Worthy of the Week

Worthy of the Week acornsFall is coming! It probably won’t surprise you to learn that it’s my favorite time of year.

Worthy of the Week

Book of the Week

The worst book I’ve read in I don’t know how long, The Dressmaker suffered from disjointed storytelling and an absurd number of townies. I’m shocked it’s going to be a movie with Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth.

Even though I stopped trying to tell all the wives apart after 50 pages, The Astronaut Wives Club is really great. There’s just enough dirt to keep you reading under the guise of American space history.

Blender Salsa

It’s hot out. Really hot out. Definitely too hot to cook. Which is where this blender salsa recipe comes in handy and how I ended up eating chips and salsa for dinner every night for the past week. Yolo.

Blender Salsa and ChipsBlender Salsa

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large can of peeled tomatoes with juice
  • 1 yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed
  • 1 bunch cilantro, stems removed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt to taste

Directions

Throw everything in the blender and pulse to puree. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving to let flavors mellow. Serve with extra thin tortilla chips. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Blender Salsa

Worthy of the Week

Worthy of the Week mushroomsWorthy of the Week

Book of the Week

As soon as I heard that Eddie Redmayne is staring in The Danish Girl I dropped everything and started reading. It’s sad and touching and thought provoking. (And gives me a bit more compassion for Kris Jenner.) What do you do when the person you love has to change? I can’t wait to see Eddie in this roll.

The Texas Conference for Women #TXWomen

The Texas Conference for WomenWhat are you doing on October 15? Going to The Texas Conference for Women? Great! I’ll see you there.

If you don’t have your ticket yet, what are you waiting for? Register (and use code TXBG15 for some extra savings) and you’ll be attending a full day of networking, inspiration, professional development, and personal growth. Basically everything you need to #GirlBoss your way through life.

With over 100 speakers, including Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette, Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, DKNY PR GIRL Aliza Licht, and “Before I Die…” founder Candy Chang, and thousands of attendees, you’re sure to find a message that resonates.

Interested in attending The Texas Conference for Women? Take a look at the speakers and leave a comment letting me know who you’re most interested in seeing speak. I’ll pick a winner on September 1st. Bonus (maybe): you get to sit next to me at the keynote luncheon!

Worthy of the Week

worthy of the weekWorthy of the Week

Book of the Week

I just finished Days of Awe by Lauren Fox and realized that I didn’t care about a single character in the entire book. I wouldn’t say it’s a poorly written book, I did read the entire thing; it just wasn’t particularly compelling, which is quite a feat considering it’s about affairs and suicide.

Sorry I Wasn’t What You Needed by James Bailey is an absolute delight. A dark delight, but a delight nonetheless. Very Jonathan Tropper. Go read it.

Are you reading Bone Gap by Laura Ruby? We’re talking about it over on Facebook!