Episode #189: Favourite Summer time 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 time Exercise with Your Household:

Emma – Occurring a ship

Elsie – Firefly season

Try our dip recipes right here

Favourite Solo Summer time Exercise:

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

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 clothes and swimsuits

Favourite Summer time Meal:

Emma – Scorching canine with Icelandic mustard

Elsie – Mediterranean quinoa salad

Try Emma’s air fryer salmon recipe

Favourite Summer time Aspect Dish:

Emma – Pasta salad

Elsie – Deviled eggs and chilly potato salad

Try 50+ simple BBQ aspect dishes

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 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: Good. I like it. That’s superb. So earlier than we bounce in, I assumed I might speak a bit bit concerning the Little Mermaid. 

Emma: We received a evaluation.

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

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 feel it’s positively value it. It’s very enjoyable. It’s very cute. It has, I feel the live-action Disney films generally is a little little bit of a hit and miss, a bit 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 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 a bit bit, I assumed lengthy for a child’s film. However that might in all probability be the one factor I might say that’s in any method unfavorable. The lady, Hailey Berry, who performs the Little Mermaid, was excellent, and I beloved 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 principle factor concerning 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 highly regarded within the cartoon when you ask me. 

Elsie: I feel it’s a defining second in your life once you understand 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 positively enjoyable. So anyway, yeah, I simply needed to discuss 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 rapid as we have 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 feel the one factor I’ve heard that was blended was it’s type of lengthy and so folks have taken their children clearly, I really feel like relying on the age. Some children don’t sit nonetheless that lengthy, so a bit 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 positively like an immediate traditional. It’ll in all probability do superb on Disney Plus. And I heard a bit 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 a bit stunned that they might do it once more so quickly after such an extended wait. However I feel it’s simply because it was such a giant success for streaming. So anyway, I feel streaming is form of like the longer term and the miniature future. 

Emma: It’s positively 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 take pleasure in 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 feel 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 typically film theaters do this, then perhaps. Nicely, cool I’m glad you guys favored Little Mermaid. Did Marigold Go too? Did Goldie go? 

Elsie: She did, she beloved it. 

Emma: What was her evaluation? 

Elsie: So she ate nearly 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 have been each type of singing, which was effective, we weren’t too near different folks. And I feel it’s like cute. Additionally, you recognize, the little children, 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? Individuals can forgive it as a result of it’s what it’s. 

Emma: Nicely, I feel it’s a must to be taught to be in a movie show. Similar to all the things else in life. Such as you don’t know, as a result of once you’re at dwelling you may ask questions all through your complete film. And it’s totally different once you’re at a movie show and I feel that’s identical to a studying factor. I’m by no means irritated after I see a bit child at a film, plus it means I’m at a film with 4 little children. So it’s like, it’s effective. Who cares? It’s not a giant deal. 

Elsie: So let’s discuss summer time issues. I really like this subject. I feel this will likely be good. I’ve mentioned this many occasions, however I’m making an attempt to turn into a four-seasons particular person as an alternative of only a fall particular person. So I do strive like very a lot to get into summer time and be as festive as I can and to not rush forward, though I positively do rush forward in my thoughts and in like my planning and perhaps in my purchasing a bit bit, however I’m nonetheless making an attempt to take pleasure in summer time. Turning into like a pool particular person, so Emma and I’ve a pool cross collectively. I joined Emma’s pool this summer time, which has been so enjoyable and totally different, so I’m actually comfortable about that. So let’s bounce into your favourite summer time exercise with your loved ones. I feel that that is so candy. The seasons of life, I keep in mind earlier than we had children, all of the issues we used to do 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 feel it’s so vital, is firefly season. It’s not the entire summer time, it’s like type of excellent now, like the start of summer time, 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 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 fantastic. 

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 in all places on the 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 feel they’ve ’em within the south too, it type of relies upon, I suppose. However yeah, I really like them although. And yeah, Oscar, often 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 women 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 are feeling that? It’s a bit 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 everywhere in the world which have lakes or I assume you may 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 keep 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 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 when you don’t have children with you, then you may have some grownup drinks and relax. And when you do have children 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 might additionally say the time of day you go makes a giant distinction. When you can go within the morning or you may go within the night, even when the solar’s setting and that makes a giant distinction. However yeah, it’s an entire 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, a bit.

