I love all types of movies. Drama, action, thrillers…but romantic comedies are my favorite. I re-watch the same ones over and over again. They never get old. And I watch them even more around Christmastime – a few of my favorites are Christmas themed (Love Actually, White You Were Sleeping, Serendipity). There’s just something about a good love story this time of year. So, do you agree with any of my favorites? What romantic comedy do you watch over and over again?
- Two Weeks Notice
- A Lot Like Love
- You’ve Got Mail
- It’s Complicated
- Sleepless in Seattle
- Love Actually
- Never Been Kissed
- Notting Hill
- Crazy Stupid Love
- Groundhog Day
- He’s Just Not That Into You
- While You Were Sleeping
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Here’s a round up of some of the most talked about cookbooks of 2016. I think cookbooks are a great gift for anyone – for the ladies or the gents, the novice cooker or the expert, or anyone who loves food.
Small Victories by Julie Turshen
How to Celebrate Everything by Jenny Rosenstrach
Skinnytaste Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka
Cooking for Jeffrey by Ina Garten
EveryDayCook by Alton Brown
Old Navy does it again! Red buffalo plaid is hot right now. Especially as a coat. When I found the affordable option at Old Navy, I knew I had to share the details.
SplurgePendleton Paul Bunyan Plaid Coat | $350
Old Navy Brushed Stand-Collar Coat | $59.94
Photo by me
Hello, blog-o-sphere. I’m so sorry I have abandoned you. Well maybe we’ll call it a break. You could even call it a sabbatical. Because…I moved to Chicago! I’m dedicated to posting regularly. I have so much content brewing in my head. Stay tuned! I’m going to start with some fun gift guides.
It’s good to be back.
It’s peony season // photo by yours truly
Below is a round up of some of my favorite internet finds of the week. Check them out this weekend.
Cook this delicious looking zoodle recipe from Lake Shore Lady. I’m obsessed with zoodles, but need some new ideas for what to do with them. This one looks so good.
Off the shoulder tops and dresses are all the rage this season. Check this dress out from ASOS – it’s only $25. It’s a great cover up option for the beach and pool. It comes in black, red, yellow, pink and white.
Subscribe to theSkimm. I recently heard about theSkimm, and have been hooked ever since. It’s a daily email newsletter with quick snapshots and current events that should be on your radar. theSkimm makes it easier to start a conversation and keeps you up-to-date on top news. Sign up here. Not to mention, it’s whitty and funny – and written by women for women. It’s now the first thing I read when I wake up.
I love listening to movie soundtracks. They provoke the same feelings you get when you watch the actual movie. I listen to the Little Women soundtrack a lot, especially around Christmas. Check out this list of the 20 best movie soundtracks that define cool. The Social Network music is so haunting!
Happy Friday! We have conquered the first week of February. It was unusually warm early in the week (50 degrees!) for Michigan. It had me longing for spring already and a trip to the Northwest (hello drizzly mild winters). Here’s what caught my eye this week around the internet.
- I found this blog post about trying five new fitness classes from A Cup of Jo candid and relatable. I love pilates reformer, but want to try a new class. I recently joined a gym that includes classes like cycling, yoga, ab blast and more. I’m going to try a new one next this weekend.
- Look at this pretty iPhone case. It has a “tough case” option for clumsy people like me. I completely shattered the screen of my iPhone for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I replaced the screen right away, but have already cracked the corner of the new one! The tough case is constructed as a two-piece, impact resistant, flexible plastic case with an extremely slim profile and extra shock dispersion. A flexible rubber liner provides a secure fit and feel without compromising style…according to the website.
- I love romantic movies (my all time fav is Pride and Prejudice). I recently heard about Me Before You and watched the trailer (it’s based on this book). It looks so, so good. And Emilia Clarke as the lead?! She’s finally breaking free from Game of Thrones…and it looks like she’s going to be totally adorable (and perfectly cast) in the movie.
- 31 Life Lesson They Don’t Teach You in School. I was going to pick a couple of my favorites to highlight, but they are really great. The list should be called “31 Things to Practice Everyday.”
- A pretty top from Ann Taylor.
*I could not find the original source of this image. I found it on Pinterest.
I made the most insane dinner on Saturday night. I’ve been experimenting with making different Thai and Indian dishes this past month. But after two failed attempts at tom kha gai and some so-so curry dishes, I finally nailed one. So spicy, so flavorful and so delicious. I had ground turkey I needed to use, but I was craving something with curry – so Indian turkey meatballs were born. I made a yellow curry sauce to simmer the meatballs in and served everything over rice.
My meatballs always turn out as triangles – what’s the secret to making them round?!
Ingredients for the Indian meatballs:
1 large egg
1 t yellow curry powder
1 t cumin
1 T fresh ginger, grated
1 garlic clove, minced
1 T fresh cilantro
Dash of salt and pepper
1 Lb. lean ground turkey
1 T olive oil or coconut oil
Add the first six ingredients to a large bowl. Mix together well with a fork. Add the ground turkey to the egg and spice mixture. Thoroughly mix together with your hands. Form meat into 1.5 inch balls. In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add meatballs and brown on all sides for a few minutes (they do not need to be cooked through because you’ll add them to the sauce to simmer later). Remove meatballs from skillet and set them aside.
Ingredients for Yellow Curry Sauce:
1 T olive oil or coconut oil
Half of a medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 t yellow curry powder
1 t garam masala
1 14 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
1 14 oz. can of lite coconut milk
1 t salt
dash of pepper
Fresh cilantro for serving
In the same skillet you browned the meatballs in, add the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and sautee until soft. Add the garlic, curry powder and garam marsala. Cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). Add the tomatoes, coconut milk, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Add the meatballs to the sauce. Simmer the meatballs in the sauce uncovered for 30 minutes. The sauce should thicken. Serve over rice with fresh cilantro.