The Drawing Showdown

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As I tried to come up with a dinner idea tonight, I decided that I really need to get groceries. We literally have an empty cupboard, freezer, and fridge!

As a result, our meal was quite random!

I present to you gourmet nacho chips. Only the most sophisticated of chefs would approve!

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Said gourmet nacho chips included nacho chips, salsa, and leftover Black Eyed Pea Soup. It was a dinner fit for a king and queen.

Dessert was requested by Eric. He thought it would be a good idea to coat almonds in chocolate like we did with the raisins.

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I agreed.

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However we both concluded that there was not enough chocolate on them…

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So we added a double layer.

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It was improved, but sort of a bust. The raisins were a gazillion times better. We will be sticking to the chocolate-covered raisins!

We still managed to eat a few…

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Then we did what all normal married couples do.

Drawing Showdown.

How did this drawing show down begin, you ask?

Well, Eric said he was better at drawing than me (oh no he didn’t!) so I challenged him to a drawing showdown.

It was ON.

I picked a picture of myself at 3.5 years old. As you can see, my love for stuffed bears and the colour pink started early. [I do not thank my mother for my bowl shaped haircut though!]

I set the Kitchenaid timer for 5 minutes and we drew our little hearts out…

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It was a moment that will forever go down in our family history.

We giggled, we cursed, and we stuck our tongue out of our mouth just a little bit as we drew.

We focused.

We popped a few brain cells.

Zooming in…

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This is what you call Epic.

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And now we will do a little vote- Can you guess which one is MY drawing and which one is Eric’s drawing? :whistle: AND if you so dare, say which one you think is better!!! :lol:

I know, I know, it is like trying to pick between a Picasso and a van Gogh!

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1 junia May 24, 2010

Hi, found my way from the Smart, Pretty, and Awkward blog, and gotta say, love what i’m reading.

I think the second one captures the spirit of the picture more – there’s joy there; while the first one has a lot of detail.

I like the second one better. Perhaps it’s Eric’s though, for some reason, I feel like girls outgrow the swirly cheeks when we graduate elementary school. haha.

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2 Triathlonbabe May 20, 2010

Dark chocolate covered anything is just YUM! Too funny, I think yours is the first and Eric’s the second. LOL! This brings back a memory of a pictionary game with friends…no matter what hubby got stuck with drawing, it was always the exact same thing, stick people….teehee!

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3 Corinne (breathe and savor) May 20, 2010

oh my! this is so silly! i love love love that you and eric competed in a drawing contest. i kid you not, my bf and i had a paint-off two weekends ago. ha. we decided we were both winners but when showing my mom and friends no one could guess correctly who did which painting! giggles!!! make sure you hang your art work in your house angela :)

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4 Alicia May 20, 2010

I think yours is the first one and his is the second!!!

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5 Brynn May 20, 2010

haha! I love random, funny activities like this.

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6 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies May 20, 2010

Love the drawings – I honestly have no clue but I’ll guess that you’re #1. Love the haircut! In second grade I totally have a mushroom cut – I looked.like.a.boy. haha Albeit … a cute one, of course. hahah :)

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7 shannon (the daily balance) May 20, 2010

OMG those drawings are hilarious!!!

at least your mother stuck with a bowl — lucky me got a MULLET!

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8 Caitlin May 20, 2010

I think yours is the bottom!

I couldn’t pick a favorite…as they are equally “unique” ! :)

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9 Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman May 20, 2010

This is hilarious. I’m not saying you guys aren’t good, but they remind me a little bit of the Exorcist, especially the bottom one. You look evil! Haha. But if I had to guess, yours is top, his is bottom.

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10 Meg May 20, 2010

Hmmm…tricky. I think would have to pick yours as the first one and Eric’s as the second one.

Good attempts to the both of you though!

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11 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 20, 2010

Hahahaha you two are hilarious! I’m totally cracking up right now. :D

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12 De May 20, 2010

I think the top one is yours – more attention to the details in the room makes me think you drew the picture due to your memories of those items. Both drawings are good though! :)

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13 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad May 20, 2010

I think the top one is the better one. And I’d guess that it’s yours. But uh, I hate to break this to you….neither of you did much better than the other. LOL I love the super rosy cheeks on number 2!!!

