It’s only Tuesday, and this is one of those weeks when I can’t remember what day it is. (It is Tuesday, right?)
On the front end were four lazy days of sister time spent ordering rosé at lunch because we could, girls’ nights out, and long walks around my neighborhood, which has all at once sprung back to life. It’s lush and green and smells of flowers everywhere I turn.
One the back end (this Thursday!) is a trip to Seattle, in which Ben and I will become the incarnation of the old adage, “the couple who eats together stays together.” That’s how it goes, right?
And in the 10-days between these two lovely weekends? Dishes, food on my apron (and on my leggings and t-shirt since I wear an apron .05% of the time), and computer time. It’s all going to be worth it though, because I’ve come up with so many recipes lately that I’m ridiculously excited to share with you.
I’ve also come across some fun finds! Here’s the latest and greatest products, recipes, and stories that grabbed my attention, which considering I left the house yesterday and couldn’t remember if I’d put on deodorant is quite the compliment.
Most Popular Recipe on my Site Right Now. Crock Pot Chicken and Rice
Upcoming Recipe I’m Most Excited to Share. I reeeeeeally hope you try tomorrow’s smoothie. It’s a surprise.
Best Recipe I’ve Tried Lately. Grilled Monkfish Skewers from Mark Bittman. I bought monkfish on a whim because it was on sale, then picked this recipe because Mark Bittman is the author of one of my favorite cookbooks. This was my first time cooking monkfish and it turned out so tasty and took me less than 10 minutes to prep. Keeper!
Reading. Cork Dork for wine book club. I couldn’t imagine a more appropriate read. A few chapters here and there are slow, but overall it’s been fun and even fascinating at times.
SO GUILTY OF THIS. But sometimes I really do feel like recipes are magic. Do you?
Latest Healthy Treat Obsession. Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. They’re not new by any means, but they are a recent addition to my life, andI’m making up for lost time.
The Shoes I Wear Everywhere. These ridiculously comfy, cute slip-on sneakers. I have the oatmeal leather and am attempting to justify a second pair. I don’t even put them away any more because they’re on my feet every time I leave the house (until I can switch to my favorite flip flops anyway!).
Kitchen Gadget You Need. Double-pronged skewers, especially before Memorial Day. They hold the food more securely than standard skewers and are easier to turn.
And speaking of Memorial Day, here are a few foolproof recipes to add to your menu:
- Italian Farro Salad. Can be made hours in advance and the longer it sits, the better it gets.
- Pepperoni Pasta Salad. Crowd. Pleaser.
- Mediterranean Chickpea Salad. To counteract that Blueberry Strawberry Mojito you should be drinking.
- Sweet Potato Salad. Plain potato salad’s younger, hotter cousin.
- Pesto Chicken Skewers. Four ingredients have never tasted so delicious.
- Super Food Black Bean Burgers. For your vegetarian or vegan friends, but don’t be surprised when the carnivores go for one too.
- Crockpot Ribs. Because the grill will be full, and you don’t want to turn on the oven.
- Flag Cake. Just kidding, turn on the oven. It’s worth it for this cake.
Happy Procrastibaking! And Procrastigrilling. Can we make Procrastimargaritaing a thing too?