THE WEEKEND IS HEEEEERE!!!
Congratulations to all of us for making it through another week. Gosh, it's just the best feeling!
I decided to participate in the Five Things Friday link up hosted by Clare at Fitting It All In because I love reading other people's Five Things!!
5 Things I Ate:
Root Beer Pulled Pork
This recipe hails from Healthful Pursuit, and it's a winner!!! Cody's dad and I put our pulled pork on mashed sweet potatoes while Cody and his bro went with delicious looking buns. I made a few adjustments to the recipe such as using about a 3 lb pork tenderloin and replacing the Zevia Root Beer with Blue Sky Root Beer.
Quinoa Crusted Snapper in a Chili Lime Marinade
I've featured this recipe from Inspired Edibles using sole on a different Friday, but thought it merited mentioning that snapper is also a delicious option! As well, this time I used olive oil instead of coconut oil and marinated the fish in the fridge for a little while. It was more flavorful this way and also the quinoa flake mixture stuck a lot better since the olive oil didn't harden like the coconut oil did.
Lara Bars have been saving my snack life this week! Since I didn't prep many snacky foods, these have been my go-to and it's great to have a good option available for grabbing out of the pantry. This week I had Coconut, Apple, and tried Blueberry for the first time!
Such a yummy snack!!! My favorite way to dress my popcorn: pumpkin seed oil, chili powder, nutritional yeast flakes, sea salt. So good.
I buy them mostly because they're tasty, but I have to admit a big winner for me is that they have pictures from different BC scenes on each different flavor's bag!!! Smokin' BBQ, for example, is a pic from the Kootenays and Rock Salt & Vinegar is a surfer catching waves in Tofino; very smart marketing, I may be a sucker to fall for this but I really do think it's cool!
5 Songs I'm Turning Up:
Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys
White Walls - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
What If I Was Willing - Chris Carmack (From Nashville!!)
Sweater Weather - The Neighborhood
Drink to That All Night - Jerrod Niemann
5 Words/Phrases/Things I've Learned From My In-Laws:
"Dirty Bulking" - When someone is eating a surplus of calories to bulk up, and they incorporate those extra calories in the form of McDonald's or junk food.
"Freshie" - Like a powder day, new snow.
"Like it's my job" - For example: "I checked the snow report all day like it was my job".
One footed tricks are the new thing to do on a snowboard. As in you do a back flip with only one foot strapped in to your binding.
You can never have too many blender bottles. You can use your blender bottle to mix up scrambled eggs.
5 Things I'm Coveting From Winners:
This tree painting, it's huge and would fill up our loft wall perfectly.
This tree, we have a smaller version but this one is big and I think it would look great above our headboard.
This chair, to use as a desk chair. Currently I have a crappy folding chair at my desk and it's hard to spend more than an hour sitting there. Uncomfortable. This chair = comfortable.
Maxi Dresses. I bought a really cute one last time I was in, and it's got the perfect racer back and I think it could be dressed up or down. Now I want a few more...
Tights. Winners has the most amazing selection of tights and I would be happy to stock up on some more
5 Reasons I'm So Excited To Eat At Pedal and Tap Tonight!!:
One: We don't have to cook
Two: We don't have to clean up
Three: I would really love a Pedal to the Meadow burger, please
Four: I would also love to have a delicious caeser
Five: Pedal and Tap is always a win
Be sure to check the link up to read other bloggers Five Things Friday post. Enjoy your weekend!!
XO - Michelle