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Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday Favorites

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I hope you had a good week. My week was pretty easy and the girls actually slept really well after having a talk with Avery about sleeping in and not waking us up through the night. Maybe they are actually listening and understanding better? Who knows, but I will take it. Let's hope this continues.

Anyways, onto Friday Favorites and Happenings.

ONE. Hello Fresh. I got free box from Hello Fresh (from a friend's coupon) and wanted to share what I thought of it. I have tried Blue Apron and liked some of the meals, but I found that the produce turned quickly.

I got three meals for two people. I ordered the fan favorite, Pineapple Poblano Beef Tacos, the Figgy Balsamic Pork and the Banh Mi Burgers with Fries. I made the tacos the night we received the box. Everything was packaged nicely in separate bags per meal. The only things that were separated were the meats. They were below everything near the dry ice. Every time I opened a bag, everything was fresh.

The tacos were soooo good. I didn't think the girls would like them, so I made them something else (I am trying to get away from that completely), but they did try ours and liked them. Though they only wanted one bite each. You cook the meat with onions and poblanos and add in the taco seasoning and leftover pineapple juice. Then you make a salsa with cilantro, poblanos, onions, pineapple, tomatoes and lime. You add on a simple crema and your taco is complete. They were really good. I understand why they are a fan favorite.

Next, I made the burgers. We love a good banh mi sandwich, so I had high hopes for the burger. And again it was really good. My only gripe was cooking the burgers in a pan. It gets messy, but luckily, we cooked burgers last weekend on the stove and learned our lesson. Since we have a burner attached to our barbecue, we made the burgers on that burner. So much easier. If you like banh mi sandwiches, this is a great option. Though I am not sure I could or would be able to replicate this.

And tonight, I am making the figgy balsamic pork. So far, I have liked this box, but not sure if I would keep it up as we haven't had any leftovers which made us go out to lunch more often than normal. Maybe we need to try the family plan.

Do you want to try Hello Fresh? You can use my code if you are interested.

TWO. I love hard boiled eggs, but I usually only eat them at Easter and when I go to a party and there are deviled eggs. But I recently saw that you can cook your eggs perfectly in the Instant Pot and knew that I had to start doing that. Then I saw a Guacamole Deviled Egg recipe and knew I had to try that.
Guacamole Deviled Eggs

I still love my Instant Pot and recommend it to everyone. You can do so much with it and infuse so much flavor into your dishes in a short amount of time.

I will also be making Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup that Jenn recommended.
Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

THREE. Another recommendation that I got was these Indoor Snowballs. I wasn't sure about them, but after reading the amazing reviews, I think the girls will love them. They have been playing basketball inside (with their little basketball hoop) almost daily and love throwing balls. So this will help get the energy out, have fake snowball fights and prepare them for the snow better. Plus they are washable and no mess. Total win.
Indoor Snowballs

FOUR. Did you all watch the Bachelor this week? I am still shaking my head over it. If you haven't watched it or don't care about the show, skip to #5. And for those that have. Seriously, what did we watch? He dumped her on tv?! I felt sooooo bad for Becca. I think the worst part was when he kept coming back asking her to talk. Bug off asshole. Ugh. At least she is the next Bachelorette. I can totally get behind this season of the Bachelorette.

Anyways, I listened to the podcast with Reality Steve this week. He interviewed Courtney Robertson who was on Ben Flajnik's season. If you haven't read her book, I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends (you should if you are a Bachelor fan), then you might not know that she dated Arie. She talks about him a lot in her book and then a lot on this podcast. I really enjoyed the podcast. Also, I usually don't go on Reality Steve's website because he always posts spoilers, but now that the season is over, I will read his tweets a little more and saw this interview. Go listen to it.

FIVE. Don't forget, next Thursday is our monthly Girl Chat link up. This month's topic is, Tell us about your Easter baskets. Spoiler: I haven't shopped for my girl Easter baskets yet, so hopefully I get that done this weekend.
Girl Chat link up

Girl Chat link up

Have a great weekend!

I am linking up with April, A Little Bit of Everything, Meet @ the Barre and Cup of Tea.

20 comments :

  1. I tried Hello Fresh recently and thought it was good! I loved how they included everything. The boys got those snow balls for christmas and they still play with them all the time! Have a great weekend.

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  2. Mmmm you describing the hello fresh dinners are inching me closer to actually trying the service! Those tacos sound delicious!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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    1. It was really good. I really have liked this service so far.

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  3. Oh, girl, I am right with you on The Bachelor. Like whaaaaat? Dumbfounded.

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  4. Yay for the girls listening about not waking you guys up! And hard boiled eggs cooked perfectly in the Instant Pot? Game changer! Happy Friday <3
    Green Fashionista

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  5. Umm guacamole deviled eggs?!!? Sign me up! Totally want to make those! And now you have me wanting to read that book by Courtney and listen to that podcast! I watched all that sh*t show and while I think Arie is a complete ass I do see it at the end of the day like ok, he made the wrong choice and of course it's on tv so it's magnified so it was just an all around sh*tty situation. I actually really wanted Becca to win but then thought he actually fit better with Lauren - either way, hot mess express and I was happy to watch LOL! Excited for the Bachelorette!!

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  6. Oooh yes hard boiled eggs in the instant pot and now I want one. Hope your weekend is grand pretty lady!

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    1. I want to make them too. They sound sooo good and easy this way.

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  7. Guacamole deviled eggs sounds amazing!

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  8. I love love love deviled eggs! I have a coupon for Hello Fresh too & will probably be trying it after Spring Break. I know I most likely won't keep up with it because I don't find it to be very cost effective since it's just me, but I am super excited to see what all the fuss is about & just try some new things I maybe wouldn't try otherwise.

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  9. I gotta check out that podcast. I feel so bad for Becca but she's going to come out the QUEEN in this with her getting to be the next bachelorette - & she's just so darn likable!!!!

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  10. Ugh, The Bachelor this season. I swear, I think they do all this stuff just get ratings. I can't believe that anybody in their right mind would do that to somebody on TV. It's crazy!

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  11. I love when kids let us sleep. We did those eggs for Dr. Seuss week and they were really good. I wish I was still into the Bachelor but it's lost my interest the last few seasons. I hope you have a great weekend! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  12. I've never tried any of the meal order things, but I'd love to! I've heard great things about Hello Fresh - I might need to try! And YES to the indoor snowball fight! It's literally the BEST here in the winter! You'll love it!

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  13. Those guac eggs look amazing!! I definitely want to try those. I have also yet to buy or even try an Instant Pot - I'm so intrigued!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  14. I can't believe I spent 5 hours of my life watching the bachelor this week...OYE! Have a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  15. My old roommate used ti get hello fresh and I made a few of them and really liked it. Those tacos sound great! I am so glad she listened to you and is sleeping better, that is awesome! Have a lovely weekend!

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  16. I absolutely love hardboiled eggs, they are one of my go-to snacks!

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  17. Those eggs look divine. Yummo.

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  18. Hello Fresh sounds delicious and the soup looks yummy!

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