It's Breakfast for Dinner! In which we try new things and write about them. Maybe they initially sound strange but turn out to be great, much like eating breakfast for dinner.

Breakfast for Dinner

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Cary Grant wears a suit to brunch; other lessons from Round 2

By Melinda Mawdsley
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Round 2 of our Chick Flick March Madness bracket is in the books. After Rachel and I explained our Round 1 disagreements — and there were many — we thought we'd explain why we voted the way we did in general. Let’s call it The Head vs. The Heart. The inner-argument I had between my head and my heart forced me to fill out four brackets — FOUR! — before settling on my final one, which I entitled, simply, “Heart.” How many did you fill out ...


Cary Grant vs Robert Pattinson and Jack Nicholson vs a robot

By Melinda Mawdsley
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chick flicks are my favorite genre. They make me happy. They are easy to watch. The stories are predictable, and the characters are usually likeable. My personal interest in chick flicks and sports gave me the idea to combine the two into this mega bracket to be released at about the same time as the NCAA Tournament brackets come out. I assumed the 64-team bracket of chick flicks would be easy to put together because I just figured Rachel would like the same 64 movies I did. Um, ...


On being les miserables at “Les Miserables”

By Melinda Mawdsley
Friday, December 28, 2012

I waited all year for this moment. I. Love. Musicals. The Christmas Day release of “Les Miserables” is among the most anticipated movie releases of my lifetime. I’m not making that up. Ever since I saw a DVD recording of the 25th anniversary performance from 2010 at The O2 in London, I have been in love with this epic tale of life, death, war, peace and love. (Samantha Barks, who plays Eponine in the movie, played the same role in the anniversary stage show. I ...


The gift of love, Justin Bieber and inch-thick cookie frosting

By Melinda Mawdsley
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

There are not enough exclamation points to emphasize how much I love giving to others, particularly children, for no other reason than it feels wonderful, especially at Christmas. But what happens when a 7 year old asks for “Justin Bieber?” This is what happens. And, although I’m not really a listener of “Biebs,” I am a fan of children and showering them with love and happiness, even if that happiness is an 18-year-old pop star. Thanks to The Daily ...


Election Night in the Newsroom

By Melinda Mawdsley
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Night in the Newsroom. It deserves to be capitalized. Although I took no college classes to prepare for the anticipation, excitement and importance of a newsroom on Election Day, I have learned the ropes. First, there is free pizza. Always pizza. After that, there is furious typing, calling on phones and pouring over results. It sounds so cliché, but everyone is part of a team, and our job is to get the people the results as accurately and quickly as ...


Smart like a ninja…sort of

By Melinda Mawdsley
Thursday, October 4, 2012

The chance to show off our smarts, while simultaneously eating bar food, were all the reasons Rachel and I needed to head to "Quiz Ninjas." "Quiz Ninjas" is a weekly trivia competition from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays at Rockslide Brew Pub. This week's categories were: Las Vegas casinos, ska music, movie cities, TV shows, and several more, which gives you a little bit of an idea of what to expect. The categories aren't always the same, but the vibe of the ...


Peach perfection

By Melinda Mawdsley
Thursday, August 23, 2012

Consider the peach: fuzzy, sweet, juicy, delightful. Perfection in a rosy skin. And so versatile! Good in pies, good in cakes, good in salsa and tamales. Most things, it seems, can be improved with a peach. Which brings is to the 44th annual Palisade Peach Festival. A longtime tradition of the festival is the recipe contest, in which amateur chefs demonstrate their peachy might. And Melinda and I got to serve as two of the judges! I grew up in Palisade, so getting to judge the ...


Ulta-mit makeover

By Melinda Mawdsley
Thursday, August 16, 2012

Who: Rachel and Melinda with help from Ulta's Cecilia Stuckenschneider What: Learn tips and get suggestions on skin care and makeup application When: Monday, Aug. 6 Where: Ulta, 632 Market St. Why: We're "in our 30s" with no clue about makeup. It was time. (Melinda before) (Rachel before)   Rachel: The problem, as usual, is the photographic evidence. I’m not about to present it here, but trust me: junior year of high school was unkind, ...


Figs, fish and other fabulous finds from the Paleo project

By Melinda Mawdsley
Thursday, June 28, 2012

We finished our month on The Paleo Diet. I dropped seven pounds in one month and now weigh 132, which, honestly, is a weight I have not seen in years. My pants are baggy in my butt and hips. However, I also lost inches in my waist and thighs but not as much. In other words, I’m not ready to drop a pant size, but I’m close. Rachel, who also lost inches, and I agreed to participate in this experiment under the supervision of Dr. Greg Haitz and our coach, Ashley Overholt, ...


Putting jeans in the dryer and other updates from our diet

By Melinda Mawdsley
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Two weeks in, and I’m happy to report that Rachel and I have lost inches – plural – off our waist, thighs and hips on The Paleo Diet. In other words, I can dry my jeans in the DRYER and put them on with ease. No squats or side bends to loosen up that waist. It’s pretty fantastic. The best part? I’ve hardly exercised and still lost weight. Well, maybe best is the wrong word. Interestingly enough, I’ve lost inches and several pounds and hardly ...


Rachel has a headache, Melinda wants an iced coffee: Our date with a diet

By Melinda Mawdsley
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This is the carrot. And, coincidentally, it also is orange. When my friend Jill asked me to be a bridesmaid in her upcoming wedding, I saw it as a chance to lose weight, but, more importantly, get healthier. I’m a sucker for ice cream, chips with salsa and iced coffee, preferably all at one time, and often not in moderation. But, I know better. Moderation is great; it’s just rarely as fun. Well, the time for fun is over. That shimmery orange bridesmaid dress, a.k.a. ...


Don’t Look Down

By Melinda Mawdsley
Monday, May 7, 2012

I was scared. The kind of fear that tightens the stomach and dries out the throat. When Rachel mentioned she had an assignment in Silverton and would “get to” drive over the Million Dollar Highway, I casually mentioned that I once tried to drive that road connecting Ouray and Silverton a few years ago but turned around in a panic about six miles up because I was certain I would die. So…Rachel. Oh, beautiful, perma-tour-guide Rachel. It was unacceptable that I had ...


The Anasazi grew cotton, and other lessons from adult Knowledge Bowl

By Rachel Sauer
Monday, April 23, 2012

Trivia time! The category: bad years. The clue: These lines were written about what year? Well? What year was it? What do you mean, you have no idea because the actual lines haven’t been read? It was 1929, of course! True story: This really happened. At the April 14 adult Knowledge Bowl to raise money for the Grand Junction High School Knowledge Bowl team, someone — I will not name names except to say he’s a local judge, he’s very smart and his name rhymes ...


My heart will go on, but get off the door

By Melinda Mawdsley
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rachel and I strongly disagreed about the ending of "Titanic," so we decided to settle our debate in the deep end of the Orchard Mesa Swimming Pool. Note: We don't disagree about the sinking of the real Titanic ship 100 years ago this month. That was a tragedy. Our disagreement is about the movie starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, which was re-released April 6. Extra note: We are about to discuss how the movie ends. Anyway... Rachel is on "Team ...


Livin’ the dream

By Rachel Sauer
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Towering over everyone in the whole world blesses one with a certain perspective: an appreciation for the vastness of the southern Utah sky, a sense of place underneath it, a realization that Melinda’s hair could best be described as “creamy.” Seriously, it’s all buttery soft and shiny; I’d never noticed before. But now that I could look directly down onto the top of her head, I was inspired to ply her for grooming tips. That would have to wait, though. ...


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