Thursday, February 5, 2015

10 Questions | Penny's Passion

Today I want to introduce you to my Thinking Out Loud co-host by playing 10 Questions with her.
Her name is Penny, and she blogs over at Penny's Passion.
She is also the wonderful lady that sent me my Christmas Cheer box!
Penny is a fellow Midwestern gal, and just so so sweet!

1. Go-to date night idea?
Eric and I both love doing dinner and a movie.  We have a couple theaters by us with the big comfy reclining chairs – those are our favorites!!    I'm the girl that always carries a blanket into the theater and snuggles up for the entire movie.

2. Favorite recipe to make?
Any comfort food – hearty soups, roasts, you get the picture.  I also love making special salads.  Oh, and I also love making appetizers.  Hmmm…..I guess when I think about it, I love making all kinds of recipes!

3. Pink or Red?
This pretty much sums me up!

4. Favorite sport & team?
I favor all the St. Louis teams – Cardinals baseball, Blues hockey and Rams football.  If I had to pick one, it would definitely be the Cardinals.  Go Cards!!  Post season play is amazing and we are so lucky to have a team that makes the playoffs often.

5. Chocolate or Flowers?
Tough one – I think I lean more towards the flowers.  But if you really want to win my heart, get me the bucket of Garrett's popcorn!  I love the Garrett Mix which combines sweet Caramel Crisp with savory Cheese Corn.  Put some of that in front of me and I'm all yours!

6.. Favorite St. Louis dish?
Pork steaks – grilled with beer and bar-b-q sauce on them.  I can't believe the rest of the country hasn't picked up this cut of meat!  We have them mostly in the summer so all winter I think about how good they are going to taste when we fire up the grill.

7. Dress up or dress down?
I'm a dress up girl - see above.

8. Favorite holiday excluding Christmas?
It would have to be Thanksgiving.  I love having a big gathering on Thanksgiving with the fall decorations in place and a fire in the fireplace.  We have the standard Thanksgiving menu so planning is fairly easy.  When my son, Ian, was small he and my dad would go outside and build a fire.  They would then pretend to have a pilgrim Thanksgiving meal by popping popcorn on the open flames.  Great memories! 

9. Rock, Pop, or Country?
Rock – and the louder the better.  I love going to concerts and being close enough to the speakers that you "feel" the sound bouncing off your chest. 

And because I absolutely loved high school
10. Who were you in high school? 
I was definitely the social butterfly in high school (and college, and now!).  If there was fun to be had, I wanted to be in the middle of it.  My grades could have probably been a little better if I had spent more time studying, but I don't regret it at all!  My best friend in high school was Linda – and she's still my best friend today.  Even though she lives across the state from me, we talk almost daily and see each other often.  

Oh to have a team that makes the playoffs! lol! I and all of Cleveland would love to see that!
And those Pork Steaks sound amazing! I will have to give those a try this summer :)
But what assures me that Penny and I would great friends in the real world?
Her choice in music!! Rock, Bret Michaels, louder the better! Oh, we are two peas in a pod!

Thanks so much for playing along Penny!

Do you want to play 10 questions with me?
Or post about a go-to or new recipe?
Or talk about a #totalfail moment?
Comment below or shoot me an email @ to be featured in my next Thinking Out Loud post.
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Now it is your turn!
Just add the photo below to your Thursday post, and make sure to link back to X-tremely V and Penny's Passion!
It's that simple!
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X-tremely V


  1. Hi Vanessa! What a great link up idea! I enjoyed getting to know Penny and I would love to do a 10 Questions with you...and maybe vice versa ;)

  2. What a fun link up, I'll join up next week :) The 10 questions, so fun! I love reading those.

  3. Hi Vanessa! I was just going back through your blog and saw this. I'd love to play along and do this with you. Let me know if you have a week available. Maybe we can trade on eachother's blogs and I'll feature you the same week??


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