Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday Morning Coffee Cafe

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great week. Mine was good; but definitely starting to get busier with the upcoming start of a new school year. Ok, grab your coffee and let's see what's been happening this week!


-- I have to admit, when I first heard the term "Fish Taco", I was both intrigued and slightly dumbfounded. After all in my limited culinary world, the two options for anything in a taco were simply beef and chicken, period. I tried my first fish tacos recently at Buffalo Wild Wings and I will say that I was pleasantly surprised.  Diane's recipe for Quick Fish Tacos looks so yummy. Since I'm the only one in my house eating fish at the moment, I like the fact that I could just make an individual serving for me for either a quick lunch or an easy dinner.

-- This week's sweet treat link (you knew there'd be one!) is this yummy recipe from Anjanette for S'more's Chocolate Cookie Cups. I really like the idea of these little mini cup dessert bites I've been seeing lately. I like to have a little bite of something sweet right after dinner; but I hate the idea of eating a whole cupcake or piece of cake. Desserts and treats like this are perfectly satisfying!

-- Finally, we'll close out these week's recipe roundup with a great blog post from Erlene with 30+make ahead recipes for great back to school breakfast recipes. There are a TON of recipes and links here...Go click a few, or all of won't be disappointed! 


-- More violence in Ferguson, (is it ever going to stop?!) as well as in Turkey. Explosions in China, Stress and upheaval in Greece. An 11 year old girl gave birth in Paraguay...yes you read that correctly. I'll wait a moment while you recover....and a murder at an IKEA store in Sweden?!?! Never a dull moment in this world, that's for sure. A few other items of interest for you this week:

                -- The young archaeologist in you may find this story about the tomb of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti quite interesting. Apparently her final resting place may have been blocked by King Tut's tomb. The history and exact "occupation" (for lack of a better word) of  Queen Nefertiti is very intriguing.

              -- Former President Jimmy Carter has cancer. *Sigh* it's always the good guys isn't it?!

              -- As parents, we need to all get it together and stop making our children nervous about math. Apparently, their abilities to do well in math are often hindered by our own lack of confidence and assumed inabilities in math. So, foot forward from now on, ok?!  Even if you have to fake understanding, which I have...quite often!

Cards and Crafts:

-- Two beautiful cards to share with you this week:

Hey There Cupcake by Nancy
at Creative Palette

by Isha Gupta at Hobbies and Ideas

--This Stained Glass art by Sara over at Bitz and Giggles looks like a fun craft to do with the kids!


A few random thoughts and links for you before I go:

--If you are a single lady going to a wedding this summer, you should watch these videos on the 11 Bouquet Toss Failures so you'll know what not to do! On a side note, if you're a soon to be bride, PLEASE do NOT smile like the girl in this picture...EVER!

--This list of reasons why elephants may be the best moms in the animal kingdom will make your day! This picture alone...I mean...COME. ON! I can barely stand the cuteness!!

--"LOL" is dead. Kicked to the curb by "haha", "hehe" and emoji


--Your picture of the week:

Assateague Island National Seashore. A 37 mile long island along the coasts of Maryland and Virginia

photo courtesy of Bob Farrelli

Until next time....


Nancy Thomas said...

Hi Dori - what an entertaining blog you have here. Thank you so much for featuring my card - you are very sweet to do so.

Nancy Thomas said...

P.S. and I forgot to say. I love fish tacos and shrimp tacos too. But hubby thinks they are both weird so I just order them when we go out rather than trying to fix them at home.

Diane Balch said...

Glad you like the Quick Fish Taco... it has become our summer favorite.

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