Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 8/2/14

Posted on August 2, 2014

So, TV.  Thanks to the exhaustion I mentioned, I’ve probably been watching a bit more than my fair share lately.  It doesn’t help that I’m in the middle of reading a super boring book (please give me a suck-you-right-in recommendation!), but most evenings have turned into a few hours of relaxing with Matt and watching our latest show(s). 

Thanks to Netflix, I’ve finally jumped onto the Scandal bandwagon, while simultaneously catching the 15-year old show, Freaks and Geeks.  Now that we are in the second season of Scandal (the first season was only 7 episodes), I definitely understand how people get sucked in.  It’s definitely the Shonda Rhimes style that made me love Grey’s Anatomy so it’s addicting when you have alllll the episodes at your fingertips.   However, watching this after an intense political show like House of Cards is so strange.  I think I’ve learned to overthink regular shows and sometimes don’t know how to just enjoy the slightly less complex plots!  I mean, I don’t know if I’ll ever recover from a show like Breaking Bad where you learn that nothing, I mean nothing, gets left unfinished. 

As for Freaks and Geeks, I don’t know how I never watched it before.  We decided that since James Franco and Jason Segel are in it we kind of had to check it out.  Maybe it’s because I’m old enough to be completely removed from the discomfort and insecurities of high school but young enough to still remember, but I find the show pretty hilarious and enjoyable to watch. 

Oh yeah, and real life.  I am pretty sure that my baby registry is finally finished.  I’ll probably review what I did just to make sure (between Buy Buy Baby, Pottery Barn and Baby List I feel a little all over the place), but that is a huge weight off my shoulders.  And speaking of babies, I got to sneak in a visit with my best friend and her adorable almost-five month old yesterday.  I haven’t seen her since May and won’t see her again until after I have a baby (what?!?!?!) so it was a real treat.  I love having friends to visit in Florida but I sure miss all of them!  This weekend’s plans were kind of crushed by the weather which is kind of a bummer, but that’s okay.  We have so much going on for the next month (three weddings and a weekend to celebrate my birthday) that there is still plenty of summer to look forward to.

Now for this week’s updates:

Most popular recipe/blog post:  (Fresh) Blueberry White Chocolate Brown Butter Cookies

(Fresh) Blueberry White Chocolate Brown Butter Cookies - basically cookie perfection

Five favorite things I pinned all week:

Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream from Crème de la Crumb

Frappe Oreo Ice Cream from Figs & Feta

Grilled Peach & Halloumi Skewers with Basil-Jalapeno Sauce from Naturally Ella

Lightened Up Nectarine Cobbler from Baker by Nature

Salted Chocolate & Ritz Nougat No-Bake Bars from Lauren’s Latest

I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend!  Stay tuned this week for ice creammmmmmm.

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Comments (4)
  • Rachel says:

    I totally know what you mean about ‘network’ plot lines. I haven’t tried scandal yet but we watched The Blacklist last season and the story was so thin. Hard to not compare it to amazing, intense shows and plots from BB, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, etc. I guess I’m now a TV snob :/ but there’s just too much great stuff on!
    Glad you have a relaxing weekend ahead… Soak as many of those up as you can!!

  • aw what a cute baby! So exciting that you’ll have your own soon!!!

  • Joanne says:

    Awww your friends baby is such a cutie! THough I have no doubt yours will be even cuter. :P

    So the.boy and I finished House of Cards yesterday….time to watch something else! Maybe we’ll have to follow in your footsteps and take on Scandal?!

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