No Fryday food post for you to today, but I do still have something fried to share: Me.
It’s been one heck of a week of overwhelming work and untimely undertheweatherness. The former had to do with my first-ever live hits on Capitol Hill away from the comfort of my best friend the teleprompter. That’s what my Dad’s kind text is about. Despite the initial trauma and the embarrassing amount of stumbling and “um”ing, I’m happy and relieved to have gotten that first in-the-field experience out of the way and behind me. It wasn’t great, but it’ll do.
And about the last part of that text… after living in DC for four years and counting, I still can’t bring myself to give up my Colorado driver’s license. It expired on my birthday and my parents had to send me a new one. Dad was happy to learn the answer to his question was yes.
I hope you have a merry weekend. Mine will be consumed by a 9-hour Saturday class followed by more schoolwork, but I still plan to get some rest and make the most of it. Have a great one!
Great food is what makes the world go round. Here are five standouts from the recipe blogosphere.
1. I don’t drink alcohol, but these Samoa Jello Shots by Autumn Makes & Does, perfect for Girl-Scouts season, were too adorable not to share.
2. I considered skipping tonight’s class to run home and make Running to the Kitchen’s Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac ‘n Cheese with Peas and Bacon for dinner. Sadly, I picked going to class. The mac ‘n cheese will have to wait for this weekend.
3. Southern Fatty‘s Buffalo Blue Tots captures so many of my favorite things.
4. I haven’t used my Crock Pot since I last made Mexican Chicken Soup back in early December. I’m not quite sure how I managed that considering how brutal this DC winter has been, but I plan to make up for lost time with Deb’s Slow-Cooker Cheeseburger Meatball Sandwiches.
5. Vegetarian Griddle Sticks. Period. This is why Elsie and Emma are some of the best at what they do.
That’ll do it for this week’s hat tip. Thanks, ladies!
Posting late. Again. This time, thanks to a dreadful 2-week long school intensive that’s consuming my nights and weekends and a pretty hefty workload at the office. Boy, am I happy this week is halfway over.
Here are some pictures from my trip to New York a couple of weeks ago. No time for a food diary this time around (you can check out this one from a few months ago), but you should know that Jing Fong is the way to go for Chinatown dim sum. And in case you’re wondering what that bottom left picture is, that’s my dad giving my brother and me a lecture on Chinese proverbs in the hotel room. He even packed a portable projector. Welcome to my life.
I hope this Tuesday finds you well. Here’s a look at some of my latest desires and distractions.
1. This cost of living calculator proves I have only two options going forward: move out of DC or win the lottery. (CNN)
2. I’m on a beauty-products kick and digging these 31 Luxe Beauty Buys All Under $25. (Refinery29)
3. Travoltify your name with the Adele Dazeem Name Generator. I’m Craig Yoing. (Slate)
4. Mr. Rogen goes to Washington. Seth Rogen’s Senate testimony on Alzheimer’s research was as hilarious as it was heartwarming. (YouTube)
5. This leopard-print sleeveless blouse in red is the newest addition to my workday wardrobe #loveleopard. (Banana Republic)
6. If I were Catholic, I’d probably have to give up potatoes for Lent. Thank God (haha) I’m not. Here’s a guide to every type of potato you need to know. (Huffington Post)
7. Was very happy to find The Giver at the top of this list of book suggestions based on your childhood favorites. (BuzzFeed)
8. Selfies got a big boost from Sunday night’s Oscars. Selfiecity showcases everything you could ever possibly want to know about them. (Gizmodo)
Here in DC, we have ourselves yet another one of those “you call this snow?” snow days that I can’t partake in. Staying home for inclement weather, no matter if it’s snow or even a hurricane, is not an occupational hazard/perk of working in tv news. Add to that the fact that I’m a Colorado girl by way of Montreal who isn’t impressed unless it’s up to my knees, and you’ll understand why I might not be having the best of Mondays. Sitting in the office. Working.
But enough with the pity party. I have yet to come across a baked good that didn’t cheer me up, and lucky for me, I have quite a few of these churro cupcakes waiting for me at home. So I’m good. I don’t know if it’s the cinnamon cream cheese frosting or the chocolate filling, or the fact they’re reminiscent of my time in Barcelona, whatever it is, they’re pretty incredible, and I hope you give them a try. They tell me baking makes for a great snow day activity.