Hello hello, and happy Friday!
Could it have been the absolutely frigging-delicious homemade chile verde burritos we made for dinner? No way. No heartburn here! But it’s been several nights of having a hard time falling asleep and mornings not being able to get up. My internal clock is in flux. Have you noticed it too? My inner light meter knows daylight saving time is about to come to an end (it’s so dark now at 7 a.m.!), and my circadian rhythm is ready to give this outdated “fall-back” practice the old heave-ho.
Instituted after World War II but not officially coming into law until the 60’s, experts today say daylight saving time isn’t helpful because we lose too much sleep, outweighing the reasons it was created. Yes sir! Agreed! As a reformed night owl who was also an early riser, I didn’t give much value to the importance of sleep. But I’ve totally come around to the idea, and wholly endorse the fact that more sleep makes you fitter, healthier, more aware, and just happier. I mean, who doesn’t want to be happier??
This week a teenager in our community was killed walking in the crosswalk to her high school. My heart breaks for that young girl and her family. Why did it happen? Because during the daylight savings time transition, it’s really dark when kids go to school. It seems like every year this happens, again and again. Drivers aren’t as alert. And they definitely seem more short-tempered. And according to the article linked above, the rate of having a stroke after the switch is higher than any other time of year. Who wants that? That’s why I’m on my soapbox, agreeing we should tell daylight saving time goodnight. Who’s with me?
BTW, don’t forget to change your clock this weekend. GAAAHHHH!
But before you do, let’s dig into something fun, like this week’s list of Friday Faves.
Cannot WAIT to see this movie. The cast, the costumes, the accents, the soundtrack—oh boy.
This is sort of shocking: What happens to the stuff you order online after you send it back.
Hello, my name is Heidi and I’m a cookbook-aholic. Here’s a few I added to my collection this week:
- This pasta cookbook because these ladies have the experience, obvi
- This plant-based cookbook that makes meat the side
- This go-with-your-gut-to-cook cookbook that skips the precise measures to go with the flow
- This comfort food cookbook (the fried chicken recipe alone is worth it)
Here’s why this Hollywood restaurant has more than 20,000 people trying to get a reservation.
The best way to store mushrooms. Good to know.
I use these ⅛ sheet pans all of the time. Perfect for putting all my prep in place or resting meats and chicken.
How good would these browned butter waffles be this weekend?!
These casse-er-rolls are brilliant.
Oniony and perfect, these mashers are welcome on my table anytime.
And while I’m at it, spoon this gravy all over the top of those mashers.
This chicken dinner is absurdly tempting.
Soft pretzels in stuffing? I’m down.
It’s so simple you could totally screw it up, but won’t when you follow this recipe.
I can already imagine the aroma of this beef stew simmering in the kitchen.
Can I get a hands held high on more baked pasta recipes like this?
Who else loves a fruity crunch in their salad?
Pasta alla vodka is one of my favorite dishes, and while I’m a sucker for the classic, this pumpkin version looks delish.
These oven-baked fries look so good. And they’d be perfect with my spicy aioli.
Everything about this wedding looks amazing. But this surprise choreographed bridal dance is so epic.
Always after a good glow and I keep hearing the best things about this beauty product. Have you tried it?
How insane is Alicia Keys’ house? I can’t get over those panoramic ocean views.
And while we’re on the subject of stylish digs, did you know you can stay in Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment? Now that’s some genius marketing.
30 best Christmas mantle decorating ideas.
This Christmas garland would look cute over the fireplace.
How gorgeous are these holiday candles? I’ll take one of each.
It’s definitely not too early to start shopping for the holidays:
- This mega gift guide has everything.
- This cozy gift guide, those slipper socks are everything.
- This book gift guide is full of gems.
- This cookbook gift guide has something for everyone.
- This foodie gift guide spiffed with all the gadgets has it all.
That’s it for this week. And don’t forget to re-set your clocks. GAHHH again!
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I’m so lucky to live in Arizona where we don’t honor daylight savings time. I never understood why I was walking to school in the dark when I was young. After living on a boat and off grid for over 10 years, I’ve learned I respond best to the normal cycle of the sun.
Agreed Sandy. Funny story, I was at a NASCAR race and had a photo shoot with driver Mark Martin before the race. It was the Sunday we turned back from daylight saving, and I didn’t realize Arizona did not have daylight saving. So I was an hour late and totally missed the shoot. Luckily, he made time for me later. I wonder how many others miss important events because of the two states that don’t follow! HA!
Thanks so much for including me – have a great weekend! x
Of course Rachel! THX for creating such great content.