My Everyday Life: Week 14

Here's what this past week looked like:

MY BROTHER GOT MARRIED!!!

My Everyday Life: Week 14

It was beautiful!

My Everyday Life: Week 14

They had the wedding at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. We drove down for it.

My Everyday Life: Week 14

Allison + Ryan

My Everyday Life: Week 14

Right before cocktail time.

My Everyday Life: Week 14

The bridesmaids dresses. Mine is the dark chocolate one on the left.

My Everyday Life: Week 14

My sister-in-law looked amazing.

My Everyday Life: Week 14

Love these two.

My Everyday Life: Week 14

My niece & I.

My Everyday Life: Week 14

 

I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY

  1. Would love to stumble upon one of these sculptures.
  2. Some ideas for next year's April Fools' Jokes.
  3. I just bought myself one of these planners. SO excited.
  4. I'd wear this outfit in a heartbeat. Except...these legs can't do skinny jeans.
  5. Whoa. Holy stain fighter!
  6. Beautiful flowers made from egg cartons!
  7. Books that will change your life.
  8. We're gonna need some gorgeous wallpaper in my house.
  9. Love these mini mason jar cheesecakes.
  10. What do you think of Amazon's new Dash Button?
  11. Added two cookbooks to my arsenal this week: My New Roots: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season & The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl and Spoon: Simple and Inspired Whole Foods Recipes to Savor and Share
  12. Speaking of...check out this dessert. The photos are gorgeous.
  13. I love Chuck Close portraits. Check out these celebs.
  14. Waves are beautiful.  Especially when they're long exposure waves.
  15. Might have to make this cake for Easter.
  16. Also Shot on an iPhone 6
  17. This print is darling.
  18. Would love a giant roll of paper in my kitchen.
  19. Things you'll never hear me say...
  20. Taking passive aggressive notes taken to a whole new level!

 

Single Serving Nachos

Single Serving Nachos // shutterbean

We don't always have the time to make nachos from scratch...and sometimes we lack all of the ingredients. But! If you have a microwave (or oven/toaster oven), tortilla chips and cheese you can make single serving nachos in less than a minute. I wanted a snack yesterday so I stuck 5 tortilla chips in the microwave in a circle and popped them in the microwave for about 2o seconds. Once the cheese was melted and topped each chip with a dollop of salsa and pickled jalapeño. A little cilantro leaf to make it fancy!  The toppings are all up to you and based on what you have.  I would have put sour cream or Greek yogurt on top..or maybe even a sliver of avocado. Next time!   The trick is to not make them more than a single serving. Good luck with that.

If you love nachos, make your own nacho sauce OR check out these breakfast potato nachos.

To see more of my Thursday Snack Ideas, follow my Pinterest Board

Spicy Coconut Noodles

A tasty weeknight meal is only 20 minutes away. Check out the recipe for this Spicy Coconut Noodle dish on Shutterbean.com !

Just when I thought I tackled all my stacks of rogue recipes ripped out from magazines, I went through one of my old purses and found a treasure trove. For the record, this is how I organize some of my recipes to make. So, this recipe is something I've had in my possession for almost 9 years. You should have seen how discolored it was! And as I was meal planning for last week, I thought this one would go really well with the Sambal Chicken Skewers I grilled. I love when things magically work out like that.

Spicy Coconut Noodles || Shutterbean

I took a big risk with those two recipes in the fact that my husband isn't into chicken as much as I am and I wasn't really sure how he feels about coconut in noodles. I don't really have a history of making us dishes with rice noodles, so  I was pleasantly surprised that my risk paid off because he told me the combination was "REALLY GOOD."  Then he proceeded to get a second helping and then told me I should make it again. Hallelujah!

Spicy Coconut Noodles || Shutterbean

I suspect he loved the creamy sauce on the noodles...the spice...the basil (although I should have used Thai Basil!) and the fish sauce. He's a sucker for fish sauce. It's like a creamy Thai alfredo. Winner winner chicken dinner. Literally.

Sambal Chicken Skewers

Dust off the grill and make these Sambal Chicken Skewers. Made with sambal oelek, sriracha & sweetened with brown sugar. Check out the recipe at Shutterbean.com !

Someone asked me if I've made plans for the Summer and all I could say was that I'm gonna do a lot of grilling. I definitely have my priorities straight.

Sambal Chicken Skewers || shutterbean

Last week we had a beautiful week of a weather so I dusted off our grill...with a cocktail and flip flops.  I know, I know! I'm annoying. I am sorry that you're in cold weather on the east coast. I really hope that we get the rain we need. I digress...

Sambal Chicken Skewers || shutterbean

In a quest for a simple grilled recipe, I found this winner in my stack of ripped out pages from magazines. This will definitely be a staple in our Summer 2015 Rotation. I imagine we'll do a version with pork tenderloin or steak. Nothing like sweet/spicy/crispy chicken pulled right off a skewer. I made these beauties with a spicy coconut noodle dish that I'll be sharing on Wednesday.  Stay tuned!

And I Quote:

In optimism there is magic // shutterbean

Imagination and fiction make up //shutterbean

My Everyday Life: Week 13

Here's what this past week looked like:

LET ME IN, WOMAN. It's raining out here.

My Everyday Life: Week 13

Trying on his wedding attire. Casey directed this shot :)

My Everyday Life: Week 13

New cousins being watched over by Joni Mitchell.

My Everyday Life: Week 13

ROAD TRIP.

My Everyday Life: Week 13

I like to do fancy makeup while road tripping.

My Everyday Life: Week 13

And doodling in the car... while listening to the New Order Pandora station.

I'm kind of obsessed with my new Pentel Brush Pen. 

My Everyday Life: Week 13

I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY

 

  1. Oh gosh. I would eat a whole plate of these Carrot Cake Cookies and OMG this cake!
  2. I love this photo so much.
  3. These jellyfish/airplants are so pretty.
  4. My husband would love these spring rolls.
  5. I have so many daydreams of buying an airstream and seeing the country.
  6. Can someone please name their baby Louella? Thanks.
  7. Cooool. You collaborate with bees.
  8. I really want our driveway to say something funny.
  9. Been reading all about being an INFJ this week. What's your personality?
  10. People had regrets.
  11. Oops.
  12. How to live a happy life.
  13. Advice every women in her 20s should know.
  14. Two words: DOUGHNUT POPCORN & Doughnut glazes!
  15. This is a whole lot of inside information from couples.
  16. My dad always talks about Egg Creams. It's time I make him one.
  17. Casey convinced me to buy a French Butter Crock it's been a game changer. Thanks, Casey.
  18. Something fun to do in SF. I think we're gonna go.
  19. I have major sister envy.
  20. Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are my gateway drug.