blogging break

Hey Guys!

I hope you had a great weekend.

I’m going to take a bit of a blogging break and wanted to let you know so you weren’t checking back and getting annoyed that there was nothing new.

I’ll be back soon. :)

lately i’ve been…(xi)

into DIY art projects (this one is going up in my office and came from Bower Power)

feeling like LA is really small…I’ve run into 3 people from high school/college in the last few weeks – all random!

brunch at AMMO – so good

meeting my new adorable cousin and having a West Coast family reunion!

drooling over this grilled steak, avocado and spicy crema sandwich

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finally getting back to a hot power fusion yoga class…it was wonderful but the music was iffy (Call Me Maybe? Really?)

eating more delicious salmon from Copper River

spending a day at Crystal Cove Beach (in between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach – it was gorgeous and we’ll definitely be visiting again soon!)

seeing Liza Minnelli at the Hollywood Bowl

finishing up the book Wild, by Cheryl Strayed – SO good!

staying up too late on a school night seeing Animal Kingdom at the Troubadour

Lately you’ve been…

breakfast from the freezer {from home, not the store!}

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’ve been a little extreme with my breakfast planning.

For some reason, toast every morning no longer works and I’ve been preparing “more exciting” meals ahead of time.

Except I don’t want to be prepping breakfast and lunch every night for the next day.

I want my poached eggs and I want to eat them too!

Ok, poached eggs aren’t really a possibility but I’ve come up with a number of other breakfasts that can be made ahead of time and then frozen so that they can be enjoyed any morning! Breakfasts that come from the freezer, but not the store!

Here is a list of my favorite breakfast items that can be made, frozen and then saved for a later date!

Now I just need more glass tupperware…

Have any ideas to add to the list?

 

italian pressed sandwich

Last weekend I saw Liza Minnelli at the Hollywood Bowl.

I had no idea what she sang, did, etc. but I knew it had to be a good show and I was really excited for it.

The Hollywood Bowl is an LA institution and for good reason – you picnic, drink wine out of plastic (we have fancy plastic wine glasses), laugh with friends and see a show under the stars.

We were meeting up with some friends before the show started and I found a picnic-friendly pressed sandwich from Martha and knew it would be the perfect thing to bring. A pressed sandwich is essentially a smushed sandwich. You scoop out the middle of a flat loaf of bread like ciabatta, fill it with an array of delicious fillings and press is together with a weight. (Or in my case a full water pitcher).

The sandwich was delicious and flavorful, the show was very entertaining and I learned that Liza is Judy Garland’s daughter…horrifying everyone around me when I fessed up to my lack of pop culture knowledge.

Italian Pressed Sandwich

by Emily Dingmann

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Keywords: bread entree sandwich summer

 

Ingredients (6-8 servings)

  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread
  • 4 oz olive tapenade
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 4 oz marinated artichokes, chopped
  • 6 oz roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 4 oz prosciutto
  • 4 oz salami
  • olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper

Instructions

Slice loaf of bread down the middle horizontally.

Scoop out middle of loaf.

Spread tapenade and goat cheese on the bottom side of bread, topping with artichokes, peppers, prosciutto and salami.

Season top of loaf with olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper.

Wrap in aluminum foil and weight sandwich down with a brick, cans, etc.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

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