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14 [email protected] May 20, 2010

Too cute! I think you are on top and Eric is on the bottom! Although you guys better stick to your day jobs!!!!

YUM-O on the nachos!

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15 Jo May 20, 2010

I think it’s fair to say, ‘stick to your day job’. Though you didn’t do as badly as I would! If I had to choose I’d say the bottom one is the better one!

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16 White Rabbit May 20, 2010

Oh – I forgot to say – is that a care bear in your arms? And is just me or does that care bear look like it’s wearing a pink toupee? I am getting all nostalgic for the 80s.

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17 White Rabbit May 20, 2010

Ok – I think Eric’s is first and yours is second. I think the second one is a better technical drawing but the first one captures the expression better. This makes me sound like a pompous art critic but in truth, I am dreadful at art so I don’t really know what I’m talking about. Love the bowl haircut btw. My mum loved letting me and my siblings run around with the ol’ bowl cut. That and bad denim skirts, stirrup leggings and other ‘cool’ looks of that era :)

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18 Katie May 20, 2010

I like the top one…I’m guessing its yours because there is more detail to it?!

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19 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) May 20, 2010

BAHAHAHA! I just legit cracked up!! I think yours is the first and Eric’s is the second. I think he would be more likely to draw your rosy cheeks like that. :)

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20 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 20, 2010

Hahaha this is far too funny. In one you look 30 lbs heavier, and in the other you look like a devil child haha

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21 Katie May 20, 2010

haha! My guess is yours is the….second one!

Also, here’s an interesting (somewhat frightening) article I found that I thought you might be interested in : http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/foods-unsafe-doctors-eat.html

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22 Marina May 20, 2010

I adore chocolate covered nuts! Yum!
I guess yours is the first, they both look really funny :))

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23 Shalyn May 20, 2010

I think yours is the bottom …that being the better one..but they are both pretty funny..good thing you are such an amazing cook!

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24 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) May 20, 2010

I think yours is the first one!!

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25 Camille May 19, 2010

Hahaha, oh my gosh, you guys are hilarious!
This just made my evening :)

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26 Lizz @ leadingthegoodlife May 19, 2010

This is hard! I would guess Eric’s is on top, and yours is on bottom. But that’s hard for me to say because I think the top one is (a little) better! :)

How fun!!!

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27 Lynna May 19, 2010

hahah! this is so funny! I would guess that Eric’s is the top and yours is the bottom but it’s a tough call. I’m going to have to say the top one is the better one though.

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28 Kris May 19, 2010

LOL…I LOVE THIS!!! Can’t stop laughing!!!

I hope to God that you drew the first picture cause the bottom one is creepy (Sorry, Eric…LOL!!!)

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29 Leah May 19, 2010

I LOVE that you two did this. I agree with Danielle, I hope I do things like this when Im married.
I think the top one is yours, and the bottom one is Eric’s. I like the top one best.

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30 Danielle (Coffee Run) May 19, 2010

I’m going to say your is the top! lol I hope I do these things when I’m married

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31 Lisa May 19, 2010

haha I am glad to know that Mr BBB and I aren’t the only ones that find ourselves having ‘comptetitions’ like these!!! :) Love iT!

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32 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty May 19, 2010

hahah how fun!!

I vote the top one as yours… 2nd one Eric!!

I like the 1st one best, way more detail ;)

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33 Lauren M. May 19, 2010

I’m scared of both of the pictures.

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34 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday May 19, 2010

Those drawings are equally terrible if it makes you feel any better.

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35 Nicole Y. May 19, 2010

OH MY GOSH!! Those are hilarious!! I think the top is yours and bottom is Eric’s. The top one CRACKS ME UP!! The face is priceless and slightly terrifying!! :)

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36 Kelly Michelle May 19, 2010

I vote for the top one, although I do like the bear in the second.

