Hey y’all. I haven’t been around here as much as I’ve wanted to… and I’m blaming it on being sick recently… the flu (yuck) and an issue with my toe/foot, which has been particularly annoying (very annoying), but such a minor thing. Ok- I'm done whining.
I’m back and while you’re here I’d love it if you’d check out some of my posts at one of my gigs, Visit Hendricks County. If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out Hendricks County… fall is an ideal time to visit one of the towns (such as Avon, Brownsburg, Danville, Plainfield). I think fall is all about weekend trips and going to festivals.
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Finds/Faves is a regular thing happening on Indianapolis Amy, so let’s talk about what I’m digging lately.
I’ve made no secret of my love for magazine stands. I really wish Indy had a magazine stand like some of the bigger cities. I’m especially a fan of fall issues. It’s the season for inspiration!
Alphabet coffee mug
I drink coffee as soon as my feet hit the floor and I adore this A coffee mug that my friends Dedria and Mike gave to me for a birthday gift. So cute! Available at Pottery Barn.
Living Proof (frizz)
I recently had a blow out and the stylist used Living Proof (frizz) products. I didn’t have any frizz, so of course I bought the travel kit. Available at Ulta.
Pumpkin Patch cupcake
This super moist cupcake is on my list for fall must-eats. The pumpkin cake is so moist (super moist, like I mentioned, there must be oil in the cake) and topped with addictive cream cheese frosting. It's a big portion for 1 person, so share with a few friends:) Available at The Flying Cupcake or their cupcake truck.
1 Pot Meals
Throw in one pot meals are great (some leftovers for lunch) and one of my go-tos is grean beans/wax beans, a small amount of red potatoes and some kielbasa (you can use ham or no meat if you don't want it) all in a pot with some chicken broth/stock/bouillon. Let it cook a bit (get the potatoes in there with the broth and get them mostly cooked before you add the beans) and you'll have a wonderful 1 pot meal.
Chili's not a new meal at all, but I like a chili bar (which I didn't snap a photo of). I like my chili spicy (with plenty of beans) and with plenty of veggies and dips on the side.
The very nice people at Emmi Roth (thank you!) sent me a sample of their Original Swiss Fondue. This fondue is ready to go and heat up in your fondue pot (or on the stove, if you need to and transfer to a mini crockpot). A few of us enjoyed a spread of vegetables, bread and dipped everything into the cheesy goodness (which reminded me of going to Shaffer's-- which was one of my favorite restaurants in Indy). Of course we had some wine too! One packet serves about 4 as a healthy appetizer/mini meal. Available online at the link above or at some specialty grocery/cheese shops.
One of my coworkers is friends with the owners so of course I had to try out Scribble. I tried the banh mi (around $8) (Vietnamese sandwich with thin slices of pork, a spicy mayo, radish, carrots and jalapenos) and I’m looking forward to trying more of Scribble’s menu. Also- Scribble may be one of the cutest food trucks I’ve seen. It's a mini log cabin. So awesome:)
What are some of your finds/faves lately? Leave a note in the comments.