Friday Faves – foodiecrush

Howdy and Joyful Three-Day Weekend Friday!

I do know I say it on a regular basis, however this time I AM TOTALLY SERIOUS! What within the heck occurred to the final six months?? HOW CAN IT POSSIBLY BE MEMORIAL DAY ALREADY???? I imply, I’m by no means one to show down a vacation weekend, and I all the time assume time goes by so quick, however actually, it has!

Final weekend we had a few of my man’s household over for a pre-Memorial Day celebration on my dearly departed father-in-laws birthday. It became a Memorial Day BBQ dry-run with a few of our favourite stand-by BBQ recipes making their summer time debut:

  • My mother’s Shrimp and Macaroni Salad, pictured above and my husband’s favourite pasta salad ever
  • BBQ Child Again Pork Ribs with my man’s secret for succulent ribs each single time
  • My favourite BBQ Baked Beans, the facet dish that perfumes the entire home with the scent of my childhood summers
  • A tomato and corn salad that shall be hitting the weblog subsequent week (so good!)

I’m undecided what this weekend’s cooking adventures will entail however I do know one factor, subsequent week we’ll be beginning our summer time as a result of my Ali Smudge is D.O.N.E. with college for the 12 months and I simply acquired a summer time FoodieCrush helper. For the primary week or so anyway 🙂

I swear it looks like she simply barely began eighth grade final week. Discuss time flying by! How did my chubby little bald child till she was two years outdated flip into an almost 6-foot tall, drink of form, good, compassionate, natural-red-headed-beach-wavey-locks-that-makes-every-woman-stop-her-in-the-grocery-store-to-comment-on-her-hair gorgeousness who I’m so ridiculously pleased with??!

No extra center college for my little Smudge, she’s on to highschool after which it’s solely 4 years and she or he’ll be off to school after which what within the heck am I going to do with myself?

Appears like I gotta ramp up my golf sport as a result of the LPGA simply may want me to compete on tour.

So all this speak of me and my daughter brings me to why I’ve shared the picture above.

My mother goes to kill me for sharing it as a result of she doesn’t ever need to look like she’s bragging, however would you check out what my mother, after which me, have in frequent with the brand new Princess??

I used to be watching the royal wedding ceremony and just like the thousands and thousands of different folks around the globe watching, I used to be shocked once I noticed it. Not solely as a result of she regarded s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g. in it, however as a result of as quickly as I noticed that costume I instantly known as me mother. “MOM! She’s carrying OUR costume!”

Okay it isn’t precisely the identical, however man…when my mother selected that costume 53 years in the past she in all probability by no means would have thought it could be the costume I’d select to put on 25 years in the past and that may carry the identical clear, basic strains as Her Royal Highness.

Mother, you have got all the time been the unique Princess Bride and also you’ll all the time be The Queen to me. XO

What Went Up This Week…

This week’s culinary creations included:

  • Truffles and mushrooms go collectively like Ina Garten and the Hamptons, which is why I’ve made this Truffled Mushroom Pizza a minimum of four occasions previously two weeks. Sure, just a little bit obsessed.
  • My husband’s retailer purchased chocolate “topping” for his nightly bowl of ice cream simply acquired the boot because of my new tremendous simple Three-Ingredient Chocolate Sauce. It’s going to get a exercise this summer time!

However sufficient about all that, let’s get into this week’s Friday Faves!

Okay, so in the event you’re like me and have a Royal Marriage ceremony hangover that simply can’t be cured, listed here are just a few extra royal bites to chew on:

5 occasions Queen Elizabeth was a complete boss on the royal wedding ceremony. She guidelines.

These are a few of the finest memes from the royal wedding ceremony. The Queen as a inexperienced display cracks me up.


I’m completely shedding it over these hilarious Web reactions to the royal wedding ceremony.

I caught this particular on the Nat Geo channel Wednesday evening and it was completely fascinating: Operation Royal Marriage ceremony: behind the scenes of what it takes to drag off the marriage of the 12 months.

And in the event you’re a Diana loyalist like me, you HAVE to see Diana: In Her Personal Phrases (on Netflix right here and Nationwide Geographic right here).

I can’t recover from the devastation from Hawaii’s volcanic eruption. These images are simply loopy. And the way lengthy will it go on???

Scientists are planning a DNA hunt for the Loch Ness monster subsequent month. Do you imagine???

Simply ordered this e-book and am so completely able to get extra sh*t executed. 😀

Talking of getting all of it executed, Giada takes 20 nutritional vitamins a day. #thatsalotofvitamins

Listed here are 27 final minute however considerate commencement present concepts.

Scratch-n-sniff stamps are an precise factor. Have you ever seen (or smelled) these but?? Loopy.

Who’s prepared for Memorial Day feasting (elevating hand)!!! Begin it off with this tip for easy methods to slice a watermelon with out shedding a finger.

30 days of simple grilling recipes to make in June. Finished!

‘Tis the weekend to mud off the grill and make these more healthy burgers.

One other nice concept for grilling: this cilantro lime flank steak.

However I’m def gonna snack on some chips and avocado strawberry mango salsa whereas it’s grilling.

Talking of grilling, listed here are four recipes to do this Memorial Day weekend:

However I’m gonna must eat just a little lighter after Monday, so…

This salad seems to be so freaking good and is certainly an effective way to up your lunch sport.

And these wholesome inexperienced bowls appear like an superior option to reset after a weekend of meals indiscretions.

These roasted carrots look wonderful (and you should use their tops within the pesto you make)!

This pink strawberry cake seems to be so beautiful.

They’re claiming these are the perfect olive oils you should buy on the grocery retailer. What do you say?

What your unhappy desk lunch says about you. That is too humorous!

7 easy methods to spruce up any patio.

Aaaannnnd…the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is ON! Right here’s what I’ve bookmarked:

I’m on a stripe kick, so I’m completely loving this maxi costume.

And this one’s actually enjoyable too.

Talking of gross sales (as much as $500 off!), how cool are these couches which are actually delivered to your door and are available collectively in much less time than it takes to brew a cup of espresso? (you’ve gotta watch the video.)

This pool float is every thing. Actually.

I may do some severe lounging on this fairly gown. (I do know, once more with the stripes — oy.)

All proper people, that’s all for now. Take pleasure in your three day weekend — make it lovely and scrumptious !

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