Hey, hey! Yay, it’s Friday!
Tis the season for reunions! Last weekend our family had its first official family reunion and I’m happy to say it was a barn-burning success with loads of fun and frivolity that was had by all.
And the food! SO MUCH FOOD! Given there were so many mouths to feed, I decided on a Mexican theme where everyone could help themselves to more or less as they saw fit. I made my just-like-Taco Bell taco meat a few days before to lessen the day-of-party stress. Cooking the chicken fajitas at the party on our flat top grill was a breeze and showed off my husband’s cooking cred to the guys since most of them hadn’t seen a. gas flat top grill before. Caesar salad, a bunch of pasta salads, guac, so many salsas, and lots of yummy desserts including Ina’s flag cake were only topped by a WWE themed piñata showdown.
It all made me wonder why we waited so long to celebrate family, and inspired us all to do it again a whole lot sooner than later.
This week, the reunions continue with my annual college friends reunion where I’m sure I’ll return with the best memories and feeling like I completed a serious ab workout after laughing so much.
But until then, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
9 quotes from Simone Biles on why mental health matters more than medals.
Pick up a store bought chicken and make this summer salad stat.
If you crave lemons, you’ll be craving this cake.
This peach dessert would be perfect for breakfast too.
My husband eats watermelon like it’s going out of style so naturally he should be sipping it in this drink too.
This is one of my favorite childhood sandwiches, maybe mostly because of the name.
Onc can never have too many easy pasta recipes like this one.
I’m going to try this homemade sweet lassi but add the ripe mango sitting on my counter.
This steak recipe looks totally full of healthy flavors.
These Greek chicken bowls are low carb and basically guilt free.
I make a cucumber salad very similar to this one and love it!
There’s still time to plan a summer work-cation.
6 cleaning supplies French homeowners swear by.
Looks like my daughter is right on trend with her favorite color.
Some fun finds from the Nordstrom anniversary sale:
- This lighted mirror will make you glow.
- A jacket for layering while exercising or just hanging around.
- Another jumpsuit I could easily live in.
- This is the best way to stay hydrated.
- I’ve shared this cutting board before and now it’s on sale.
- And a very cute backpack.
How to tell your iPhone’s photo memories to stop telling you things you’d rather forget.
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