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Home Means…

by Meghann on April 23, 2011

Home means watching a marathon of the DIY network, suggesting to your Mom she take out a wall and her replying she would rather stake out the nearest Lowes until one of the ‘crasher’ teams come and offer to do it for her . Same here, Mom. Same here.

Home means sampling a couple of spoonfuls of Dad’s take on Paula Dean’s recipe for Coffee Floats and remembering his love for Paula Dean is why your pants got tight in the first place.

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Home means going to the grocery store with your parents, returning with more groceries than you typically buy in a week, and running into half the town while you’re at it.

Home means an un-ending supply of cashews to snack on before dinner.

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Home means Dad’s home cooking – pork tenderloin, roasted veggies, and steamed green beans. AKA comfort food. πŸ™‚

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Home means Mom lets you pick out the wine.

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but, you pick out what the boy would prefer anyways.

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Home means dinner time lasts two hours because you’re too busy talking to realize the time has passed.

Home means finishing off a second bottle of wine with the ones you love.

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Home means Dad makes brownies for no reason at all.

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Home means setting the alarm for 5:15am for an early run with your little brother.

Home is my favorite place to be. πŸ™‚

1 Mary April 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Can I adopt your dad as my personal chef?

2 Katy (The Singing Runner) April 23, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Awwww! Love this post! πŸ™‚
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3 Courtney April 23, 2011 at 10:22 pm

I love this post πŸ˜€
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4 Jessica April 23, 2011 at 10:22 pm

I def. think your dad needs to start mentoring my dad!!! Sounds like home is a pretty great place to be!

5 Sarah K April 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Awww this was such a good post! Gotta love home πŸ™‚
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6 Matteson April 23, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Home looks lovely πŸ™‚

7 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 23, 2011 at 10:30 pm

ohhh you’re going to make me cry! I miss my home and family!

I hope you have a lovely rest of your weekend πŸ™‚ I do love brownies for no reason…

8 heather April 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm

LOVE THIS POST, Meghann!

I get to go visit the fam on Memorial Day weekend and I am SO excited. I haven’t seen them since 4th of July! WAY too long!!!

I love getting the wine pick-outer job at the Shugarman Manor, as well! πŸ™‚

9 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet April 23, 2011 at 10:38 pm

This is so sweet πŸ™‚ It makes me miss my mom and family!

And I love your dad’s love for Paula Deen. He should get his own Food Network show. I’d watch it!
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10 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 23, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I so wish my dad would make brownies for no reason at all!
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11 SaraRM April 23, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I LOVE HOME! There will never be another place like it!

12 Amanda April 23, 2011 at 11:06 pm

I love it. Your home seems to be filled with good people and good memories!
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13 Kaitlyn @ 7 Plates April 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Looks so good and nice ! I can’t wait to go home.. I couldn’t go this weekend, but soon!
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14 kalli April 23, 2011 at 11:47 pm

oh i love this! enjoy being at home this weekend πŸ™‚

15 Ashley April 23, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I love this post, it’s so sweet.
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16 mindy April 24, 2011 at 12:05 am

Love this post, Meghann! It made me so excited to head home in the morning!
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17 Amy April 24, 2011 at 12:12 am

Every time you have your Dads cooking on the blog, I drool on myself! Glad you are enjoying “Home” Meghann! Happy Easter to you and your family.
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18 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 24, 2011 at 1:14 am

Your dad seems to be quite the chef- I love it!
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19 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 24, 2011 at 1:20 am

Such a great post! I resonate with a lot of what you mentioned of “home means” πŸ™‚ Esp the grocery store runs, tons of cashews, long dinners, and awesome desserts!!!

20 Reenie April 24, 2011 at 2:38 am

Love it. Will your Dad give up the recipe for his pork tenderloin ~ it looks wonderful πŸ™‚

21 Hilary April 24, 2011 at 8:23 am

Yay for home (I live at home right now, so of course I’d say this πŸ˜‰ )…looks like a delicious meal and a wonderful time!
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22 Susan April 24, 2011 at 9:26 am

Going home is the best πŸ™‚ I’m not going home this year for Easter and seeing everyone’s trips home is certainly reminding me I made the wrong decision. :-/ Oh well, I’ll live through everyone’s amazing meals and trips!
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23 Biz April 24, 2011 at 9:59 am

Happy Easter Meghann!

24 Lacey @ Lake Life April 24, 2011 at 10:23 am

Great post! Though I’ve lived on my own for about 6 years now, I still consider my parents’ house to be “home”.

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