Before I continue to recap our trip to Sydney, I want to share this week’s favorites!
My wonderful Mother-in-law sent us a care package from the US (she lucked out and just had to send it to Denver instead of paying the insane shipping costs to Oz). One of the few things I requested was dry Ranch packets. I am not a big ranch dressing eater but I love making homemade ranch dip with greek yogurt. It’s such an easy, guilt-free snack. Sandy sent us a plethora of Hidden Valley packets so we are set for a while (or at least until our return to the homeland in January). I have already devoured this container and I made it on Monday, Harvest Dill you are my new favorite.
Lost Boys Cafe
Tuesday afternoon I met my girlfriend Jillian for lunch. She’s a vegetarian and we had been wanting to try out a new vege cafe for a while. The theme of the little restaurant/coffee shop is Neverland (hence the name Lost Boys). It was the cutest thing ever. There was a tree in the middle of the room and tons of whimsical details…
The menus were all glued in the front covers of old books and sitting on a bookshelf by the counter.
There were two separate chalkboard walls where you could add what makes you happy and your goals for the day..
Food and drinks were served on wood planks with little quotes from books. We both had veggie burgers and I had the iced tea decked out with fruit and it was all amazing!
I got a library card! Travis said I need a job because I am WAY too excited about it, but whatever. I have already put books on hold to be sent my branch. Recommendations are welcome 🙂
It’s hard to get in the spirit when its topping 100 outside but I am doing my best. This is the extent of our Christmas decorations. Sad, I know. The only decorations I brought were our stockings, everything else is sitting in a storage unit in Houston. I bought the nativity at a church in Sydney last weekend. There’s not really space in our little apartment for much else.
New Favorite Recipe
I busted one of our Meatless Monday staples this week- Southwest Stuffed Mushrooms. I decided to make a few changes and it turned out better than ever! It’s not the most photogentic dish but trust me it was yummy. I will be sharing the recipe soon in all of its vegetarian glory so get excited 🙂
Have a great weekend, next week I will continue talking about our Sydney trip and Thursday we are heading to London!