- Garlic asparagus, Cajun catfish, and rice and beans! Matt and I tag-teamed the cooking last night and dinner came together so much faster. Loved this meal. In the next few weeks, I may be transitioning to all microwave meals and salads. Time is of the essence.
- I’m thinking a wedding planner would have been a good idea right about now.
- I’m so thankful for a weekend at home with only a few things on the agenda.
- Only 4 more weeks at work (and a handful of days after the wedding) – this is nuts to me! Has it really been an entire school year?
- Note to self – do not plan your bachelorette party two days before the wedding.
- I never thought I’d love bootcamp, but I do.
- I’m ready for a big glass of chilled white wine. Happy Friday!
Our appetites are back over here, which called for some cooking! I had picked up some cajun catfish at Whole Foods, but Matt and I were just not feeling the idea of fish the past couple of days. Whenever I’m sick and lose my appetite, it always makes me realize how much my day revolves around food. Life is so boring when things don’t taste good.
I guess my body wants me to slow down even more, because I woke up this morning with a sore throat, and I know it’s got to be Matt’s sickness coming my way. He’s been out of commission for 3 days so. I hope that’s not a preview of what’s to come.
On a more positive note, I did discover a delicious new crock pot meal! I found this recipe for curried lentils and sweet potatoes in a magazine.
Despite it’s appearance, it was flavorful. It reminded me of my beloved boxed Indian meals from Trader Joe’s. The recipe recommended serving the lentils over rice, but it already seemed like a lot of mush to me. So, I had it with a piece of naan instead. Sweet potatoes are the best – one of those foods like peanut butter, where I can’t believe it’s actually good for you.
Guys, only one real day, one teacher work day, and three meetings stand in the way of me and spring break. And Easter is coming too. SO much to look forward to!!
I’m trying to remind myself to slow down every once and a while. With the wedding to-do list constantly in my brain, my thoughts are always racing. Even when I’m “watching” tv these days, I’m really just on my computer and don’t actually absorb anything on the screen. I think I’ve unconsciously started to slow down with my posts, and will likely blog a little less often in these last two months before Matt’s graduation and wedding. One thing at a time!
Poor Matt is sick with a horrible cold, so he pretty much has no choice by to slow down. I put on a pot of turkey chili and we rented Rock of Ages (good and weird at the same time..) I felt quite relaxed by the end of the night. There’s really nothing like eating something hot to warm you from the inside. Hopefully soon, I’ll need to eat something cold because it will be HOT outside. Remember popsicles? And frozen yogurt? So pumped for hose places with the buffet-style toppings!
To bed I go. The official count down to spring break has begun!Read More
I love cooking holiday appropriate foods. And dressing in holiday appropriate colors (well you kinda have to for St. Paddy’s Day…).
Growing up, Kelly the Leprechaun used to come in the wee hours of the morning and make green cinnamon coffee cakes for breakfast. And I think we used to have corned beef too. So naturally, I wanted to make something loosely Irish last night.
I found a recipe for Cottage Pie, and since it allowed me to use that last bit of tomato paste in my fridge, I knew it was the one. Only it kinda took me forever to make, and Matt and I ate the whole thing in about 15 minutes.
But I could definItely taste it in the sauce!
The pie was a big mess, but it was a nice change of pace because I rarely cook such traditional dishes. I still don’t think I’m much of a meat and potatoes person…
But Irish food and beer were the perfect way to celebrate and made for a cozy little holiday.Read More
I feel like a lucky, lucky girl – I’m getting a husband and he cooks!
I went to my usual weight lifting class at the gym today, and came home on the late side to find Matt wearing a Duke apron. He mentioned that he’d get something ready for dinner tonight, but I didn’t expect him to make anything fancy. There was wine!
I knew it was gonna be good when I smelled fresh basil.
Matt made jalapeno-basil pork chops. The sauce was sweet and spicy and amazing!!!! Apparently, the secret is red pepper jelly. Seriously, the.best.sauce. The pork was also super tender. And brussels are one my favorite vegetables, so I always enjoy a big pile of ‘em roasted, especially when I don’t have to do the roasting!
You bet I’m going to bed happy tonight. That’s all folks.Read More