Spring in Colorado is a wild ride. It can be sunny and warm and lovely, or rainy, cold and wet. Or worst of all, it could be snowy. NO THANK YOU. While, I KNOW snow in April (or May even!) is a definite possibility, my brain always seems to block that out so that I can feel completely shell-shocked when it happens every year. I really treasure spring, but right now, I just really want summer. So this post is an attempt to stay in this moment, recognize the things I love about this season and feel happy for this time.
I already told you guys I made cashew ice cream from this post on Wholefully, but since I bought a big bag of cashews, I figured I might as well try the cashew creamer as well. Fact: It straight up tastes like melted ice cream! I asked my in-house ice cream aficionado to confirm this and he agreed 100%. But when you put just a splash in your coffee, it gives it that perfect hint of sweet creaminess.
This is actually a picture of the cashew ice cream but shhh, it looked mostly the same.
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Radio
I think I might be all in on Nathaniel Rateliff because while “S.O.B” is fun and I really loved “I Need Never Get Old” when I first heard it on the radio, he actually has a lot more non-radio hit type songs that are GOOD. Really into “Mellow,” “How to Make Friends” and “Howling at Nothing.”
Way cuter and yellowier and mangoier (really pushing it with these fake adjectives right now) than regular mangoes. I used one to make this salsa for fish tacos a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t decide if the mango or the avocado was the most buttery, I just know they both tasted amazing.
April Rockies Games
Okay, so Monday night’s game was a little chilly for my taste, but the Rockies like to be a huge tease early in the season, meaning we’re winning lots and it’s fun to watch! Will it last? Who knows! But let’s love it while we can. Also, cooler April weather means I get to wear my Rockies jacket!
I bought a bunch of cheap-o decor when I first moved into my new office, but decided I should wait until the entire renovation was over — aka all the dust had stopped flying — to actually hang/set up anything and MONTHS AND MONTHS later it’s finally up/out! Joey hung that little gallery wall for me and I love it and him the most. Now I need to get a succulent for that glass terrarium. Anyone want to wager a guess to how long that will take me?…
A Little Bit of Balance
My truest life struggle* will be to find the balance between wanting to try all the restaurants and also cook all the recipes. This week is a bad example because I’ve barely cooked, but lately I’ve felt like we’ve fallen into a very good and healthy balance between these two things. As in, we’ve got Tuesday date nights and Sunday breakfasts set (mostly) in stone and I’m genuinely excited to get in the kitchen and make awesome home-cooked things on the days in between.
*But not really, because if that’s the hardest life ever got, I’d be the luckiest person on Earth.
Tuesday tacos at Dos Santos
Our favorite kale and mushroom quesadillas
Tell me what you’re loving right now 🙂