So I wanted to update you on my Summer Bucket List.
My summer bucket list was not a complete success. However, I tried and somethings weren’t meant to be, some were awesome!! Here’s the rundown:
Shop at the Farmer’s market twice a month.
I blew this one out of the water. We joined a CSA! We love it!! Click here for more on our CSA experience!
Go to Crossfit 3 times per week.
I failed. For a month I did really well with it and I felt awesome. I am a little sick right now but I am really looking forward to getting back at it. This is a Fall bucket list for sure
Make grapefruit curd sandwich cookies.
I didn’t do this. I lost interest. Grapefruit is a winter fruit and perhaps this will make a come back for the winter. We shall see.
Make a Paleo ice cream, a sorbet and a fruit ice cream.
I made a Paleo peach ice cream. The ingredients were peaches and a little agave, pureed in the food processor and then “churned” in the ice cream maker. I wasn’t pumped about it. Maybe the peaches weren’t as ripe as they should have been but I thought it would have been sweeter. Also, it had an icey texture that wasn’t awesome. So was it a sorbet, per se? No. Don’t worry. More ice-cream in the future.
I also made Chocolate Coconut Ice-cream several times. Family favorite. Do it. Use a quality cocoa, please.
Eat lunch at City Bakery.
Done and done. We ate here several times. I was first turned onto it when I went on a Cupcake Crawl with my Sorority Alumnae group. Even though it was entitled a “Cupcake Crawl,” we went to bakeries that specialize in many different baked goods. It was super fun and City Bakery was one of our stops. Sparky and I have eaten here several times since and it is in the rotation. The pretzel croissants are amazing, if you are ever in town, I highly recommend a stop!
Make this cake for my birthday: Seven Sins Chocolate Cake.
Bam. Done. Delish.
Make 2 new recipes per week and blog them.
Maybe this was an unrealistic goal. Who knows. This summer was crazy. I had a long commute and I just didn’t cook a lot of new recipes. We would find something we liked and made it a few times. You can see some of the new recipes we tried here and here. Still cooking. Don’t worry, my dears.
Get my nails painted a not pink/red color.
This is probably on the fall list. So. I am a nail biter. I will quit and come back to it. Late in the summer I totally lost it and bit all my nails off. So, I did paint my toenails a green Elphaba from Wicked style. It was kind of fun but jarring to me. Maybe a graphite color for fall? I’m currently in the growing out stage for my fingernails so I’m trying my best.
This is a long post, if you’re still with me, congrats. Or maybe you are watching the Kardashians. Can’t say I blame you. Fall bucket list to come this week!!