Eat with your people.
Jake has been nagging me for years (not joking) about how many cookbooks I have that I never use. I also get 8 million magazine subscriptions to mags like Real Simple, Southern Living, Food & Wine and the list goes on and on. I cut recipes out and tuck them away in the recipe book I created in college.
And then when I want to make something for dinner I head straight to Pinterest or Google for a recipe.
I am taking the Sunday Supper Challenge (you know I love a good challenge). What is this Sunday Supper Challenge you ask?
Here's how it is going to go down.
- Every Sunday, you have to make a homecooked meal ONLY using magazine/cookbook/previously written down recipes.
- You must invite your people over and feed them. For me, this is going to be small dinner parties/hangouts each with week with different people I want to spend more time with.
- No expectations allowed. This needs to be enjoyable and experimental. If the weird recipe from a cookbook my dad gave me is a complete flop, you are allowed to order pizza and move on.
I took the first day of the challenge last Sunday with my BFF, Alex Anna, from Las Vegas and some friends! I made sloppy joes on biscuits with broccolini and strawberry cupcakes from Real Simple Magazine. I added a salad that I had in the fridge and of course some wine from Winc.
Although, I sucked majorly at documenting it I took the challenge successfully and I even shared it with you despite the lack of photo evidence.
It was a bit of a crazy week from Alex Anna visiting, to flying to Orlando with Jake to honor his grandfather in his passing, to running a 10k. Life is messy, really messy. And it just felt good to cook and bake for people I love and then just sit down with them without the pressure of creating a perfect blog post around the experience.
Stay tuned for this Sunday's birthday dinner for a dear friend!
P.S. Here's a glimpse at some things I have been loving lately: