Aaaand it’s Monday! How was your weekend?
They say time flies when you’re having fun, but time zooms when you’re eating leftover carrot cake and watching dramatic Downton Abbey finales.
Did anyone else tune in last night? Elaina and I invited the girls over for the final episode of season three—an episode that, like all the others, was filled to the brim with deliciously indulgent draaaa-maaaa.
The English tea cookies I’d planned on making didn’t even come close to happening, so instead we dug into the remaining half of a belated Valentine carrot cake I’d baked the day before.
This was actually my first foray into carrot cake baking, and despite a near kitchen disaster (note to self: always grease the cake pans…and 450 degrees is not the same as 35o degrees!) the final product actually looked somewhat like…a cake!
My mom insisted that I use her recipe, which is by no means healthy, but it is by all means delicious. When it comes to cake–especially cake baked for someone special—delicious always trumps healthy.
Anyway. Back to that time flies when you’re having fun thing. I had a really good (marvelous!) weekend. Really good. And it really did fly. I wish I could share the details, but when my head hit the keyboard of my laptop while waiting for pictures to load last night (falling asleep mid-post actually happens more often than I’d like to admit—please tell me somebody else out there can relate?!), I realized that using words to recap the fun would be far from fun.
So…today the pictures will do most of the talking. Oh, and apologies for the fuzzy photos! I ditched my good camera (with the exception of the first two in this post) for the past three days so that I
wouldn’t have to lug around my big bag could focus on living in the moment.
And I’m so glad I did.
Here we gooooo….
Friday Afternoon Appetizer a la Whole Foods Market.
If you’ve never dunked salmon sashimi into a bowl of guacamole, get on IT.
Saying Farewell at Hanks Oyster Bar.
I’m going to miss you, Tom and Jo!
Banana Nut Bread Quest Bar + Yogi Tea (made with Starbucks hot water ).
Carrot Cake in the Make.
Grating carrots…and nails.
The Happy Recipient.
The Happy Recipient (me).
Date Night at Zaytinya.
Cukes and Hummus.
Seared scallops/Yogurt-dill-garlic sauce.
Sunday Sweetgreen Salad.
Arugula/Roasted chicken/Goat cheese/Cucumbers/Tomatoes/Red onion/Champagne Vinaigrette.
Cake in a Cup.
New-to-me David’s Tea flavors!
Wedding Dress Shopping.
Which dress is best?
ALWAYS TRUST YOUR HEART AND INTUITION. Because they truly know best.
I hope you have a wonderful Monday, friends!
Make sure to check out the marvelous happenings today at Healthy Diva Life !
I want to know…
What’s your favorite thing to bake for others? Favorite cake in the entire world?
I LOVE baking for others, and usually turn to my favorite Chocolate Oat Bars, unless I know the recipient loves something else (as was the case with the carrot cake). My favorite cake is the cake that isn’t really a cake—cheesecake!
Which dress should I wear to my friend’s wedding in three weeks?
I need your opinion!
Tell me the best thing you ate or did this weekend!