Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Slow Down For The Hodgepodge

Welcome to March and another edition of The Wednesday Hodgepodge. If you've answered this week's questions add your link at the end of my post. Be sure to leave a comment for the blogger linking before you because that's how the Hodgepodge rolls. Here we go-


1. 'Slow and steady wins the race'...tell us about a time this was true in your own life.

Well, I'm going with a tried and true answer here- the house build. I'm not quite ready to say I'd do it all again, and it did take forever and a day to get here, but we absolutely positively love the end result. 

2. 'As slow as molasses'...Do you like molasses? How about maple syrup? Caramel? Butterscotch? What's your favorite of the slow moving treats mentioned here, and what's your favorite food made with that sweet treat?

Molasses is just okay, definitely not my favorite flavor. I'd say the same for maple syrup too. I like a teensy tiny bit on a waffle and I do love it drizzled over buttternut squash before roasting, but other than that I'm not too keen on maple flavoring. Of the slow moving treats mentioned, pass the caramel please. I make a delicious apple cake with a warm caramel sauce poured over all and it's wonderful.  

3. Your favorite slow song?

Just one? Impossible! How about a few of my favorites?

I Go Crazy by Paul Davis
Just My Imagination by The Temptations
The One You Love by Glenn Frey

I have loads of favorites. 

4. Your favorite thing to make in a slow cooker or crock pot?

Mississippi Pot Roast. I've linked to the recipe in case you're one of the ten people in the world who haven't tried it.

5. 'You may delay, but time will not.'~Benjamin Franklin  Are you more a hurrier or a delayer when it comes to unpleasant tasks that need doing? What are you currently either delaying or hurrying to get through this week or month?

I am a de-lay-er. I've really worked to improve in this area, but some things just beg to be delayed. Like that income tax organizer I've been moving from spot to spot on the desk. ahem. 

6. Tell us three things you encounter regularly or even just occasionally that you find to be annoyingly slow.

People who drive at or below the speed limit in the passing lane.
Airport security queues. 
My brain when it comes to new technology. 

7. March is National Craft Month. Are you crafty? Tell us about something crafty you'll try in the next thirty one days. Or something crafty you'd like to try or wish you had the skill to  make happen.

I like to think I'm crafty, and I do enjoy some kinds of crafting, but usuallyquite often my projects do not turn out as I'd envisioned. I have great vision-ha! I'm hosting a baby shower for my daughter this month and there are a few crafty things going on relating to that event. 

Does ordering other people's cute crafty stuff off of Etsy count as crafting? 

I have actually ordered several things from Etsy that fit with our shower theme, but I'm putting it all together which I think counts as crafting. 

My favorite kind of crafting is word crafting, but I think you already knew that. 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Speaking of crafty, Daughter1 is busy zhuzhing up my blog so watch for some design changes here soon. A revamped Hodgepodge button is also in the works because it's time. Past time actually, but I'm always a bit slow to come around to changing what feels familiar. I'm ready now though. My blog is very 2009 and I'm excited for a fresh look. 

Sidenote here-did you know the word zhuzh is in the Cambridge English Dictionary? For some reason I assumed it was a made up thing, but apparently it's for real. You're welcome. 




35 comments:

  1. Nearly as my answers, but I wonder if I understood the word crafty right !

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  2. I'm one of those 10 people that have never tried a Mississippi Pot Roast. I've never even heard of it. I followed your link and it sounds interesting. I'm not so sure about the peppers, though.

    Have fun with the baby shower. You're getting a new grand-baby and we're getting a new daughter-in-law this Friday. There's new-ness all over the place this year!

    Have a blessed week. :)

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    1. Not spicy at all. The peppers give it a lot of flavor though, I think it's the vinegary taste that helps. It's really good, despite the odd ingredients!

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    2. Since you said it isn't spicy, we may just have to give it a try soon. Thanks!

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  3. I'm excited about the new blog look, and the shower! I can't wait to see the pictures. Is she coming to SC or are you going out there for the shower? It's fun hosting showers for daughters who are expecting. I'm not hosting mine until July. We wanted to coordinate it with Baby M's first birthday so my Nashville girl wouldn't have to make two trips. She's so busy and they just bought a house and goodness, these kids make me tired sometimes. LOL I'm one of the 10 in #4. I've never even heard of it. I'm not a huge fan of a lot of meats, though. I absolutely do think that being able to put it all together could be considered crafty. I don't have that ability. As a matter of fact, I'll come up with the theme and the girls take it from there. :) Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  4. Aha...a fellow delayer! I see I'm in good company! Great Q&A's! I'm looking forward to seeing the new look of your blog! Thanks for the Hodgepodge, Joyce and enjoy the rest of your week :)

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  5. At least I'm not the only delayer. That makes me feel a little better. I guess I must be one of those 10 people. I ve never heard of a Mississippi pot roast.

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  6. Looking forward to seeing your new blog look. I had no idea that zhuzh is actually a word. I used it, just didn't think it would be in a dictionary.

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  7. Thanks for providing the link to recipe. I'm one of those people who never heard of or tried the roast. Will definitely need to try it now! Looking forward to seeing the re-design of your blog. Hope you have a great week!

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  8. From the photos you've shown us, I'd say I absolutely love your house and the setting! I'd never heard zhuzh before in my life. Have fun planning the baby shower.

