Friday Favorites: 1/19/18

2018 hasn’t started out so good for us. In my post earlier last week I mentioned my daughter was sick, and we would be heading to the pediatricians office later that morning. Well, she tested positive for the flu and it proceeded to make it’s way through each person in our house. While battling the flu and two sick kiddos I found out early last Thursday morning that I lost my uncle, and Godfather, unexpectedly. Needless to say the past few weeks have been hard, and I needed time to mourn and get my people feeling better again.

Things started to look up Wednesday morning as we woke to no school and around 3.5″ of snow on the ground. Since Charlotte doesn’t receive snow that often it more or less shuts the city down. It’s been fun to play in and everything looks so beautiful but I’m ready for it to go away now. The cabin fever has officially set in. Major kudos to those of you who deal with snow regularly in the winter.

We’re heading to the mountains as soon as the kids wake up for the weekend. Yes, I know, more snow. We’re planning to take Scottie ice skating, visit with some friends, and spend time with my parents, who will be joining us as well.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

I finished reading This must be the place last week and I loved it. Although it took me a while to get into, once I did I couldn’t put it down. I liked how each chapter was told from a different characters voice and I found myself completely immersed in the story line. The writing is beautiful and since this is the first book I’ve read by this author I’m interested in checking out more of her work.

If this casserole is anything like her pizza spaghetti pie then its sure to be a winner.

How delicious do these Buddha bowls look?

I’m making this Buffalo Chicken Dip Saturday night to take to a friends house.

All the heart eyes for this grain free double chocolate skillet brownie.

I fell in love with traditional Arancini balls in New York City years ago and now I want to try them with this healthier twist.


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By | 2018-06-01T09:36:52+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Food|2 Comments


  1. Farrah January 19, 2018 at 9:39 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. :[ I really hope you’re all feeling better soon! The flu’s been particularly terrible this year.

  2. Brynn at The Domestic Dietitian January 19, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, losing someone you love is horrible especially when it’s unexpected.
    We all got hit with the flu as well recently and it was horrible, hope you guys are hanging in there.

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