What Once Was Hot, Now Is Cold

Many things that were once hot, are now, um, not so much:

  • Scrunchies
  • Slap bracelets
  • Pogs
  • Hooked on Phonics
  • Super-Soakers
  • Tamagotchis
  • Beanie Babies

I think I dabbled in all of the trends listed above, especially Beanie Babies. My mom, sister and I had more bean-stuffed animals than anyone in their right mind should own.

Hey, Baby

I am deathly afraid of needles (I don’t even have my ears pierced), and as a reward for not hyperventilating at a doctor’s appointment when I was younger, my mom would give me a Beanie Baby. I wish Beanie Babies still had the same calming effects on me!


My lunch today contained something that was once hot, but turned cold, kinda like a skip it.

Broccoli florets –>Tossed in olive oil + garlic salt –> Roasted at 400 degrees for 20 minutes –> Chilled in the fridge for four hours

Cold Salad

Cold roasted veggies are the jam!

They add so much flavor to salads, sandwiches and side dishes.

Today I made myself a salad using the cold roasted broccoli as the base.

Into the mix went:

  • Cold roasted broccoli
  • Thawed frozen sweet corn
  • Cucumber
  • Goat cheese

Eat Me!

I planned to toss the salad in a light olive oil and balsamic dressing, but nixed that after realizing the broccoli and goat cheese made the salad extremely flavorful.

On the side I enjoyed a cup of Greek yogurt for some filling protein and a Sargento Colby-jack string cheese because string cheese = fun to eat.



All Together, Now!

Questions of the Afternoon

Were you into any of the no-longer-hot trends listed above?

What is something you used to think was hot, but now is not?

Please don’t say Jessica Simpson, because I love her. 😉