Whew! Now that I got that out of my system, let's get to "Meal Monday." (And shout out to my friend Amanda for the JT graphic!)
I love a good blog when I find one, and I especially love food blogs - probably because I love to eat (ALL...THE...TIME.). They give me great recipe ideas and oftentimes provide step-by-step instructions that include pictures (you know, dummy-proof for me!). Today I thought I'd share with you my top three favorite foodie blogs in case you need recipe inspiration or just like to cook.
1) The Pioneer Woman - Her recipes are awesome, her pictures are great, and her sense of humor gets me every time. I've found some of my best recipes from Ree Drummond. She has a show on the cooking channel and also has a variety of other fun stuff on her website, but I find myself always going back to just her recipe pages.
2) The Girl Who Ate Everything - At first I thought this blog was named after me. My friends will understand. They know that I'm an eating machine. There's not much more I love in this life than food (my family, of course, and maybe a great pair of shoes... maybe the shoes). For real, though, this blog rocks and Christy Denney's food pics always make me want to reach through my screen and take a bite. And her family is gorgeous on top of it all. See for yourself.
3) Siriously Delicious - Okay, so this blog is written by Carson's Daly fiancée and mother to his three children, Siri Pinter. I feel an odd sense of loyalty to anything Carson Daly. Our first meeting goes back to the days when he was hosting TRL ("Total Request Live," people - remember?) on MTV. We've had many run-ins since then. I could tell you stories. Maybe I will in a post on another day. (Yes? No? Do you care? If not, I won't waste my time.) Oh, and for my friends who read this blog, remember this? "CARSON COOKIES PLEASE LET WE MADE FOR YOU US UP." (Yes, I know it is out of order. That's part of the story.)
If there are any food blogs you particularly love, please leave a comment below with the link!
PS and by the way... can we just talk about the newest royal baby for a minute? AAAAAAHHHHHHH! I was definitely on royal baby watch. She is perfect, and William and Kate look so happy.
Can we also talk about how great Kate looked after giving birth? There is a picture of me that my husband took right after I had my son, and I seriously look like I've taken every possible drug the hospital had and then had a few shots of vodka. I mean, I don't think I've EVER - in my ENTIRE LIFE - looked as good as Kate Middleton did after giving birth. Even on my wedding day. I need a team of hair and make-up people STAT.
Oh, and I hope they pick a good name... just because. I am not a fan of the name they chose for their son, and I sort of feel badly that they have a limited list of names to use, but then I remember that they are royals and their lives are pretty okay. Either way, I still hope they choose something other than Elizabeth or Victoria or Alice or Charlotte.
Okay - enjoy your Monday as much as you can enjoy a Monday.