Today has been the perfect mix of business and pleasure!
Business: Early morning meeting with my web developer.
Pleasure: Mall run for new shoes!
I tried these Banana Republic Shey Sandals on at the beginning of the summer, but put them back on the shelf as they cost $120. $120!!! Frugal Frannie here has a hard time paying anything over $60 for summer shoes.
Well I decided to pop into Banana while strolling through the mall this morning, and randomly found these puppies in my size and on final sale for $37.49!!! That’s nearly 70% off – I was SO jazzed! :D
Business: Mid-morning meeting re: new freelance gig.
Pleasure: Crammed Calzones for lunch!
Yeah! I rolled out some leftover dough from my grilled pizza the other day, then stuffed it chock full o’ goodies and baked it ’til it was golden brown.
I started by pre-heating my oven to 350 degrees and flouring a big flat surface.
Then I rolled out my dough, which had been coming to room temperature for 20 minutes, into a big circle ’til it was nice and thin – about 1/8″, or so.
Next I added my toppings which – ok – were the same as my grilled pizza. Waste not, want not! Pesto,
green onions and goat cheese.
I piled all my toppings on one side of the dough, pulled the other side over like a big, pillowy blanket,
then rolled the dough onto itself in a twisting motion to seal.
Snug as a bug.
I transferred the calzone to a non-stick sprayed pizza pan (you could use a baking stone or cookie sheet) then sprayed the top with more non-stick spray and made a few slits on top with a sharp knife to let the steam escape out of.
Baked in the oven for 25 minutes…
and voila! :D
I’ve never made calzones before and was totally tickled with the end result!
The crust was soft and chewy,
the insides were piping hot and bursting with bold flavors and textures.
My favorite was the cherry tomatoes that burst when I took a bite. So sweet! :D
Business: Sweeping the house and doing the laundry.
Pleasure: Painting my nails while watching an Awkward mini-thon (what a hysterical show!)
This is Teenage Dream by OPI, and – ok, the sparkly pink is a tad, well teenage dream, but whatevs.
It’ll be fun for a couple of days – plus it makes me feel like Midwestern Barbie. ;)
Business: Taming my wild email inbox.
Pleasure: Making Fluffernutter Cookies!
I included these uber-soft, crazy-rich, 3-ingredient delights in last week’s Friday Favorites post, and have been thinking about them every day since.
I found myself with all three ingredients at home today – marshmallow fluff (leftover from Twix Balls,) peanut butter and an egg – so I finally gave into temptation and whipped up a half batch.
These cookies are dense, rich and absolutely smashing with a hit of ice-cold almond milk!
Dunked and devoured!
See how creamy??? :D
Business: Well…nothing, really. I haven’t had a Friday where I didn’t do anything in a really long time – so I kind of milked it this afternoon!
Pleasure: Spending the evening at my parent’s house. My brother and his girlfriend are in town for the weekend, so we’re celebrating tonight with a(nother) family BBQ!
Has your day been more business, or pleasure?