Thursday, July 14, 2011

House Guests and Boiled Peanuts

My mother-in-law has been in Georgia for 24 hours and already we have completed bombarded her with Southern cliches. A stop to the local farmer's market meant a purchase of everything tasty and local,: peaches, watermelon, and boiled peanuts. We led her to believe we were boiled peanut pros, but alas this was the first time I've had them in years. Apparently I forgot how to eat them?


Excuse the fact that I have such issues eating food. The shells are soft too, I really shouldn't have these problems. The haul was pretty good, actually:




Good thing we filled up with tasty food because we had a crazy ride around with our neighbor on his ATVs. Wanted to make sure MIL thought we traveled like that all the time. Cars are for silly town folk. 



Don't worry, I think she had fun. Planning a dinner out at a Mexican Restaurant and then trivia night where we can dominate once again with our super brains. Or know random facts about pretzels. True story: I was the only one once who knew a question about the origin of pretzels. Awesome or sad?

What's the local food speciality where you live?
Peaches, onions, southern food in general. I don't know much about the southern food, but I like the fresh fruit!

Do you like having visitors stay with you?
I love seeing friends and family, and of course having them with stay. But yes, I'm as OCD about my schedule as I am with everything else. I guess I need a lot of "me time".

18 comments:

  1. Yummy those peaches look delicious!!!

    Locally we have strawberries and WINE :)

    Your MIL's visit looks fun. I to am OCD about my schedule. I like to plan every moment of the guests plan. LOL

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  2. Sounds like a fun time.

    Here's a fact about Pretzels - most of the country's pretzels are made where I'm currently living AND I'm the health coach for the employees at the company. Now you know :) Go crush the competition in the trivia game!!!!

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  3. haha glad you welcomed you MIL like a true southern girl. Enjoy your fruits and kick some trivia booty!

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  4. WOW I've never tried boiled peanuts, so you're really supposed to eat the shell? Or maybe I misread that?

    Have fun at trivia tonight!!

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  5. The local specialty here is probably Pot Brownies. My county grows about 95% of the country's marijuana.

    Boiled peanuts are disgusting.... Can tell you're enjoying it in the photo too.haha. :)

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  6. Hillarious! My friend always talks about making boiled peanuts. She's from Georgia.

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  7. Boiled peanuts?!?! I have never tried those!

    Love peaches...those ones looks so delicious! It's all about the berries for us right now. Raspberries are my fav!

    Have fun at trivia night!!!

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  8. Let's not discuss how Chicago is famous for fatty things like deep dish pizza and hot dogs. Okay? I appreciate that!

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  9. How funny! I love having people stay with us, but it's nice to be able to still fit in things you need to do!

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  10. I always look forward to house guests!!! HM's sister is coming out in September to run the Dirty Dash with us and I am stoked!!! Boiled peanuts huh?

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  11. I am very OCD about my time, so i dont mind if people come stay with me as long as they want to follow my schedule and don't mess up my running plans!

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  12. I like when people visit, but they have to be flexible and there's no way I"m "entertaining" them the whole time. Oh, and they better be ready for some exercise.

    I live in New England, we eat fish.

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  13. I'm in Memphis, and I think that our local specialty is "BBQ"...

    I'm glad that you all had fun!

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  14. Looks like fun!!! I live in New England so I'd have to go with clam chowder and other seafoods for our local fare. I don't mind having people stay with us but it's tough after a few days!

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  15. I've been living on peaches lately, they are so freaking good!

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  16. Boiled Peanuts ehh...never heard of em! Interesting though...

    hmm famous food for Boston would have to be New England Clam Chowdah or Boston Cream Pie :) Love them both, can't really eat either (because they are both cream based for some TMI).

    ATVs look so fun!

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  17. Boiled peanuts just do not sound good...
    In Wisconsin we are known for fried cheese curds and frozen custard. I wonder why we are one of the fattest states?
    We also produce most of the country's cranberries in northern WI.

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  18. I love having people come visit. I love that you called that an ATV too. I have always called them mules, although I know that is not what they are supposed to be called! I guess that is the country girl coming out in me. haha

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