Happy Memorial Day everyone! For me, Memorial Day is synonymous with barbeques, and this year, my fantastic friend Adele invited me to her house for a good ole’ fashion BBQ.The occasion gave me the perfect excuse to try out a new dessert recipe I have been dying to make-Blueberry and Blackberry Galette with Cornmeal Crust.What is a galette, you ask?A fancy word for a rustic, free form tart.The crust is rather craggy, almost scone like while the filing is like that of a pie.The recipe was simple, really showcasing the dazzling berries. And the results, were, well, rustic. For some reason, I imagine this a dessert that Betsy Ross would love- oh so patriotic.I hope the other attendees at the barbeque do the same!
While I was baking, I listened to the Adele station on Pandora. The music was soultry and upbeat, making it a rockin’ soundtrack to bake/belt out to. Check it out here!
I am a veritable nail polish addict. I feel like I need ALL of these pretty little bottles! So vibrant, so summery, so necessary!!
This afternoon, when the bell signaling the end of the workday rang, I sped to my car— so ready to hit it! Much to my dismay, however, my car was dead as dead can be. I absentmindedly left the headlights on this morning, so when I put the keys in the ignition… womp, womp, womp NOTHING! After waiting in the sweltering heat for about 30 minutes, my mother came to the rescue and jumped my car.But, by this time, I was not in the best of moods.
So, when I got home, I parked it on the couch and checked out the DVR List, in search of something that would lift my spirits.What did I find, you ask?Paper Heart, a film I recorded on a whim a few days ago. What unfolded was a quirky yet charming film that considered the meaning of love.Charlyne Yi, an unabashedly awkward comedienne travels across the nation interviewing anyone and everyone about their experiences with love.An elementary school student avows her love for Chris Brown.An elderly woman describes how she fell in love with her Harley-riding husband 4o years before.In the end, despite her own skepticism about the existence of true love, Charlyne falls for Michael Cera, her then real-life boyfriend.(They broke up after the movie was released, sad timez.) The movie was part documentary part narrative, kind of happy, kind of sad, sort of silly, sort of serious.I still don’t know what I think about it totally, but it definitely put me in a better mood.Have you guys seen the movie?What are your thoughts?What movies put you in a good mood?Holla at me!