Thoughts from a Thursday

Cooking Ramblings Travel

-I slept through my 5:30 alarm for spinning and woke up with a jolt at 6:30. It was actually glorious because I got an extra hour of sleep and still managed to fit in a jog. I couldn’t believe how great I felt with that extra hour today!

-I found a recipe for dill and zucchini orzo in Country Living and it was so delicious. This will be perfect for summer (aka yesterday’s weather), and I can’t wait to make it again! The massaged kale we had on the side? Not so much…we may have eaten the sweet potatoes off the top and then put the rest of the kale in the oven to turn into kale chips. Only we forgot about it and all the leaves turned black.


-It’s February eve. Yay.

-I hope I’m not spoiling anything (way back in the first season of Downton), but Lady Mary’s kiss with Matthew gave me chills!!! Loved that scene.

-I’m officially obsessed with designing paper products online. I’ve made multiple versions stamps, menus, and gift tags just for fun & inspiration.

-No matter how many fun recipes I find and try, Indian night will always be one of my favorites and never seems to lose its place in the meal rotation.


-I ordered a lightweight suitcase that weights 8.2 pounds for my honeymoon. That means I can find exactly 41.8 pounds of clothing items to fill it with.

-Weekend plans? Grand visions of Superbowl buffets? Who’s even playing?

  • Lisa
    February 1, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I went to Italy for my October honeymoon and I would highly recommend the Amalfi Coast. My native Italian co-workers told us we HAD to go. After a week-filled week of sightseeing in Rome, we really enjoyed the down time in Amalfi. Here’s a picture of our first day there:

    • Laura
      February 1, 2013 at 8:34 am

      omg, that picture!!! Thanks for the rec – we are actually planning to go!!!! But, we are also hoping to do a cruise, so will most likely only get 2 nights there:(

      • Lisa
        February 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm

        Honestly, 2 nights is perfect. It’s a small town nestled away into the mountains and there’s not much to do besides eat, sunbathe and enjoy the view. : )

  • Lindsay
    February 1, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Sunday is my birthday! My boyfriend is taking me to this very luxurious Sunday brunch buffet at the Langham Hotel in Boston. It ends with a chocolate bar! I’m very excited. I hate sharing my birthday with the superbowl (cause I’m not a sports fan) but my brother’s beloved 49ers are playing so I guess I’ll be happy for him!

    • Laura
      February 4, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      That sounds amazing! I hope it was fabulous:)

  • Rachel L.
    February 2, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Who’s even playing?? The Baltimore Ravens!! Even though I wasn’t into sports growing up, I always wanted to live in a city where the home team went to a championship. Once I moved to Baltimore, I became a big Ravnes fan (it’s hard not to in this city). I’m so excited to be in a bar surrounded by other fans watching the Ravens win 🙂

    • Mom
      February 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Go Ravens! I’m from Baltimore!

    • Laura
      February 4, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      🙂 My mom grew up in Baltimore!! Glad they pulled off a win!

  • Emily @
    February 3, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Looks like you’ve had some great eats! Oh yes-it will be a Sunday FULL of food! : ) My favorite kind of day!