Friday, July 14, 2017

Week-ending (7/15/17)

I wanted to give y'all a little peek into my week, with a new series I'm starting called 'Week-ending.'  It's a sampling of things I'm obsessing over, the open tabs on my iPad, recipes I'm trying, what's going on in Austin & more.  Have something I need to try/buy/read?  Let me know in the comments, I'm always looking for new loves.

It's my Jam

This week, I'm totally digging:
  • I'm don't usually crave cold treats (I prefer my sugar in cookie form) but I need to make this ice cream from AwwSam to survive Summer. 
  • Foam Rollers.  I've had one for a while, used it off & on, but recently my neck/back have been killing me.  It's now my new best friend. Check out some beginner tips here
  • This print from TalulaChristian's etsy page just made my wish list.  Little by little I've been creating a gallery wall of fierce lady art in my bathroom & this print needs a spot in the collection.
  • Daily commutes are infinitely better & much more nostalgic now that I've discovered the Fan Girl Fridays Podcast.  They discuss all kinds of TV, but focus on shows from the 90s & my inner teenager is LOVING IT!  They've inspired me to re-watch Daria with Andrew, which is more awesome than I even remember.
  • This floral & succulent themed party from Kara at A Kalio Chic Life is making me want to have a get-together ASAP.
  • Speaking of parties, I have a couple of upcoming baby showers to attend & the new Oh Joy! baby clothing collection at Target is bright, completely adorable & must be included in the next few baby gifts I buy.


Articles I came across that have my thinking:

Bruschetta from Sophia's on West 6th Street

What we ate

Making meals during the week can be so hit or miss, but I'm hoping putting our weekly run-down on the blog will help me be motivated to cook a real dinner.

  • Monday: Went with a quick & easy go-to: toast with pesto, prosciutto, cherry tomatoes & fresh mozzarella, melted for just a minute under the broiler. Delicious & comes together in a minute.
  • Tuesday: We tried a new recipe: Chicken & Spinach Saagwala from Beth Behrs new book, Me-Tox.  It was very tasty & I'm so glad I tried something new!  The meal was slightly intense for a spice wimp like me, without much experience with Indian flavors, but it was delicious.
  • Wednesday: On Tuesday, we grilled several chicken breasts, so tonight was Tex Mex Bowls: rice with black beans, leftover chicken, sauteed onions & peppers, avocado, feta & a quick cilantro/yogurt/lemon (outta limes!) sauce.  I love this kind of  'kitchen sink' meal.
  • Thursday:  I had a Austin Food Blogger's Alliance happy hour at Sophia's on West 6th, so dinner was appetizers, drinks & dessert.  I love these monthly get-togethers with my foodie friends & the bites were great.  My favorites were the bruschetta (above) & the butter cake. 
  • Friday: I picked up groceries earlier in the week for this Lemony Pesto Pasta with Edamame & Almonds recipe from kitchn, but I'm not sure we'll make it tonight.  It's been a long week & energy is in short supply.  If it doesn't get made tonight, we will have it over the weekend. 

Get Outta the House

Weather is a factor this weekend, as it's slated to be in the upper 90s with rain chances, so most likely, we will be indoors as much as possible, but here's what's on my short-list of possibilities:

  • Wizard of Oz at Zilker Hillside Theater. It starts every evening around 8:15pm & runs Thurs - Sunday, through Aug. 12
  • Food Crawl! I've been itching to try some of my friend Linda's picks for the best Tater Tots in Austin.  Check out her tour at Girl Eats World.  
  • It's damn hot outside, which is a great excuse to start a new book!  Half Price Books is running an awesome coupon sale through July 16th & I may have to pick up something new. Sign up to receive their coupons here.
  • Not happening this week, but my *favorite* comic, Whitney Cummings is going on a tour to promote her new book & tickets for her October 16th show at the Paramount go on-sale today....I'm so excited!