Ever realize that it is Saturday night and that you have a party to go to in an hour, still need to get ready, and you’re supposed to bring a snack/appetizer/edible something-or-other, but you didn’t plan ahead and you have no idea what to make? You’re strongly considering stopping by the grocery on the way to the party, but it’s a little out of the way and with holiday traffic, you’ll probably be like 30 minutes late. “Fashionably late,” you tell yourself, but you know you’re just making excuses. Now you’re wondering if you should even bother going at all. Of course, then you start thinking about your friends who are throwing the party and you know they’ll be disappointed if you don’t show up, so of course you have to rally.Continue Reading
Happy day after Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a fabulous day yesterday – I certainly did! Generally, the day after Thanksgiving is a “fend for yourself” day in my family. We don’t have any planned meals, but you’re welcome to anything in the fridge or pantry. Leftovers, of course, are fair game. I’m a big fan of eating my leftovers just as another Thanksgiving meal, but I also enjoy mixing and matching leftovers with other ingredients we keep on hand.Continue Reading
Sometimes I wish for a simpler time with no internet, Netflix, Hulu, Facebook, etc. etc. etc. Usually I start wishing for these things to go away when I’m about up to my eyeballs in stress. Either I have so many chores to accomplish around the house, or random household projects to do, or errands to run all over town, or so many recipes I need to cook for the blog (I know…funny that a blogger would ever wish to be without internet!) that the internet and all of the lovely entertainment that comes along with it, is just a distraction.Continue Reading
I love summer, don’t get me wrong, but when will my routine return?! Those last few weeks of summer are always such a killer! First, the vacations. They. Are. Awesome. Unfortunately, they are also super disruptive for those of us who like routines. I love routines. I love routines for my routines. Is that too much? Probably. Oh well! Then, there is all of the beautiful weather. What’s up with that? How is anyone supposed to focus when it’s sunny outside, the birds are chirping, and it’s so warm so warm you just want to go jump in a lake…or pool…or ocean…or whatever body of water suits your fancy. When will all of the fun end so I can buckle down to work and get things done again?!Continue Reading
Hopefully you all had a great Fourth of July yesterday! If you made the BLTAs I posted earlier this week, you might find yourself with a little extra tomato and extra baby lettuce. If that is the case, then you’re in luck – these Tomato Salad Pita Pockets are perfect for a light summer lunch or dinner (something I definitely need after yesterday, haha!) and they will help you use up some of your leftover tomato and lettuce. Not to mention, there are only 6 ingredients in the entire sandwich, so you probably have most of these things already on hand!