Man oh man, this week felt like it would NEVER end. TGIF!! What’s on the weekend agenda? I made shit happen this week…clean car, full tank of gas, groceries purchased, yard work done, meals planned…which means only one thing. I get to #chardsohard and lay out in the sun with every spare minute this weekend! Whoop Whoop!
I’ve got 5 things on my mind…..
ONE – Cold shoulder for girls // I have to admit, I wasn’t sure I was down with this trend on my daughter. Anyone other mamas feeling the same? Don’t get my wrong….I’m all about the cold shoulder for me. But, my 10-year-old? I had to remember how obsessed I get with new fashion trends. She’s my daughter…it’s in her DNA to love the same things I do. So, I caved and bought her one. No wonder Bay fell in love with this adorable cold shoulder flutter sleeve top. Cute, Stylish + Trendy!
And those blue eyes….I die ♥
Cat & Jack Cold Shoulder Top
TWO – Grilled Mango Salad // Not really sure why I call this a salad? Salads don’t have to contain leafy greens, right? Think potato salad. Or pasta salad? Fruit salad. So guess what I did? Googled that shit…..
a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat, fish, or other ingredients.
Grilled Mango SALAD it is!
It’s the perfect combo of sweet, spicy, sour and salty flavors. If you like a good kick, this is your salad!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
- 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
- 1 red jalapeno, thinly sliced
- 2 mangoes, cut into slices
- Cooking spray
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (I forgot this ingredient and knew something was missing)
Here’s what you’ll do:
Combine 2 tablespoons lime juice and jalapenos in a small bowl. Set aside.
Coat mango slices with cooking spray, sprinkle with salt + pepper. Heat grill pan over high heat until smoking hot (literally). Coat pan with cooking spray. Add mango slices and cook without touching for 4 minutes. You want nice grill marks. Flip and cook 2 additional minutes. Then place on platter.
Combine renaming 1 tablespoon lime juice with sour cream stirring till thinned out and smooth.
Spoon jalapenos over grill mangoes. Drizzle with sour cream mixture. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with lime slices.
I served this “salad” alongside grilled pork tenderloin. But, this would be a great taco Tuesday side, don’t you think?
THREE – Kaia Challenge // Week #1, I believe day #1? (correct me if I’m wrong) We were introduced to the BRIK Kondition Kamp Challenge. Holy shit! It’s a tough one. For me, personally, the toughest yet. Jump roping + running are the devil. Long story short, I’ve got maj bladder issues. Like so maj that I’ve jumped though hoops the last year to correct and still no results. Specialist + bladder therapy (I fucking swear it’s really a thing) + gadgets galore (TMI). Debated for months about writing more about this topic…maybe when I finally find a cure I’ll be more inclined to share? That means, probably never…ha!
Anyway, back to the challenge…..
Some days I feel like forest fucking gump and the next like a turtle that gasping for air. There is no rhyme or reason to it…I just never know what’s going to happen when I hit the pavement. From week #1 to week #3 I was able to shave 2:17 minutes off my week #1 challenge time. I gave myself a damn high-five for that. Ha. Week #3 I must have had a forest day. I was runnin!