Thursday, July 31, 2014

July in Review

Tomorrow marks the first day of August! But before we start a new month, here's a look back at this past July.

In July...
...We spent the week of 4th of July in Orange Beach.
Braised Lamb
...Once again we ate well with the boy making braised lamb with roasted potatoes and figs (from our backyard!),
Mustard Chicken
mustard chicken with roasted broccoli,
Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken
and spicy honey glazed chicken with arugula pesto couscous. The chicken was good, but the arugula pesto was really the star of the meal.
Lunch at Saigon Noodles
...I finally made it to Saigon Noodles, a restaurant I've been wanting to try for a while. But while overall I enjoyed my lunch, it didn't quite live up to my expectations.

...I posted reviews of 4 books and 2 movies.
Love & Treasure by Ayelet Waldman
A Triple Knot by Emma Campion
Unhinged by A. G. Howard
Spring Break by Katherine Appelgate
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Overall it was only kind of an ok month here, but my favorite of these has to be Love & Treasure.

...back in 2012 I wrote about our cake tasting,
Cake Samples
and for a bit of a two-parter, almost exactly one year later, in 2013, I posted about our cake cutting.
What were some of the highlights of July for you?


  1. That honey glazed chicken sounds good! Busy month!

  2. I think the highlight of July was either this past weekend (which I haven't had a chance to blog about yet) or the day we spent with Tessa and Willem and went to the zoo, went mini golfing, and played at a fun new playground. Oh, and the double date we had with our friends.

  3. Yum! Once again my mouth is watering looking at all the dishes the boy made! You are a lucky girl to have such a wonderful cook for a husband. Out of his dishes he made, the mustard chicken sounds best to me as I LOVE mustard.

    July was a great month for me as I spent the 4th with my family and hosted a fun party with some of Phil's friends the last weekend of the month!

  4. Umm. That just made me really, really hungry. Lol! Looks like July was a good month for you. :) Thanks for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  5. The beach looks amazing. You got lots of vitamin D for baby :)