I hope everyone had a great week. Thanks for checking out my weekly series, Week in Review, posted every Friday. Enjoy a recap of how the week went down and tell me about yours.
1) What’s gotten my attention this week?
Trader Joe’s. Yeah I am like 2 million years late to this party. The first million years I was late because Oklahoma just didn’t have a store here. The second million was because when Trader Joe’s did make it Oklahoma City, it was built all the way on the other side of town where I have really no reason to go. Like ever.
But alas, I had an event to attend near-ish there and left early to check out this Trader Joe’s place. I’ve been curious what all the hub-ub has been about. Payday was still a week away, and having somewhere to be right after forced me to not get any refrigerated items and limited my browsing time. Otherwise I may have happily shrugged and over-drafted from buying up the entire freaking store. It’s amazing (as you are probably already very well aware)!
It’s Aldi prices but with a more fun selection and presentation. I left with just a few things. Later at home after my husband tried a spoonful of cookie butter he kinda perked up and asked, “Where is this place?”
I answered, “We get paid on Friday. I’ll show this weekend!”
2) What blog should you check out?
Assholes Watching Movies. A few notable things about this blog: 1) It’s cool to get different perspectives. The blog has 3 writers that post reviews. 2) The movies they watch are from wide range or sources (and genres), like from Netflix, to movie festivals, to what’s in the theaters. 3) The analysis is interesting and on point, at times funny and at times offering related information about the industry.
3) What’s been going on this week?
It’s been a slow week, but if you read last week’s Week in Review, you’ll know I was going to Mom Prom. So here’s some pics from that thanks to Cassie Duffle Photography. Highlights included being part of a flash mob, an awesome swag bag, macaroons, and dancing.
I’m still feeling bad that I misinformed my cousin. The whole prom wasn’t an 80s prom, just our little group. So she showed up decked out worthy of Paula Abdul’s envy and watched 100 woman wearing 2017 cocktail dresses enter the venue. Yikes! I cussed myself, apologized to her, and she was a good sport (because she rightfully could have been pretty mad :/).
4) What’s going on this weekend?
Easter. When we first started our little family I tried to put in place some annual Easter traditions. But after a few years I learned that our extended family is so big that going to church on Easter is going to be about the most consistent thing we do. This year I know we are doing an egg hunt and family lunch. (BTW why after 30+ years am I only now realizing how weird some Easter celebrations are? What does a bunny have to do with eggs? And not even in a “It’s taking away from the true meaning of Easter” way. All on it’s own, that’s weird.)
If you are having a small celebration or an Easter brunch, check out my recipe for Croque Madame. You won’t have to make an entire ham but will still be able to incorporate it into your menu.
5) Did you miss this post?
Happy National Pet Day. Tuesday was National Pet Day so I posted a thank you to our 2 family pets. Click the link for lots of smiles and ahhhhs.
Also National Grilled Cheese Day. This post has tips and recipes for grownup updates for grilled cheese sandwiches. I don’t usually celebrate so many made up “National” days, but 2 that were about some of my favorite things just happened to fall this week.
Thanks for reading.
How was your week? Tell me, what are you up to this weekend?