Hello hello and happy Friday.
Well, well, well, look who finally decided to show up—the weekend! Oh sweet weekend, you’re like a beacon of hope shining on the horizon. It’s like we’ve been trudging through the desert all week, and you’re the oasis we’ve been dreaming of. What are those plans, you ask? Does it matter? It’s about to be a beautiful spring weekend and we.are.in. Maybe we’ll hit up a rooftop bar and sip on some cocktails while taking in the view. Or maybe we’ll just veg out on the couch and binge-watch some Netflix. It’s all about balance, people.
And let’s not forget about the best part of the weekend—eating it all up. I’ve already been practicing. Last night we lit the grill to cook our standard “what to cook when we don’t know what to cook dinner” of our favorite grilled salmon with tasty tartar sauce, broccoli and mushrooms, and burrata, tomato, and avocado salad. We zhughed up the salmon with a sprinkling of blackened seasoning because if you know us, you know we’re spicy.
So, here’s to you, weekend. You may only last two precious days, but you give us hope and motivation to make it through the rest of the week. Let’s make the most of our time together, shall we?
But first, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
6 new books you should read this month.
And, I keep hearing and reading such glowing praise for this book. Have you read it?
This new series looks hilarious.
And, if you’re a SATC fan, here’s the trailer for the new season of And Just Like That (and wait till the end for a surprise reveal!).
This superfood may help you live longer.
I am a sucker for smooooth hummmmmus and this one has all the tricks for tasting divine.
After my visit to New Orleans, I want to try these cajun shrimp to get a taste of the real thing.
These mini egg bites are so smart!
These genius cookies are perfect for when you’re torn between two different recipes.
Also, two words for you: churro. cookies.
This buffalo chicken chopped salad is making my mouth water.
Homemade corn tortillas would be such a fun project for Cinco de Mayo.
Speaking of corn tortillas, these crispy chicken tacos look legit.
And, you should definitely check out my list of 60 great Mexican recipes here.
You can have this comforting dinner on your table in just 20 minutes (and it’s super healthy).
The dreamiest, creamiest one-pot pasta.
These miso green beans look like a stellar side.
My mouth is watering for this kung pao shrimp.
This everything bagel quiche—I’d eat the whole thing.
This kitchen drawer organizer is an absolute game-changer. $25 well spent!
These cool glasses are just begging for lemonade and spritzes. Obsessed.
This gorgeous teapot would make a fantastic Mother’s Day gift.
Love these shorts (that are my perfect length).
This body wash smells freaking amazing and is under $10.
Yesterday, our daughter visited this incredible site in Vietnam and I’m so jealous I didn’t get to see it when we were there a few years ago. How did they do that??
This cruise takes you around the world in 133 days.
8 of the world’s most mind-bending homes. Can’t get over #4 and #8.
The mental health benefits of spring cleaning (get into it).
And that’s it for this week. Have a grand weekend and cook something good!
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