Good morning and Happy Friday! It’s been quite an exciting week around our house with our living room makeover and now I have to be patient and wait for the new furniture to be delivered. (We still have our old furniture – so it’s not too bad – I’m just ready to see the final result.) Per usual, I’m very excited that the weekend is here. My parents will be arriving into town this evening and I can’t wait to spend a weekend with them. I know what tonight entails but I still can’t decide what we should have for dinner on Saturday. I know – the things that keep me up at night. I also hope we’ll be able to find a coffee table and some end tables we like. Despite the rainy forecast for Saturday, Sunday looks gorgeous – and as long as there is no sn**, I’m a happy girl.
And here are my favorites from the week!
Favorite Crave: Italian Meatloaf. I have no idea why but meatloaf has sounded so good to me the past couple of weeks. Comfort food at it’s finest.
Favorite Fresh: Smoky Romaine and Avocado Salad. I love the combo of the smooth and buttery avocado paired with a smoky vinaigrette.
Favorite Creamy: Roasted Jalapeno Hummus. This dip only makes me yearn for our garden even more and our homegrown jalapenos. I need to bring hummus back into my lunch rotation.
Favorite Brights: Yellow + Pink. I’m adoring this fun combination of colors. It screams “Spring”!
Favorite Throw-Back: Homemade French Onion Dip. There’s a picture of my brother that was taken about 22 years ago of him with an entire bag of Ruffles potato chips and Dean’s French Onion Dip. Every time I see French Onion Dip I think of Taylor. I think we could both devour this bowl of French Onion Dip.
Favorite Layers: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Cake. Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream (the green stuff) was what I would order anytime we went to an ice cream shop growing up. It was hands-down my favorite. And with St. Patty’s day next week, this cake is totally appropriate and necessary.
Favorite Slice: Bacon Brussels Leek Pizza. Yes, yes, yes. That is all.
Favorite Whoa: Roasted Carrots with Chile Yogurt and Cilantro Sauce. Quite possibly the most beautiful carrots I’ve ever seen. Salty, sweet, tangy and tender.
Favorite Bling: Long Gold Necklace. I’m on the hunt for a similar style. I love how it can be worn with so many outfits.
Favorite Cocktail: Bruleed Grapefruit and Gin Fizz. Sweet. Tart. Bubbly.
Let’s get this weekend started!