I have always loved Fridays, but this Friday in particular I’m as giddy as a school girl. Do people even still say that in America? Sometimes I feel like I’m out of the loop when it comes to modern English lingo. But I digress…
1 – BON VOYAGE : Remember me saying I was especially excited this Friday? That’s because in less than 24 hours, I’ll be catching a flight at the crack of dawn to rendez-vous with my longtime best friend Lindsay in PARIS. Our awesome husbands are going to hold down the forts and manage the kiddies while we galavant around one of the most gorgeous cities in the world, drinking wine and dining in fabulous restaurants. Quelle chance!! We’ll both be posting pictures from our trip upon our return, so be on the look out.
2 – TEMPTING MY TASTE BUDS : Butternut Sage Scones. I pinned this recipe this week and have been hoping to find an excuse to make these. I have a butternut squash sitting on my counter and these babies are calling my name! I might have to whip up some of Paul Virant’s Pumpkin Butter while I’m at it. I have a feeling a dollop would go perfectly on one of these scones.
Also, I mentioned these Lentil Cauliflower Tacos with a Creamy Chipotle Sauce on a recent Five on Friday. I finally got around to making them last week and they didn’t disappoint. If you’re a veggie lover looking for a meat alternative to your classic taco, I recommend giving these a shot.
3 – FOR THE AMERICAN IN ME : On Wednesday, I dropped the kids off for school in my running clothes. A French maman stopped me to chat and asked if I was going running. I confirmed, mentioning that I was going to swing by the grocery store first to grab a couple of things.
4 – TAKING IN THE SCENERY : Speaking of running, I haven’t been as consistent lately as I was earlier in the year. Maybe it’s my body going into hibernation mode preparing for the colder seasons. Or, maybe between the launch of French Bliss Me, our whole washing machine ordeal, and my upcoming trip (see #5), I have too many other things that have been vying for my time. Either way, running seems to have taken a back seat these past few weeks. I only managed to go running twice this week, but both days I took an alternate route so I could treat myself to this gorgeous view…
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