Another week has ended and now it’s May! Today I was outside with a short sleeve shirt on, it always makes me feel slightly uncomfortable going from winter to short sleeves. I feel so…unprotected, short sleeve insecurities is what I call it.
This week I’ve had a flux of feelings dealing with life, work, future. These are some words I tell myself, sometimes they help.
-Everything is going to be ok. Breathe.
-Remember as a kid you thought adults had it all figured out? Turns out adults don’t have it figured out.
-Keep doing what you love. It will pay off.
-Save = Security.
-Hugs can quickly turn a bad day around.
-Take some time for yourself. If that means sitting down with a cup of tea and reading a magazine for 20 minutes, then do it. Everyone needs this time.
In recipes that I saved to hopefully make soon:
Creamy Shrimp and Rigatoni with Sweet Peas and Peppers
Avocado, Mozzarella, and Jalapeño Chimichurri Grilled Cheese
Sweet Coconut Popcorn
Spaghetti with Pesto Trapanese
Stir Fried Shangai Noodles with Ground Pork and Cabbage
Chili Cheese Dip (plan on making this for Sunday afternoon of watching basketball playoffs)
This week has been about general upkeep and starting a regular watering schedule. The broccoli and cauliflower are finally able to handle a full afternoon of sun as we have been protecting them with fabric. All the hearty greens such as the kale, sprouts, cabbage, lettuce and spinach have showed large signs of growth! The radishes I planted a week ago have all started to appear above the soil. We also planted some herb seeds both in pots on the roof as well as in our loft in a hydroponic system we have. I will have a few more indepth garden posts next week.. including.. TOMATO PLANTING!
Things I ask you:
What are some things I can make with 2 apples ready to go bad? It needs to be delicious and easy.
What are your plans for the weekend?
And now I share you with snapshots from the past week:
Speaking of Brother.. a few days ago I was sitting at my computer while Brother and FiFi Bofinkles were sleeping nearby. Suddenly 2 pigeons landed on our air conditioner in the window and started to flap their wings. Brother and Bofinkles woke up and immediately formed a Private Investigations team where they vowed they would get those pigeons.
“Brother, did you get them yet?”
Is there anything more exciting than watching someone open up presents you got for them?
I commissioned an artist on Etsy to make Matthew these ceramic plates for his birthday. Jolly and Jolly’s Brother are stuffed snowmen we have that love pizza. I think I made him cry a little when he opened up this gift…
My one doctor I go to has a waiting time of about 2 hours after your scheduled appointment time. It’s brutal waiting, but he’s a great doctor. Thankfully he has a aquarium full of fish so I just watch them and smile as everyone is creeped out by me in the waiting room.
In food time this week..
I made homemade pumpkin pancakes for breakfast over the weekend. You can find the ultra delicious recipe here.
Do you know about Momofuku Milk Bar? There’s a few locations but there’s one close to me in Brooklyn. To put it into a few words, it might be the best place in the world. They are famous for their cereal milk specialties which is exactly what it sounds like. Ever have a bowl of cereal, finish the cereal but then you have that sweet milk left over that you sip? Well they sell that in jars! And in soft serve ice cream! And in shake! OMG THE SHAKES. They have a pretzel cake shake which has pretzels completely ground up so the shake is salty delicious. It will change your life, I’m not kidding. I got one. I swooned. I do it all the time.
One of their other specialties are birthday cake truffle balls which causes me to go weak in the knees. They are balls of sugary cake. They are the joy of my life. If you ever visit, get the cake truffles and a pretzel shake, please please please.
Have a good weekend!