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 have been to interrupt it, that’s clearly not good underneath your toes. So there’s by no means actually any glass on a ship. So a number of canned drinks. I drink tons of LaCroix and we’re gonna discuss 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 principally. My favourite one is named Love Dip, which is made up identify, I’m fairly certain my sister-in-law Kat, though I don’t know, it’s like their household makes it. However it’s basically simply cream cheese and salsa, and you may add cayenne or a bit little bit of sizzling sauce to make it hotter. That’s principally what it’s, and that may sound type of gross, and I’ll be sincere, it seems to be 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 an entire container of beloved dip on my own and I by no means make it aside from boat days as a result of it’s actually not excellent for you, it’s positively 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 feel that’s actually cool. We’ll need to put a few dip recipes from our blogs. We’ve got a number of dip recipes, and so they’re actually good. 

Emma: However yeah, I like a number of dips which are made with cream cheese or bitter cream shredded cheese. There are only a bunch of various sorts, 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, it’s best to have that on the boat as a result of it’s scrumptious. We all the time pack sandwiches and stuff too, however actually, 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 pondering of constructing a pool in our yard, which probably could possibly be prepared by subsequent summer time if we pulled the set off quickly. However we haven’t accomplished 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 to this point, 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, though one in every of them’s eight years previous, they don’t have any issues in any respect. They assume it’s nice. So, I feel that’s actually enjoyable. And we have 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 browse, 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: Principally me, I simply present up. Like, hiya we’re kinda bored.

Elsie: She exhibits up a lot and I like it. It’s fantastic. So anyway, yeah, pool time. However I feel for the pool, I don’t actually make recipes. I simply deliver snacks and I’ve my little cooler pouch factor, and that’s that. 

Emma: Certainly one of 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 kind into the little remark field that’s like, simply go away it on my entrance door or no matter. You simply kind in like pool after which your identify 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. Individuals largely order pizza, however you will get in any Uber Eats that’s within the space. 

Elsie: Okay. We positively 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 might have 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 discuss being on the pool as adults. Which is enjoyable since you simply get to take a seat, as a result of you recognize anybody who has children, particularly little children, I’ve a two-year-old.

Elsie: You don’t even get to learn or do something. It’s a must to simply maintain 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 rise 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 lovable along with his little hat on and it’s simply enjoyable. However it’s extraordinarily totally different than being on the pool with out your children, the place you may simply calm down and sit and never do something, not watch anybody, not fear in any respect. So, yeah, positively do this and I really like studying. I’ll get within the pool for certain, however I largely simply sit on the aspect and browse, as a result of I simply love studying within the solar as a result of it’s totally different. Often, I’m studying like in my mattress at night time, or one thing. So it simply seems like an entire 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 an excellent 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 unquestionably the audiobook walks. I simply like it now that I reside in a walkable neighborhood with cute homes in each route. That’s type of like, my entire character is simply taking walks and looking out on the homes, and I like 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 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 stress-free as cooking for enjoyable, proper? So final weekend we had my mother and father over and we had a bit get-together, and I received to spend your complete 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 absolute best mixture of sensory experiences. 

Emma: Yeah. Inform folks about it since you advised me about it and also you offered me on it. I used to be like, oh, I’m gonna take heed to that instantly. 

Elsie: Okay. So heartburn is, it’s fairly quick, and it’s crammed with recipes. So the principle 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 fashion salad dressing factor from final 12 months. When you’re into your celeb gossip, that recipe is within the e-book 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 like it. 

Elsie: Yeah, it’s so cute, and it did sound like an excellent recipe. It gave the impression of a very mustardy French dressing, which sounds good. The factor that was most compelling concerning 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 accomplished some other ones as a result of I’m certain she in all probability has.

Emma: I really like her voice, it’s like a bit 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 might be actually good.

Elsie: Yeah. And likewise 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 a bit 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 excellent. It’s like fantastic for summer time. 

Emma: Yeah. She’s high shelf. 

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

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

Elsie: That is true. Okay. So disclaimer. I’m not in my trend period proper now and I’m simply not, however I’m type of occupied with it, like I’ll return to it in some unspecified time in the future. However, so my principal factor, I prefer to have summer time clothes. I feel summer time clothes are the perfect. Emma and I each, like jumpsuits. So these are like the opposite simple outfit I often put on. However aside from that, the principle factor that I really feel like I actually spend cash on and luxuriate in shopping for in the course of the summer time is swimsuits as a result of I really like them, I like having a number of swimsuits. It’s like a group. 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 effective to have a swimsuit for each temper. It’s kinda like pajamas. It’s like, I’ll maintain 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 ceaselessly, so I’m identical to having fun with it proper now.

