Weekend Reads

Hello Weekend

9 June, 2017

This week has seemed so long and I’m happy the weekend is almost here! I’ve been watching a lot of the French Open this past week, and the finals are this weekend. So I’ll definitely be carving out some time to relax and watch people hit a tennis ball back and forth.

We’re also planning on doing some rearranging in our house before the baby arrives, so maybe we’ll kick that off this weekend. Starting with some decluttering so we have room for baby stuff! We’ve also got to finish our registry. We never did a wedding registry, so this has been our first registry experience! It’s been fun… but stressful. How do you decide on a crib? On a carseat? All those little things? Kinda overwhelming.

Here are a few links for your Friday –

  • We have no plans to take an overseas vacation anytime soon, but these photos make me want to book a flight to Portugal immediately! It’s on my list for future vacations.
  • How delicious does this coconut cake look? 
  • Peaches are back in season! Time to make this Georgian Holiday and this Peach Panzanella.
  • As we’ll be parents soon, I’ve become fascinated with how parenting happens around the world. I love this series on A Cup of Jo so much. 
  • I’m already curious about some of these shows hitting primetime tv this fall. Some familiar faces in there!
Breakfast

Spring Quiche with Bacon and Peas

31 May, 2017

Spring Quiche with Bacon and Peas

Okay, two days ago was the unofficial kickoff of summer, but technically it’s still spring! So I whipped up this spring quiche that has lots of yummy green goodness in it in the form of peas and green onions. Mmmm. Not sold yet? It also has BACON. And shallots. And a lots of sharp cheddar cheese.

Now are you sold?

If not, let me tell you about how fantastically this quiche reheats. It tastes just as good reheated as it does right after it was freshly baked. I should seriously start making one of these every Sunday, and then have the leftovers for breakfast throughout the week. That would make for much happier pre-work mornings.
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Austin

A Trip to June’s All Day

26 May, 2017

June's All Day in Austin, Texas

This month, we’ve had a lot of fun stuff happening! We celebrated our third wedding anniversary, Josh had a birthday, and I had a birthday. May is always a fun month for us, even if it winds up being busy with celebrations.

For Josh’s birthday, we decided to try out a new place in our neighborhood called June’s All Day. It recently was on Food & Wine’s list of best restaurants. What sold us though? Half price on ALL their food during happy hour (which runs from 4-6pm, everyday).
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Drinks

Blackberry Iced Tea with Mint

9 May, 2017

Blackberry Iced Tea with Mint

What do you do when you have a giant carton of blackberries in your fridge? You make a cocktail!

What do you do when you’re pregnant and can’t have cocktails? You make something that feels like you’re drinking a cocktail, but is sans alcohol. The secret is adding a garnish and a pretty straw. That makes you feel fancy.

Josh made a giant pitcher of iced (decaf) green tea, so I decided to try out the combination of blackberry and tea. And I gotta say, I’m a fan.
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Austin

Waller Creek Pub House

5 May, 2017

Waller Creek Pub House in Austin, Texas

Every month, the Austin Food Blogger Alliance holds a monthly happy hour for its members. We always get to go to a restaurant here in town and sample their menu. I look forward to this because I love to hang out with my fellow food bloggers, meet new ones, AND I usually get to try out a new restaurant I haven’t visited.

In April, we got to taste food and drinks from the Waller Creek Pub House. When I think of a pub, I think a dark space and some meh food. Not true for this place! The inside was much brighter than I thought it would be, and that food. SO good. They try to make as much as they can completely from scratch, and it shows.
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