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37 Heather May 19, 2010

Hmmm… this is a tough one.
I think that the first one is Eric’s and the second one is yours. And if I am correct, then I hate to say it, but I think the first one is sliiiightly better (emphasis on the word slightly :P haha). This is hilarious by the way.

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38 Wei-Wei May 19, 2010

Hahahaha that is HILARIOUS! :D I think the second one is yours. The smile is bigger, too :)

Such a cute picture! And I LIKE your bowl cut. :D

Wei-Wei

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39 Jenny May 19, 2010

So that’s what marriage is like?!;)

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40 Judy May 19, 2010

How fun! I think that the top drawing was done by you Angela and the bottom by Eric. They are both really good for five minutes of drawing.

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41 Amber K May 19, 2010

That’s a bummer that the almonds didn’t turn out, but the chocolate covered raisins continue to sound so delicious!

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42 Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches May 19, 2010

My vote goes to the top one. The bottom one has some nice shading on it, but the top one actually looks more like the picture. :) I think yours is the top one and Eric’s is the bottom….

Your random dinner actually looks really good. I find that some of my best dinner creations have been the result of not having enough groceries in the house. It forces you to dig real deep into the pantry and freezer, and get creative with weird ingredient mixtures. :) Constraints can bring out the best in you sometimes!

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43 Tina May 19, 2010

I would say the bottom drawing is better. But it kind of creeps me out. It reminds me of the clown from the Saw movies. LOL

I love making healthier versions of favorite foods. Those nachos look delicious.

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44 Allison @ Food For Healing May 19, 2010

my guess is #1 Eric and #2 yours.

you guys are goofy!

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45 Sue May 19, 2010

I think yours is the top one and Eric’s is the bottom one.

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46 Leah @ L4L May 19, 2010

Yours is on top. And it’s the better one.

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47 Carly @ The Road To Health May 19, 2010

I think the one on the bottom is better! :)

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48 Diana @ frontyardfoodie May 19, 2010

I’d say yours is on top and his is on bottom……..Okay, going on a limb here but I think the bottom one shows slightly more careful artistic skills. Don’t be mad! The top one is cute too!

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49 Heather May 19, 2010

oh.my.gosh. i almost fell out of my chair laughing! you guys are hilarious…i’m thinking yours is #1 and his is #2?

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50 erikA May 19, 2010

I think yours is the top and eric’s is the bottom and Angela please go grocery shopping that was a non-dinner hahah I would have called for take out or raided your supply of glo bars hahah -!

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51 Ameena May 19, 2010

I think Eric’s is the first one and yours is the second? How cute are you two?

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52 theemptynutjar May 19, 2010

two of my faves: almonds and chocolate…the combo is even better…
just made some muffins…i need to start creating more lovely recipes like u!

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53 [email protected] May 19, 2010

hahaha. This is too hilarious. Nothing like a good showdown to bring some excitement to the evening :-)

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54 Sophie @ yumventures May 19, 2010

LOL those drawings are amazing! And the nachos — my favorite!

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55 Kristina ( spabettie! ) May 19, 2010

Mmm, almond milk chocolate! I think you’re on to something~!

I’m going with yours is the first picture (the one that drew the GOOSE), and Eric’s is the second…

cute!! and a fun idea :)

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56 Holly May 19, 2010

I love the pictures, but I am still focused on the chocolate covered almonds. Do you cook more with dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

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57 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 19, 2010

dark (I dont eat dairy so milk is out unless they have almond milk chocolate? lol)…organic dark is much better than non-organic dark I have discovered.

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58 Angie May 19, 2010

I think Eric’s is the top and yours is the bottom. The bottom one is *slightly* better. You two are craaazy! :p

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59 Victoria May 19, 2010

Hmmm. I think maybe Yours is the bottom and Eric’s is the top.

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60 Bree May 19, 2010

Yep…yours is the top and Eric’s is the bottom… :-p

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61 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is May 19, 2010

I’m thinking yours is the first and Eric’s is the second! And I like the first. :)

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62 Faith @ LovelyAsCharged May 19, 2010

How fun! I’m thinking yours is the top and Eric’s is the bottom?

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