Emma: Yeah. I like it after I see a household on the pool and so they have these matching, it’s so cute. It’s simply lovable. 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 an excellent level. Okay. What’s your favourite summer time outfit? 

Emma: So, I nonetheless do my jumpsuits. Certainly one of 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 pondering although, I really want to seek out, principally, a tank high that I should buy 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 desires to be exterior anytime he’s awake. So if he’s awake, he desires to be exterior. That is nice as a result of we will be this time of 12 months, so he’s a bit obsessive about it. So I attempt to say sure as a lot as attainable, which suggests I’m exterior loads, which is enjoyable. However I’m positively already getting a bit 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 would like extra tank tops and I simply must put on tank tops day-after-day as a result of I’m gonna be exterior day-after-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 robust Burke tan line already from this 12 months, and it’s nonetheless early summer time. 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 totally different straps. So I’m simply making an attempt actually exhausting 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 appear to be I’ve like soiled toes. Trey despatched me the opposite day, I took my shoe off and he was like, oh, have been you exterior? It seems to be such as you guys received within the filth 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 is not going to wash off, it’s simply what it seems to be like. It’s fairly unhealthy, so I’m making an attempt 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 formulation however works with the tan traces. 

Elsie: Yeah, it’s best to positively get a bunch of tank tops. That seems 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 a giant deal.

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

Elsie: You truly 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 folks like their toes, and a few folks don’t. I feel it’s a reasonably polarizing factor. Like arms, some persons are like, I really like my arms, some persons are like, ugh. 

Elsie: Yeah, I feel 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 do this, however yeah.

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

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

Emma: I burn and tan, though I appear to be a ghost on pool days, I’m like making an attempt so exhausting 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 discuss meals, shifting 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 at the very least one or two occasions each week, I make it on a regular basis. I like it. My children like it. It’s simply all the time 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? It’s best to put it on there so I may make it as a result of Trey actually favored 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 loads 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 typically aside from I cube mine up. So I feel it makes a very good form of simply, I don’t know, identical to including a protein makes it into a whole salad or no matter. So, yeah, I prefer to make a number of recipes with tomatoes and cucumbers in the summertime. That’s my principal 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 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 assume they’re excellent 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 must be consuming day-after-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 simply 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 maintain 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 images of Invoice Clinton stuff, keep 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 might 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 may strive 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 feel the closest factor within the US that I may consider can be honey mustard. So I’m like, wow, you may strive honey mustard. I feel 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 related sufficient that it really works for me. In order that’s like my all-time favourite high complete rubbish meals, like 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 nearly. 

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 rely. That’s, too normal. 

Emma: Nicely, I additionally positively use my air fryer all winter too. However one thing concerning the summer time, makes me really feel like I’m like doing an excellent job not turning on my oven and making my home sizzling or utilizing an excessive amount of vitality. 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 sequence 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 making an attempt 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 typically, and I consider it as like {the summertime} stir fry as a result of it’s principally like some type of carb, often pasta. However you may 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 submit that’s three totally different pasta salad dressings, and you may simply use them to customise. Kinda like when you have no matter in your fridge, like I’ve a cucumber that’s nearly gonna be getting all bizarre, then you may make pasta salad. And you should utilize 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 feel they’re probably the most superb meals, and one in every 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 are going to eat all of them. And the opposite factor I really like that you just simply don’t see it anytime aside from summer time is chilly potato salad. I’ve had a few occasions 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 feel 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 decide. What about summer time desserts? Do you might have 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. Actually, I care a bit bit, however not very a lot about each different summer time dessert. 

Emma: Do you make ice cream or do you might have 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 assume, aside from once we had the smooth serve machine. I assume I did make a smooth serve, however I’ve by no means made regular ice cream earlier than. Like the way in which you might have. I might 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 feel it’s actually good. After which my different simply normal favourite taste, if I’ve to simply decide a random model, is cookies and cream. So I really feel like that’s identical to all the time good and my children actually just like the magic shell. Have you ever ever purchased that, magic shell the place it will get exhausting? 

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 assume. Yeah. I feel one time you had a bunch of them at your own home and I received to strive fairly a number of of ’em and so they have 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 an excellent ice cream. 

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

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

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

Emma: No. You positively 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 the planet. I assume I ought to say the no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies.

