Oh boy. Where to even begin? Life has been pretty hectic lately - work, brand new cars failing, window leaks, illnesses, C+L’s upcoming styled shoot the list goes on and on...luckily I am surrounded by some pretty great people who keep me sane.
Recipe || Like Ariel, I like to make a lot of things from scratch - especially bread and pizza. We probably make them both every week. With the Super Bowl yesterday*, I wanted to make combining my three favorite things: bread, cheese, and butter. Now I know where my dog gets it….if any of the three are left out, he will find them.
I rarely go off recipes, I just see a picture, briefly look at the recipe, wing it and hope for the best. For the big game, I made a batch of our go-to pizza dough (thanks, Bobby!) and used it to make pizza bombs and pigs in a blanket. For the pizza bombs, I just stuffed little balls of dough with mozzarella and mini pepperonis. Then the pigs in a blanket, I made little strips of the pizza dough, dipped them in shredded cheddar cheese, and wrapped up a little smokie. I’m obsessed with my cast iron skillets so I put those bad boys in there and brushed them with garlic butter. Super simple, but tasty. Ugh, I wish I brought those for lunch today!
Project || I brought up my damn fireplace a few weeks ago. It’s still a work in progress, but we just hid all our TV’s cords behind the wall. If you have a mounted TV, I seriously recommend doing this. It instantly makes the room feel cleaner.
Guilty Pleasure || Catfish. Yes, that reality show where some grown man believes he is talking to Katy Perry for six years. THE Katy Perry. I just discovered this is on Hulu, you’re welcome. Thank you Nev and Max for getting me through last week.
Life is pretty good right now. My life is full of my gorgeous wife, pancakes, all the wine that I want, and all the books I can read. I try to keep the things in my life fresh and fabulous, so here’s what’s currently good in my world.
Currently I am on a “homemade” kick. I’m your younger, trendier, and probably nicer and non-racist version of Betty Crocker. Like Mariah, I am obsessed with my damned crock pot. You can cook LIT-ER-A-LLY anything in them (can you hear my hand claps in between each syllable? My mom always told me I was sassy). You can cook chicken, you can cook yourself some lemon monkey bread, and my recent discovery, you can cook friggin soup in them. This last weekend I made the most amazing crock pot Basil Tomato Soup. I threw a few pieces of toasted baguette in the mix, and it was basically the newest and hottest cafe inside my apartment. It was amazing, and you should make it even if you don’t like tomato soup.
Guys my first week of being 25 went great (despite me losing my debit card downtown….)! This week has been super busy with C+L meetings. Everyone we have met with in our community have been so lovely and supportive! I become more inspired everyday. I am so excited to share with everyone what we have been working so hard on over the next few months!
So what else is good in my life? Well let me tell ya friend….
Current Read || The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.
Current binge obsession || New Girl on Netflix (I’m late in the game I know I know)
Current podcast || Sword & Scale (holy shit)
Current songs || Bounce Back by Big Sean + Paris by Chainsmokers + I Don’t Wanna Live Forever by Tay Swift featuring Zayn Malik
Dinner tonight || Grilled cheese with caramelized onions and tomato soup.
So if my apartment was on fire I would grab my crock pot. Okay that’s a huge exaggeration because I could easily buy the same crock pot from Target for thirty bucks. Not even, because I save 5% by using my Target red card. No, Target is not paying for me advertising. Although they really should.
My point being, I LOVE my crock pot. I have a difficult time adulting, but coming home to the dreamy smell of my crockpot really puts me at ease. Anyways, back to my imaginary apartment fire. I would grab Scottie, my coffee table, and Gravy. I may go back in for my kitchen aid and my smoking witch painting….. Yes I am aware that I have an unhealthy attachment to inanimate objects.
Lastly, my new guilty pleasure is walking to the Papa Murphy's across the street from my apartment, buying their cookie dough, and eating it raw.
Thanks for reading!
All my love,