Happy Friday, we made it!
I hope you all had a great week. It seems like it was just Monday over here, so I guess a quick one is a good one for us. It seems like I haven’t done a Friday Favorites since early July – woooof. Sorry about that, ya’ll. Summer feels, ya feel me?
Anyhoo, Do you have any plans for the long weekend? We’ll be out of town next weekend, so we’re sticking around here this weekend. We may try to get out on the lake and do something outside. I’m loving the weather right now. And of course, eat lots of good food that I’ll show you guys next week.
In writing this, I’m realizing it was really a pretty uneventful week. It also feels weird to write about my week highlights when the people in Houston with Hurricane Harvey have suffered so much. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to them.
One thing that happened this week was Tater knocked my Intuitive Eating book into the bathtub. lol. So, thanks Amazon Prime, I ordered a new one and got it the next day. Has this happened to anyone else before?
We also enjoyed some long neighborhood walks this week. It’s my favorite way to wind down before making dinner, and the weather has been beautiful.
Expect to see this one comin’ at ya next week. I’ll give ya a hint – it’s a quick bread with a secret ingredient.
On Thursday, I was invited to attend a lunch meeting with other Charlotte influencers to taste Amelie’s Bakery new fall inspired menu! So many yummy goodies. We had 8 courses, although I had to skip out on some that had nuts. We did 8 courses, modeled after what they do in France.
The courses include:
orange clove mimosa, sweet potato pecan petit four, roasted root vegetable + gouda tartine, tomato crab bisque, ham + gruyere bouchee, tomato and pesto danish, with a white truffle and thyme bean salad, dried apricot, pumpkin and goat cheese salad, spiced cherry, almond toffee, and pumpkin praline pecan macarons (sad I couldn’t have the latter two), almond toffee with a smoke sea salt cafe creme coffee
I updated my services tab on my blog! I offer virtual counseling, but I’ve been wanting to give my services page an update for a long time. So, for those of you who have asked if I have virtual clients, YES, I can work with you!
Since I don’t have too much else to share about the week, I’ve included a list of some good reads and recipes I’ve marked to read and save for later. Hope you enjoy!
From Around the Web:
Food Safety in the Home After Flooding/Hurricanes <– pertinent for anyone in/near the Texas area
A Dietitian’s Thoughts: What the Health <– Kelli from Hungry Hobby breaks it all down
30 Minute Workouts To Do at Home <– Julie from PB Fingers. Pinning like all of these 🙂
15 Ways to Eat More Plants <— Emilie at Emilie Eats
Pricey Wines Can Trick Your Brain <– Haven’t we all been subject to this bias? If I pay alot for wine, I expect it to taste good, but I wonder if it “influences” how I think it should taste. Damn marketing/pricing schemes!
Bread Machine Bagels <– Real Mom Nutrition
Cinnamon Raisin Coffee Cake Muffins <– Paleo Running Momma
Vegan Cookie Dough Bars <– Well Plated
Mason Jar Taco Salads <– Neighborhood Food Blog. I loveeee this idea
Cheesecake Brownies <– Southern in Law
What are you doing for the long weekend?
Have you ever had an 8 course meal?