I am beyond “over” this week. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been in a funk for the past week and it’s quite ridiculous. I partly blame the weather. But it’s Friday and the end of the work week is in sight. Despite the not-so-lovely weather, I’m determined to have an amazing weekend. It’s going to be full of relaxing, wine and food. Oh, and I plan on throwing in a kick-my-rear workout on Saturday morning. #balance
So if you’re “over” this week, too, – I feel your pain. And if you’ve been “happy as a clam” all week – send some of those joyful vibes my way.
Either way – here are my favorites of the week.
Favorite From Scratch: Hummingbird Cake. Appropriate for all Southern gatherings – but I think Easter would be the perfect time for me to break out the mixing bowls and spoons and make this gorgeous cake.
Favorite DIY: Kool Aid Dyed Easter Eggs. My love for dying Easter eggs will never go away. And how cook and creative are these vibrant eggs? (Don’t worry, Maggie, Haines and I will still be decorating eggs with ALL things Frozen!)
Favorite “Appy” Hour: Blistered Shishitos with Buttermilk Dip. Truth: I’ve never tried shishitos. And that trend needs to end. And if you’re not familiar with shishitos, they are a hybrid between a jalapeno and bell pepper and not incredibly spicy. I think they’d be addictive.
Favorite Flakes: Proscuitto and Gruyere Croissants. This week I added “homemade croissants” to my cooking bucket list.
Favorite Daydream: On a beach. With a book. And not a worry in the world.
Favorite Fresh: Green Goddess Hummus. I fell off the hummus bandwagon a while back and I think it’s time I jump back on.
Favorite Flavors: Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Salad. At the end of last summer I was so over tomatoes. But now that we’ve survived the winter from you-know-where I’m ready for them again. And there is nothing as delicious and beautiful as this simple salad.
Favorite Brunch: Frico Eggs. I am currently working to perfect the fried egg. So let’s keep practicing but add in some crispy cheese to the pan. And a little green avocado on the side for good measure.
Favorite Fashion: white bottoms + bright tops = my warm weather outfit for just about any occassion
Favorite Slice: Spring Onion Pizza. A pizza with a few of my favorite things: leeks, garlic, green onions, cheese and herbs.
Favorite Sip to Share: Pineapple Sangria. Next weekend the family will be gathering for Easter weekend and it’s an unwritten expectation that I’ll have a cocktail recipe up my sleeve for the crowd. Nothing seems more appropriate than this cocktail.