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  9. Gee, I'm one of the few who've never heard of that recipe and I love pot roast. Also, that apple cake sounds really yummy. Now my technology skills are not always that good and the Hodgepodge button has been a mystery to me. I can never get the link upon it.
    You're right about people who drive slow in the fast lane. Grrrrrrrrr. And judging from all the beautiful things done for your daughter's wedding, I bet the shower will be amazing.

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  10. Ok, so I'm pretty good with words, but I've never heard of zhuzh. I actually looked it up for the pronunciation. It sounds so fancy!

    Topic change...somehow I missed the post in which you talked about your daughter expecting. I caught this tidbit in a previous Hodgepodge (I think). How exciting for you guys!!! You're going to be earning a lot of travel miles flying back and forth to be with that grandbaby! Congratulations!

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  11. Good morning, Joyce! I can't wait to see your new blog design! Yes, I know all too well how the process of building a home can creep along at a snail's pace. Definitely a test in patience. A baby shower for your daughter...how fun!

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  12. Well, guess we were on the same page with our house building being a very slow process. But, hey, we lived through it and now are enjoying them. Yea! I can't wait to hear all about the shower, what fun! And, a new blog design, can't wait for that either. Happy day!

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  13. I miss my Hodgepodge this week, Joyce, but I'll be back next week. I'm looking forward to your new look. Have a great week.

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  14. That Mississippi Pot Roast is one of my favorites, too. And that you for introducing me to a new word. I will use it on my kiddos today. :)

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  15. "My brain when it comes to new technology." GREAT answer!!!! I concur!
    I am another of the 10 who have not tried the pot roast. I may give it a whirl.
    Income tax, big sigh. Honey started talking about getting that stuff together on the plane home from vacation. Back to life.

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  16. Oh, the airport thing-yes, definitely. Have patience, have patience.

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  17. I enjoyed your answers. I'm not familiar with the word, zhuzhing...never heard it actually. I guess we learn something new everyday.

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  18. Love your song choices. I'm one of the ten people ;) I make pot roast in the crockpot but usually just throw it in there with a sliced onion and 1/2 cup of water, and make gravy later. Can't wait to see photos of the baby shower. I know it will be spectacular!

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  19. What a very fun theme this week, Joyce! I tend to be a delayer too, on things like tax forms and others that seem as if they will be a lot of work.

    I think, myself, that cooking and baking may be counted as crafting. And writing, also. Therefore, you are a crafter!

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  20. I had a pretty good idea what your answer for #1 might be :)
    I'll be looking forward to seeing your new blog design, as well as the details of the upcoming baby shower.
    Kathy (Reflections)

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  21. Planning a baby shower, how fun. Between Etsy and Pinterest, idea overload is a given. But I can't wait to see all the craftiness you come up with.

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  22. The maple syrup sounds good on some butternut squash, I'll have to try that. I haven't tried that pot roast yet but I do have it in my Pinterest account. Looking forward to seeing your new design.

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  23. Watched you waiting on that house, and boy did it ever seem to take forever lol..but soo worth it. I see we both chose Just my Imagination by the Temptations...haven't heard it in so long though. I am going to be looking forward to seeing and hearing all about that baby shower. Soo fun..ENJOY!

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  24. Oh...my...word. I am going to have to try that roast. I make a roast in the crock pot that we all love, but this one sounds delish, too, and I'm a fan of anything ranch.

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  25. Great questions and answers Joyce. I'm one of the 10 I'm afraid. Looking forward to your new look blog and details of the shower. I think I might end up hosting 2 showers for my daughter. One for her friends and one for family. We'd struggle to fit them all in on the same day! Word crafting is definitely a craft. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise :)

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  26. A baby shower!!! So exciting!!

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  27. Looking forward to a new button. I've never heard of that roast. But I am going to try it!!

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  28. Yeah, I need to do some revamping of my blogs too.

    That pot roast sounds delish.

    Don't get me started on the left lane. Why do people think it's a magical zone where motorists can drive as fast as they'd like? Surely the police don't see it that way...or do they?

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  29. I guess you would have to count me in as one of those ten people who have never tried it. The only food with Mississippi in the name I have ever tried is Mississippi mud pie. I like that a lot. As far as pot roast is concerned, slow cooking is the only way to go. I have had it cooked at regular temperatures and it is just too tough that way.

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  30. Hubby keeps talking about building a house someday...the length of your build has made me pretty nervous. Sigh.
    We just bought a new car and OH MY the technology to learn! Certainly much more than our old almost 11 year old car had! Hubby and I are going to have dates in the car in the garage to try to figure it all out!

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  31. I would have not guessed you as a delay-er. Me? Delay-er for sure! My mother-in-law always said "that's why God gave us the last minute." Looking forward to the new blog design, and all the fun details of the baby shower. So, so exciting!

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  32. Not linking up to Hodgepodge this week. It's been a very busy time here (and now it's Saturday). But I did want to say I've never heard of drizzling maple syrup over butternut squash before roasting it. Sounds WONDERFUL!!! I must try that!

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  33. I love pot roast, whether it's Mississippi or Yankee. You're right that delaying doing taxes does seem to be a trend among our fellow Hodgepodgers. Thank you for your continued prayers and kind words on SWMBO's behalf. She is feeling better today and with God's grace might be able to come home on Monday.

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