The first Friday and weekend of 2018 is here! And I’m really excited about this weekend because I’m having my last baby shower in Charlotte on Sunday. I’m really excited to see my family, a few friends that I haven’t seen in ages and to celebrate our little girl one last time before she’s born. Stay warm out there my friends!
Favorite Warm: Spicy Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato and Kale. This is totally happening next week. I adore peanut soup and this version is loaded with deliciousness while being super healthy.
Favorite Super Bowl: Addicting Baked Seasoned Ritz Crackers. The truth is, I have no idea where we’ll be for the Super Bowl. For all I know, we could be in the hospital having a baby. But these crackers are screaming my name.
Favorite Bake List: Chocolate Babka Pull Apart Muffins. This is not the recipe for a quick brunch item. Instead, this is a kitchen project. And I think it’s the perfect thing to tackle on one of the weekends leading up to my due date.
Favorite Look Back: Hopeful Images from 2017. Looking back at 2017 can sometimes be horrifying – so much evil. But I prefer to look at all the wonderful things or little moments of love and compassion.
Favorite Stash the Freezer: Yummy Salmon Burgers with Slaw. Not only do I need to be eating more salmon right now (hello, brain development for BG) but I love salmon and these are the perfect quick lunch or dinner option. In fact, I think I should make a batch just for the freezer for post-baby. And while the slaw isn’t something that will last in the fridge for the long, it’s easily pulled together.
Favorite Football Food: Super Easy Cheesy Monkey Bread. Another Super Bowl option! Carbs + Cheese = Life.
Favorite Upgrade: Nike Flex 2017 RN Mesh Sneakers. My athletic shoes take a beating. Most days they are the only shoes I wear. These are not only functional but pretty.
Favorite Sweet Treat: Chocolate Chip Cookie Chocolate Bark. Wow. That’s really all I have to say about that.
Favorite Baby Related: Everything We Used & Bought in the First Two Weeks with Our Newborn. After this weekend, I’ll be in 100% nesting mode. I need to get the nursery (mainly her clothes and “stuff”) organized along with pack my hospital bag. And despite all my efforts to be prepared, I know for a fact that we’ll be making an Amazon Prime purchase or two after she’s born.
Favorite Celebrate: Spiced Merlot Sparkling Punch. We went out to lunch last week for Big Guy’s birthday and he ordered the sangria (totally random). I took a sip and was 100% jealous. I am so ready to be able to order a cocktail again.