The Family Cat Gets Stuffed

Oh, hellllo three day weekend Friday! You’re looking sexy as ever! Especially sexy because I have leopard print nails. It always makes me feel kind of like June Cleaver when the cop comes home and my nails are done and my makeup is on, the captain is wearing his sweater vest, and the peanut is in her best crinoline lined dress.

What it’s really like is my nails are done, but I may or may not be in running clothes, the captain is probably dressed like some superhero, the peanut is in a sleep and play, and I’m the one in need of a scotch and water. But at least my nails are done. I can work on the rest later, right?

At least the scotch and water.

Also, if the cop started looking and/or acting like Ward Cleaver, I would be forced to find a priest to perform the exorcism. (too bad Leslie Nielson is dead-he was my favorite.)The Cop is NOT a tie and sweater guy. He is the quintessential tee shirt and jeans guy. This past week, he actually asked me where I had moved his “going out” tee shirts. Yes, I married the man who has tee shirts for home and tee shirts for going out. Sure, he has suits and button-downs, and sweaters, but he prefers cotton tee shirts, jeans, and sneakers. It took all the convincing I had inside to get him to buy a pair of topsiders. Seriously, he acted like i was skinning his childhood cat right in front of him. (seriously, everyone knows you only skin the people who live in your well, and only after they put the lotion on their skin!) The family cat gets stuffed.

He also ONLY wears Nike shoes to work out in. ONLY. Same thing goes for work; ONLY ACGs with his riot gear. He is ridiculously brand loyal. Asics tigers for going out, nike for work and working out, crocs (mets and jets) for home.

I will admit, I run exclusively in Brooks shoes, but everything else I’m flexible! I have all kinds of gear, from all kinds of companies! I’ll never be so particular. I KNOW there are a crapton of LuLuLemon disciples, but I just can’t. I have 2 kids to buy stuff for, I can’t afford to spend $100 on a pair of yoga pants. It makes my eye twitch just thinking about it. Unless they’re going to do the yoga for me, or somehow manage to figure out how to keep me quiet for 90 minutes straight-it’s not worth it to me. Maybe I’ll hit a sale one day and change my mind, but it hasn’t happened yet. But if you stuff and pose me like the family cat, dress me in LuLuLemon first.

(ready for an awkward transition?)

Speaking of stuffing things, ya like deviled eggs?

Are you like me an avoid coming in contact with mayonnaise at all cost because not only does it have 29385734985 calories per serving but also because it looks like the mucus of a sick animal? Yes? good. These are for you.

Perfect Deviled Eggs-mayonnaise free. Doesn’t everyone want a mayo free deviled egg?

Perfect Deviled Eggs

by Cat Tan

Keywords: appetizer vegetarian gluten-free


  • 6 eggs, hard boiled
  • 4 tbsp 2% plain chobani
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves roasted garlic, mashed
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • sprinkle of smoked paprika


peel, hard boil, and separate the yolks and whites.

combine the yolks with all of the ingredients save for the paprika.

mix in a mixer or food processor

using a piping bag, pipe the yolk mixture back into the eggs

sprinkle with paprika and serve.

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