If you read my blog and watched the video about snoozing and hitting the snooze button...
Well... I tried it this morning...
It's pretty miserable. I'm exhausted! Much more tired than I usually am, and way too tired for a Friday!
I think for me, hitting the snooze helps me ease into the morning. So Monday, I'll be back to the snooze!
Here are some ideas if, like me, you need a little help waking up today:
This is bad news for me... I literally have SIX alarms in the morning, because I've always been a big fan of the snooze!
Tonight I'm going to try eliminating my first 4 alarms and just taking up at the 5th, like they suggest in the video. The 6th alarm will be my emergency backup!
This is SO cool! Can you believe how talented these two are?! I'm in love with this, and it's an awesome trip down memory lane to watch:
Monday - Turkey Meatloaf
This morning, Laurie mentioned to me that she had a meatloaf sandwich... And it's all I've been thinking about since! I LOVE turkey meatloaf (I think because turkey is lighter and less dense, it actually makes for a better consistency). For a basic recipe, follow Ina's here, but I add carrots and sometimes peppers. For the sauce though, get just a little fancy and use Alton's recipe! I serve mine with Annie's White Cheddar mac and cheese (easy, cheap, and delish!). Check back tomorrow when I'll post my personal Turkey Meatloaf recipe!
Tuesday - Pumpkin Ravioli
In the cold section at my grocery store, I found this awesome looking pumpkin ravioli! They had cheese or sausage stuffed, and I decided the cheese would go great with an easy brown butter/sage sauce. Serve with sprinkled cheese on top, and a salad on the side.
Wednesday - Taco Night
Head's up, taco fixings are on sale at Target! Stock up, and have a fun and easy taco night this week! I might even crumble up the leftover meatloaf, add a little BBQ sauce, and saute the meat for BBQ turkey tacos!
Thursday - Chicken Parm
The trick to chicken parm is to get the chicken to room temp before you flatten it, and then to flatten is as much as possible! Get the oil nice and hot (without burining or boiling) before you brown it, and then bake for just about 20 minutes.
Friday - Leftover Chicken Parm Paninis
True story: I ONLY make chicken parm so I can make these sandwiches the next day! Ciabatta bread, arugula, mozzarella, tomato sauce, and leftover chicken. Use a panini press, or make them on your stove top the way you would a grilled cheese.
For your viewing pleasure, Daryl in a bowtie. Photo credit to Getty Images
SO MANY FEELS! So many feelings. The second episode of season 4 was seriously just FULL of emotions!
I haven't teared up watching this show since Lori died (and let's be real, half of those tears were tears of joy). But I was SAD SO MANY TIMES during this episode!
It's kind of hard to accept that the writers on this show are really making it so much better each season, because it seems impossible. But it's true! And the acting is just amazing. This episode was really about humanizing the characters, and reminding us that yeah, they kind of live like savages and try to ignore human instincts and feelings but at the end of the day they are still human! Just going through a rough patch. Okay, a really really really really horribly rough patch. Whatever.
Let's break it down... Of course, spoilers galore!
5. CARL: "That hat's not for farmers" glad to see he's growing up a bit and changing to see that yeah, you need to protect yourself from the walkers, but that requires other things besides shooting a gun. And now that he has his gun back, I bet a lot of the fascination with it will be gone.
4. TYREESE: Tyreese makes our best list this week for proving that romance is NEVER DEAD. Even when all your friends and family and basically the entire world are dead... you can still bring your lady some flowers!
3. HERSHEL: Oh man! Once they figured out it was a flu-like virus going around, I immediately thought that was IT for the prison group and that hell was about to break out. But Hershel a.k.a. Grandfather Time kept everyone cool... even those infected! He is truly the man.
2. MICHONNE: LET IT OUT, GIRL! I just loved that scene with Judy. You could see she just did not want to love anything, or get attached, but COME ON. When a toddler hands you banana and says it's ringing, YOU ANSWER IT. By the same token, when a baby is crying for a mother during the apocalypse, YOU HOLD HER. But the way she just fell in love and sobbed was a whole new side of Michonne. You've seen her starting to let people in, and be very hesitant, but last night she finally broke!
1. RICK: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE THE DAY! #1! Rick took the apocalypse really hard, and while he's always been the reluctant leader, he's been pretty off his rocker. But the man is at the top of his game. And I have to mention that Andrew Lincoln is truly at the top of his game playing Rick. BE HONEST... you had tears in your eyes when he had to toss those pigs. SO MANY EMOTIONS in that scene. He raised those pigs for food for the people and now he's gotta toss them to the walkers or risk losing the prison fence... Ugh so heartbreaking but damnit he manned up!
5. KAREN: Sure it's probably mean to pick on the dead girl and have her on the worst list. But HOW did she not hear Patrick in the first two minutes of the episode?!
4. ZOMBIE FLU: just a friendly reminder to get your flu shot, y'all! Brought to you by cell block D.
3. WHOEVER: ...killed Karen! And someone else! What the heck?! I thought it was a self-inflicted kinda thing (because Karen was very selfless and probably didn't want to continue infecting others) until I saw the preview for next week where Tyreese is going nuts trying to figure out who did it (suddenly this feels like a game of Clue...). Regardless, whoever is responsible probably had the best of intentions. But we don't kill the living here! If they were locked in a cell, what's the harm of seeing if the flu turns them?!
2. WHOEVER: ...is FEEDING THE WALKERS. What in the world was that about?! My guess, the adorable blonde girl (nazy blue dress above) who was earlier caught naming the zombies. I bet she has taken to feeding them. And that's why her lil sis said she's "messed up."
1. CAROL: I am calling this right now, but Carol is about to go NUTS. It's one thing to teach the kids to protect themselves. It's another to allow a 12 year old to put a knife in her dad's head. She just seems angry and on-edge and NOT like the Carol I know and love. It feels like her good intentions are being overrun by a heaping dose of crazy.