Watch, Read, Eat, Deed

If you’re new here, this is my weekly snippet of things I’m watching, reading, eating and doing. Check back for a new list every Sunday!

Watch: My Five Wives 

My5Wives

I don’t know what it is, but if there is a show about polygamy on TV, I’ll probably watch at least one episode…then I get sucked in and watch the whole season. The intro to this show doesn’t lie though; they really seem to love each other, which is so nice to see – on TV or in life.

Read: Yoga Journal 

Yoga Journal

This was Mom’s birthday gift. I read it before wrapping it (no worries, I told her I did), but I also forgot the present on the table when I went to her house. Thankfully, her copy had already arrived!

Eat: Pancakes at the beach

Beach Pancakes

Fact: Pancakes taste better under a palm tree. =)

Deed: Seasonal closet switch-out 

Donate

I went through the entire closet, switching out my fall/winter items for my spring/summer items, and managed to fill three bags for the donation bin in the process. Whoa.

 Enjoy your week!

-L

Social Food: Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bread

Choc Dulce de Leche Bread

My sister-in-law loves dulce de leche more than I do, which is impressive. While visiting recently, I made us all the World’s Sexiest Pie. Because I didn’t look at the recipe like a sane cook, I didn’t know if I needed 1 or 2 cans of toffee. I made 2 but only used 1. My SIL snacked on the other can over the next couple of days. There was just enough left though to try this delicious treat I saw on Pinterest. Enter Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bread. For the record, calling this “bread” is a lie. Mine was drier, bread-shaped cake. Delicious drier, bread-shaped cake.

Enjoy!

-L

Watch, Read, Eat, Deed

Three weeks! Uh oh, Series; I think I’ve got you down. If you’re new here, Watch, Read, Eat, Deed is my weekly snippet of things I’m watching, reading, eating and doing. Check back for a new list every Sunday!

Watch: Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump Movie Poster

This must have been airing on repeat this week because I think I saw a different part of it every day when flipping channels. It is, however, one of my favorite movies, so I’d always stop and watch for a while.

Read: Does Pinterest count?

Pinterest

Eat: Like a college student

Ramen

I missed going to the grocery last weekend and have been busy after work nearly every night. My major shopping was postponed, and I ate whatever was in the house. Ramen, anyone?

Deed: Rock climbing!

Rock Gym Wall

Because it was Thursday – and happened to be a friend’s birthday – a group of us went rock climbing at the indoor gym. So. Much. Fun! It made me feel like a kid again.

Enjoy your week!

-L

Please feed the bear

Hot yoga is one of my favorite things to do. It makes me feel centered and strong. When I hit up a weekday class though, it puts me home much later than usual and means I’m ravenous like a bear just out of hibernation. Quick, filling-yet-light meals are necessary these nights, especially if I don’t have leftovers in the fridge. This week, I made what I expected to be a tolerable meal – edible but best left out of the recipe bank. Score one for me because it actually turned out delicious! To double-check that it was good and my hungry bear-mind wasn’t playing tricks on me, I ate the leftovers for lunch the next day, and it was still delicious. Confidence boost!

Easy dinner from Relish the Feast

I lightly sautéed sweet peppers and ham deli meat in a pan with plain leftover noodles. I added three big spoons of pesto (store-bought). I used a grill pan for some asparagus that I topped with a balsamic glaze (store-bought), sliced kalamata olives and Gorgonzola. Altogether, it took 15 minutes to prepare. To spare my dignity, I’ll just let you guess how long it took to eat. 😉

Enjoy and experiment! You could surprise yourself.

-L

Watch, Read, Eat, Deed

Welcome to the second installment of Watch, Read, Eat, Deed. If you missed last week’s post, this is my attempt at creating a weekly series. Here’s hoping I keep it up! Watch for a new post every Sunday.

Watch:  Despicable Me. It was on TV, so I watched…for like the 10th time. It always brings a smile.

Despicable_Me_Poster

Read:  Blogs upon blogs upon blogs. I swear by Bloglovin to corral them all. Three I especially loved this week were Today is Going to be Awesome, Girl’s Gone Child and Epbot.

Eat:  Grilled asparagus. My brother made this version when I visited; it’s topped with a balsamic reduction and parm. I recreated it this week but overcooked the asparagus a bit.

asparagus from relish the feast

Deed:  Making superhero capes…for adults =)

Capes from Relish the Feast

Enjoy your week!

-L