Summer Fridays, Vol 7.

summer fridays

Now that is a perfect summer friday pour! What’s on your agenda this weekend?

EATING

My summer house salad. It’s loaded with summer garden vegetables and so good! I’m also in the mood for this pistachio pesto pasta salad. And my lime loaded shrimp fajitas!

DRINKING

This cajun peach lemonade! You can spike it if you wish. Otherwise, I think it will be a rosé weekend.

MAKING

My beer battered fish tacos with mango margarita salsa. These are always a hit.

BAKING

My chewy oatmeal chocolate chip zucchini cookies. Obsessed with them. If you want a no-bake option, these salted pretzel s’mores crunch bars are unreal.

CRAVING

Shake Shack like whoa. I really wish we had one around here! It’s basically the only burger place I adore. The good news is that I did recreate their smoke shack burger – with my cherry pepper bacon cheeseburger. Try it!

LISTENING

To this perfect golden hour playlist. I love it. And who else is freaking over the Taylor Swift album?! With a quick run through listen, I’m already obsessed. The minute we started playing the songs, Max yelled “that’s Taylor Swift!” Her music is Emilia’s favorite too!

READING

Rodham! And I’m loving it. It’s like I knew that I would because American Wife is one of my all-time favorite books. Also! If you haven’t joined our book club yet, you still have time! Next week we’re discussing our July pick, Party of Two.

WEARING

Masks! I mean, hello 2020. I am loving the athleta masks. I only wish they had different colors! You know, like neon pink or tie dye, haha. If I have to wear one outside for an extended period of time, I prefer the paper ones because they are more breathable. But what I really wanted to tell you about are the kids masks. My kids actually love the masks – probably because they can see them on each other and think it’s so funny. Plus, they have characters on them. I don’t really love character clothing but these are def winners. I found these ones back in April and have since ordered more, especially for Max when/if he goes back to school. These are the masks the kids had on in this post. The way they stay around the ears is perfect – and not uncomfortable at all.

LOVING

I just discovered that The Kitchn does this one hour meal prep series – I love it! My next book has a ton of meal prep secrets and I can’t wait for you to see it. Coming to you next spring.

SHARING

Please tell me you’ve seen this Hamilton-inspired tribute to Dr Fauci. I am obsessed.

SHOPPING

The Nordstrom sale! The preview is going to be up today. What are your thoughts on the sale this year? I always find a lot of great basics (kid stuff, blankets, my favorite t shirts, pajamas, etc) but really haven’t been shopping much at all given the current circumstances. I usually do a big Nordstrom picks post over on crumbs – would you still like to see one?

summer fridays

xo