, Beck and I went to Burlington, NC to go to the spring concert of my collegiate a cappella group, Sweet Signatures. Now, for those of you who are office fans, you’ll know that collegiate a cappella can sometimes form lifelong bonds, strong sentimental feelings, and great memories. CHECK to all 3 of those. Anyone who reads this blog also knows that I also stayed in a cappella as an employee for the company that runs a huge aca-tournament, the same company that the Pitch Perfect movies were based on. So. Suffice it to say that Sweet Signatures was the start of an enormous part of my life, truly the most consistent positive presence in my life for 12 years, which is a big chunk for the young 30 year old that I am. Ha.
I’m super sorry to bring back another old recipe, but I’m just feeling nostalgic for all of my old foods that don’t show up around here anymore, you know?
Anyway. Burgers! I’m loving them right now but also try not to eat them all the time because what’s the POINT of a burger without fries and a bun and also pregnancy weight, and just you know. Better to get the salad, usually. …
Ok so this was clearly Jay’s idea.
Anyone who knows 1. us, 2. Jay, and 3. Jay’s food history knows that he a. grew up husky (ha) and b. loves barbecue sauce. Like, loves it. I like it fine, but I always go for a mustardy or vinegary sauce. Jay, on the other hand, likes the ketchup/molasses-based stuff, preferably out of a jar.
Ew. To me, it’s way too sweet, and after a bite or two of anything with that kind of sauce on it I’m all…..WHERE IS ANY OTHER KIND OF FOOD GOOD LORD UGH. It’s really one of the few foods that I just can’t get into in large quantities.
But! There are other ways. Ways to make a red sauce that’s sweet but also tangy and smoky, super quick without simmering it all day OR buying a jar of something. And then you put it on tacos with crunchy vinegar slaw which TOTALLY makes up for the ketchup brown sugar base, and you have a taco.
A great taco.