Thank you all for the get well wishes! I’m feeling loads better since Tuesday and am now just waiting for my ears to pop. Unfortunately, I think I’ll be waiting a little longer because of my plane ride yesterday. Fortunately, it was worth it for an impromptu visit to the one and only Arizona.
Bobby and I decided to plan a quick weekend getaway that just so happened to work out with scheduling and the beauty of frequent flyer miles. I arrived yesterday afternoon in time for a late lunch with Mama B. and Eric at True Food Kitchen.
Just as we did the last time we visited, Mama B. and I started out with Cucumber-Citrus Skinny Margaritas. Casa Noble Silver Organic Tequila, lime, fresh mint, soda and orange. I really need to recreate this at home!
We started out by sharing an order of edamame dumplings with daikon radish and white truffle oil…
…as well as a wild mushroom pizza. I can’t say enough about this one. I practically inhaled it!
Mama B. and I each also picked out the Mediterranean Chopped Salad, made with cucumber, olive, cherry tomato, quinoa, feta, Marcona almonds and lemon oregano vinaigrette. We barely made a dent in them after the appetizer and pizza so are looking forward to lunch leftovers today.
We came home and watched more of the Olympics, eventually satisfying our sweet teeth with a small bowl of vanilla ice cream layered with peaches. I love when peach season rolls around. It means fall isn’t too far away!
That observation may make some of you cringe, I know. But I can’t wait for football season.
In other news this week, I’m currently reading Emily Giffin’s newest book, Where We Belong. I’m enjoying it so far and am planning to do several reviews of her books in the coming weeks. I’ve read all of them and love the candy-colored covers that have become her trademark.
Speaking of books, how CUTE are these cupcakes?
They come from Victoria’s Kitchen in London. I am very tempted to have a batch sent across the pond. Thanks to Jill for sharing them with me. I think the true challenge would be figuring out which books to use on top! What would be in your top dozen?
Last but not least, here is today’s random smile – a new towel I found in my family’s kitchen.
If you need me, I’ll be making a moose in the kitchen.
The weekend is almost here! Any big plans for kicking off August?
I’m hoping to play some golf and get in a hike or two.