Can you believe it’s August? I can’t. That means there is only one more month left of summer before the unofficial start of fall (college football). While I love all things fall, I love all things summer way more. I’ve been working hard to check off all the items on my “Summer Bucket List.” Over the next few weeks I must finish another book, make a “trashy” hot dog, and finalize a BIG vacation plan. I would also love to squeeze as much summer as possible out of my weekends by spending time with friends and in the sunshine. This weekend we have a double-date with friends planned on Friday with no plans on Saturday. I would like to hope that Saturday is full of sunshine, a good book and laughs. That would be pretty perfect. Here are some favorites of the week – perhaps they’ll inspire some weekend plans for you.
Favorite Bite: Strawberry and Brie Waffle Bites. Waffles are one of my favorite breakfast items. And I’m never one to turn down cheese. These would be perfect for a brunch with friends.
Favorite Indulge: Grilled Pear Burger with Blue Cheese and Candied Walnut Bacon. Umm, yes please. Ain’t nothing lady-like about this burger.
Favorite Decadence: Pecan Brownie Brittle. My favorite brownie is one that is fudgy. But I’m probably going to ask for the corner piece so I can have a little crunchy crust, too. This recipe is the best of both worlds.
Favorite DIY: Am I right, or am I right? There never seems to be a good place for a blanket.
Favorite Short-Cut: Easiest One-Hour Roast Beef. Is this a Sunday dinner or what?
Favorite Spot: Salt air, a breeze and the splashing of the water.
Favorite Hack: Am I the only one that didn’t know you can “ripen” bananas in the oven for baking?
Favorite Bling: The perfect earring for anything and everything.
Favorite Booze: The Trusty Bay Breeze. Because it’s Friday. And I need a cocktail.