Friendly Friday Chats: The IntroOn October 11, 2019 by Laura R.
It seems that it’s been forever since I’ve written – and well it has been a bit. I thought trying to get in a routine by using Fiesta Friday would be a fun way to find my rhythm again so here we go…
Fiesta Friday is all about celebrating and settling in to chill a bit over the weekend – although my weekends don’t always appear so chill, they are definitely a different vibe than I have during the week. I’d also like to use these posts to reflect a bit on my week and share some of my fun, little (and maybe sometimes big) adventures.
My honey and I have made a goal to try a new recipe and complete (or at least start) a project a week. We began MLEatsandExplores as a way to bring our passions and our quality time together, aligned. But money is a bit tighter right now than before (working full time on my hustles now and the consistent paycheck isn’t quite there yet) so we’ll be “exploring” more recipes than restaurants. And with Fall among us now – which just happens to be both our favorite season – we’ll be scheduling more hikes, crafts and DIYing.
So, onward we go.
Some highlights from this week:
I was down and out sick a good bit of the week. These days were pretty much spent with fuzzy socks on, lots of cups of hot green tea and movies. However I do want to note that the amazing, authentic Vietnamese Wonton Soup Mark’s parents gave me hit the spot perfect (it’s like the Universe planned their dinner menu for me this week). This was my first time having it and man oh man was it yummy.
Once I was up and moving a bit more, we had work and errands to catch up on – prepping for our first debut of FiveInspired in the community. I’ll be vendoring at a local Fall Fest on Saturday…so we went tent and rack shopping!!! And played some practice for set up. I’m not trying to be all fumbly at my first event, although truth be told, I probably will be a bit still. Behold, our banner below. (Thank you for making the design process so easy and for having a sale VistaPrint!)
This week’s new recipe isn’t anything too fancy and it’s not new to Mark eating but it’s new to him cooking and it’s a first for me to eat! Most of the time we’ll be looking for a step by step recipe but with this week being a bit out of whack we aren’t getting to that goal so I decided to share this one that we had planned already – Baked Fish and Chinese Eggplant. Easy prep: Our day ran long so we stopped by and grabbed some marinated salmon fillets from the grocery store (Citrus Marinade). In a shallow baking pan slice the Chinese eggplant up and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Add salmon fillets to pan and then bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes, until salmon is fully cooked and eggplant is tender. I should have taken a photo but I kind of dove right in and forgot.
And our project for the week. We were feeling a bit spooky. This project idea came from Cap Creations. We cheated a little bit because we found these super cool planters so we skipped the craft skull but we’re still loving our end pieces!
And now we’re at Friday…what does this day hold for me?
Some computer and project work during the day and then I’ll be chilling like a villain this evening. The goal is to veg out with Netflix and then hit the hay early – gotta make sure I’m all energetic and ready to go for Fall Fest tomorrow!!!
What do you have going on this weekend?