Monthly Archives: February 2015

Cooking on Sundays: Meatballs Part II

Trying to keep up with cooking has been tough since last weekend was St. Valentine’s Day and a long weekend that included a winter wedding.  For this weekend, it was my birthday on Friday so we went out to celebrate Saturday night at Wvrst (Sausage Hall And Other Wonders). It was a lot of fun to start a new decade with friends 🙂

Celebrating at Wrvst

Celebrating at Wrvst

Birthday cake

Happy birthday to me!

Waking up Sunday morning was a little tough so we decided to keep cooking to a minimum. Since there will some of those  delicious  meatballs in the freezer, we decided to make sandwiches! We paired it with a kale, bacon, and brussel sprouts caesar salad. The only salad that the BF eats because it has bacon in it!

It was a simple yet yummy dinner. The BF browned the meatballs and then put them in the oven to cook fully. We got buns and made them into cheesy garlic bread, then smothered it with pasta sauce and then layered with meatballs on top. For the salad, I chopped up kale, brussel sprouts, and bacon. Cooked the bacon to a nice crispy consistency and then drained a bit of the grease out and then threw the veggies in. Rather than making caesar salad dressing, I bought it store-made and tossed it in with everything else. We forgot the Parmesan cheese but it still turned out really well. Hope you all had a good weekend!

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Cooking on Sundays: Meatballs Edition

There wasn’t an edition of cooking on Sunday last week because I had to do a sleep test and needed to be in the clinic early in the evening, but we are back this week with meatballs! They are a very versatile food – you can mix them with pasta and sauce, make it into a sandwich or just eat them on their own.

Today, we made  meatballs served with cheese tortellini (store bought since I don’t know how to make pasta) and tomato sauce (also store bought because we already had some at home).

The recipe from Host the Toast is titled: “The Best Italian Meatballs You Will Ever Eat“. With a title like that, we had to try them out. Firstly, we didn’t find any veal at the grocery store so we turned into a pork and beef meatball. We ended up modifying the recipe a little bit by using more Parmesan cheese and leaving out the milk. It turned out to still be super delicious and moist!  The BF made them the size of golf balls and there were enough for dinner, four lunches and 11 balls went into the freezer for a later date.

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Day trip to Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is located in the Normandy region of France. It is an island commune with a small population of permanent residents that boasts more than three million visitors a year. It becomes an island when the tide is high – also extremely dangerous to venture alone into the bay during these times.

L and I booked a day trip through Viator.com.  An early departure time of 7:00 AM from Paris got us into the town outside of Mont Saint-Michel at 11:30 AM. I have never been more excited to be on a bus for that long because when you drive towards the island, it slowly appears on the horizon and all of a sudden, it’s within reach.

Before taking the shuttle to Mont Saint-Michel, we stopped off for lunch (included in the tour price) at Restaurant Relais St-Michel. We dined on a three course meal starting with the famous local dish: omelettes. It was super fluffy and light but we weren’t sure what to make of it since it was served as an appetizer. The main course was salmon with vegetables and rice and then followed by dessert, blancmange with red berries. It was probably one of the better meals that we had had since arriving in Paris.

*Side note: restaurant meals in Paris were really expensive.

After eating, we were ready to take the shuttle bus to the island. For more information on other ways to access the island, click here. Having looked at beautiful pictures of the island for so long, I couldn’t believe we had arrived and was getting the opportunity to explore it for a couple of hours. It started with a one hour guided tour of the Abbey and surrounding areas. Everything was beautiful. We walked around the town after the  tour and took in the views. There were people in the bay, that looked like they were on a guided tour. The views were spectacular!

Visit Here
Mont Saint-Michel
50170 Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France
+33 2 33 60 14 30
http://www.ot-montsaintmichel.com
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#TAB Fernweh Friday – Tips for Blogging on the Road

Last October, I wrote a guest post on Talk About Beauty about how to blog on the road. With the start of a new year, it’s time to get into a habit of writing regularly while on the road. Below are some tips on how to keep up with your writing!

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Author: Gloria Truong – I’m very excited to have been invited to guest blog on talkaboutbeauty.co. I have wanted to write about blogging on the road for a while since I often blog to keep family and friends updated on where and what I’m doing but it’s not always so easy.

Sometimes, it’s hard to just hunker down for an hour or two to put together a post when I’m on constantly on the move or want to make the best of seeing all the sights in one day. I often found myself writing late at night, after a long day of adventures. If you’re absolutely certain about blogging on the road, here are five tips to help you keep up:

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