Don't abandon me yet though! Just wait until you feast your eyes on tomorrow's special treat -- an evening in the Stevenson backyard with Bailey, Teddy, and their new friend (don't freak out Mom/Sue, we didn't get another dog).
To tide you over, please review and weigh in at your leisure...
THE DECISION 2012
Sister has fabulous hair (filamentous biomaterial for the scientifically inclined [or those who must make their blog post title alliterative]). It's so breezy and casual-chic and manageable looking, in fact, that she's inspired me... I'm thinking of chopping mine off, just like that! Or having the more capable hands of my hairdresser Chelsea do it, actually.
Of course, I was thinking about this last summer too. But eight months and several inches of growth later, it might be time. My mom actually told me I should do something before I start getting Duggar hair. (Thanks a lot).
I've only had "short hair" twice in my life -- once in second grade, and once in high school. Both times I hated it, but maybe the third time will be a charm?
What you should be cooking right this very second
Barefoot Contessa Panko Crusted Salmon
Use lemon-pepper panko here... heavy on the extra lemon zest, with a side of snap peas and a big cold glass of pinot grigio, if you please.
Use that same delightful panko instead of breadcrumbs here as well (sensing a theme...)
Shrimp Fra Diavolo from the New Best Recipes -- Cook's Illustrated Cookbook
This is my absolute favorite go-to pasta recipe right now. I'm with Annie's Eats, I like it with double the crushed red pepper. It's fast and incredibly, insanely flavorful. It taught me how to flambe (mostly). Right now, it even tops my long-time lover, linguini with white clam sauce.
How every evening should look
Except perhaps a bit less raggedy and more well-groomed (she gets it from her mama).