Because sometimes you need more than a cup of coffee to dive into the coming week, we’re kicking off this little series to help inspire you over some of the week’s potential bumps.
3 fun things to do this week
Relive your childhood with your own kids when Pixels opens on Friday, starring homicidal versions of Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, and more arcade favorites bent on taking over the planet.
Tie-dye some t-shirts or a summer tablecloth in the backyard. (I love how this abstract watercolor version looks so much more interesting than the typical tie-dye, but I wonder how hard it actually is to pull off.)
Make Seven-Day Magic your morning readaloud. I always forget how much I love this book until I read it again, and then I want to tell everybody I know that they should read it, too.
3 ideas for this week’s dinners
You don’t even have to turn on the oven to make this chickpea salad, and you can pile it on some arugula, eat it with a quick tomato salad, or just stuff it in a pita.
In summer, all I want to do is get back out of the kitchen. This quinoa topped with spinach and a fried egg lets me do just that.
My farmers market haul seems to be all about tomatoes and peaches right now, so this tomato-peach salad with tofu cream seems like the perfect side for the inevitable grilled chicken.