Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bucket List

I like lists.

I always have, kind of how I’ve always read cookbooks like they were novels. 
I’m weird like that.

I make to-do lists, lists of random things I like, feelings I hope to invoke in myself and other people, places I want to go, gear I need want, goals I want to accomplish by certain points in my life, and….yes, you knew this was coming…all the different foods I want to eat and recipes I want to try.

The one list I've never made was a Bucket List.

I always felt like it was an excuse to not make concrete goals and put things off until you were dead.

Until last night.
I now have the start of a Bucket List.

Wanna know what’s on it? Good, cuz I’m gonna tell you!!!

The extent of my bucket list, as of last night. I'm going to add a lot more to it!
I also feel really cool that I was able to take a picture of my notes on my phone...even though Adrian had to show me how to do it. 

I’ve mentioned in the past how the mums and I like to watch cooking shows together. I have chronic Lyme disease and when I have a rough day I generally spend it on the couch. And since I love food, why not watch a cooking show while you’re feeling down and out?!

I just got hooked on the show called Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives.

It’s AMAZING!!!! There are so many greasy, mom and pop places out there that I would never have even known they existed, and now I REALLY want to eat at them all! 

For instance, I’ve never wanted to go to Florida. I mean, I grew up listening to Ian Tyson sing how it was a “low and lugubrious land.” I don’t do low and lugubrious lands.…but now I want to go there so I can eat myself sick at a little shack called California Tacos! The things this man does to fish tacos should be illegal in 10 states. I'm definitely inspired to try my own version. If it works, I'll share it with you. If it doesn't work, I'll invite you on a road trip to Florida with me. 

In case you are a crazy foodie like me, you can go visit The Food Network’s page and search for places near you to go visit! Whoop whoop! There's an awesome excuse for a road trip if I've ever heard one...."No listen, Ma...I've gotta go try the breakfast hash at Frank's Diner in Wisconsin...I'll be back next week some time. Wanna come?" If anyone actually DOES try that out I would really, really like to be informed. Please and thank-you. 

Do you have a Bucket List? And if so, what's the craziest thing on it??? I know my "Bucket List" doesn't count as "crazy"...all my crazies are slowly being checked off my goal list, but seriously....what do you dream of accomplishing before it's too late? 

xo xo Liz 


  1. When in our area you need to add Hil's Burgers in Canyon to your list. Best hamburger around. A mom and pop place & free ice cream after your meal. Maybe if you have time we can treat you all when at WRCA things here.

    1. I'll add it to the list!! And we'd love to go with you guys, that'd be so much fun! :)

  2. Before we moved out to the farm we had cable...I was hooked on Food network big time! When we go some place new I always google what resturants have been on TV... Diners, Drive in and Dives is an amazing show - not a bad way to start a list by any means!!

  3. I've never had a bucket list and at my age, not making one. Just try to live one day at a time.

  4. I am the exact same way!! I make lists all the time. I have a list of things that make me happy, photo's I want to take, books I want to read, and I have like 3 bucket lists. The craziest thing on it is probably to raise a bucking bull (or 2 or 10) For many many years I have wanted to raise rodeo stock.

    Also we love diners drive ins and Dives. We have been lucky to eat at 3 different restaraunts he has been to. One in KC, MO one in Omaha NE, and one in Des Moines IA. But there are so many more that we want to eat at.

    Erin :)
    PS I am a crazy collector of Cookbooks and read them like novels all the time! I plan on owning as many as humanly possible :)

    1. Ya!!! A fellow list lover/cookbook reader! :) Oh good for you! What an awesome dream, I have so much respect for the folks I know that raise rough stock, so cool! All this talking about Diners is making me want to drive to town and go eat somewhere! hahahahaha :)

    2. i'm not a cookbook collector, but i like
      to make my own recipes, i only have one
      but i plan to do more recipes. i
      might have to come and learn some
      cooking lessons from you, or just
      visit you guys, see how you guys
      do branding up there in California
      in the near future.

  5. I would like to someday see the gulf coast and atlaNtic ocean. But the craziest thing i want to do is ride a horse in a bar and order a whisky drink, then leave before the cops show up haha.

    1. I would love to see the gulf coast too, Will! bahahaha you better choose a bar with a dirt floor! hehehe :)