Kitchen Sink

Cooking Travel

Tomorrow’s Friday and we’re going to the beach!!!!! Wooo hooo! My parents’ suite didn’t rent (since it’s the middle of winter), so we’re headed to Bald Head to get out of town and relax. The forecast is calling for rain, but give me a beer and an armchair and I’ll be happy (assuming I’m warm and dry in the armchair). We’re bringing some friends along with us, so I’m sure we’ll be entertained:)


Tomorrow’s adventure means I made dinner using everything but the kitchen sink. Enter fabulous salad made with carrots, corn salsa, blue cheese, avocado, sweet potatoes, and sesame cashews drizzled with honey, lemon juice, and an awesome new balsamic from Williams Sonoma (Thanks Lauren!).


On the side: the end of a bag of sweet potato chips and the end of a jar of salsa.


Oh, and the end of a bottle of kombucha too!

I definitely made a big dent on a lot of stuff that had piled up in the fridge. Now if Matt would only let me finish off his box of Vday chocolates…

I think it’s technically a long weekend for many of you – is anyone else traveling?

  • Cait's Plate
    February 16, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I love those sweet potato chips…they’re seriously addictive.

    I just got back from traveling so no traveling for me this weekend! I’m looking forward to sitting on my butt and doing absolutely nothing!

    • Laura
      February 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      Sounds good! Where’d you go?

  • Miranda
    February 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Have fun at the beach 🙂 Just a regular short weekend here, but I’m going scuba diving on Sunday which makes up for only having two days off!

    • Laura
      February 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      Wow! I’ve always wanted to try, but I’m scared. Aren’t there serious sharks where you live?

      • Miranda
        February 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

        Yep, lots of sharks here, and a few attacks this year too actually. Didn’t see a single shark though!! I just tell myself they’re all afraid of me 🙂 If you ever get the chance to go diving, do it!! It’s so peaceful. You’ll never regret it.

        • Laura
          February 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm

          I’d be soo scared!!

  • Silvia @ skinny jeans food
    February 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm


  • Stephanie C
    February 17, 2012 at 3:23 am

    I unexpectedly have a long weekend myself. Depending on work for my husband we may spontaneously go out of town, but nearby for an overnight trip. I’ve learn you gotta take advantage of these long weekends when they come!

    • Laura
      February 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      I hope you’re enjoying it!

  • Life's a Bowl
    February 17, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I am totes TGIF and that it’s the last day of the work week but I’m less than enthusiastic about this weekend because despite it being a 3-day weekend, I have to have a procedure on Monday and have to be on an all liquid diet Sunday… Not cool :/

    • Laura
      February 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Oh noo. I hope it goes ok!!