Sunday Snippets

Sunday Snippets // The Speckled PalateHowdy, y’all! Happy SuperBowl Sunday to you and yours. I hope you’re enjoying yourselves, whatever you might be doing.

Me? I forgot it was SuperBowl Sunday until this morning. So our day and game plans are pretty tame to previous years. And unlike previous years, Winston and I aren’t cooking up a gumbo. Instead, we are having some barbecue chicken, coleslaw and baked beans.

It’s exciting. And, clearly, it’s so exciting that I have sat down to blog.

I’ve been tossing this idea around in my head for a few weeks now, and I decided that today was a great day to enact and launch Sunday Snippets, which will be a weekly feature here at The Speckled Palate where I can write about whatever. It’ll have many foodie topics, of course, but sometimes, it’s nice to write about something that doesn’t make you hungry.

So with that said, here we go…

    1. Since I started talking about football… I could care less who wins this year’s game. Honestly. If the Saints were playing, I’d be jazzed, but alas… And, honestly, I’d be watching the Puppy Bowl if Winston wasn’t home.
    2. However, there are four former LSU players who are playing in the game. Hooray! Geaux Tigers!
    3. Remember when I said I was training for a half marathon? I didn’t update y’all on anything after that, huh? Well, I completed it, and I did unbelievably well, proving that if I set my mind to something and actually train for it, I’m a relatively good athlete. (Assuming I follow the training plan. Ha.) Sometime in late December, I was drafted to run the Rouge-Orleans Ultramarathon on a relay team with with five other incredible ladies. The ultramarathon is this coming weekend, and I could not be more excited. Our team, Girls on the Geaux, has sponsors who are making our journey easier… and prettier, too. Huge props to 110% Play Harder, Brooks Running, GO Sport ID, Nuun, PROBAR, 1st Choice Real Estate, Barber & Mann, Running Skirts, Drink Chia, Rex Distributing (who contributed Icelandic Glacial), Enterprise and Good Shepherd Christian Academy.
    4. Because the Rouge-Orleans is in a week, I am going to be sharing some running/active life recipes with y’all. Including my absolute favorite pizza recipe, even though it’s probably not the best pre-run thing to eat.
    5. When I was coming back from a run yesterday morning, I was listening to the local classic rock station. Suddenly, Metallica’s ‘The Unforgiven’ was playing. I was puzzled about why Metallica was playing on a classic rock station… and then realized that album was released in the early nineties. I just looked it up, and the song is 21 years old. … While I wasn’t a Metallica fan in the first grade, I started listening to them in late elementary and middle school. Either way, I feel old.
    6. Winston and I attended an LSU basketball game yesterday afternoon. As we were walking in, I realized I hadn’t been to a game in at least five years… and I did not remember a time I attended a game I wasn’t photographing. Sad? Possibly. But I thoroughly enjoy photographing basketball so it really isn’t all that bad.
    7. Grease was playing last night on VH1. I was understandably thrilled and watched/sang along to the entire movie. However, I hadn’t seen the film in years, and I was stunned that I was allowed to watch it at a kid. My goodness, y’all; it’s a lot dirtier than I remember!
    8. Lucy is currently standing next to my legs, growling at my husband who is on the opposite side of the couch. She does this nightly when she wants more attention. Because she is clearly attention deprived.

That’s all I have for today.

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    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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    1. Wow! An ultramarathon- good luck!

      I can’t believe that Unforgiven has been around that long….makes me feel really old!! 🙂

      1. Thanks!

        And you and me both. It makes me feel super old, too. And I’ve heard it a lot recently on that same radio station!

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