Wednesday
Feb152012

Sunday Supper - One Dish Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans

This past Sunday I decided to make this recipe from Real Simple for dinner because it looked healthy, tasty and easy to make.  It was certainly easy to prepare as it required very little active cooking time and the chicken was tasty but I did have a few issues.  First, I thought the green beans ended up tasting and looking like what I might have ended up with had I used frozen or canned green beans.  I much prefer to quickly cook them in salted water where they come out bright, crisp and tasty.  I ended up taking the potatoes out and cooking them in a separate baking dish for the last ten minutes because they weren't getting crisp enough with all the juices from the lemons and chicken.  The chicken came out perfectly tasty with nice crisp skin.  Would I make this again?  Probably not. 

On a somewhat unrelated note, I watched Forks over Knives this weekend.  If you haven't heard of it, which I hadn't until my mom told me about it, here's the quick synopsis.  It's a documentary that makes the claim that much of this country's health problems come from our diets and that a plant-centric, whole foods diet can prevent or even reverse many degenerative diseases.  I found it very enlightening and while I can't ever imagine giving up meat and foods produced from animals (no cheese, no way!) this movie has made me think harder about what I'm putting into my body.  OK, so there's my side rant.

Tuesday
Feb142012

Winter/Spring

 

Outfit details: H&M sweater, Equipment blouse (get it here), J Brand coated jeans (get them here), Dolce Vita booties (get them here), Proenza Schouler PS11 bag 

Saturday we were supposed to have gotten snow but what we got was just a wee flurry or two.  I dressed for the cold weather and gave myself a pop of spring with a bright fluoro Proenza Schouler PS11 bag for my day's errands. 

Monday
Feb132012

Weekend Tidbits - Spring Fling

Hydrangeas and spray roses in my bestudded Jonathan Adler vases.

Bright blue and silver Adia Kibur necklace (get it here, plus it comes in other fab bright colors)

A bright Proenza Schouler PS11 cross body bag 

Thursday
Feb092012

Wu for Target

 

Outfit details: Jason Wu for Target top, J Crew sweater jacket (very old), Joe's jeans (get them here), Dolce Vita booties (get them here), Chanel bag, J Crew and Bauble Bar necklaces (similar monogram necklace here)

On last Sunday's shopping adventures, I made my way to Target to check out the Jason Wu wares.  I got a few things including this striped top that will easliy work in the spring and summer but with a J Crew sweater jacket also worked in the current wintry temps.  I'm exhausted and thankful that Friday and the weekend have arrived.  Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday
Feb092012

Summer Shoe Love

I'm loving these silver Karl wedge sandals (get them at net-a-porter).  They are the perfect summer neutral.

The bright yellow of these Jimmy Choo wedges is a fabulous pop of color (get them here).

And finally, another pair of Jimmy Choo wedges that are such a gorgeous hot pink and still practical with the low wedge (buy them here).  Love them!