Some days, I feel like that’s all I ever do! One part of me always wants to justify that, believing that there are way too few hours in the day to fit in the many things to do and people to see. But then the other part of me of course knows that breaks are always good and much-needed, especially for overachieving little 3′s like me. (Any Enneagram fans out there?) I’ve been trying to do a little better with slowing down lately, and living up the spontaneity of life and just having fun!!
Ok, I went back and forth on whether this blue cheese roasted asparagus actually counted as a “recipe”. But it was so fantastic that I couldn’t resist snapping a few pics to share with you.
It is the result of more clean-out-the-fridge kitchen experimenting I have been doing lately in hopes of making better use of leftovers in the kitchen. I had half a bunch of asparagus leftover, and I always love having some sort of blue, gorgonzola or goat cheese on hand (any of those would work with this). So I did what I always love to do — roasted the asparagus. And then about halfway through its time in the oven, I tossed some blue cheese crumbles on top.
I have to admit that I’ve never been a fried chicken girl, which I credit to my mom.
Growing up, we never owned a fryer. We never went to KFC. And even when my extended family went to the most famous fried chicken restaurant in Wichita, little 10-year-old me always ordered a big juicy steak, thankyouverymuch. (Midwestern through and through.)
‘Tis the season for grilling! And ’tis the season for my friend Carrian’s birthday from Oh Sweet Basil. She is hosting a week of giveaways, so a group of us are joining in to help celebrate! I’ll let her tell you all about this amazing Lowe’s Outdoor Grill Giveaway below. Scroll down for multiple chances to enter!
In my wise old age, I have come to a realization about myself — I am terrible with due dates. Like, really terrible.
From library books, to movie rentals, even to turning in my taxes on time (which I at least mailed in this week at 4:50pm!), I have a pretty terrible track record of remembering to take care of things on time. This past weekend, when I was “spring cleaning” out my fridge, I realized the same holds true there. Eek. Let’s just say that I think I finally learned what happens to cilantro if it accidentally gets hidden at the back of the vegetable drawer for a month!
One of my favorite memories with my grandma back in the day was going to dinner at Chili’s. My mom would order a salad, my sister would order chicken fingers, and my grandma and my dad and I would all order the baby back ribs, which inevitably brought on a rendition of everyone singing the famous jingle (with bar-be-que sauce!).
But before we dove into our messy main courses, every now and then we would get the treat of ordering the famous “awesome blossom”. Or as other restaurants call it, a blooming onion. I found out later that this deep-fried onion topped the charts at the time for the most unhealthy thing you could order at the restaurant, but boy was it good!!! We all loved dipping those onion petals in that heavenly sauce — so much so, that we were often completely full before our entrees arrived! Oh, to have the metabolism of a kid. :)
Any of you who follow along on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram will know that last week I went on a 3-Day Suja Juice Cleanse!
Yep. For 3 days, I gave up normal food and drinks (no caffeine or alcohol), and instead drank 6 delicious and huge bottles of Suja juices each day. This was my first time doing a “cleanse” or anything like it for 3 whole days. Granted, I love to juice at home, and will often use juices as a replacement for 1 or 2 meals a day. But 3 full days was a different experience, and a very different one when everything is already prepared for you, which I found to be brilliant.