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Outdoor Reading + Odd Dinner Combo

Hi friends! How are you today? I’ll admit, I’m feeling very tired for some reason. Luckily, I’m armed with a mug of tea for a little boost and the knowledge that tomorrow is Friday. Have a great day 🙂


We got a pretty solid storm on Tuesday night so I was hopeful the humidity would drop. When I took Bailey out yesterday morning, I was sad to find it was still pretty humid. Bailey didn’t seem phased and trotted around a bit before we headed back inside to finish getting ready for the day. Alex made breakfast and fried up some eggs for me.


After getting back to the office from lunch, I found a coworker with a plate of empanadas that his wife made. You guys…it was so dang good!! His wife is Puerto Rican so the spices were on point. Honestly it was a good thing I had already eaten at home while I hung out with Bailey. If that was my actual lunch, I probably would’ve eaten a dozen of them.


Alex was in Philly all day so after work, it was just Bailey and I. Once she ate, we leashed up and headed out for a walk. We were out for about 30 minutes or so and it reminded me that we need to switch up where we walk Bailey. She was all over the place with her sniffing haha. When we got back, we grabbed water, a toy, and book to head outside to read. The humidity had seemed to drop and it was 2198653 degrees so sitting outside was enjoyable. I read more of Little Fires Everywhere.


Eventually I started to get hungry so I headed inside to make dinner. I wasn’t really feeling an intense dinner so I opted for easy to make things. First up was a little tortilla pizza with some olive oil, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and crushed red pepper. While that was in the oven to melt the cheese, I started on a smoothie bowl. Into the blender went a frozen banana, riced cauliflower, frozen blueberries, acai puree, peanut butter, chia seeds and milk. When I sat down to eat it I realized how odd of a combination it was with a sweet smoothie and savory/spicy pizza. Oh well! It worked and I enjoyed it.


The rest of the night was pretty relaxing. I read some more, Bailey and I played fetch and watched the Great British Baking Show. For whatever reason, I felt like baking but a look at the clock to see it was 8:45 made me change my plan a bit for a no bake peanut butter cookie. The recipe came from Gemma at Bigger Bolder Baking and it was a winner! On half of them, I put some dark chocolate chips that I had in the cabinet and I would say to skip those. The plain peanut butter was better in my opinion.

After eating my cookies, I cleaned up and then got in bed to watch some Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I must have fallen asleep because I woke up to Alex in our room. We caught up a bit on our days and then I fell back asleep for good.

Question of the day: Do you ever have some odd dinner cobinations when you feel a little lazy?


19 thoughts on “Outdoor Reading + Odd Dinner Combo”

  1. sounds like a good day even if it is hot. Blake would love that tortilla pizza, I’ll have to share this concept with him.


    1. If he makes it, I highly recommend melting the cheese on the grill! That’s how I grew up doing it and it’s better in my opinion than the oven. But the oven is still good too 🙂


  2. Weird dinner combos are my thing!!! Your tortilla pizza looks really good- you can’t even tell it’s a tortilla unless you look really really close!


  3. We have oddball dinner combinations all the time. They are the best. My book club decided to read Little Fires Everywhere. I haven’t gotten it yet. My stack of books in my “To Be Read” pile is huge!


  4. As odd as a combo as it was, it still looks sooo good!! You have the refreshing with the hot– it works! And heck yesss- I am always throwing together the oddest combinations. The day before a grocery/shopping day usually they are the strangest haha.


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