Weekend Reads

Hello Weekend

18 August, 2017

What a week. It’s hard to know what to even say with all that is happening in the world. So I’ll just share some links, hope this weekend is better, and surround myself with love.

Here are a few links for your Friday:

Sweets

Gooey Confetti Cake Bars

17 August, 2017

Gooey Confetti Cake Bars

So let’s talk about these gooey confetti cake bars. I first made these for a family Thanksgiving last year. They seemed to be a hit, and were so easy to make. Then, a couple of months ago, I had a potluck work event coming up. Being the tired pregnant lady that I am, I wanted to make something I knew was good, but didn’t require much effort.

So I made these cake bars a second time. Coworkers kept telling me how tasty they were, and they disappeared rather quickly.
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Dinner, Pasta

Chicken Piccata

1 August, 2017

Chicken Piccata

Temperatures here have been over 100 lately. But the last couple of days, we’ve had a break in the heat! Some are referring to it as a cold front. And while it feels strange to refer to a high of 97 as a cold front, it feels magical compared to 106.

And when it’s so hot out, you do not want to turn on an oven and make the house even warmer. Especially not when pregnant and already overheated. This chicken piccata is easily prepared on the stove and is one of my favorite things to make. Boil some pasta? Easy. Bread and cook chicken? Easy. Make a quick sauce with chicken stock, butter, and lemon? Easy.
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Europe, Travel

Paris in June

26 July, 2017

Paris in June

The Tour de France finished up this past Sunday. Am I into biking? No. I don’t understand the rules of the Tour at all. But… I do love seeing the scenery around France, getting a little peek into all the little towns they ride through. That is why I watch.

The Tour always ends in Paris, and it was so fun seeing some streets that we’ve walked down. It makes me want to take a trip back the City of Lights.
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Weekend Reads

Hello Weekend

14 July, 2017

I’m SO glad the weekend is almost here again! Last weekend we were busy with our birthing class at the hospital. It lasted for six hours on both Saturday and Sunday, so we didn’t have much time to do anything else (except nap afterwards because naps are incredible).

But this weekend we have nothing big planned! The only plans we have are to sleep in, maybe take care of some shopping, do a little cleaning around here, and hopefully make a pool trip.

We had two doctor’s appointments this past week and baby seems to be doing great! She’s measuring right where she should be and is moving around a TON. Lots of kicks. I feel huge already and I can’t believe we still have ten weeks left. I can’t even imagine how much bigger I’m going to get!

Here are a few links for your Friday –

Dinner, Pasta

Tomato Basil Pasta with Parmesan Cheese

6 July, 2017

Tomato Basil Pasta with Parmesan

I was looking through the recipes we’ve shared here over the past year, and I cannot believe we hadn’t shared this one for tomato basil pasta yet. It’s such a staple in our dinner repertoire (and I’m making it again tonight). It hits 3 points:

  1. So easy to make
  2. Inexpensive!
  3. Perfect in summer since you don’t need the oven

I love the cherry tomatoes that are out this time of year. And this is the perfect dish to use them in! They get a little blistered and yummy. And topping off the pasta with some freshly shaved parmesan cheese makes it all even more delicious.
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