In lieu of my usual Friday “Date Night” post, I’m switching it up today with an idea I borrowed from Curating Style… it’s a Friday Happy Hour post… just some random miscellaneous things I want to share that perhaps don’t warrant an entire post devoted to each one thing by itself… so let’s lump them all together, shall we?
This week… we bought a Jeep! While I’m finally just warming up to it, Tim was all about it from the get-go (obviously, this is HIS vehicle now). I think it was the evening joy-ride we took the other night with the top off that finally won me over…
This weekend… I work late tonight, but it’s Friday and both Tim and I have off tomorrow, so I’m fine with it. While Tim is enjoying his weekly round of golf, I plan to get in some yoga practice at 11am and then catch up on some reading by the pool if it doesn’t rain. Sunday brings church in the morning, and a TBD adventure with Tim. And of course, my Sunday evening wind-down with a cup of tea and my calendar to plan out meals, workouts, and must-do errands for the week around client appointments and my work schedule. On the project horizon in preparation for cooler weather ahead: a new patio setup… here’s a sneak peek. That deserves it’s own post for sure! ;)
Weekend reads… I’m going to try to bust through the remainder of Crucial Conversations, which I own and started reading about a year ago and only recently picked up again when I noticed it was also in the lending library at work. It’s an awesome book for learning to communicate more effectively, particularly when strong emotions are involved.
What to cook… I’m all about the sweet potatoes and squashes making their way into my weekly produce share, so this weekend I’ll be using up some of those. Earlier in the week, I roasted some acorn squash in the oven (skin on) with coconut oil, chili powder, and some pumpkin pie spice (it was good, in case you were wondering). I served it up with some shrimp and broccolini dusted in garam masala, some mixed greens, and topped it all off with an asian almond sesame dressing (which I whipped up to perfection with my immersion blender – fave kitchen appliance EVER!).
Last night we had Thai red curry shrimp and peppers over the most amazing sweet potato puree made with coconut oil, a splash of coconut milk and a little bit of curried mango sea salt from Sur la Table. Whoa! If you can get your hands on some of that, do it immediately! (Pssst, there’s a bit of sugar in the spice mix, but I’m not going to sweat over it, since it was such a super small amount.)
What’s on your agenda this weekend… and what spicy autumn smells will be filling up your kitchen??