Continuing the monthly tradition, The Speckled Palate’s The Potluck: August 2019 includes a TV show we can’t stop watching, a few new kitchen gadgets we’ve discovered, essentials for cookie baking and more.
I know, I know, I know. It’s been several months since I shared a love list with y’all, and I’m sorry for that, but life has been bonkers. Quite honestly, I’ve had a hard time sitting down and writing a post like this for y’all, even though I know you enjoy them, and I enjoy rehashing all the good there was in a month.
So let’s get back into it again, shall we?
Here are a few things that happened in August that were momentous for us:
- Our older one started PreK! We found out she was admitted few weeks before the start of school, so our year looks a little different than we thought it might, but she is loving her new school, and so are we.
- Our younger one started Mother’s Day Out. While it’s a challenge for us both (hi, separation anxiety from her mama-sized lovie/paci and guilt/relief/guilt/everything in between for me), I know it’s going to be a good thing for us both because she’ll get to know people outside of the house and I’ll get some work time to myself for the first time in more than a year.
- My husband and I completed a Whole20 (instead of the Whole30 since, well, a whole month is a challenge.) I love to do a quick reset like this because it always helps remind me that veggies are delicious, so are fruits, and food doesn’t have to be (or look) fancy to taste wonderful.
To recap, my potluck, as defined by the folks at Merriam-Webster is:
the regular meal available to a guest for whom no special preparations have been made… a communal meal to which people bring food to share —usually used attributively <a potluck supper>; whatever is offered or available in given circumstances or at a given time.
Ready to learn some of the things I loved in August? Let’s do this potluck thing again!
What Did You Love In August?
Curious about other things I’ve loved? Check out my other potlucks: