Long weekend

Long weekends = my favorite kind of weekend.

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

I got to spend it relaxing and doing absolutely nothing. AND we finally got to stay in this weekend!! We haven’t had an at-home weekend in ages and it was much needed considering the next few weekends ahead.

Here are pics from what I’ve been up to lately…

I’ve been on a baking spree lately and have been bringing in my freshly baked treats to work..

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We’ve also been having lots of BBQ! The mister is just so proud of his ribs!

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And the boyfriend’s dad made carnitas!

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And fried tacos!

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Yep, I eat a lot :)

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Last weekend, I fell in love with a new bfast place! Just look at those pancakes!

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And this weekend, we spent it roaming the streets of Pasadena and taking advantage of the Memorial Day sales. And I finally finally FINALLY got to try Noodle World! It’s a whole place dedicated to noods!!!

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Lately I have been feeling inspired to cook more Asian foods! I made fried rice for the first time in my life!! I know, I know….it’s the most simplest thing ever but I am proud. Don’t me judge me!

Making the Asian mom proud :)

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We had one of those dinners that was half take-out leftovers and actual leftovers lol

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And for tonight’s dinner, I made a lemon garlic orzo with roasted veggies for! It’s was yummy and there was a lot!

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Wishing you all the best!

xoxo, kat

he cooks, she cooks || baked lemon salmon with wild arugula salad

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A get to come home from work to a very lovely dinner made by the mister of she cooks, he eats :)

Such a great light dinner before we hit the gym tonight! And he sneaked in some rice from last night’s stir fry! We have been carb deprived!

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Look at that crispy salmon skin! My favorite part mmmmm

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Hehe happy girl today! Thank you to the world’s best boyfriend :)

xoxo, kat

40 minute meals….

Because 30 minute meals or less is just plain impossible for me….all that pressure, I’m sorry Rachel Ray!

Two days out of the week, I have night classes after work. Two days out of the week, I cook for the mister and I. I have been making meals that are light, fresh, easy, no fuss, and under 40 minutes.

Here’s what I’ve been making:

Pita bread pizzas – My favorite quickie! Very easy and there are just so many variations.

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Quesadillas – Who doesn’t love a good quesadilla? This was a chicken quesadilla with a mango salsa.

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Spaghetti and homemade meatballs in under 40 minutes?! Totally possible!

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Pesto pasta with chicken – I love stocking up on pesto whenever we go to Trader Joe’s! The pesto sauce can also be used on pita bread to make pita pizzas.

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Spicy sesame noodles – One of my favorites from Pioneer Woman! I love pairing this with oven roasted veggies.

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Salads with a simple vinaigrette and homemade croutons – A great way to revive day old bread is to turn them into croutons! My favorite vinaigrettes at the moment are balsamic and lemon Dijon.

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I even like to throw in some chicken in my salads!

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And lots more pita bread pizzas

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What are some of your favorite 40 minute or less recipes?

xoxo, kat