...a face to the blog. Morning sunshine!

...if it was only it was winter.

smitten kitchen's chocolate sorbet. best.thing.in.the.whole.entire.world. How did this scoop end up in the shape of a heart? A cracked heart, at that.

I like the optical illusion in this photo.


I love these reds.

Chilaquiles verde with scrambled eggs and pico de gallo.

I will be posting this dinner sometime this week. It's really good! No, I mean...really good like when I post it, you will run to store and make it, good.

same with these very special grapes.

The Man is being a grumpy gus. If I didn't know better I'd say he's on his period. I love how guys get a pass for pissy behavior but not women. To combat his behavior, I took a nap and got to thinking about something my grandmother said a while back. She was talking about the sous chefs growing up and she said while she missed her kids when they flew the coop, she doesn't miss getting up early and now she can sleep in as long as she wants. So I want to know...

What would you do if you had no responsibilities?

No kids or spouse to worry about. Would you stay up late and sleep in every day? Would you paint your living room red like you always dreamed about? Live in a shack on the beach? Eat sushi every day? I can't be the only one you has these thoughts.


Bren@Flanboyant Eats said...

it's funny all the thinks u mentioned doing if one had no responsibilities, i do all the time!! i have no kids or hubby to look after! so sushi 4 times a week is just great! oh but i'd live at the beach! maybe the Caribbean!
nice pics!

Lisa said...

Hey I just posted a photo of me on my blog. At least your photo doesn't have the camera in the shot. Very nice to see you!

Ok no responsibilites - I think I would sleep in, well I know I would sleep in, eat cereal for supper more often, and have more quiet. But I have to admit, I kinda like things they way they are now.

Kristin said...

Well, if it isn't E.C.M. live and in . . . black and white. I like the glasses.

No kids to take care of, but plenty of animals and one husband who requires as much care as a child. If he wasn't around, I guess I wouldn't have to get up to make his breakfast and pack his lunch every morning. Or make a full dinner every single night. Or iron the dreaded work shirts. Or find his glasses/keys/belt/mind for him.

Then again, if he wasn't around, I'd have to work full-time again. The horror! I'd rather take care of him than sit in a cubicle all day.

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

shack, beach, happiness

Cakespy said...

Aww, you're so cute!! And that sorbet! And the carbtastic breakfast! You have put a smile on my face this morning!

ntsc said...

cook, eat, read

Right now it is cook, eat, read; but there are four hours of commute in there and I have to answer questions.

noble pig said...

Love the pic, I can hear you talkin' now...you are so cute.

When I have no responsilbilities the possibilities are so endless I don't know what to do with myself. I'm hopeless.

me again said...

I have to admit, I sorta have a lot of freedom now. I left 9-5 office work back in '01. My hubby has always worked shift work so for our entire marriage (30 years in October....) there have always been plenty of times when I'm home by myself all day, OR home by myself all evening, OR home by myself all night. So I get lots of alone time. I'm alone as I type this; he just left for work. And, funny you should mention it today, but I mention on my blog today how we are fast approaching the time when our son will no longer live here with us (he's getting his own place, along with his girlfriend). Not that he's much "responsibility", not like when he was little -- being that he's grown-up and all. So we will have MORE couple time soon. Yay!!!!

Familia said...

what a cute picture of you!

do i ever have dreams about what i'd do if i had a day on my own, let alone lots of time to myself!

how about go to cooking school? i might also like to go live in italy for awhile. of course, i'd write a novel or two or three. bake bread more often. maybe learn how to make wine.

and i'd look terrific, of course. everyday.

Anonymous said...

Hey! look at you! You have a very determined look in your eye!

I think I'm the type of person that likes responsibility (see Brute Squad). However, I love alone time and reading time and quiet time. I would a bungalow by the beach. I would never sleep late, my kitchen would always be clean, I'd never run out of milk. But I'd be lonely.

PS ~ I had a fushia colored living room at the last house. With avocado green carpet. I like neutrals now!

Snooty Primadona said...

