Ohh, chello there. Happy warmer weather days, Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy bunny and chocolate eating. Is it just me, or do Reese's Peanut Butter Cups taste better shaped as an egg? They do, I don't know why I asked. We have entered into my second favorite time of the year. My first is fall because summer is finally over, my inner basic girl is screaming for all things pumpkin, and I start listening to Christmas songs on oh, November 1st (judge me, I dare you). I love Spring, because everything seems brighter. It's patio weather, flowers are blooming, it's wedding and concert season, and people just seem cheery. It won't ever come in first though because I know in 5 days or 5 weeks patio weather is long gone and it's time for this gal to either hibernate or spend her days in a pool.
I need a pool.
Lord have mercy, is she going to get to the point?
Sure. The point of this post is to be light and cheery. Like Spring! I dropped some heavy on you earlier in the week, so I thought I'd lighten the hell up and give you guys a break (although I stand by the importance of my last post).
So, in no particular order, here are some of my favorite things and random thoughts of this week.
It's crawfish season. I like the little critters (as long as they're not too spicy, I'm a sissy), but I wouldn't say I'm in love with crawfish. It's a lot of work for little reward in my eyes, but I appreciate the season all the same. Now, if you live in the Dallas area (the restaurant is actually in Addison), you HAVE to go to Nate's Seafood and Steakhouse. We've been there multiple times, and I've never been disappointed. If you're wanting crawfish, right now it's hot, spicy, and $6.95/pound. They have excellent catfish, red beans and rice, etouffee, and their gumbo is some of my favorite (Yeah, yeah, all Paleo, I know. Not). Also, cold beer! NOM!
Oh hell, I have no idea what to say about this. I mean, not cool. You can't go bashing people's heads in on an airplane. I'd be pretty pissed if I was forced off a plane, but I probably wouldn't let it get to the dragging stage. I do think people picked up their pitchforks and went hunting with a bit too much zest (I mean there's practically a holocaust happening in Syria, people). I'll never fly again! Bastards! Ban United! I don't agree with the force or violence that was used, but I also can remember that it was airport security that kicked him off the plane and not United security. It was a situation handled very, very poorly. Butttt, if United is the cheapest rate offered for a flight I need in the future, I'll probably take it. Oops, okay, byeeee.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
If you guys haven't gone to see this, you have to. It's SO good. I know, I know, I love Disney, but it was extremely well done. I laughed, I sang, and I left the theater feeling light and bouncy. The scenery and special effects are beautiful and the acting is superb. And please don't be one of those A-holes that is all like what about Stockholm syndrome?? What about how it teaches our boys to abuse and imprison women (yes, I read this in an article)?? For the love, people, it's a Disney movie. And he gives her a mother-effing library. Case closed.
CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE TO COME OUT
Blah. What's your favorite exercise? I'm struggling lately. It's hard to just start something. To pick up from nothing and go. And not to mention, why is everything so freaking expensive these days? I want to do Yoga near my house, oh that's $160/month. Come again? I've been thinking about taking up swimming again, but I'm concerned that much time in my own head might be detrimental. Then again, I could spend the time coming up with ideas for future books. What do you all do? What's your favorite form of exercise?
TRIAL AND ERROR
Have any of you watched this show on NBC? It is HILARIOUS. No really, so funny. It stars John Lithgow, a "rollercizing" poetry professor on trial for murdering his wife. He claims he didn't do it, but the small-town folk of East Peck have already deemed him guilty. He has a bright-eyed New York lawyer named Josh whose office is in a taxidermy shop. Josh's assistant and lead investigator are brilliant (in their acting, their characters, not so much). It's a thirty-minute comedy that brings the laughs each and every week.
THE SONG I HAVE ON REPEAT THIS WEEK
YUMMY PALEO RECIPE from PaleOMG
Almost 5 Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie
- 1 large spaghetti squash
- 1 pound Italian sausage
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup pizza sauce (no sugar added)
- 1 tsp dried basil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 3 eggs, whisked
- You can also add anything else you'd like, veggies, other spices, etc.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Place spaghetti squash cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the skin of the squash gives when you press on it. Then reduce oven heat to 350 degrees.
- Once squash is done cooking, remove threads and place in an 8x8 greased baking dish.
- Place a large pan over medium heat. Add italian sausage and onion. Cook until pink no longer remains in the sausage and it is broken up into pieces.
- Add pizza sauce, dried basil and salt and pepper to the pan and mix well.
- Add sausage mixture to the 8x8 dish and mix well with spaghetti squash threads.
- Lastly, add whisked eggs to the baking dish and mix everything together until you can no longer see the eggs.
- Place in oven and bake for 1 hour or until the top of the mixture forms a slight crust that doesn't give when you press on it in the middle of the dish.
- Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
There ya have it, some things to boost you into the weekend! Hope everyone has had a great week. What's on your mind? What's your favorite song right now? Seen any good movies lately?
Until next time,
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.