Elsie: You recognize 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 feel I affiliate them with our childhood as a result of it was the principle 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 concerning the oven in the summertime, like guidelines. 

Emma: Yeah. So we did a number of no-bake recipes, which truly we now have tons of actually good no-bake recipes typically on our weblog, and we positively have no-bake cookies on the weblog, a few variations the truth is, 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 assume 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 midst of the cookie class. 

Emma: It’s like take it or go away it’s how you are 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 method concerning 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 method they’re effective. 

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 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 primary, very busy mothers alleged to wade by way of all the alternatives with out assist? You’re doing crucial work, give us your private information to all of the seltzers. It’s nearly summer time for goodness sake. 

Elsie: Okay, so to start {the marketplace} for, what are they known as? Like exhausting seltzers. {The marketplace} for exhausting seltzers has gotten uncontrolled as a result of it’s butter finger flavored, lays potato chip flavored, like simply any model of any variety will put their identify 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 strive 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 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 tough seltzers all style the identical. 

Emma: Yeah. I’m in the identical boat. I’m not a tough seltzer particular person and I don’t know, to me, I’m additionally like, typically they make me assume like they’re type of like a food regimen, alcohol, beverage, as a result of they’re alleged to be lighter. 

Elsie: I feel some folks assume they’re. 

Emma: Yeah. They’ve fewer energy or one thing. I don’t actually know. I’m type of like, I’d fairly simply drink water or have some canned wine or a spritz, Aperol spritz or one thing. I’m the identical method 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 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 feel I agree with this, the concept 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. Type of like irrespective of the way you spin it, it’s on the unhealthy checklist, and it’s a restricted meals that it’s best to solely have a bit 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 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 a bit 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 mistaken with it. The Sophia cans are the proper tiny, they’re so tiny. 

Emma: Yeah, it’s identical to a bit 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 exhausting 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 way 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 exhausting 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 actually, I simply put a virgin or non-alcoholic mojito recipe on our weblog. For me, you don’t even want them. I feel you can make most nice mocktails with out even having a liquor substitute. I feel when you needed to get pretend wine or we name it children wine in my home, non-alcoholic glowing juices, and issues like that. I feel 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 fitting phrase, however a beer that doesn’t have alcohol for the non-alcoholic beer? Those that are supposed to be gentle beers, like they’re not alleged to be like IPAs. They’re extra gentle. I like these. And I feel 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 largely 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 an awesome 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 may simply make it style type of precisely the identical. 

Emma: Yeah. Something with a number of flavors. Typically 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 unquestionably 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 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 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 may 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 nearly a bit 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 the rest in it, so it’s not truly creamy, nevertheless it’s actually good for my part. 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 all the time there on the grocery retailer. So it’s an excellent, protected one, nevertheless it actually is like my quantity two. I all the time prefer it. It has a number of taste. It’s very flavorful. And one thing concerning the grape I feel simply seems like a child’s soda. Not that child ought to even drink soda. I don’t know. However like, you recognize, 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. So that they each have cherry, however I desire 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 Dying? Have you ever tried these? 

Elsie: I did, not too long ago. After you type of gave me the exhausting promote, I did get the Liquid Dying, and the primary time I introduced it in we have been watching television, Jeremy was immediately like, what’s that as a result of he thought it was alcohol. I feel that it seems to be, it seems to be like a beer the cans are so humorous to me. I feel Liquid Dying is unquestionably going as much as my high as properly. It’s excellent. 

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 absolutely good. I really feel like I noticed one which was mango and I used to be serious about that, however I actually 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 method, 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 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 appear to be beer cans. So, Just a little trick we do is typically we are going to 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 seems to be like a beer. However it’s not. It’s simply water and it’s scrumptious. 

Elsie: You possibly can positively use it to your imposter’s costume. I feel that it’s excellent although. Okay, however my one warning is the second time I went again to purchase extra, I by chance purchased an entire 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 really need simply plain water. I need the sparkles. I need the bubbles. 

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

Emma: Quantity 5 is simply key lime LaCroix as a result of I like lime, however key lime is a bit 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 fairly 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 not likely my taste. So I really feel like in our little fridge that homes all our glowing waters, we now have ones which are like, these ones are Emma’s. These ones are Trays, grapefruit, totally different ones. 

Elsie: Completely. Yeah. We’ve got 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 Lure 1998. It’s one in every of our high favourite Nancy Myers films. See you subsequent week.