Welcome to the weekend, my buddies! I spent a couple of days this week cooking and photographing recipes with Lynne and as all the time, we had a good time of it. We laughed till we cried, stayed up approach too late, and ate a whole lot of nice meals.
I’m sitting by our entrance window this morning with my cup of espresso, looking on the fog, and listening to the birds singing exterior. The climate is meant to be within the 60s at present too, and there’s no rain within the forecast. May spring truly be on its approach finally??
ON THE BLOG this week: Should you’ve been studying this weblog for any size of time, you possible know that we eat a whole lot of hen. I’ve shared over 150 hen recipes already and there isn’t an finish in sight. These juicy, oven baked hen thighs end up precisely proper each time we make them they usually get made not less than as soon as a month.
Gentle and barely tangy creamy pasta salad, with simply sufficient dressing to coat the noodles and greens, that is one heck of an superior summer time pasta salad. (And it’s an ideal match for these hen thighs any night time of the week.)
Gentle, crispy, and flaky air fryer Brussels sprouts chips are delightfully snackable and surprisingly satisfying. These chips are the snack you by no means knew you had been lacking!
Are you getting bored with pot pie recipes? I hope not, as a result of I can’t get sufficient of them currently. Straight from the oven, this biscuit-topped hen pot pie casserole is downright mouthwatering with its piping sizzling filling of tender hen and greens, topped with flaky, golden-brown biscuits.
My youngest son requested this cauliflower dish once more this week. With a sprinkling of cheese, a lightweight cream sauce, and a crispy buttery bread crumb topping, I’ll fortunately be making it this weekend.
With simply 3 elements and about 2 minutes of effort, you can also make this salty, candy, utterly irresistible peanut butter ice cream topping. I’m keen to wager that you simply’ll end up pouring it over every little thing.
Does anybody not have this cookie recipe from their grandmother? Oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, M&Ms, and a drop of maple syrup all mix to make my grandmother’s Monster Cookies.
When you’ve made the peanut butter sauce and stashed a stack of cookies away, it is advisable churn a batch of Monster Cookie Ice Cream. Swirled with chunks of peanut butter and loaded with cookies, that is the proper steadiness of salty-sweet. It’ll go away you craving only one extra chunk each time you make it.
What I’m CRAVING: It’s all the time a scrumptious week when Lynne is right here, and this Banana Tres Leches Cake didn’t disappoint. That is an extremely moist banana cake topped with piles of whipped cream, toasted coconut, and sliced bananas. My household went slightly loopy over it.
My FAVORITE THING this week is that this jewellery cleansing gel. I’ve been utilizing this for years – critically, I’ve had my bottle for not less than 5+ years and I exploit it each week. It makes every little thing it touches sparkle. (For what it’s price, I’ve tried just about every little thing else available on the market and this little bottle of cleaner outshines all of them.) Better of all, it solely takes a couple of seconds to make use of it.
What I’m LISTENING to: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night time Sweats. Sean launched me to this group some time again and we performed this on repeat all week lengthy within the kitchen. Their music is a mixture of rock & roll swagger with basic soul, folk-based indie, R&B, and nation influences. It’s unimaginable to NOT be completely happy when listening to their music.
What I’m READING: The Alternative: The Dragon Coronary heart Legacy by Nora Roberts. That is the ultimate e book within the trilogy and I’ll admit I’m glad it’s executed. To be trustworthy, I believed the ending was rushed, particularly compared to the very sluggish pace of the opposite books and most of this remaining one. I favored the primary e book within the sequence essentially the most (as is true in a lot fantasy fiction) just because it’s exhausting to prime the primary reveal of a brand new world, however the second and third books had been nonetheless well worth the learn and I loved them.
“Be variety to at least one one other, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 ESV
Wishing you a stunning week filled with little issues that make you smile!