How is it that there are only two weekends left of summer (summer ends when football season begins in my world)? I’m not sure if it’s because I felt like I was in “hiding” for the months of June and July or if it’s because I’m just getting older. Regardless, this summer went by so fast. This weekend we’re soaking up some of the last moments of summer and hoping to check a few items off of my 2017 Summer Bucket List. I’m not going to stress if I’m not able to check off everything but I do want to squeeze every drop that’s left in our summer.
Whenever your summer comes to an end in your mind, I hope that you have the best weekend with friends and family doing all the things you love.
Favorite Chill Out: Potato Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches. There’s just something about sweet and salty desserts that make me go nuts. In a good way.
Favorite Meal Plan: Thai Skillet Pork Chops with Coconut Rice. Big Guy would LOVE this dinner. He’s obsessed with thick pork chops and adored the coconut rice that I made last weekend.
Favorite Closet Update: Ruffled Bolero Kimono. I feel like I’m in a weird holding period with clothes. I’m not quite sure when I’m going to “pop” nor do I know how our “fall” weather is going to pan out this year. This kimono would be perfect for a growing belly but could also be worn next fall.
Favorite Tailgate: BBQ Pulled Pork Rolls. I’m so not ready for football season – but ready or not, it’s coming. These savory rolls would be amazing for pre-game shenanigans.
Favorite Condiment: How to Make Tzatziki. If you haven’t mastered this Greek sauce, now is your chance. I whipped up a batch to take to a friend this week and I wanted to sit there with some cut up veggies and pita and just eat it all.
Favorite Look: Dreamy Blue Bath. While we are hoping to start a few home renovations in the next few weeks, we are not redoing our guest bath. However, I’m obsessed with this blue tile and the Greek key mirror.
Favorite Brunch: Coffee Cake Cinnamon Rolls. Yes. Cinnamon Rolls topped with all the deliciousness of a coffee cake crumble. Oh, to wake up to the smell of these baking.
Favorite Craving: 3-Cheese Everything Spice Grilled Cheese. I haven’t had a lot of weird pregnancy “happenings.” In fact, I feel pretty normal. But grilled cheese has sounded amazing since the first couple of months. And if you haven’t tried the Everything Spice from Trader Joe’s – stop what you’re doing now and go get it.
Favorite Holding Onto Summer: Boozy Strawberry Peach Slushies. Strawberries and peaches scream summer. So do frozen drinks. Especially when you’re drinking them on a beach.