February 14, 2014

FoF #TeamTeddy

Happy Heart Day, friends! Here are my two greatest loves (both in need of haircuts) showing off their #TeamTeddy love! Disclaimer: My husband would like everyone to know that he doesn't always look like this.. he's been working from home for two days and snow day festivities may have gotten the best of us yesterday!

Linking up with the ladies for another Five on Friday!

February 4, 2014

Weekend Things + Super Bowl Eats

Does anyone else find it kind of hard to blog on Sunday and Monday nights? My weekend recaps always end up appearing on Tuesday because I writing a post on Sunday seems daunting I usually get around to it on Monday evening but like for my posts to show up in the morning as opposed to evening. So that's why weekend recaps always come on Tuesday mornings. I know you guys are breathing a sigh of relief now that the mystery is solved! 

Our weekend was super low key. Friday afternoon, I played in a faculty basketball game with a bunch of other teachers from my school versus the local high school. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed seeing some of my former students! Afterwards, we hit up happy hour at Buffalo Wild Wings. It was my second time going to a BWW because the first time I went, one of the people I was with got violently ill from eating their food so I've stayed away! But it was nice to get out of the school walls and socialize with my colleagues, which is something I really don't do often enough!

Saturday I had a much needed hair appointment and then stopped by the mall to pick up a bridal shower gift We chilled on the couch for a majority of the evening and then I ended the night by FaceTime-ing with my sister while we both drank wine and folded laundry. Livin the dream, I tell ya!

Sunday, I went to Pop Physique early then my parents came into town for brunch. We went to Metropolitan and the food was pretty good! The drinks were really good, I had a Limnosa (Limoncello + sparklling wine) and a St. Germain Champagne Cocktail (St. Germain + sparkling wine + club soda) both so good! After brunch it was time to get cooking for the most boring Super Bowl in history. Seriously, what was that? I didn't even think the commercials were all that good. We were in bed by 8:30 watching This is 40. BUT we did make the delicious food below:

Baked Hot Wings adapted from recipe by House of Brinson
Ingredients:
Wings (I've used anywhere from 12-20)
Vegetable oil, enough to coat the wings
Salt and pepper, enough to coat the wings
Your favorite wing sauce
Directions:
Trim the wings and discard the tip
 Toss with vegetable oil, salt and pepper to coat
Place on a rack over a cookie sheet
Bake at 400 degree oven for about 40 to 50 minutes, turn wings over half way through
Sauce with your favorite sauce (Frank's Red Hot Wing sauce, in our case) and enjoy!
Baked wings are so delicious. They pummel fried wings in my opinion, not to mention they're a lot better for you. Note that I used my Pampered Chef large bar pan, which is stoneware,  instead of a metal cookie sheet to cook the wings on. I do this because in my oven when the oil inevitably drips onto the pan below, it sizzles too much and causes way too much smoke. My oven also desperately needs to be cleaned but that's neither here nor there :)
Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread by Just a Taste
Ingredients:

For the dough:2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast (1 envelope)
1/3 cup whole milk
6 Tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup water
2 large eggs, at room temperatureFor the toppings:1/2 cup pizza or marinara sauce1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese1/4 cup sliced pepperoni2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted2 cloves garlic, minced
Directions:
They're really long. Sorry. I got a new computer and I'm still getting used to typing on it (I didn't think that would be a thing? But it totally is. Find myself hitting the backspace A LOT). I digress. Check out the directions here

I thought this bread was really good. The husband was not as big of a fan as I was, he thought the middle was too doughy. I personally don't mind that in a bread like this but next time I might up the temperature. I also think I  might add some onions and sprinkle on some garlic powder after adding the sauce. I might try it with sausage one day. And maybe bacon. Who knows! The possibilities seem endless with this bread. 

To end, I leave you with this picture of the Face, who is super shaggy and in desperate need of a hair cute but who is also incredibly cute and bored with the Super Bowl:



Happy Tuesday! But for reals, where is Friday?