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mid-week round-up

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Hello again! It seems folks all over the country have been experiencing a cold snap these last few days so I hope you’re managing to stay warm and toasty. The lows in Miami were in the 50’s and it was amusing to watch the locals break out their parkas and beanies. That’s practically an arctic blast down here! In other news, Chet and I are headed to St. Pete tomorrow. I’m super stoked to see my sister, play a little shuffleboard, and enjoy the gulf-side of the state for a few days. Have you ever been to St. Petersburg, FL? Any recommendations? I’ll post what we’re up to over on my Instagram. Hope you have a great rest of your week, and here are a few links for you to peruse…

The tech inside this 19th century conveyance isn’t stuck in the 19th century.

This and a set of stencils seems like a fun recipe for a whole host of DIYs.

Making Oprah: The inside story of a TV revolution.

How adorable would it be to scatter these around a wedding reception venue?

Why is this painting so captivating?

I’m obsessed with Alessandra Olanow’s illustrations.

Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech.

How we found (and lost) the dream of Personal Rapid Transit.

A genius way to give back.

A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English.

Make college football great again by making it more like high-school debate.

There are as many names for french toast as ways to cook it.

P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you might enjoy — My Three Favorite Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes and The Big Business of College Sports.

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Breakfast for Dinner.

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I truly believe the easiest way to ditch the restaurant meals, and start cooking dinner for yourself, is to incorporate theme nights. I’m talkin’ Soup and Sandwich Sunday, Taco Tuesday, Make It In the Slow Cooker Monday–basically a general idea that’s going to give you the freedom to get creative and switch it up from week to week, but also takes some of the thinking out of planning. Encouraging us lazy folk to stick with it.

As a self-professed lazy-girl myself, routines are a huge boon for me. Decision making causes me a lot of anxiety. So, the less I have to make, the less likely I am to fall into indifference and taking the easy way out. Sound familiar? Then maybe this approach is for you!

Routines like this may feel childish. It has been well documented that children crave routines but I think adults do too. There’s something so pleasant about rituals. Something you institute to make your hectic life easier may turn out to be the very thing you count down to each week, the meal you can’t wait to make as you sit at your desk all day.

If you find yourself eating out more often than in or are trying to pinch pennies or BOTH, the easiest change you can make to your dinner schedule is to commit one night a week for the next month to making breakfast for dinner. Why? Breakfast foods are easy to cook and cheap to buy. You can start off with the simplest of ingredients and create a hearty meal. If you’re new to cooking, this gentle crash course could do you a world of good. And who knows? Maybe this ritual will feel too good to leave behind after a month. Digging into a stack of pancakes at a table with your loved ones. Frying up an egg smothered with hot sauce and watching guilty-pleasure reality tv. Fixing your partner-in-crime a quiche while he performs expert knife work to prepare a big bowl of fruit salad. I can certainly think of worse things to return to week after week.

And just because I like y’all SO much, here are some ideas to get you started for this first month…

wafflesWeek One- Savory Cornmeal and Chive Waffles with Salsa and Eggs.

pancakesWeek Two- Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes.

quicheWeek Three- Farmer’s Market Quiche.

bagel2Week Four- Upgraded Bagel.

So, what do you say? Will you take the challenge and commit to a month of Breakfast for Dinner? What are your favorite breakfast recipes? If we’re being completely honest, I could probably eat breakfast for EVERY meal for an entire month…but that’s neither here nor there.