Another one in the books, friends! Whether you were sharing the romantic weekend with someone special or a crazy group of galentines, I hope it was one to remember.
I spent my weekend mostly in the suburbs. Every year my high school hosts a fundraiser where they shut down the school and turn it into a living, breathing casino (private schools can shirk the rules, ya know?) so a lot of alum usually go back to the burbs to cause debauchery in the halls of an institution that used to give detentions for untucked shirts (my how things change).
Before leaving for the weekend Colleen and I continued my new tradition of Thursday Night Adventures in the kitchen. Two weeks ago, it was BLTs with avocado and roasted brussels sprouts. This past week we decided to try deep frying for the first time! I busted out my dutch oven, heated up some canola oil, and took a stab at some bomb fish tacos. They turned out so well and we felt like superstars.
The star of the show was our homemade avocado creama: avocado, greek yogurt, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. Try it try it try it!
After work on Friday night I hopped on a train and spent the next 36 hours doing the typical suburban activities: Target trips for no reason and leaving robbed of your money and dignity, drinking wine in someone’s kitchen with a local police officer getting all the latest town gossip, raiding my parents’ pantry for all the “good” food I don’t buy myself (and then realizing that my entire family is on a diet — that put a stop to my plan real fast).
Saturday night rolled around and it was time to hit the halls of my high school. I didn’t snap any pictures inside (unless you follow me on Snapchat!) but did make eye contact with a few of my old teachers when I was two hurricanes and countless Coors Lights deep, so I can cross that off the bucket list. I was also asked on numerous occasions if my shirt was “black and blue or white and gold.” So the jokes of 2015 haven’t died yet.
Valentine’s Day was spent at work and then making chocolate chip banana muffins stuffed to the brim with butter and sugar. Let’s just say I’m never healthifying any baked goods again. There’s a reason they’re desserts — these were so good!
Now, at the risk of sounding like an old grouch, thank goodness all the holidays are over. I’m exhausted! Since Thanksgiving I’ve celebrated Christmas, NYE, five birthdays, and Valentine’s Day. Can we all just chill now?
- Holiday season: sad to see it go or over it?
- Baking: are you always looking for ways to make it healthy or do you just go for it?
Your hair is like Rapunzel. JSYK
You are correct. It also gets in my way. Maybe I’ll follow in my footsteps!!
I think one of the only reasons lately I’ve enjoyed holiday season is some days off work, but I am finally ready to get back to normal everyday life, just in time for me to get sick though haha
Lots of days off work is definitely a perk 🙂 but let’s bring on the summer!
The fish tacos look awesome! Despite the fact that a lot of “healthy” dessert recipes do look tasty, I rarely eat dessert so when I do bake, I always bake full-on. I made slow cooker chocolate lava brownie pudding yesterday for dessert, to give you an example. It was amazing.
Good dessert philosophy! That slow cooker brownie pudding? Holy crap. I need pics now.
Most of the time I try to make recipes healthier, but once in a while I just want a real, true dessert with butter and eggs and sugar. I wouldn’t mind more holidays, but I am definitely over the winter.
Maybe that’s just what I need to be over 😉
Not even kidding, I was SO envious watching the tacos being made on snap.
I’m so glad we’re snap buddies!! Your life is so exciting 🙂
OMG THOSE TACOS. I need them right now. With the muffins for dessert, please?!
Also I am totally making that avocado sauce. YUM.
Fish tacos and buttery, sugary desserts are my heaven!!
I’m all about leaving in all the goodness in desserts – obviously!! And those fish tacos look killer, but I’m afraid to fry anything… the oil scares me!
It was surprisingly not scary! Give it a try!
Avocado crema makes any taco better!
I’m in love!
Those fish tacos look the bomb – especially with the amount of avocado creme on there – perfection!
Must check you out on snapchat! What’s your handle? I’m chaseredgrape 🙂
And I don’t see holiday season as being over – not long now until easter!
I do love easter actually! I’m glad we have a month or so though haha. At least it’s no more gifts! My wallet can’t handle any more! I’ll add you on snap today 🙂
Love that Parks & Rec kicked off Galentine’s Day! “Uteruses before duteruses”- so classic haha!
And your muffins look awesome. Buttery and sugar is the way to go, especially on Valentine’s Day!
Uteruses before duderuses is one of my new favorite phrases haha
I went to private school too! And I got detentions for my untucked shirts as well. And for rolling up the waistband of my kilt to make it shorter. Boom chicka bow wow!
Man you were the school hooker weren’t you! Jk of course but I’m sure to the deans you were T-R-O-U-B-L-E 😉
Avocado crema?! Me me me!!
No excuse needed to have some of that goodness! It’s delicious!
I LOVE to bake! I used to be big on making things healthier but realized then I was eating ALOT! So now i make the real thing and try to eat less. Ie I made muffins and then brought them to work the next day. They were gone before lunch…ha ha!
I’m the same way! If I healthify some things I usually end up eating double or triple the amount. And that’s not the perfect solution either — sometimes you just gotta go for the butter!