Pesto Fettuccine with Tofu

Dear Future Husband,

By now, you probably know that I love spending time in the kitchen. It's a big past time for me. And I get it. You like cooking too. That's great. Love it. But sometimes, I'm gonna wanna do something really simple. Like not make an alfredo sauce from scratch or boiling a pot of water. So, dear, let me take some short cuts tonight. You won't be sorry, I promise.



So yeah, I cheated in the kitchen today and made a semi-homemade meal. I wasn't planning on telling anyone, but it was so good, I had to share. I predict this will be made again in the future. It was so simple and easy, perfect for a Tuesday night. And the best part is, I only a few things were dirty in the end. Easy to make and easy to clean up. My favorite!


Winter Blues

Blah. The winter blues have settled in. But spring is just around the corner! So excited! Bring on the dresses and TOMS!

Here are some things I can't wait to do once the weather gets nice again:

-Spending more time with the kids I watch

-Free concerts in the park

-Going to the beach

-Free movies in the park

-Drinking coffee outside

-Riding my bike EVERYDAY

- Wearing sundresses

-Going to baseball games. Go Cards!


Valentines Day For The Single Gals

This Valentines Day, I am single. My roommate is also single. So, instead of moping about not getting flowers from a fella, we are having our own fun! If you are single, like us, here are some tips! If you are taken (super jealous), but these tips can also work for you as well.

1. Dress up.

But don't do it for somebody else. Do it for yourself. Dressing up always makes me feel like a million bucks! My V-Day dress was thrifted, so you don't even have to spend a lot of money on it!

2. Make something tasty.

Tonight, my roommate and I are making cupcakes. Heart shaped cupcakes. Topped with chocolate sauce. They're from a box, but the chocolate topping is homemade. I took it from this Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake recipe and just dipped the tops in. Soooo tasty. I've eaten it by the spoonful before, no big deal.

3. Make something else tasty.

This strawberry infused vodka was so easy to make. And the pretty red color is perfect for Valentines day! It takes a few days to make, but it is totally worth it.

4. Go to dinner with your bestie.

Since my roommate and I are both single, we're taking ourselves out! We're going to the Chicago Diner tonight. Pictures will be posted later this week. It's some of the best food I've ever had. No joke.

5. Do something nice for someone else

You really should be doing this everyday, but on Valentine's Day, it's just a little sweeter. We put that strawberry vodka to good use and gave some of it to our coffeeshops! They like us. We like them. They pretty much are our Valentines.

So there you go, ladies. How to do Valentine's Day, single style. Hope you have a great day! =]



This video is fantastic. I could watch it all day. 

I went to the Museum of Science and Industry with D the other day. I couldn't get over how neat this was! It's reflections of dishes of water that are up in the air and there is this control panel and you can control the ripples. Way cool!

I miss riding my bike outside...


Sunday Mix Tape: Feb. 5, 2012

I love making playlists. I used to make them all the time for my friends on their birthday or for Christmas or something. That pretty much means I'm a huge dork. Anyways. Here is today's playlist. Enjoy!

1. Time - Bo and the Locomotive
2. Heartbeat - Childish Gambino
3. Fragile Bird - City and Colour
4. Holocence - Bon Iver
5. Pour un Infidele - Coeur de Pirate
6. Ensamble - Coeur de Pirate
7. Don't Turn Your Back On Love - Ezra Furman & The Harpoons
8. Fall In Love With My World - Ezra Furman & The Harpoons
9. 1901 - Phoenix
10. Africa (Toto Cover) - Relient K
11. Ground Beneth My Feet - Sherwood
12. The Good Life - Weezer
13. Rumor Has It - Adele
14. The Story of Us - Taylor Swift
15. Last Kiss - Taylor Swift
16. Ours - Taylor Swift
17. After Hours - We Are Scientists
18. Cute Without the 'E' - Taking Back Sunday
19. You Are a Tourist - Death Cab For Cutie
20. Electric Feel - MGMT