Friday, November 11, 2022
Happy Friday and Happy Veteran’s Day! Are you off? We are not. It is time to link up with the girls for Friday Favorites here!
This week flew by!
Here is a random mix of things that made me happy this week!
When isn’t Ernie a favorite? He is a good boy!
I attempted empanadas and they turned out great! Using refrigerated pie crust is the way to go. Here is the recipe I used if you want to try them, too!
I also thought I would share my “everything” breakfast potatoes. I microwave a couple of small potatoes after washing them and poking them with a fork. I let them cool, dice them, salt and pepper them, and then saute them in a skillet for a while.
Leave them alone and let them get really crispy on one side before flipping them. Cook on other side and finally add everything but the bagel seasoning. So good! Mason often requests these for breakfast.
I used them in my 3 breakfast burritos for the week. I did my meal prep on Tuesday and only made 3 for the short week.
Meal prep – even a small one this week – is always a favorite. My one lunch for Erica and I is an asian chicken teriyaki bowl with broccoli and cauliflower rice.
A library pick up is always a favorite! I get nervous when I run out of books to read next. Do you?
Starting this one first:
I had a nice day off for Election Day Tuesday that included voting – of course – and some errands. Tom absolutely has to have beer cheese and his favorite brand is only sold at Liquor Barn. I got that for him and couldn’t believe all the Torani flavorings. This gives me lots of ideas for coffee and for cocktails! Coffee and cocktails at the casa, don’tchaknow?
My sister Molly likes Mom Water. It is basically a hard seltzer without the fizz. Are you a Karen? Don’t we all have a bit of Karen inside of us? You can drink Karen flavor! Molly is weird and does not like carbonation. Carbonation is the chef’s kiss to all my cocktails.
Proof! My polling place is my kids’ old middle school and I did not have to wait at all to vote.
I was able to meet one of my Heathers for lunch. We had salads at Waldo’s and split some fries.
Ernie has had some nice walks lately. It is turning cold on Saturday so we have to soak this up!
Are you a fan of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? One of my favorite “characters” is Mauricio, Kyle Richard’s hub. This is his new show on Netflix with two of the daughters who are in the real estate biz with him. I am starting this stat!
I have had this little nail lamp for gel nails for a while and what was stopping me was the removal process. I ordered a new gel remover from Amazon and I am hopeful.
Basically it just takes patience. You have to put the base coat on, cure it, put a color coat on, cure it, put another color coat on, cure it, put a top coat on, cure it. I think it took me 30 minutes.
I will report back on how long it lasts, how the remover works, etc.
Erica made our lasagna cups one day! I am not kidding when I say that these taste exactly like the real deal. I am so excited to try a white lasagna version next week with spinach and artichoke.
For dinner, Tom and I had chicken, green beans, and a mixture of white and sweet potatoes. He loved this meal.
Have a wonderful weekend!