So in addition to summer slowly coming to a close, I’m also going through a lot of changes in my life right now. I look back at where I was 1 year ago or 2 years ago and I’m so proud and grateful for the progress I’ve made, the adventures I’ve had, and the people I’ve met. In honor of that, I found this quote to be particularly profound, and I hope all of you will enjoy it as well.
“I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.”
Potatoes are bae.
So I’m starting to do that thing where I realize that I’m not as young as I once was, and eating and drinking everything I want with little repercussion is no longer working out for me anymore. So to counter act that a bit, I’m starting to incorporate more Keto diet practices into my life when possible. That means: no more bread. Or at the very least, it means I need to stop eating so much bread. Either way, I’m not looking forward to it.
(side note: if anyone has any good Keto recipes, feel free to send them my way!)
This week’s quote comes from and has put me in quite a pickle. What cures my sorrows if I can’t eat bread?!
“All sorrows are less with bread. ”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
I guess it’s sorrow from here on out, y’all.
So, if you’re like me, you’ve been celebrating 4th of July for the past 2 days with countless hot dogs and hamburgers straight off the grill, full days out under the sun, and more than my fair share of alcohol (but it’s okay, because I was at a house party where I slept on an air mattress with the most adorable dog in the world. That’s how I party responsibly).
This week’s quote is semi-patriotic in theme in that it represents America’s #1 pasttime: eating. Enjoy your actual 4th celebrations tomorrow!
“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch”
Hope you all had a lovely weekend! I traveled up to Washington DC to visit some of my friends. We shared a casual bottomless brunch together, which consisted of Greek-inspired small plates and enough mimosas to drown a small village (which, in a way, we are). I love the brunch lifestyle. It’s so much more casual and lowkey than every other meal.
In that vein, this week’s quote comes from John Gunther and will put you in a Sunday sort of mood (even if it is a lame ole Monday).
All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
I think happiness is also dependent on avocado toast, but maybe that’s just me.
Happy Monday once again, dear readers! I stumbled upon this quote by my hero, Mrs. Julia Child, and I really connected with it, for many reasons. First of all, I often have a “what-the-hell attitude” toward many things in my life, especially cooking. This is great because I take more chances and get out of my comfort zone. On the flip side, it can suck because I’m winging things and not sticking to recipes, so even when things turn out awesome, it’s nearly impossible to repeat. Does anyone else have this problem?
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
— Julia Child
So I’ve been traveling a lot in June (what is else new for me, right?), and I finally had the opportunity to be back and do some grocery shopping to try and cook at home more and not go out to eat as much. I made myself a meal plan and a list, and even had a snack before I went into the store (we all know grocery shopping on an empty stomach is a disaster waiting to happen), and yet somehow I still ended up with a whole bunch of impulse buys while managing to forget at least 3 things on my list. Such is life, I guess.
Anywho, this week’s quote comes from Erma Bombeck and pretty much sums up how I feel whenever I grocery shop (or enter a Target).
“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.”
While I know that Memorial Day has some serious roots (and trust me, I truly appreciate the sacrifice my fellow Americans have made in the name of freedom), Memorial Day Weekend is also the unofficial harbinger of summer. When I think of Memorial Day weekend, I think of sunny days spent at the pool, the smell of hot dogs and hamburgers wafting over from the grill.
So that’s why I chose this quote from Bobby Flay as this week’s quote. Hope you’re all enjoying your 3 day weekend!
“I love the culture of grilling. It creates an atmosphere that is festive but casual.”
“Casual-but-festive” is my life motto.
So this is a very special week indeed! Contributor and blogger bestie, Sydney Turnquist is about to get a new last name! Not because she’s running from the law, but because she’s getting married this weekend! It’s going to be a gorgeous ceremony (and I am going to take full advantage of the open bar).
In honor of her upcoming nuptials, I thought this quote from Dora J. Arod was appropriate. I don’t want to get too sappy as that’s not my style (unless I’m drunk, in which case it’s 100% my style), but I just have to say that I’m so excited and happy for Syd. She’s been an amazing blog partner and friend, and there’s no one I’d rather go on food adventures with. I’ll eat the tomatoes off your burger any time (that’s not a euphemism; get your brain out of the gutter).
“My love is pizza shaped. Won’t you have a slice? It’s circular, so there’s enough to go around.”
–Dora J. Arod
Although I’ve been told that there won’t be any pizza at the reception.
So, I recently discovered (last week) The Great British Baking Show on Netflix and I have already binged like 2 seasons of it and am working my way through season 3 (side note: why are there only 3 seasons on Netflix when this show has been on since 2010?!).
Anyway, I’ve decided that I’m in love with Mary Berry and want to be just like her when I get older. So I’m dedicating this week to the queen of pastry herself.
“Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy.”
Side note #2: WHY HASN’T ANYONE EVER TOLD ME HOW AMAZING THIS SHOW IS?!
So this weekend is Mother’s Day. This is your heads up to frantically call up a florist and make sure mom gets some flowers before Sunday (you’re welcome).
This week’s quote comes from author Mitch Albom. It’s so true. I don’t know what black magic my mother possesses, but everything she cooks is amazing and 100 times better than anything I cook.
“I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make–pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad…but it carries a certain taste of memory.”
Although my mother has never made meat loaf or tuna salad in her life.