Lately I’ve been thinking more and more about what the underlying message of my blog is and I’m starting to inch closer and closer towards a concrete answer. One thing I do know is that a huge part of my blog and life is balance.
I’ve been practicing balance in all forms of my life lately, especially when it comes to sleep. Most nights I get at least 7 hours but depending on the day of the week the time I wake up tends to vary. Some days my alarm is blaring at 5 and other days I am dead to the world until 11. It’s all about balance, right?
Since I woke up just before
sunset lunch yesterday, I decided to have a fusion of Breakfast + Lunch. A yellow themed lunch consisting of a piece of leftover frittata, a fresh mango + some Triscuits.
Beef + Noodles
After lunch I did some work on the blog + headed over to Matt’s sisters house to get a full homemade noodle making tutorial from her roommate.
For those of you who read my blog semi-regularly you know I love simple, easy recipes that call for a few ingredients and I rarely bake let alone try to make things from scratch. But I’m willing to learn!
Mix (roughly) equal parts flour + eggs until you form a dough. Either use a noodle maker to roll out the dough or get friendly with your rolling pin.
Cut your noodles into chunks and feed through your noodle maker or slice with a pizza cutter into strips.
Allow noodles to dry for a few minutes + then add to boiling water or broth.
Blare some Glee + get rolling because the effort is definitely worth the results!
After this sole photo my camera batteries died, but my sweet tooth didn’t. I ended up enjoying more fruit, a scoop of chocolate ice cream + then a S’mores fireside. I had to make up for not having breakfast!
Food in your Neck of the Woods
Thinking of Beef + Noodles definitely got me thinking about foods that seem to be native to certain areas. Beignets in New Orleans, Cheese Curds in Wisconsin + Sweet Corn in Iowa all stick out in my mind as foods native to certain states.
What foods are famous in your part of the country?
Other than sweet corn I’d say Iowa is famous for its Pork Tenderloin. I’d trade corn on the cob + every kind of pork any day for some fresh seafood + Dunkin Donuts from my homeland of Massachusetts!