“But I won’t do that…”

I’d like to think I’m over my snit now. And while I haven’t done too much in the way of cooking, I’ve got a few photos for the gallery:

I tried this a couple days ago…And having tried the other 2 I bought, I do believe this one is my favorite…Although the Cinnamon Roll is a close second.

We’ve also got a few beefsteak tomatoes that are getting close to being ripe:

But not these. Jay tried one of his habaneros this afternoon…For someone who loves hot, spicy stuff, this was almost too much for him. We’re most likely going to dry them, the grind them to make our own red pepper. He and the bambino also sampled one of the carrots we’re trying to grow:

Jay was pleasantly surprised at how sweet it tasted. I didn’t take a bite, but I probably should’ve. That’s one thing I try and do around the bambino–Not turn him against certain foods just because I dislike them. It’s the reason I’ve eaten more bananas (albeit slimy, mushy bananas, covered in toddler saliva) in the 2 1/2 years since he’s been born than I’ve eaten in my lifetime. Random aside, since he was born before 8 in the morning, I was offered breakfast shortly after I gave birth. I got oatmeal, scrambled eggs & some fruit (I think) and I’d scarfed down about half of the oatmeal before I realized there were bananas in it. It was quite possibly the best oatmeal I have ever had.

Anyway…I didn’t cook last night (heating up chicken tenders & fries in the oven doesn’t count), but the night before I made some pork chops (and applesauce, although Hy-Vee made that):

I think Jay thinks I’m crazy for slopping applesauce on my pork chops, but I also do that when I make potato pancakes too. It’s delicious!

I made meatloaf this evening:

Ah, Meatloaf. I always think of his character in Fight Club. And Jay always makes a crack about what it is that he won’t do for love. I’m really picky about my meatloaf, just like I am about gravy. Unless a trusted family member makes gravy (as in my mom, dad, or either of my sisters), I don’t use it. With meatloaf, I’m even worse, because until recently, my mom’s (or my own) is the only meatloaf I’d eat. About a year ago, my father-in-law made meatloaf for Sunday dinner, and I was a little skeptical about trying it, although to be polite, I would’ve eaten a small slice anyway. His tasted close enough to my mom’s that I think I snarfed 2 pieces.

And because I’m slowly working on redesigning the blog, Jay worked up a few (and by a few, I mean like 20) logos for me this evening. I’ve narrowed down my favorites, but I’m having a hard time deciding on which one I want to use. Therefore, I’m going to post the 3 I like best, and see what my readers think. Here are the options:


And finally:

So I’m just curious as to any other opinions out there…I have settled on my favorite already, but I just want to know what everyone else thinks!

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10 Replies to ““But I won’t do that…””

  1. Hi, Rachel. I choose #2, as it “reads” the best by far (most legible and cleanest graphically). The bread loaf graphic element is good (it says “heartland”, “wheat”, and SoDak to me). You could change the colour to green instead of red, though either is fine really.

    There’s my two cents….


  2. I like no. 1. The green one!!! Its easier to read and pretty! Green is good right?
    I can’t wait to see the new site!
    I love your carrot, so cute. Yes, next time take a bite, and make a big deal about how good, and then go spit it out! ;-)

    • Hi Dan and Dawn! I have to say, #3 is my personal favorite (although Jay did also design logos using Star Trek and Indiana Jones fonts, but I didn’t seriously consider using them. Maybe I should!), because it reminds me of 80’s Ska–An English Beat or Madness album cover. I also like #2, but I would like it better if it were green. Great minds all think alike, eh? :)

      And maybe I will take your advice on the next carrot, Dawn–Although my little guy likes them a lot already, so I don’t think I’ll have to do too much work to convince him to eat them!

  3. the way “Trampling” looks in #1 just seems to me to be trampling, thus more fitting…….