Weekend Update

Y’all,  I was majorly side-eyeing everyone that was complaining about adjusting to daylights saving time this weekend… until I woke up an hour late this morning because the sun decided to sleep in. I get it. This does kind of suck. You guys were RIGHT.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! In keeping with one of my new year’s resolution to be more social, I think I hit the nail on the head Saturday. I slept in until 10am, which is pretty late considering my normal is around 7 and then popped over to the city to see some friends.

The weather was amazing and I was thrilled to have any excuse to be outside and barelegged. Had a bit of lunch and walked around SoHo, followed by drinks at a friend’s place in the West Village, and a night cap at Daddy-O. Really was a perfect Saturday.

Re: the bare legs, I’d been dying to have an excuse to this wear dress. This was the perfect outfit for what I knew was going to be a loooooong day.

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dressshoes, bag, similar jacket
 

I spent Sunday doing what I do best, Netflix and Chill. And by chill I mean actually CHILL.

I put a bit of a dent in my Netflix queue–

  • I’m still working my way through Mad Men (currently at the end of season 4). I have to watch it in doses… mainly because I don’t want to run out of Jon Hamm’s beautiful, beautiful face anytime soon. And, because Mad Men is slow. Intentionally slow, but slow nonetheless.
  • Lightened the load with a little bit of Chip and Joanna on HGTV’s Fixer Upper.
  • Fell asleep three times while trying to watch Cruel Intentions… watching in preparation for it coming to TV!!! Details here. I think this might end up being a total fail TBH…

Went to the gym and did this beginners Tracey Anderson method video at home. Note: I have only worked myself up to like 30 minutes of this video.  It all seems so easy until you’re profusely sweating in the middle of your living room wondering if your neighbors can hear you breathing heavily and praying for Jesus to spare your life

Did a bit of cooking and recipe research

  • Spaghetti squash is trash. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic. But I just can’t get it to taste at all like anything I would want to eat regularly. I’m going to try Zucchini noodles as an alternative. Anyone have any recipes or suggestions??
  • Found this recipe for Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary. Can’t wait to try it out. For Whole30, make sure the butter is clarified.
  • I’m hoping to pair the sweet potatoes with this pulled pork recipe from Nom Nom Paleo tonight. I’m out of town Wednesday night until Saturday, so I’m hoping I can re-purpose this pork to cover the rest of the weeks lunches and dinners.
  • For you Whole30 folks who are a bit burnt out on the same ole same ole, try these Crab Cakes from Healing Gourmet! They are amazing and super easy to make. I would suggest either subbing the 3 tablespoons of coconut flour with almond flour or reducing to 2 tablespoons. Coconut flour is verrrry absorbent.

How was everyone else’s weekend? Any St. Paddy’s plans?

Tata,

Emmicia

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6 comments

  1. The one time I made spaghetti squash it smelled like a pumpkin so I threw it in the trash. Can’t do it

    You are kinda making me consider whole30…

  2. I love spaghetti squash, but you can’t think of it as a noodle sub. Better to think of it as a sweetish bed for saucy things. I like it under Mexican beans (vegetarian) but that could easily be adapted w meat.

    1. Maybe this is a mental thing. My main issue is the texture. No matter how I cook it, it ends up a bit watery. Going to give it another try and hope for the best.

  3. Spaghetti squash is one of my greatest Whole30 discoveries!

    I usually roast my spaghetti squash: cut it in half, rub some olive oil on the inside, sprinkle with salt and pepper and stick the halves face-down on a foiled cookie sheet at 350 and forget about it for around 45 minutes. I haven’t had the issue of it being too watery, I serve it under a thick meat sauce (ground turkey & arrabbiata). If the sauce is thick, I’m usually in the clear and I usually just mix it all together so the texture isn’t too crazy.

    I’ve had a much bigger problem with the zoodles being way too watery. Still trying to figure out my best way to tackle those without issue.

    1. My friend had the exact same thoughts re: spaghetti squash and zoodles. Maybe I’ll try roasting it a bit longer. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

  4. spending this morning catching up on your blog posts!

    1. Cute outfit!
    2. Mad Men is waaayyyy to slow for me. Tried to watch several times; can’t make it through!
    3. Cruel Intentions for Tv will definitely be a fail lol
    4. Will be doing this Tracey Anderson workout tonight!
    5. I will also try this sweet potato recipe! Looks delish!

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