Friday things

I have it in my mind that if I can master making homemade pasta and bread, I can consider myself a success in the kitchen. Whether or not this is true is irrelevant because it’s what I think and I’m going with it.
I tried making both of these things lately and…they turned out okay. They were edible, let’s put it that way. But I’m not really satisfied with my results. Having half Italian blood in me, I feel it’s important for me to be able to bake a really good loaf of bread and make a realllllly good plate of pasta. It is, I promise….I just need to keep practicing. 
Oh, and throw in macarons to all of that. I’m determined to master those damn macarons!
Speaking of trying new things (were we?), I saw this link on a friends’ Facebook page today to a list of the Best Ethnic Eats in Nashville. I’m gonna make my way through this list and start exploring restaurants that aren’t either 1) Mexican 2) sushi or 3) in East Nashville. There are SO many great restaurants in Nashville. Why do I keep going to the same ones all the time? Do you do this? Is it a normal thing?

Have you seen the Beyonce monologues?? Brilliant.

One of my dear derby teammates just started a new fitness based blog and it’s basically the best thing ever! She’s a certified trainer and gives great nutritional advice and was a collegiate track and field athlete which is pretty damn cool in my book. Go check out The Everyday Athlete!! You won’t regret it :) Oh, and you should especially read this post about Body Image. How you view your body and how you talk about your body will affect everything. This matters more than nutrition and more than exercise.” -Erika

That’s all I have for you on this lovely Friday morning. Have a wonderful weekend my little crumpets.

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5 comments on “Friday things”

  1. can’t wait to check out another (finally!) nashville-based fitness blog! also, i recently started making my own bread. after a few so-so batches, i realized the magic ingredients: 1) white lily flour and 2) “bread improver.” both of these equaled fluffier, stretchier, lighter loafs!

  2. oh! Thanks for the advice, Mary! I’ll have to try that this weekend

  3. Breads and pastries are such a weakness to every Italian, especially this one. LOL It’s cheat day so I’m definitely going to try some of your delicious recipes tonight. Happy Friday doll.

    –Me And My Mini Me
    http://www.meandmyminime.com

  4. I did make bread quite often years ago and it’s a challenge but I’m sure you can do it!

  5. I can barely make bread too – I don’t understand why it’s so flippin hard!