I’m not sure if this is still an unknown thing or not, but Trader Joe’s has Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. You get all the goodness that goes on top of an everything bagel, in one jar of phenomenaaaaaaal seasoning. I’ve been adding it onto roasted veggies, avocado, and now I added it into HUMMUS.
After a month (yes, it took me basically a month) to be fully moved in, 10 days in Europe, a replenished bank account, a week of a non-processed foods and no meat detox, I’m back with this breakfast cheese fries recipe. Seriously couldn’t be further away from non-processed and no meat.
It has been a hoooooooooooooooot second since I have posted anything, and nope, I do not have a recipe or anything for you all. Just a post dedicated to my first year of living in the city with three of the best girls I could ask for.
All four of us randomly came together in 2015, senior year of college, and became friends. Liz and I grew up in Tinley together and were somewhat friends senior year of high school. Nora and Bridget just kind of wandered into my life, luckily. Our friendship was solidified when Nora invited me to crash her’s and Bridget’s senior year spring break trip to Ireland and England. I said yes, and am forever grateful I did.
We graduated college, and all still kept in touch. Hanging out every couple of months or so. Come February 2016, I won a gift card to Hyatt Hotels. Us 4 hadn’t hung out in so long, I group texted them to pick a weekend, I’ll book the room and let’s have a night in the city. So we did, and all four of us will tell you that that night was one of the best nights. We all decided to live together, and we were excited for the next year, but I don’t think anyone expected how amazing it would be.
We moved in during the Cubs 2016 opening week. Our first night we went to a Cubs game, naturally. Our spring, summer and fall was consumed by Cubs’ games, too much beer and such a poor sleep schedule. Then, when the Cubs won, that was absolutely insane.
Cornelia was more than just Cubs games, we were a hotel on the weekends, a public pool on the hot summer Saturdays (seriously we had a blow up “party pool”), we were where everyone gathered before and after going out. So many good times were had standing around the kitchen counter and at the bar. So many Saturday and Sunday mornings spent with us four gathering in my bed, eventually with it ending in all of us getting kicked out so Nora could nap in my bed. So many times having my door kicked open to have a roommate jump in my bed (if you can’t tell my bed was the “gathering” bed). So much time spent taking turns doing makeup in my bedroom mirror, since I had the best lighting. So many bowls of popcorn paired with documentaries or episodes of The Office, Parks and Rec and Community. So much time spent yelling at Alexa (Amazon Echo) when she couldn’t understand what we were saying. So many bags of Jewel’s tortilla chips paired with Jewel guac and salsa. I could go on, and on.
Coming in as Katie, Liz, Bridget and Nora, and leaving as CT, Leesey, Budgey, and Noreen… this year was hands down one of the best years. Here’s to you, Cornelia.
Let’s not forget that aaaaaaaactual St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, and wasn’t actually this past weekend. So, buck up, and get ready for round 2 of celebrations. What better way to get into the celebrating mood than a list of Irish cocktails? If that isn’t music to your ears… I think you’re in the wrong place.
Today is Fat Tuesday, tomorrow is March… things are truly starting to look up. I’m celebrating Fat Tuesday not with Packzi, but with this Reuben Breakfast Sandwich. Considering my two sides of my family are Kelly and O’Malley… I’m going to be giving lots of Irish recipes leading up to St. Patrick’s Day.
Wanting to go back to Saved by the Max pop-up diner again. Seriously, if you all haven’t tried it, you neeeeed to go. The food is so good. Traditional diner food, but with certain twists, and it isn’t obnoxiously greasy at all either. They’re only around until May 31st, so quit waiting around!!!
Trying to cut out carbs (I just had a bagel, and feel so gross. So many regrets), and how mouth-watering does this Loaded Cauliflower Mac and Cheese look?
Arriving late to the National Margarita Day celebrations, and the blood orange craze. I neeeeeeeed to make these blood orange margaritas, and I need to forget that it is supposed to be a high of 31 on Saturday.
Looking at the weather to see when it’ll finally be nice out again so I can wear my new favorite shoes that I wrote about yesterday in my Spring Sneakers Favorites
Talk about a total tease with this weather. It was in the high 60s all week, and then going to be 34 on Saturday. Hopefully the colder weather only sticks around for a little while longer seeing as though it’s going to be MARCH next week. What the heck. I talk about New Years Eve as if it just happened last week. HOW is it MARCH. I can’t wrap my head around it. Then again, I’m so tired, haven’t had enough coffee, because a Venti Blonde Roast just didn’t do it this morning… cause that’s a totally healthy and normal caffeine tolerance. Thinking and words are just hard today. Butttttt, this does mean that we can start shopping for spring clothes and shoes! That’s why I’m giving you all my favorite spring sneakers.
After spending a weekend in Milwaukee visiting Marquette, my body is fully aware that I am no longer in college. Butttttt, that doesn’t mean I can’t still enjoy some instant ramen. After being, like, so beyond late on the ramen trend (I just had my first ramen experience a few weeks ago), I decided I needed to make a vamped up instant ramen.