Weekend Things

As Joey said Sunday night, “this weekend was weird, but I still had fun.” Mostly it was weird because we are currently in Memphis, so the usual get-ready-for-the-work-week stuff (grocery, lunch prep) didn’t need to be done, leaving us a lot of free time to do what exactly? 

We had zero plans for Friday night so after leaving work later than anticipated (being out of the office part of this week has its drawbacks), we were “those people” who go on a Friday evening run.  Then I made us dinner! I watched Bon Appétit make eggplant on Facebook Live last week and totally wrote down the instructions so I could re-create it and it turned out great! 
I was REALLY excited about that beer because it was a Three Floyds collaboration but then it was kinda boring. Not boring though, was The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou which I’d never seen but truly loved. Angelica Huston is a boss. 

We had a plan-free Saturday morning and I know we have plenty of Saturdays like that, but between training runs at the end of the summer, being in Florida and going to Illegal Pete’s last week, it felt like we hadn’t spent a Saturday morning at home in so long! Later on, we needed to get out of the house so we spent some time at American Cultures, then came home and tried to decide how much our trees have grown since last year? 

Since we were leaving town, we were trying not to cook and that seemed like a good excuse to go try a new restaurant. I’ve had Pizzeria Lui on the brain for weeks! It wasn’t too busy inside but they had some pretty wood tables, beer with pull tab lids (how have I never seen this before??) and, uh, pizza. Really really good pizza! I hope to go back soon. 

We had breakfast with my mom and sister on Sunday morning and look, if there’s a 45-minute wait at Devil’s Food, head two doors down for coffee and a giant donut hole! But maybe actually don’t because I did that and felt emotionally unstable for the rest of the day. Overstimulation is a tricky thing.

I spent the afternoon at Jade’s baby shower. She’s about to be the mother of three boys and I think she might have her hands full for a while 😋 Afterwards I went home for some quiet time but also took myself on a run then roasted some Delicata squash rainbows as part of dinner. Squash season has me feeling good this year! 

How was your weekend?

Recently Consumed

A list of things consumed by my head, heart, eyes, ears and stomach lately.

Guys, can we talk about how I sometimes have a very pretty food picture but then don’t post it on Instagram because it’ll be my 5th food photo in a row?  Life is just a series of carefully curated social media posts, that aim to make us look perfect or, at the very least, not crazy.  I don’t know the consequences yet, but we’re all in on this social experiment.  Anyway, point being, I’m just posting all those pictures here now.  You know what you’re getting into when you come to this space: MOSTLY FOOD.


Jalapeño Ranch

On Monday, I posted this picture of our lunch salad, featuring Joey and I’s Food Obsession of the Moment: Jalapeño Ranch (!!!) but last week, we made these Summer Bliss Bowls with Sweet Potato Falafel and that’s really when we fell in love with this incredible dressing.  That and those falafels were addictingly GOOD.  We pan-fried em and I think I ate like 14 of the 17 we made…

Also just realized I actually DID post this picture on Instagram, but here, take a second look because this bowl deserves one.  



Dusk in Denver

The walk back to my car after yoga is one of the brightest moments of my entire week.  Not only do I have that post-yoga euphoria going on, but I stroll past Little Man and all those people out enjoying ice cream with their loved ones just makes me so happy.  Not to mention that cotton candy sky!  WOWZA.


Citrus Mistress IPA

Guys, I thought I’d never say this, but… TOO HOPPY.  And of course, I purchased a whole pint without knowing if I’d like it or not.  I didn’t.  Lucky for me, Joey is a human garbage can (which sounds mean, but I love this about him) so he finished it for me and Film on the Rocks is a dream experience regardless of whether your beer is good or not.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and really liked it!  Picked it mainly because it fit my “Read a book published between 1900 and 1950” task, but it also had a very high Goodreads rating and it’s always a good sign when a novel can stand the test of time.  I read a lot of more recent/popular stuff for book club so reading something from an earlier time period is always refreshing.  I read for a variety of reasons, but being transported to a time or place that I don’t know firsthand and feels fantastical is probably one of the biggest.  This book had that going for it, plus the plot was just eerie enough to keep me enticed without totally freaking me out (which is alarmingly easy…).


Homemade Pizza

A few months back, Cooking Light had a little pizza segment and I think I bookmarked every single recipe.  We’ve made two in the past couple of weeks and HOW GOOD IS PIZZA?  If I had to choose between pizza and tacos, I’d probably die of old age before I could make a decision, but I feel like I do a way better job with homemade pizza than I do with homemade tacos.  I’ve got Tomato-Ricotta on the brain for our next pizza party at home.

Obvious Child

Do you know Jenny Slate?  She did a too-brief stint on SNL and she played Tally Schifrin on Girls, oh and she’s the voice of Marcel the Shell!  I really love her and think she’s underrated in this world.  Her movie Landline just came out, but while I was watching the trailer I noticed a trailer for another movie she’s in called Obvious Child so we watched it and laughed and loved it.  It’s a little short but it ends before it has a chance to ruin anything it’s accomplished in its 83 minutes.

Homegrown radishes!

How gorgeous is that purple radish, though?!  They’re maybe a little softer and less spicy than the radishes we buy at the grocery, but food you grew yourself just tastes better.  Just know Joey accidentally spilled a bunch of the seeds in our garden and now we have a cluster of weird-shaped radishes growing.  Too funny!

Hey, this list actually included a few non-food things.  Round of applause for me!