March Weekly Recap 2

My winter wardrobe has been put into bins and my summer clothes are now in full view.

If you like facial oils, Bio Oil is a must try. It’s become my daily morning go-to.

Fell in love with the movie, “20th Century Women”. It’s currently on Netflix and I’ve watched it twice this week.

Lauderée The Eugenie is my new favorite tea. A black tea with berry notes just right for these warmer days.

Years of Spanish classes and I’m struggling with Duolingo Level 6 of 25. WTF….

Easy Recipe-Parmesan Vegetable Tian

Easy and impressive.

YIELD: Makes 4-5 side dish servings

INGREDIENTS:

Nonstick cooking spray (I used EVOO)
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 large yellow onion, small diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
1 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced
1 medium baking potato, thinly sliced
2 medium Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
Heaping 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 Tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a round pie pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a medium pan, heat olive oil. Once hot, add chopped onion and garlic, cooking until soft and fragrant, 5-7 minutes. Spread the onion and garlic mixture on the bottom of pan. Evenly arrange the sliced vegetables on top, alternating as you go. Once you get all the way around, continue layering to fill the middle until no open space remains.

Cook for 30 minutes covered. Then sprinkle the cheese over the top. Put back in the oven uncovered for 15 more minutes.

via thecomfortofcooking.com

March Weekly Recap

I’ve added L-Glutamine to my vitamin regime. It’s great for digestion. I noticed a difference day 1. Sluggy tummy no more!

I’ve been in a vintage-y decor mood recently. While garage sales are few and far between, Sr. Elizondo and I passed by one and a candelabra caught my eye. We left with a set of candelabras and a large peacock painting.

I finished the book Wise Blood. The story of a young man who is grappling with his faith in God and inadvertently becomes a preacher of a God-less religion. He meets a man with ‘wise blood” and other characters that symbolically represent his struggles.

Another wedding, another dress needed. I bought this one from NordyRack and it’s perfect for Cancun.

The best of the best, unexpected roses from Sr. Elizondo. My favorite is to break them up into multiple mini bouquets for around the house.

Recent Decor Hacks

Pillow cover without a pillow. I rolled towels and put them in the pillow cover. It’s not perfect, but it works for now.

Window Valance. I have no sewing skills and couldn’t find a valance that I liked. I did find a kitchen towel at Crate & Barrel that I thought would work. No sewing was necessary. I just draped the towel over the rod. I might velcro the insides together, but maybe not.

An empty corner. I took the homemade bench we made for the end of the bed and stood it upright adding books and plants, etc.

And a couple of more common hacks: the throw over the chair is actually a blanket scarf and the plant on the table is in a spaghetti jar.

Tea Time-Lauderée Thé Fleur d’Oranger

I’m adding this tea to my list of favorites. Ladurée’s Fleur d’ Oranger smells heavenly and tastes exactly the same. It’s a combination of Oolong tea and orange blossom. A perfect match.