Before I met my husband, I never gave much thought to sandwiches. I ate them occasionally, but I wouldn't say that I ever craved a sandwich. That all changed when I met Chris. He loves sandwiches (I think it's a guy thing?). Slowly, but surely, he has converted me into a sandwich lover too! I find myself actually wanting to have a sandwich, instead of just eating it because it's there.
One of our favorite sandwiches to make is a little bizarre, but oh so tasty. It's two slices of the bread of your choice, ham, pineapple, fresh mozzarella, jalapenos, and cilantro. Sounds crazy, right? We didn't create it. He found the recipe in Men's Journal (I think?). It's now one of our go-to quick lunches.
There's a sandwich shop down in Atlanta that I'm dying to try, Victory Sandwich Bar. They've been getting love from Bon Appetit, and they tend to know what's good. Have any of you tried it out?
That's me checking out my grandma's curlers. She's just one of the many mothers that I'm thinking about today. My own mother is the main woman on my mind. I'll be hoping that she has a lovely day down in Georgia. Also on my mind are my grandmothers, my mother-in-law, and my sister-in-laws. So many lovely ladies to be thankful for this year! Love you all! Of course, I'm also really excited to be a mother this year!
When you are developing a personal style, you have to try out different looks, silhouettes, and brands/designers. After a while, you find what works for you. I still like to try out new things, but I have a solid list of my standard go-tos.
At the top of that list are gold aviators. I can't remember my first pair, but I know that I have had several because no matter what other sunglasses I add to my collection I always go back to my gold aviators. They always make me think of Kate Hudson in Almost Famous or Carrie Bradshaw watching a baseball game wearing a fur coat. Maybe it's because they are both curly-haired blondes?
The pair pictured are my current loves, but I have a sad box with old pairs that have gold chipping off and dings in the lenses. I just can't bear to part with them. I hope that doesn't make me a hoarder. Happy Friday!
The Great Gatsby is my second favorite book. So, you can be sure I am super excited about the newest film version coming out on May 10th. I'm sure it will be magical as most all Baz Luhrmann films tend to be (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet). Since I have a newborn, I'll be patiently waiting for the small screen release, but, in the meantime, I'm reading the book aloud to Gemma. She listens, but I'm pretty sure she can't grasp the depth of Gatsby's emotional pain.
Last month I did a cookie poll to see which cookie flavor is most popular. The results weren't all that surprising...
#1 Chocolate Chip, 5 votes
#2 Molasses and Peanut Butter, tied with 2 votes each
#4 Sugar, 1 vote
#5 Oatmeal Raisin, 0 votes (Ouch! No love!)
Clearly, chocolate chip cookies are the tried and true crown pleaser. I've posted about my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe before, and, recently, I've started keeping at least one frozen batch on hand in the freezer. I bake them straight from the freezer without any problems. It would be sweet if I said I do this to have for guests that stop in, but truly it's because I can bake a couple for myself anytime I want. ♥