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Round Up: A Week in Review

July 22, 2011

Can I just tell you that this happened yesterday.

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I was leaning over the veggie drawer in the fridge and tossed a bag of garlic onto the counter and it landed directly in the glass of water I had just poured myself.  This is more astounding if you know how bad I am at throwing/catching/aiming.

What are the chances?

Anyways, moving on.  It’s Friday! Aka rest day, aka I’m going to the pool day.  Oh and did I mention I’m seeing Harry Potter?  I’m beyond excited <— nerd alert!

Seeing as it’s Friday, I thought I’d do something fun and give you a week in review.  Reviews are always fun, aren’t they?  Unless it’s a test review.  Those, not so much, but I digress.

This week in blog land:

  • I scared everyone away by opening my post with pictures of a bacon-topped cupcake or so I’m assuming, due to the whopping 5 comments I got back.

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Feel free to go check out anything you missed.  Or revisit that pigs in a blanket recipe.  You know you want to!

In the real world:

  • I discovered plums and chocolate hazel nut butter are an amazing combo.

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But really, what isn’t good when covered in nut butter?

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  • I got a blender from my mom 🙂

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You know your blender is high-tech when it has a “Frappe” setting.

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  • I got a pedicure and realized feet pictures just can’t be good looking.  Oh and that I have weird veins in my feet that creep me out.

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  • I spent way too long at Target looking for a certain hairspray and left empty-handed.  Only to find it at Walmart and on sale, no less!

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Please ignore my yoga mat.  A girl needs one set out in the living room at all times in case the urge to downward-dog should arise.

  • I was denied by Foodgawker because this picture has dim lighting?  Say what?!

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  • I attempted to make pancakes using coconut milk (full fat!) and may have thinned the batter out a bit too much…

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I remedied them by dousing them in maple syrup and enjoying a bowl of watermelon on the side.  Which brings me to my next point.

  • I ate my weight in watermelon this week.  Joey informed me that he did as well.  Yet there’s still an entire bag full in the fridge!

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Fact: I am eating watermelon as I write this post.

Recipe review:

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Not 100% sure I love millet, but anything that involves olives and goat cheese has my seal of approval.

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It may have had something to do with the fact that I was in a great mood, but I loved this dinner.  I totally didn’t follow directions and swapped fish out for tempeh and made up my own marinade but the idea was the same.

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The jalapeno raita had me coughing up a storm while I was making it (am I the only one who gets jalapeno fumes stuck in their throat??), but once it was made it was really great. 

With watermelon on the side, naturally.

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Camera cord photo bomb in the corner.

Oh and don’t even get me started on those tortillas.  LOVED.  It was a mixture of corn and flour and they rocked.

I would make this again for the smells it created in my kitchen alone!

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When are they going to start making basil-scented perfume?

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I cut the oil down from 1/4 cup to 1 T because, well after I added the 1 T I felt it didn’t really need the rest.  It was creamy enough from the strawberries.

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When I poured the pesto onto the noodles it seriously smelled like some kind of berry pastry!

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Overall I thought this was a really nice recipe.  It screamed summer and I loved that sweet hint the strawberries gave the pesto.

Oh, and I’m eating a bowl right now.

Last, but not least.

Which had me using wonton wrappers for the first time ever.

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And honestly, I haven’t baked or tried these yet.  But look how cute they are!

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I know, right, so cute.

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Oh and I totally de-veganized them by adding real cheese.  What can I say, I like me some cheese.

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I’ll let you know how they turn out.  Because I know you’re all on the edge of your seats about it.

Random Tallies:

  • Number of Rockies games attended this week: 1
  • Number of times listened to this song: too many to count
  • Miles ran so far: 9, not including Sunday
  • Money spent on groceries: too much!
  • Pages read: 0…
  • Days till we move: 9!

Happy Friday!

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What are your plans for the weekend?

Best meal/snack/purchase/event of the week?

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2011 5:26 PM

    Before I saw the picture of the veg. lasagna cupcakes, I was really racking my brain trying to think what the heck you could be talking about! I just don’t connect savory and cupcake together in my brain, apparently. But those are really adorable..

  2. July 22, 2011 8:33 PM

    This weekend, well moving furniture, riding horses, and then feeding the homeless 🙂

  3. July 23, 2011 4:51 AM

    Amazing eats this week 🙂 great recap! no big plans fo me this week really…

  4. July 23, 2011 8:06 AM

    9 days ’till you move?! So exciting 😀 Err well… annoying, but exciting all the same. I’ll be moving soon, too, and although I’m not looking forward to the process, it’ll be nice to finally be in a new place so I can start decorating and settle down before I have to run back to school. Gah. Can’t believe that summer is almost over… My week was pretty busy, so I didn’t really get any amazing eats in, but I may or may not have found a new place to call home, so I’m excited about that 😀

    • July 24, 2011 8:46 AM

      Sorry about your false apartment alarm, but I’m sure you’ll find something soon! Apartment hunting is just so draining, isn’t it?

  5. July 24, 2011 3:49 PM

    Lasagna cupcakes?!! Whaaaa, omg how creative and yummy 😀

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