Happy Friday! How are you doing? Ready to kick off the weekend?
Every year, I decide to buy something and do something fun for my birthday. Most of the time, it’s around my birthday that a bulk of my workload is complete. Think of it as a pat on the back for pushing through the busy part of the year. I wanted to get an espresso machine or an item similar so I can make fancier drinks at home. Mind you, I’m the only person who drinks coffee, so getting a carafe-style machine would be pointless.
Looked online and found a coffee maker that worked with what I wanted…
Happy New Year! Hope your first week of 2018 has been going well. Did you know yesterday was National Spaghetti Day? Let me tell ya, spaghetti and meatballs is my favorite meal – comfort food at its best! So this made sense to celebrate. But check this out – I didn’t know what to have for dinner last night. It was too cold to go outside and buy anything; but wising up, I remembered what I had in stock. After googling some cool recipes that used meat and spinach, I decided to make a meat sauce to use with pasta that my mom cooked up earlier.
Here’s what I did:
Growing up, whenever my Dad made calzones, it was a real treat. It didn’t happen as often as having pizza for dinner. There was more of a process; creating individual mini pockets of warm bread, cheese, and sauce — probably 8-12 in one setting. Who really had time for all of that on a consistent basis? But it tasted so good. Sometimes my sister Melissa would ask for them for birthday dinners. Incredibly yummy.
Every once in a while, when I have a taste for it, I’ll make a few calzones to eat for now and then save for rainy days. Yesterday, I had a 2-hour window between admin work and teaching my tap class, that I could make everything. So I got on it…
Lately, I’ve been a hardcore homebody during the weekends. Partially by default. During the week, I’m running all over so I usually keep my off-days empty. But this past weekend, I went to see a musical and brunch. I’m a social butterfly at heart and I do thrive on being around people. This season has been a little different, learning new things and focusing more on myself, which has been a blessing. But it’s still okay to switch it up and go out. A double whammy of fun for me. Of course, I had my phone and camera nearby, so this post has a chockful of pics! Let’s go. 🙂
Summer always calls for cold beverages! For me, it’s not as easy to drink hot coffee when it’s incredibly humid outside. But y’all know, I dig my caffeine. So, I’ve been making iced lattes. In the mornings, if I’m not already on the go, I don’t always want to go out. And I know I shouldn’t be spending more on coffee than I should. This is an easy solution.
With a few ingredients, I can whip up a tasty drink and get back to my work. It’s simple and it gets the job done. Because. You know. It’s coffee. 😉