The Big Boo Cast, Episode 223

This week we talk all about Melanie’s Winter Extravaganza (TM) in San Antonio, which leads to a discussion about potential winter meals and our preparation (or lack thereof) for winter weather snacks. I also chronicle my Marvel Movie Plan (also TM but not really), and you’ll be delighted (though not at all surprised) to hear me confuse the Captain America and Captain Marvel movies when I discuss what I’ve been watching. Bless my heart.

On top of all that, I share my Five Favorites this week, and next week – don’t miss it! – because Good Apple author Elizabeth Passarella will be with us.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

-  Our Beauty Favorites episode on Patreon (complete with a Google Doc!)

Ted Lasso on Apple TV+

Melanie’s favorite gumbo recipe

Family Savvy’s Spicy Hamburger Soup

Bobby Sue’s Everything Goes Nuts


America’s Test Kitchen Complete Mediterranean Cookbook

Gimme Some Oven salad recipes

– The WandaVision Marvel Catch-up Viewing Plan (I said “Captain Marvel” instead of “Captain America” a solid three times in the episode, which really tracks in terms of my overall literacy in this area)

1) Avengers: Age of Ultron

2) Captain America: Civil War (I misidentified this one in the episode because SKILLZ)

3) Avengers: Infinity War

4) Ant Man & the Wasp

5) Captain Marvel

6) Captain America: Winter Soldier (also misidentified in the episode) (not necessary for WandaVision but oh-so-enjoyable)

7) Avengers: Endgame

Good Apple by Elizabeth Passarella

Pendaflex Translucent Polyfile Jackets

Anthropologie Baker Stripe Dish Towels

Merrell Antora 2 Rainbow Trail Runner

$10-ish Walmart sweatshirt (my wintertime companion) and plus sizes

Gotham Steel pasta pot

Always Pan by Our Place (we both have pondered this one)



Apostrophe (use code BIGBOO to get $15 off)

Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOO10 for 10 free meals and free shipping)

Munk Pack (use code BIGBOO for 20% off your purchase)

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  1. Can you fix the links? Lots of things linking to the Merrell shoes. We need to see the sweatshirt!!

  2. The links for the sweatshirt and pasta pot goes to the Merrell shoes. :(

  3. YESSSS! Can’t wait for next week’s ep! I’m waiting on my local bookstore to restock on Good Apple, and I am having to try really, really hard to not just order the Kindle version to read it now.

  4. I read Good Apple last weekend and it is so good. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It will easily be on my favorite books of 2021 list. So excited for next week’s podcast with Elizabeth Passarella!