Friday, March 29, 2013

Naptime Reading List: Holiday Weekend Edition

It's been a good week.  The chill in the air has finally lifted here in New York and I don't think there are words for how happy that makes me.

(Seasonal affective disorder much?)

This weekend, we are heading up to my parents' country house for a spring holiday double header....belated Passover seder on Saturday and an Easter brunch-slash-egg-hunt on Sunday.  Bipartisanship at its best, amiright?  I've also gotten the go-ahead from my physical therapist to start running again (Internal squee!). I've done two short runs this week and I'm aiming for hitting up the Central Park Reservoir tomorrow morning.

So, here's what I've been enjoying around the web:

Raluca from What Would Gwyneth Do posted about taking kids out to eat, and I was nodding along to all of them.  I wish I had read this 18 months ago when we started taking Reese out to eat and I wouldn't have to had learned through trial and error.  I particularly endorse "the brunch option" and big groups.

Speaking of Ms. Paltrow, she just started plugging her new book, It's All Good. Look, I have a serious case of the eye rolls when it comes to her too, but every recipe I've made from her first book has been a keeper. I'll hate myself a little, but I'm totally going to buy it. She does have some freebie recipes in Goop and Self Magazine.

I also heard that one of my other favorite recipe scribes, Lucinda Scala Quinn, has a new book out called Mad Hungry Cravings. I might do a totally separate post on this, but Quinn is like an urban Ina Garten...minus the Hamptons Estate and instead of coterie of gay friends who always need help in the kitchen, she has four sons who she taught how to cook for themselves. Everything is delicious and pretty easy...and not twee.  I feel like food has gotten too twee and Pinteresty lately, I just want to eat!

I got a chance to do a little shopping with my sister last weekend and now I'm totally on the fence about adding this short sleeved chambray shirt to my wardrobe. It's already on backorder, which means it could be played out. On the other cute!

We probably all go to Capitol Hill Style site for great fashion advice, but she also posts on serious topics.  Today she addressed the issues around organ donation.  One of the most romantic moments with my husband was when he told me that if I needed it, he would donate a kidney to me. (We are a little weird...and the same blood type.) Seriously though, it's the greatest gift anyone can give, especially to a stranger.

OH MY GOD YOU GUYS.  Thug Kitchen.  I couldn't fall asleep last night because I was giggling like a moron after reading this.

See you on the flip side!

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