Since the kids have been gone from home, I have very few responsibilities aside from my online antiques shop, which I really only work at in a half-assed manor.

I love sleeping late now... I never liked having to get up early even though I did it 365 days of the year while the kids were growing up.

Mental P Mama said...

I would not go to the grocery store. At all. But I think I'm going to miss the little suckers when they head out of here...and I don't know why grumpy men get to have a pass. Just not fair.

Grace said...

hold on a hot second--that's what you look like first thing in the morning? it takes me a good hour to even bring myself to look in the mirror. :)

and by the way--those chilaquiles? i might be tempted to hurt someone for those. i adore that pic even more than the heart-shaped sorbet, which is saying a lot. :)

Mrs. L said...

No kids. But without husband I wouldn't wash my hair or shave my legs regularly. I'd bake more fattening dessert stuff. Naps. Lots of naps with a glass of wine and a good book next to me.

Laura said...

i have thoughts like that from time to time too and in spite of the man and the fam, i still painted my livingroom red.
nice to see you in your blog.
i also say hurry up and post that dinner so i can make it.

She who said...

I don't know if I could handle no responsibilities. I need a reason to get out of bed in the morning.

Lately, I have been dreaming of less responsibility and now that I have it, I'm bored. Just call me sicko.

Maybe I'm just a little too ADD.

Neen said...

Wow, you're beautiful. Did you take the photo? And great haircut, btw.

No responsibilities... that sounds like my life for the next 30 days. Just finished moving into Oakland, now have 30 days or so before grad school starts. Hmm... I plan to... not be bored. I'll let you know how that goes. Exploring the city? reading about the course of the study that I've signed the next two years of my life over to? Cooking and blogging a lot?

Neen said...

p.s. I missed you!!

mindy said...

well, i can't say i have to take care of kids or a husband (he pretty well takes care of himself for now), but if i didn't have to work for the man every day, i think i'd divide my time between the beach and visiting my sis and her new little boy. oh, and i might finally get around to working up a good sourdough starter.

www.potsandpins.com said...

I have no responsibilities...well, just the ones I put on myself...so I guess they don't count..the kids are grown, the mister has no control and I pretty much do what I want...sleep till 7:00 - which is much later than I've ever slept before...read way more than I dare let on, bake and eat more than anyone knows...oh, and shopping...that too...it would be the perfect life if I didn't have to have dinner on the table at 6:00...oh wait, I don't! Your time will come...before you know it you'll be spinning your wheels until your grandchild comes to visit, too! xo, Nan

melissa said...

Look at you! Wonderful picture. You're purty. :)

If Steve fell out of my life, for whatever reason... I would go overseas and hop around from place to place, seeing the world and doing humanitarian work. I would love it.

Hillary said...

Looks like some good eats this week Krysta! And thanks for the self portrait.

Mayberry Magpie said...

With nobody around I'd walk around the house naked, scratch my butt, pick my nose, drink milk out of the carton and generally act like a man. I'm gross that way.

I LOVE the photo of you. I hope this doesn't sound weird-stalkerish, but you don't look at all like I imagined. (Of course I imagine what every blogger I read looks like!) And, oh, my, god, could you look any younger?! I know you said you look young, but who knew you meant pre-adolescent young? Holy shit I'm depressed now.

Mayberry Magpie

sista #2 said...

I would sleep in, clean when I wanted, drink beer ...no wait...i do that now.

I would love the fact that i didnt have to clean up after anyone. That pisses me off more than anything.

why cant they clean up after themselves?????


Rayrena said...

Gosh, you look way too sweet to talk like a sailor! And now I'm picturing that sweet face in the dominatrix outfit that you posted earlier!

Nobody to take care of...probably sleep until 9am, go to yoga in the late morning, prep fabulous meals, garden in the late afternoon, finish cooking said fabulous meal in the early evening. And read some books. I miss reading books...

cook eat FRET said...

once agin i am way behind and trying to catch up. great to see a pic. did the knife ever turn up???

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