February 27, 2008

Life As I Know It = Over

Warning: This post may be detrimental to your effort to lose weight. Or to your Cholesterol. Or to your Vampirism. Or to your Low-Carb diet. Or to your efforts to abstain from Trader Joe's (although why anyone would EVER do that, I can't understand).

First, to the title of this post. This happened this morning:

And has continued this afternoon.

I keep forgetting and am apparently trying to kill him. Moments before the above picture was taken, I was getting up to get myself lunch. I plopped him down on the couch, as I do FREQUENTLY (I know, I know) and grabbed some toys to keep him entertained. As I walked out of the room, I turned back and noticed he was starting to roll over to reach for a toy. Problem was, I'd placed him 90 degrees to how you see him in the above picture, so he was precariously close to toppling off the side of the couch. I corrected his placement and went to grab my lunch. Hopefully I can remember this new milestone has occurred from now on and will not allow him to throw himself onto the ground (which luckily, as of late, is covered in pillows anyway due to Dylan's new found obsession with "forts" and "cuddling with his puppy" which, although it closely resembles Tahoe, is a stuffed version of The Beast.).

Now to my above referenced lunch. You know that one of the following two things are true when I start to eat this particular combination of foods EVERY DAY.

1) I'm pregnant
2) It's Summer, or at the very least, "summery" outside.

I AM NOT PREGNANT. It was 78 here yesterday and it's 72 here today. Damn, it's awesome.

During Summer, or Spring, or Really Freaking Warm Winter Days on The Central Coast of California, I am obsessed with any combination of Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic and Fresh Mozzarella. And when I say obsessed, I mean I can't stop thinking about it. It's all I want to eat, it's all I want to smell. I want to put it in a little pouch and take it to bed with me. I want to take it into the shower and rub it all over myself in the hopes that it will seep into my pores. I love it that much. It's a sickness. I should join TBGFM Eaters Anonymous. I should be the Spokesperson and President. I would probably also be the founding member.

Anyway, Trader Joe's carries my most favoritest of all fresh Mozzarella products. Perlini's. They're teeny tiny little balls of fresh Mozzarella heaven. My favorite thing to do with them is to mix them with some Bruschetta Mix, also from TJ's and eat them with a bunch of Sea Salt Pita Chips. This, my friends, was my lunch today.

I didn't intend on taking this picture, or even sharing my lunch with you, when I started eating it. But by the time I dug into it, I knew I had to at least share the combination with you. And then warn you that the garlic smell might seep out of your computer. THEN, I found a chunk of garlic. CHUNK. See it up there? On the littlest of Pita chips? Yea. That's garlic. OMG, mother-effing delicious garlic. And see the sickening amount of precious, life giving olive oil that's collected at the bottom of the bowl? As "good" as they say olive oil is for you, I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to drink it. Even if it's TBGFM flavored. OMG. Just breathe it in, people.


Z said...

OK, now I KNOW we were always meant to be friends - because that combination of foods? Is my favorite EVER!!! I am soooooooo jealous of that lunch, and will be hitting up TJ's as soon as I'm back in the States to re-create it!

Quart said...

You were eating that for lunch yesterday too. Are you sure you're not pregnant? Or is it that much fun to rub your gorgeous weather in our pathetic faces?

It does look REALLY good. I may have to swing by TJ's if I make it out of the house tomorrow!

HRH said...

Mmmmmm....sounds delicious, looks like mini marshmellows in some sort of rhubarb sauce with a cinnamon chip. I was so voting for the Pregnant answer...

Yeah for rolling baby. My first rolled off the couch (don't tell CPS) blog-Stedman almost divorced me over it. So if you want to keep your husband, take my advice and place the baby on the floor.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THAT SALAD!!!!! We don't have TJs here, so I have to get the mozz from Costco. Still darned good. Drat, now I'm craving it, and I have to go to Costco this week, and it's going to be almost 70 on Saturday. :)

Slow Panic said...

oh i love those little balls of mozzarella.

hey, one time i put the baby up on the kitchen counter in a bouncy chair. on vibrate. it vibrated right over to the edge and he fell off -- luckily the fridge was about six inches away from that counter and caught him. it was horrible.

i also onced shut one of those car seats with the bar that comes down over the kid (don't know if they still make those) and PINCHED HIS ARM UNDER THE BAR and drove for 30 minutes and couldn't figure out why he was crying. not sure how he's made it to 3rd grade.

JCK said...

Congrats on the big rollover!

I ate caprese salad for dinner Monday and lunch yesterday. I love TJ's Bruchetta - just recently discovered it. I will try your combination. It sounds irresistable.

Angie said...

I LOVE buschetta and I crave it often. OFTEN! Your picture however, looks like vomit with freestanding marshmallows. The little mozza balls are a great idea. We do not have TJ's here. There is one just a mere 3 hours away. Personally, I find it a bit out of our price range, too.

Yeah for rolling over. Yeah for baby milestones that keep us on our toes and make us ensure the house is baby-proofed again. Well, maybe not yeah, but you are a girl who like constant change and progress, right?

Feener said...

i love me a caprese salad. i always order it. i love mozz cheese. i love it smoked as well and oh bruschetta i love...YUM

jennifer h said...

That is perfect lunch. I love that combination. Fresh mozzarella is sooo good. I'm going to have to look for the Perlini's.

As for the rolling off the couch...I've been there. All of a sudden they're doing something they weren't the day before.

Christy said...

The rolling over thing is super exciting! I am still trying to get Izzy to lift his head off the floor during tummy time. Apparently, he prefers to suck on his fingers.

Your lunch sounds delicious.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Oh yum. Ya know, sliced tomato with a slice of mozzarella and a sprig of basil is great on a slice of French bread baguette drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Just sayin'

Lulu said...

Yeah. What Anoymous said.


A Mom Two Boys said...

Um, so, yeah. I just deleted my first comment. Like Lulu said, WTF? If you're curious about the comment, the exact same thing was left on my post "How Stupid Do You Think I Am." For now I'll leave it there. For now.