Hey hey, and happy Friday!
I’m guessing I’m not the only one LOVING all the sweet flavors of tomato season. The sad part is, it will quickly be coming to an end. And I am.not.ready. So for now, I’m topping everything, including my cottage cheese and toast, with thick, juicy slices of ‘mater love all.day.long.
I came across an article that states about 50% of Americans don’t use their vacation time (time they can’t rollover and save). I used to be that person. I took pride in the fact I worked late. I banked vacation hours. I was a martyr. I looked at others who took all their vacation days as some sort of slackers who weren’t as dedicated as I was.
Man, that was dumb.
This past year and a half has been weird. It’s been harder to take a vacation. But if anything good has come from it, work culture is changed. The value on taking time for ourselves to rejuvenate is becoming more paramount. And I’m the first in line to agree.
This week I’m on a lake with no cell or internet service, so I hope this post goes up without a hitch. But if it doesn’t, just know I’m not playing the martyr anymore. I’m just playing and relishing every minute of it :).
With that, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves. XO
Could this be the key to solving picky eating? Makes a whole lot of sense to me.
5 things I always take with me when I go on vacation where I’m cooking in a different kitchen:
- A sharp chef’s knife because rental kitchen knives always suck
- This cheap cutting board that I have multiples of, because it’s lightweight and the surface won’t ruin my knife
- These tongs, because they cook, grill, toss, and serve
- My fave kitchen towels, because you always run out and who wants to do laundry on vacation?
- Kosher salt. Because if you have salt, you have flavor no matter what.
Puff pastry meets pizza for a super easy dinner.
This chicken stir fry is what I want every one of my stir frys to be.
5 ingredient cheesy beef and noodles. How easy is that?!
This is one food project I really want to try at home.
These roasted sweet potatoes are…sweet!
Warm goat cheese makes salads like this even better.
This basic beef stew gets pumped up for fall with pumpkin.
Gnocching on gnocchi’s door:
- My go-to weeknight gnocchi dinner. So easy and so good.
- Cheesy baked gnocchi with pumpkin.
- Is there anything better than homemade gnocchi?
These cauli tacos get a brush of buffalo sauce love.
If you have a crush on burrata, you’ll love this salad.
Bookmark this mashed potato cake recipe for that post-turkey day leftover blush.
This is the stuff they should teach in school –> The secret to a fight-free relationship.
5 money steps you should take before quitting your job.
I’m still obsessing over tips for how to fold everything.
This is 100% my teenage daughter, and another uphill battle for mall retailers.
I never would have thought to use this to clean my shower door, but DUH!
Get out and see it –> 13 fall foliage trips that aren’t in New England.
That’s it for this week! Have a grand one!
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