I keep a stock pile of canned food. I live in Mormon country and they have this wonderful thing called the "case lot sale." I always stock up on canned tomatoes, green beans, corn, tomato sauce, mandarin oranges, peaches, beans- chili, kidney, black and pinto, olives, chicken and beef broth, and whatever else I need. Those are things I like to have on hand and not have to think about picking up a can here and there for a certain recipe.
2. If Ben & Jerry asked you to invent an ice cream, what would it be?
Man, B&J is SO GOOD, how do you improve upon their perfection. I tend to be a chocolate and caramel girl, so they already have a lot of flavors that have wonderful concoctions that appeal to my taste buds.
3. How do you blow off steam?
I tend to be a bit of a crier. It's hard to because it is often interpreted as a weakness, but if I'm really upset I cry.
4. What would you do if you had an hour to yourself anywhere within a ten mile radius of your home...no kids, no hubby, just you?
There isn't much to do around here so it would be something at home. I love to sew and would probably just dive right in to my baby girl's quilt. Or I might pull out my scrapbooking projects and hammer away at the albums I need to catch up on.
5. When you were 16, what was your curfew in the summertime?
I lived out in the country, so I didn't really go out a whole lot as a teenager. I did have a car, but my parents were pretty strict that it was to be used for school transport and not running around. If there was a specific event I would get permission on a case-by-case basis and it would have those restrictions attached to it.
I'm also trying to think of where I went that summer, every year in high school I spent a month in another state. I think that was the year I went to New Jersey and stayed with my big brother for a month. He definitely did not allow me to drive there, and everywhere we went we went together, so I never went out that whole month alone. We did a bunch of fun stuff though, it was a fun trip.