In our last post, which you can read here, we introduced two concerns we’ve heard from many friends, acquaintances, and coworkers that ultimately keep them from enjoying a healthy-eating, home-cooking lifestyle:
1. “It just takes too long to cook at home…” or “I simply don’t have the time to cook…”
2. “It just costs way too much to eat healthy and cook healthy…”
We gave it our best to debunk the first point in our last post, and want to share with you today how eating healthy and cooking healthy doesn’t really have to break your bank or steal all those fresh and crisp dollar bills from your wallet.
Allison and I have a big question…
Who comes up with the National holidays?? Like National Pancake Day (which of course we approve), National Puppy Day (give us puppy hugs all day), or National Organize Your Home Day (for realz is a thing, so for all you who didn’t organize your home on Jan 14th, ya’ll missed your opportunity…guess we’ll just have to wait till next year… Darn.).
Truly though, an entertaining time killer is googling the strangest National Days. Give it a whirl when you’re waiting for your dinner to cook, need a break from your homework or simply can’t fall asleep at night.
We did however, celebrate in National Margarita day that fell on Monday, Feb 22nd. We headed to a Miami-beachy-bright-palm treey restaurant in Downtown Scottsdale and what we didn’t realize before parking was they were also having Taco Monday which meant delicious tacos for just 2 BUCKS! Woooot Woot. Best surprise for us when we scanned our menus.
Through our sister chats, our tortilla chip and salsa dipping and margarita sipping, we had some fine tacos. Allison ordered a grilled shrimp taco and a roasted plantain taco. I ordered a crispy cod taco and a green chili chicken taco. Each were quite exceptional and as we swapped to taste each others we eyeballed each other and asked, “Dude, why don’t we make more tacos?!”
And so we did.
Vegetarian tacos! We think you’ll love their fresh taste!
On Friday evening, our living room was a mess of all things blue.
Blue ribbons, blue checkered tissue paper, and blue party mints could be found under our coffee table, stuck to our arms, and tangled in our hair. The living room mess trails up to the kitchen counter which is doused in flour to create the perfect sugar cookie cutting platform. Using one of our wine bottles as a rolling pin, the sugar cookie dough was to be cut into heart shapes, and with frosting would then be transformed into cute foxes (as long as that Pinterest tutorial is as easy as it looks).
While the cookies baked in the oven, their edges browning beautifully, we organized a bag clanking with baby food jars of various flavors: banana, peas, pear, turkey rice and vegetable dinner, beef and gravy, and chicken and gravy (this one smelled like the purrfect kitty feast). This, we would have to admit, was the first time we’ve had baby paraphernalia in our apartment. Our counters and floors have never hosted binkies, bibs, baby bottles, mini-rattles, baby food, or diapers.
But, we had a very special family and human to celebrate this weekend.