Friday Favs {September 9}

TGIF. Hooray. Usually when you have big plans for the weekend, the week goes incredibly slowly. The exact opposite happened this week. It flew. 

We are spending the weekend in Munich and I’m so excited to have a nice getaway. Vinn has had an incredibly crazy week and he really needs some R&R. We don’t have an itinerary, but we have some general ideas of what we want to see and do. I am most looking forward to a dinner at Shane’s on Saturday night. There isn’t a menu, you just pick the number of courses you want and the chef prepares the freshest menu possible. I have high hopes!

But before the week is over, let’s get into the Friday Favs.

Talking to Mima on FaceTime 

Milwaukee wedding

Mima is my maternal grandmother. She is seriously one of my favorite people in the entire world. She is where I get my spunk, wit and love of writing. She is in her 80’s (she would kill me for giving her exact age) so any time I can be with her or talk to her on the phone is precious. When we end any conversation, I say I love you first and she always says, “Love you more.” It makes my heart so full.

The above picture is (obviously) from our wedding day. It is one of my favorites from that day.

Photo courtesy of: MThreeStudio, if anyone is getting married in the Chicago/Milwaukee area, I highly recommend Molly. She is fantastic! 

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I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who talks to my mom more times a day than I would like to admit. It’s harder with such a big time difference, but my mom and I text constantly and FaceTime at least once a week.

Salmon for Dinner

baked salmon recipe

I have always loved salmon. It’s not one of Vinn’s favorites, so it doesn’t make the dinner rotation all too often. Last week, however, I finally got up the courage to ask the fish counter at the grocery store for salmon. And it was so good that I decided to get it again this past week and I made it for dinner last night.

All I did was cover salmon with extra virgin olive oil, pink salt and pepper. I then put it in the oven on the broil setting. I cook it until it’s flaky when punctured with a fork, which is typically about 16 – 20 minutes. And last night I made green beans and garlic bread with it. I love how crispy the salmon is and the pink salt adds so much taste to it! It was even Vinn-approved!


Your turn: what are your favs from this past week? What are your weekend plans? Any husband-approved recipes to share?


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