How’s it going out there?
Matt and I had a wonderful anniversary celebration – we had dinner at the famous Fearings (out of this world) and the enjoyed the top layer of our wedding cake afterwards.
It was a little beat up from riding to Texas in a cooler for 3 days, but it somehow survived. I think we were too full to appreciate it right after dinner, but boy did in taste good the next day!
This week has been a good one – I picked up an extra shift at work and attempted a few new recipes to pack for lunches. And I made more banana bread because the muffins make the most incredible snack with nut butter.
Last night, Matt and I went to see Belle – it was a beautiful movie! It’s been a while since I’ve seen a good love story and I really enjoyed it. Any other good ones? I’d def. like to see Don Draper in a different role….
And now it’s time for another weekend. I don’t have a thing planned and I like it that way.Read More
How’s it going out there?
I’m pumped for a long weekend. Matt has Monday off, and he’s been working like crazy, so I know he deserves a break. I have Monday off too, although I don’t really think I have earned a holiday working part-time:) We’re sticking around here and planning to check out Fort Worth on Saturday. A stay-cation of sorts. All I’m craving is a good burger.
I haven’t been blogging much because there really isn’t much going on here! I feel so at peace now knowing that I have a job, and I’ve just been loving life. I’m appreciating the free time while I have it, by reading novels, doing week night activities, taking long walks, and just enjoying quiet time at home. I’ve been meaning to do more cooking too, but it’s just too hot to turn the oven on! I made this coconut flour banana bread last week (well muffins) and love it warmed up with almond butter. I can’t get enough nut butter these days – I currently have four jars going.
I’m off to the grocery store (one of my favorite parts of the week). I hope yall have a fantastic Memorial Day and take a moment to remember those soldiers!!Read More
Another Thanksgiving over:( I had a great time relaxing in Maryland!! It was chilly though – I lasted about 15 minutes playing cornhole on Thanksgiving day, and then snuggled under a blanket until dinner.
I’m not very good anyway…
I’m obsessed with this new eggplant dip I found at WF. It’s tangy and sooo good with sweet potato chips.
I made Kath’s pumpkin meatloaf this week! Yes, it’s ugly, but that’s because I made a one-person portion [excuses] and just kinda formed it in one corner of the loaf pan. The upside was that all the sides were crunchy end pieces. I also added bourbon in place of the water in the sauce:)
I loved the pumpkin sauce so much that I made a lighter version with crushed tomatoes the next day! It’s funny that I hate tomato sauce and love bbq sauce. Aka, I love sugar.
I finally got to try one of Chef Stephan Pyles’ famous restaurants on a lunch date today. The place was swanky and packed with business people. I had the most amazing dish: wood-fired chicken with sun-dried tomato-bacon chutney, avocado fries, and grilled romaine hearts. The avocado fries were giant chunks of breaded, warm avocado. Mmmm.
Though it was 90 degrees outside today (which actually felt quite nice), I had the urge to bake and really wanted pumpkin. I followed this recipe for no-bake pumpkin oatmeal cookies. The dough is incredible! But then I got sad that I couldn’t eat one hot out of the oven, so I decided to bake them. I added an egg and 1/4 tsp baking powder and also threw in some cranberries. They are more like mini muffin clusters than cookies, but they hit the spot.
Soo close to another weekend! See ya.Read More
I started to write ‘happy hump day’ and then realized it’s Thursday…yay for a weekend at home! After so much travel this summer, I’m craving low-key time at home more than ever and I’m excited to continue exploring Dallas on the weekends.
Since a Trader Joe’s just opened here, I’ve been going almost every week. It’s weird how the stores are all slightly different – this one doesn’t have horseradish hummus! Anyway, a few weeks ago, I jumped on the bandwagon and bought a bag of almond meal. I was so excited to have it, and then it just sat there for weeks. I know there are a ton of different ways to use it, but I just hadn’t felt motivated to bake – until last night.
There’s not a Great Harvest close to my apartment, and I’ve really been missing their dense breads. So I whipped up a loaf of almond bread I found on Love + Cupcakes. I was surprised at how quickly fresh, warm bread was coming out of my oven!
This bread is a little eggy, but definitely dense and slightly sweet – reminded me of banana bread. I made a tuna salad sandwich with it (which was awesome), but I think it would be even better with nut butter and jam.
I’m kinda of obsessed with my new food processor [wedding gift] and I’m excited to try baking with almond meal again.
Any recipe recommendations from you guys?
Enjoy the weekend.Read More