Once we settle in over the next month in the new home, I hope to get back to a calm existence. I crave quiet and routine, especially after living a bit unsettled and overworked the last 7 months. With this return to normalcy, I decided I want to make a new dish a month. A month? Why not a new dish a week? Because why set myself up for failure? And anyone who knows me knows I cook about 7 dishes really well, so why rock the boat. Plus, I like to style a kitchen not so much cook in it. So this one meal a month is an attainable goal and one that will hopefully keep me not frustrated.
So with this new goal I of course looked at Pinterest for inspiration. There were a few bullets in my quest. First, it had to actually look good to eat. Second, it had to be relatively fool proof. Third, it had to be a meal that I would not need professional help with.
So I am starting with a guacamole, tomato cheese sandwich. I might even try tomato soup while I am at it.
In the midst of all the madness on my calendar for the last 4 months, I am looking ahead to the holidays. There is absolutely no way I am ever going to be ready for them. Not. A. Chance. Feeling a tad overwhelmed and stressed to the max. So what do I do when I have absolutely no time to spare? I waste about an hour on Pinterest. Come on, I am sure you do the same thing. So what should I find that made me perk up? A mistletoe margarita. It exists my friends. It really does.
I think I found the Christmas Eve drink for the evening. Last year we doctored up some punch. This year I am going for the gold.
I am c.r.a.v.i.n.g cannolis.
I could eat these every single d.a.y.
Any sweet that you cannot resist?
I am starting to think about Thanksgiving and the table setting. I change it up every year. If we happen to not be at home for Thanksgiving, we usually do something small a few days later for just us. There is just something about eating leftovers for a few days after that thrills me.
I usually go very simple with the table. These images caught my eye.
How do you set your table for the holiday? Do you change it up every year or are you a creature of habit with your style?
image 1 & 2 & 3 via ciaonewportbeach.blogspot.com image 4 via brunchatsaks.blogspot.com image 5 via sasinteriors.net image 6 via simplifiedbee.blogspot.com
Well. We finally created a dip for the artichokes that I have been craving.
Salt & Pepper