Ahhh!!! We’re only one month out!
I’m trying not to let wedding stuff take over my life, but I did plan it so I would have a bit more free time this month to handle a lot of the wedding tasks I’ve been neglecting. I’m very thankful to have a job with a flexible schedule that allows me to do that. My travel schedule is clear from now until after the wedding (minus some visits home for dress fittings and Christmas) and I’m free up from major projects until after the new year. I’ve been planning this dedicated wedding break for a while and it finally feels good to be in it.
My apologies in advance if this blog becomes a little wedding-heavy in the next month. I’ll try to keep it to the dedicated wedding page, but some stuff will flood over. Just wanted to give you a heads up!
In other food-related news, I have a tasty salad to share with you!
I’ve been losing my taste for raw spinach, but wilted spinach still had a big place in my heart. This wilted spinach salad was perfect on this beautiful December not-so-chilly day.
I started in a hot pan with freshly chopped carrot slices and green beans. I let them cook in a little olive oil until the carrots were soft and slightly charred (charred carrots are the best) then I added the last two turkey meatballs leftover from last night’s dinner (crumbled). When the meat was warm, I added a generous amount of fresh spinach to the pan. The goal was to wilt the spinach and not overcook it, so I tossed it around until the spinach started to wilt on the ends.
Everything was dropped into a big bowl and topped with pecans and goat cheese.
It was really delicious. This dish could work with sausage too. The goat cheese sort of melted on the warm salad and created a semi-creamy dressing. Yum.
I hung our first set of monogrammed towels last night.
A towel-hanger I am not. What’s the secret to straight towels? Mine are always lopsided and look off? Also, I should point out that that’s the first time we’ve hung towels on that rack since I moved in a year and a half ago. Ha! Progress, right?