Week in review 4.19.15

Weekly dog:

Lola the dog naps in her crate on

This week…

Grateful for: Amy Poehler’s Yes PleaseI’m only on page 87 but I am liking it so far. I laughed often, of course, but also appreciate some of the more serious takeaways. On the demon that is our own self-critic:

“When the demon starts to slither my way and say bad shit about me I turn around and say, ‘Hey. Cool it. Amy is my friend. Don’t talk about her like that.’ Sticking up for ourselves in the same way we would one of our friends is a hard but satisfying thing to do.”

Plus, bonus! The book has heavy glossy pages with fun photos and graphics. It is lovely to hold and to read.

Favorite eats: Our new Sunday tradition is to make plantain nachos.  It’s perfect for Sunday because I have a little more patience to prepare and cook the plantains. (P.S. If you’re going to try it – Our local grocery stores rarely have green plantains so I have to buy the yellow/brown ones but I still slice and bake them as instructed in the link. This week I also skipped the tomato paste and the chicken broth in the taco meat and it was still flavorful and taco-y.)

We usually make some homemade guacamole (we add tomato, extra salt, and cilantro to this recipe) and top it all off with pico de gallo. I don’t think I ever will get tired of nachos in any form.

Some reads:

Well, I know I read stuff this week but don’t have a lot of links to share. Which probably means I spent too much time mindlessly scrolling the internet.

But I enjoyed this one: The Moral Bucket List (NY Times)
“The stumbler doesn’t build her life by being better than others, but by being better than she used to be.”

I recently started making the bed every morning and it makes a huge difference in my day. This Buzzfeed article points out why that might be.

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