What Crazy People Do

After driving 7 hours to Charleston on Friday… I stayed a day and a half, and then drove 7 hours home.

Yes. This is what crazy people do.

But that’s ok. Totally worth it. Because Charleston is awesome!

Saturday night, we went out downtown and we went to a place called Wet Willies. It basically had a million alcohol slurpee flavors.

Tyler and I had a “Call-A-Cab”, which came  strongly recommended by the locals. Yes, it was just as amazing as you’re imagining. You just have to ignore the 500 grams of sugar that your body is taking in. Sugar coma.

I also got to meet up with the lovely Christina, a local Charleston blogger! It made me wish Charleston wasn’t so far away, because I would love to try some fried pickles with this girl ;)

Now I need your help.

I got to go to the farmers market and I picked up these things!

The spices smell amazing, but I don’t really know what to do with them! I’m thinking maybe I could mix them into a veggie burger… I bet that would be good.

What do you do with spice blends?

What did you do this weekend?

Comments

  1. Sounds like a fantastic weekend :D !!!!!!!!!! I usually sprinkle spices on veggies, eggs, chicken breasts, etc. But I bet a veggie burger would be great :D Or try roasted some sweet potato and sprinkle those on with some olive oil! They also sounds good if you were to roast asparagus with those flavours :)

  2. Woot! Those shushies remind me of “Fat Tuesdays”-which used to be a bar at the Mall of America (I live near there) WALL OF SLUSHIES in many different flavors. so much fun!

    Those spices look ahhhmazing!

    I spent my weekend working the broadcast booth at the finish line of our city’s marathon~inspiring! …and hosting a costume b-day party for my 8 yr old son. I’m tired. TGIM (Monday!)
    :)

  3. Dude your trip looks like it was so much fun! Glad you had a great time :) I’ve officially decided craziness makes for the best vacays haha

  4. I love picking up new spice mixes! I sprinkle them on everything, meats and veggies on the grill especially.

    PS I just recently found your blog and I’m liking it a lot! =)

  5. HEy a day and a half is better than nothing!! Sounds like so much fun :) Try putting the spices in any random dish! Wherever you would usually put spices :)

  6. Haha great pics! Sounds like a fab trip :)

  7. i bet those spice mixes would be phenomenal in veggie burgers!

  8. You could use them as a soup base…add veggies to it. That sounds yummy…I’m always up for soup!

  9. If that’s what it means to be crazy…well, I don’t want to be sane.

    Charleston IS amazing…I’ve only been once, but to this day, the two meals I ate there go down as some of my favorites of all time!

    Spice blends usually just end up mixed into a sauce or a pot of soup or as a topping for homemade pita or tortilla chips…….or I make hummus.

  10. I do crazy things like that too….and Charleston really is awesome!
    I bet those spice blends are sooooo good, and would totally make a veg burger awesome. I’d probably use them in all kinds of things…to grill and in eggs…yum!

  11. mmm a veggie burger sounds great, what about mixing them into some greek yogurt for a dip? That’s one of my favorite things to do with herbs!

  12. omg you can do sooooo much with these! I love Kat’s suggestion for a dip and also the veggie burger option is great too! =) I cant wait to see what you make!

    wish i had been closer to your route! boo! I am dying to visit charleston!

  13. I insist you come back!!!

  14. Looks like you had a blast. I love Wet Willy’s.
    As for spices – you could spice up some veggies with it, or the veggie burger sounds delish.

  15. I love Charleston. I spent last January in South Carolina, and the one day I spent in Charleston was amazing. It’s a beautiful city.

  16. I actually hate road trips, might have something to do with those 3 kids I have. I would suggest using those spice blends in soup or pasta sauce or even sauteed veggies.

  17. I drove 4 hours, stayed 16 hours, drove 4 hours home. I feel your driving for too-short-of-a-vacation pain. And mine didn’t even come with alcoholic slurpees. I need a trip to Charleston, apparently ;D

  18. Not crazy, I would do something similar for that I am sure :)

  19. I have this weird need to visit Charleston and have for a few years. I have no idea why, since I’ve never been there or had friends or family go there, but I feel like I would love it. I would mix those spice blends into a dip or maybe use them in a soup :)

  20. Looks like you had a great weekend. I spent most of mine just relaxing and watching movies…bliss!

  21. First of all, did you really go to 39 Rue de Jean??? Or is that just a picture? And, second of all, if it took you 7 hours to get to Charleston, you’re doing it wrong ;) But glad you had a good time in my home away from home – hopefully I will hear more about it later!

  22. I totally use to drive crazy distances for short visits pre marriage/babies! I once drove 8 hours just to pick a friend up from her college to come home for a week. Literally turned around to drive right back after one night!!

    Sounds like a really fun weekend :)

  23. I’ve never heard of alcohol slurpees – but I think I need one. Or more than one, just to see what they’re like… ;-)
    I can’t think of anything more creative than sprinkling the mixes on butternut and roasting it – but I reckon that’d be great!

  24. spice blends would be great in soups and dressings!! :)

  25. In Canada there is a direct sales company called EPICURE. This company is a spice blend company. I happen to be a consultant for this spice company ;) and let me tell you…I use spice blends for EVERYTHING.

    Egg salad, tuna salad, soups, stews, chills, bean and avocado spreads for sammiches, seasoning for hummus, seasoning for veggie burgers, meatballs, pasta sauces, fried potatoes in olive oil with spices, rubs for the husband’s steak or chicken, mashed potato seasonings, scrambled eggs, mix it with greek yogurt for a chip dip, add seasonings to pizza dough or bread dough for added flavour depth, ETC ETC.

    There’s absolutely nothing I won’t try to spice up. My husband will tell you that for sure ;)

  26. You can use those spice to cook chicken and I think putting them into veggies burger is a great idea! :)

  27. that Edna’s marinade sounds so good – love the orange peel in it! i bet either of these would be good blended with some olive oil and then spread over veggies before roasting in the oven! glad you had such a nice trip – and loving the post title today lol :)

  28. Putting the spices in a veggie burger sounds great! Perhaps mixing them with olive oil and dipping bread in them? Or using olive oil and the spices for a tofu marinade?

  29. awesome slurpee selection! (; i’d have to try the sex on the beach.

    as for the spices, you could try seasoning your roasted veggies with them! i like your idea to add them to a veggie burger, too. maybe add them to a soup?

  30. I’m loving the wall of slushies!!! Reminds me of one crazy spring break I had once upon a time…

  31. I want an adult slurpee/slushie! I wish they had those in NY!

    You could probably use the spice blends in a soup or a marinade too. You might also be able to make some pretty good salad dressings out of them.

  32. Alcohol slushies?! Um, where do I sign up for a 5 gallon bucket of one of those? The sugar coma would totally be worth it!

  33. You know, I bet that sexy and sassy spice mix would be an awesome addition to a pizza!

  34. your salad looks fantastic! wheres it from?

  35. oh yes Charleston is a great city! love it there, glad you had a great time

    those spices would be good in tacos, burgers, anything really, have fun with those!

  36. I love Charleston however I love Wet Willie’s even more! Unfortunately I was introduced to that place in college and it was all down hill from there. I even tried to do wet willie’s on a budget (AKA go to 7-11, get a slurpee and add my own hooch) but it’s just not the same!

  37. WOoooO go Jillian. I freaking love her!!!

  38. Michelle Hill says:

    I love these spices. Do you happen to know the name of that spice company that you found at the city market? I am in love with their spices and want to try to order more.

  39. Add them to your sauteed vegetables and or salad!!
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