Cooking up Thai Beef Salad in my new Sherpa


I seriously had not walked into a Walmart in years until the other day. I went to try to find some cheap candles/candle holders to make a cute dinner set up for Corey and I. which is pretty normal that I go all out & plan a fun with dinner and even though it is just the 2 of us (I pretend every night is a dinner party). Which tends to start with some sort of appetizer while the main course is in the works. My go to is a Charcuterie board. Meat & cheese are a weakness of mine.

Just like my baths I make sure to have candles lit all over the house, flowers from our rose bush, some tunes playing from the record player, and some booze a flowing. Cooking is therapeutic in a way for me much like blogging. I get to express my creative side while doing something I love that I can share with others. Comfort is also key for me when dancing around the kitchen whipping up my random dishes. Can you believe this Sherpa is from … WALMART!? Literally cannot. So soft, so cozy, and comes in so many colors. Shop Sherpa here


Last night I made one of my favorite recipes from the Milk Street Cook Book by Christopher Kimball:

Start to Finish 40 Minutes

1 lrg shallot, sliced into thin rings

3 tablespoons of lime juice (around 3 limes)

1.5 teaspoon of salt

3/4 teaspoon of white pepper (I personally did not use this and substitute regular pepper)

1/2 pound skirt steak (Again I do not follow this I just get whatever is one sale and slice it into pieces – yesterday I used a NY strip)

1-2 tablespoons of fish sauce (sounds gross but it really makes the dish)

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1.5 cup cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1.2 cup chopped mint (I used dried but Corey hated the mint so will prob let that off next time)

I never follow recipes exactly. I always tweak it to what I have in my kitchen and it always turns out just as good. Just have fun with it!!

PS: This book would make a great Christmas gift for anyone who loves to get creative with their dinners at home. Purchase book here

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