Wednesday, March 29, 2017

what's up wednesday

Linking up with MelSheaffer, and Shay!

What we're eating this week:

I've said it before and I'll say it again: this vegetable pasta primavera gives me life. This week we added caramelized Brussels sprouts to it (did that in a pan with olive oil, salt and pepper) and OMG. I can die happy.

I also have plans to try this recipe but to sub asparagus for the roasted tomatoes.

Next week we are trying Hello Fresh for the first time and I am SO excited! I had been avoiding any of the subscription meal services because at $10 per person per meal it just didn't make sense to me (I cook our meals for far less than that). However, using this referral I was able to get the meals for $40 off which came out to $3.33 per person per meal so I figured we'd give it a shot.

Brussels sprouts chips! Whenever we make Brussels sprouts we take the leaves that fall off and turn them into chips. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and bake at 400 degrees until brown (I burnt them a bit this week). Not only do Jon and I love them, but Edith gobbles them up.

What I'm reminiscing about:

Edith will be 2.5 in April and I'm kind of beside myself about it. I'm not exactly sure where the last 2.5 years have gone.

What I'm loving:

The smiles on this sweet girl.

This fun package of goodies a sweet friend sent me this week.

What we've been up to:

A few weeks ago we had a really intense storm with very high winds. There are two large trees in our backyard and between branches hitting the house and the wind pulling away at our siding we have been doing a LOT of yard cleanup. We also have an insurance adjuster coming to see if they'll cover the damage to the house.

What I'm dreading:

There actually isn't anything that really sticks out in my mind!

What I'm working on:
This was my big project for March. Tutorial for similar sign here.

What I'm excited about:

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Hopefully in April we will build our raised garden beds. I also have big plans for planters like this.

What I'm watching/reading:

For once we are all caught up on our shows! The only thing I've really been reading is a variety of cooking magazines as I hunt for new recipes.

What I'm listening to:

What I'm wearing:

This lipstick.

What I'm doing:

Starting seedlings (okay, this has mostly been Jon).

What I'm looking forward to next month:

My parents generously purchased tickets for all of us to take Elden and Edith to see Sesame Street Live in April. The kids have never been to a movie theater and certainly not a live show so I'm really excited for this. Edith asked me yesterday morning if she could wear a dress to the show.

What else is new: 

Have you entered to win an heirloom seed package from Baker Creek yet? The giveaway closes first thing Friday morning! Check back for the winner then.


  1. We started seedlings this month too! I'm so excited to get our garden going! We did Hello Fresh for a few weeks using coupons and referrals and we LOVED it. We got the 2 person plan but it was delicious and so fun to cook together! It got too expensive to go back to full price every week, but I think we might do it once in a while just for a change. Hello Fresh also puts all their recipes on their website, so the past few weeks I've been cooking their meals from their site and just buying my own ingredients at the store, which is way cheaper but still so fun to try new things!

    1. Yes! I noticed that too on the recipes - there are definitely some on there that I want to try. We just got our first box yesterday (I obviously got my days mixed up, haha) so we start tonight!