Happy Sunday Everyone!
I hope you've had a fun, basketball filled weekend so far and that you're favorite team is winning unless they're playing our Badgers of course ;) We've had some pretty great spring weather for the most part the past couple of weeks and Ruger has been getting spoiled with extra walks and time outside soaking in some rays.
Us Badger Kitchen ladies and a couple of friends started off the weekend by enjoying cocktails at the Old Sugar Distillery. It's always good to be able to catch up and unwind at the end of the week, even better when you're sipping on some local spirits. I was tempted to buy a bottle to take home but couldn't quite pull the trigger.
I've been trying out some new recipes lately. This spring quinoa salad with honey lemon vinaigrette was a winner. I'd like to give this garlic parmesan chicken lasagna bake another try and maybe throw in some broccoli and make a smaller batch this time because sometimes there is just too much leftovers for the number of days in a week you're willing to eat the same meal. If you can't tell, I'm currently spending some quality time on Pinch of Yum while meal planning for the week.
We also made this simple deep dish pizza twice(!) in the past couple weeks. You may recall that I've mentioned that I was gifted a pair of cast iron skillets for Christmas but I've honestly been a little intimidated to use them since they need to be cared for in a special way. Deep dish pizza was a dish I knew I wanted to try making so I gave it a shot and it turned out great, the skillet isn't ruined and now I'm ready to broaden my cast iron skillet horizons! Give me some suggestions!
We have been getting a ton of stuff checked off the wedding to-do list lately. My dress came in (insert heart eyed emoji) so my mom and I went and picked that up. Hello extra workout motivation! We also ordered and received our wedding invitations from Vistaprint and we're getting all the details worked out for the rehearsal dinner at Tutto Pasta. Funny enough, it's actually the same restaurant where I went to dinner before prom. One of the extra fun things we got to do, well at least I thought it was fun, was pick out our wedding bands! We are getting them from BR Diamond Suite where we were actually able to custom design them. I wanted something a little more unique that I wasn't able to find at other jewelry stores. Hopefully now that we've accomplished so much some of these crazy wedding dreams will stop!
Have a great week friends!