Scattered Sundays and Meal Plan
If I ask you to give me an example of an oxymoron, what is the first thing that comes to mind?
Was it jumbo shrimp?
It was totally jumbo shrimp, wasn’t it? #nailedit.
This week we met up in Seattle with my mom’s best friend since fifth grade. She and her husband were in town for her 50th high school reunion and we were lucky enough to get a chance to see Auntie Lulu (real name Sarah Louise. Yep, Sarah) and her husband John.
From lunch, the four Cooks hit up the Pacific Science Center for dinosaurs and other nerd stuff.
The air quality from wildfire smoke combined with the heat made for a thick and muggy kind of day. Bennett decided the only solution was ice cream which we bought at Cupcake Royale. The staff there was so sweet and gave us extra napkins and a cup for Bennett’s cone. They know kids and ice cream.
I know about talk about these shoes a lot but I’m 100% addicted and fully believe everyone needs a pair. I wore them for 20k steps in the city and my feet were comfy and happy. You won’t find a cuter and more comfortable casual slip-on flat my friends.
It was so hot at the start of the week that I made multiple batches of Watermelon Popsicles. Our little neighbor/Bennett’s bestie is obsessed with these.
This week I recorded my third interview on a blogging podcast. I’m excited to share it when it is out! Until then, I’ll leave you this photo of the contortion that was required due to weird Skype audio. I spent 50 minutes snuggled up to my laptop on our bed. Totally worth it.
Ohhhhhh, my friends, I have a new podcast recommendation for you! Months ago I told you all about the love I had for the Slow Burn season one podcast about Watergate. Season two is all about the impeachment of Clinton. Both have been fascinating and are really well investigated.
I wasn’t alive during the Nixon ordeal, and only remember some of parts of the Clinton proceedings so I’m learning a ton. If you’re a giant history dork, I highly recommend both seasons.
Senator McCain passed away yesterday. I didn’t always agree with him but I respect the hell out of him for always doing what he felt was right and honorable. He lived life based on principle and love for his country and a higher calling.
I got the news about his passing when I was at the baby shower for a friend’s son. She passed away last fall after fighting the same cancer that Senator McCain had. It was fairly surreal to see this cancer come full circle in our lives and the lives of others.
Hug those you love and take an extra moment to remind them how much you love them.
On Sustainable Cooks This Week
Easy Spicy Coleslaw Without Mayo – A simple recipe for Easy Spicy Coleslaw Without Mayo that not only tastes delicious but is healthy too. The zesty homemade dressing has no mayo and uses creamy Greek yogurt.
Your Favorite Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffin Recipe – You’ll never believe that these amazing homemade Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins are made with 100% whole grains. Flavored with lemon zest, these blueberry muffins are an easy and healthy make-ahead recipe the whole family will love.
Confessions – This post needs no introduction!
The Five Most Popular Posts This Week
I had to share this with you all because it was too good. Part of looking at stats also means you get to see what search queries bring people to your website.
Well, this week not only did someone search for “how to make fake poop with peanut butter and chocolate“, but Google was like “I have just the site for you”.
I cannot tell you how much that made my whole night when I saw it.
- Homemade Vicks Shower Soothers – this post is one that still makes me cringe (desperately needs to be updated) but given that it has been pinned over 2 million times (TWO MILLION), chances are it brought some of you to me at some point. And for that I am grateful.
- 10 Minute Instant Pot Tortilla Soup With Rice
- Canning Peaches – How to Can Peaches
- Amazing Refrigerator Dilly Beans
- 10 Minute Instant Pot Roasted Garlic
Monday:: A quiche recipe I’m working on. And a big ol’ salad. Snore on the salad. At least there will be tomatoes.
Tuesday:: Chef salads and biscuits (not cookies, but bread). Busy night with soccer and preschool orientation going on at the same time.
Wednesday:: Spaghetti, salad, and grilled zucchini.
Thursday:: Troy’s burgers, sweet potato fries, and green beans.
Friday:: Popcorn, leftovers, and movie night.
Saturday:: Out. I’m not cooking. Eff that noise.
Sunday:: Family dinner.
What We Bought This Week
What are you having this week?