Saturday, September 28, 2013

One Pot Pasta

Am I the only who got to relax for the first time all week last night? The entire week I was running around, going to meetings, or buried in a massive amount of reading. That meant my meals were limited to cereal, handfuls of pretzels, spoonfuls of peanut butter, and quick salads. A bit better than the college diet of ramen but not much.
So with an empty belly and much determination I took to Pintrest and decided to try out Martha Stewart's one pot pasta.  

It's beyond simple to make. 
Boil your pasta 6 minutes less than al dente then add your broccoli florets. 

Drain the pasta then put it back in the pot. 
Add garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and a good amount of parmasean.

Grace made the same thing but with shrimp instead of veg. 

It's delicious, easy, and (are you listening? This is a big statement) a way better dinner than a spoonful of peanut butter.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mimosas and Buns

Here at school having a visitor is a big deal. A very big deal. It doesn't matter if the person is visiting you or not, just knowing a person who has a visitor means one thing: celebration. And by celebration I very clearly mean an excuse to eat delicious food. 
I don't see any reason for getting out of bed on Saturday mornings now if I don't have these to greet me.
This weekend Camille's twin brother came down for the weekend. Which, more importantly, meant mimosas and cinnamon buns. 

Most people arrived when we had to sneak out. 
Too bad they didn't get any cinnamon buns . . . or notice the extra ones we may or may not have smuggled out with us. 
You snooze you lose! Am I right or am I right?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lazy Saturday

Saturday was a lazy day. There was nothing going on, the sun was shining, and it finally felt like fall. Basically it was the perfect day for a trip to the Farmers Market.
There was a bit of everything there, produce, meat, cheese, flowers, bread (oh the bread *groan*). We might have had to do a few laps around around the market just to calm ourselves down before picking anything out. 

We left with bags full of food and I'm not ashamed to say, some of it was gone before we even left the parking lot. 
Our next stop was to Main Street Cafe which might just be my new favorite cafe. A big statement. I know. 

 Since we spent the morning around vegetables, we decided to treat ourselves. 
Check out this bad boy:

The next few weeks are going to be chock full of adventures and activities (including a couple birthdays) so a lazy fall inspired Saturday was just what the doctor ordered. Calm before the storm, right?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Veggie Stir Fry

Allie and I have been going back and forth all week about what we should make for dinner on Friday. Pasta, mexican, pizza? Then in a stroke of genius we got it: stir fry. We combined the veggies we had in our fridges, bought some organic ginger sauce and were ready to go. 

Some of us cooked . . .

while others of us supervised. An equally important job in my opinion. 

It might not be the prettiest of dinners but don't let that fool you. It was Amazing (notice the capital A). The ginger sauce was fantastic and has about 1/3 of the sodium of soy sauce, which we just used as an excuse to nom down on biscuits with our tea. 
Deeeelicious and perfect for a fall night!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Leopard Print

As excited as I am for leather coats, chunky sweaters, and boots, I've been ignoring the fact that fall is coming. I just haven't been quite ready to say goodbye to my sundresses and flip flops yet. 
This morning, however, when I woke up it was 50 degrees and I realized I couldn't push fall away any longer. 
So I figured what better way to start off fall than with leopard print.  

It's fall y'all! 
Bring on the pumpkin!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cakes At Ten

So we have this new tradition in our little bubble of the world called "Cakes at Ten". Here's how it goes: on Wednesday (Hump Day if you will) we all get together at 10:00 to cure our mid-week blues and night time munchies with pancakes. It's genius, I know. 

There is one rule: what happens at Cakes at 10, stays at Cakes at 10.* 
*Unless someone has a camera, then it's all fair game.

This might one of the best traditions ever thought of. Dramatic? Yes. True? Absolutely!
You're welcome. 

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