Welcome to the weekend, my mates! We’re in Louisiana this weekend and headed to a crawfish boil this afternoon. That’s a primary for me and I’m fairly excited to see the way it’s finished.
We’re planning to spend a few hours in New Orleans tomorrow morning earlier than heading dwelling – mainly lengthy sufficient to stroll a bit in Jackson Sq. and get espresso and beignets at Cafe Du Monde. (That entire work-school-life factor is making this a fast journey.) Shoot me a notice if there’s one thing I actually shouldn’t miss within the space.
ON THE BLOGS this week: This spice and herb crusted pork roast is full of taste and a stunning kick from the peppers and the salt. Pork sirloin roast makes a scrumptious dinner any night time of the week.
Our buddy Tony’s Slow Cooker Baked Beans are chock-full of bacon and beef, sweetened with molasses after which simmered till thick and candy. After I inform you that individuals go loopy over these beans, I’m not exaggerating.
Crunchy but chewy; candy and smokey, I really feel like goldilocks once I eat this cauliflower broccoli salad as a result of it has simply the correct amount of every part. In case you’re something like me, you’ll end up making and consuming this salad on repeat!
In case you’re a fan of the strawberries and cream mixture, a candy steaming bowl of strawberries and cream oatmeal is kind of presumably the epitome of breakfast consolation meals.
Tender peas, candy carrots, and savory bits of celery and onions in a creamy, wealthy beef gravy baked inside a buttery crust make for a fantastic ground beef pot pie.
Crispy, ever so tender, and delicious air fryer smashed Brussels sprouts with balsamic glaze are unattainable to move up. I dare you to eat only one.
Flaky tuna, crunchy bits of purple onion, and bell peppers tossed with freshly cooked pasta in a creamy, tangy dressing make for a colourful (and oh so very tasty!) Tuna Pasta Salad.
No-bake cookies have met their match with these no bake chocolate peanut butter bars. It doesn’t get a lot simpler than simply stirring every part collectively and pouring it right into a pan.
Dark chocolate ice cream delivers simply the correct amount of sweetness, it’s the proper deal with for chocolate lovers who take pleasure in a bittersweet twist.
What I’m CRAVING: Have you ever heard of a Danish Dream Cake? My mouth is watering on the considered that fluffy mild cake with a coconut caramel topping. I would like to do this one for myself!
My FAVORITE THINGS this week are my wireless earbuds. I don’t know once I’ve ever been so happy with a $30 buy – they usually’re on sale now for $25! My children and I all have these earbuds and in over 18 months of near-constant use, we’ve but to have any points with them. They proceed to work flawlessly.
What I’m LISTENING to: Walker Hayes. Admittedly, I’m a little bit late to this celebration, however a lot of his music is simply plain enjoyable. He’s definitely not everybody’s cup of tea and I’m discovering that nation music purists don’t appear to be his largest followers. However that isn’t stopping me from having fun with the heck out of his music proper now.
What I’m READING: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. I’m about midway by this one and don’t have any qualms about sharing it with you now. This guide is the precursor to his guide Digital Minimalism and I prefer it each bit as a lot.
Whereas each shallow and deep work every have a spot in our lives, deep work is usually extra rewarding and requires focus. So, if it’s vital to you to be each environment friendly and create high quality work, make common time in your life to go distraction-free. There’s loads of fluff within the guide as properly, and it’s all mainly widespread sense, however I discovered the tales to be attention-grabbing and motivating.
I discovered every of those books to be a fantastic learn on their very own and even higher collectively. There’s a whole lot of strong data right here that will make you rethink the best way you utilize your units, even if you happen to aren’t essentially taken with lowering your use of expertise. In case you’re something like me and have given some thought to the period of time we spend immersed in expertise, the books are more likely to encourage you.
“Behold, God is my salvation; I’ll belief, and won’t be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my energy and my track, and he has grow to be my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2 ESV
Wishing you a stunning week filled with little issues that make you smile!