Welcome to the weekend! My two youngest children will be at opposite ends of the country visiting family this week and next. I’m so glad they were able to do this, but well, the house sure has been quiet this week! I miss them going home.
I myself went on a weekend trip on a whim, so Sean and my eldest son will have to hold the fort and stay with Oscar this weekend. It’s hard to imagine a day when all the boys will be homeless, but I know that day will come.
About blog This week: A colorful assortment of garden-fresh vegetables, tossed in a light oil-and-vinegar dressing, makes this zesty pasta salad a sure hit at your next get-together.
Sweet onions, fresh zucchini, grilled corn, a dash of chicken and plenty of melty cheese made it one of the best veggie quesadillas I’ve made in a while.
Roasted peanuts, ginger, garlic and spicy red pepper give this easy kung pao chicken a unique kick. Kung pao chicken is savory, sweet and spicy. The peanuts give it an extra nutty flavor and really bring it all together.
The robust flavor of the artichoke core pairs perfectly with the intense kick of the fresh jalapeño. Artichoke jalapeno dip that lasts forever.
Learn how to roast beets I really appreciate that you took the time to understand it. Making purple stones tender and delicious is much easier than you might think.
sweet Earthy beets dance with tangy goat cheese, crunchy candied walnuts and a thick balsamic drizzle. This roast beet salad.
sweet, sour and soft Rhubarb baked to perfection under a crisp topping of brown sugar and oats This easy rhubarb crisp.
There’s nothing quite like steeping whole spices and tea leaves to create an authentic pot of fragrant, spicy and sweet homemade chai. A word of warning here, once you’ve made a real chai, you’ll never be satisfied with any other version.
Aromatic cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and cloves are infused with black tea leaves to infuse each scoop of this chai ice cream with the flavor of traditional chai tea.
sweet Strawberries and tart rhubarb meet, baked to bursting flavors Beneath the cinnamon-sugar crust of this strawberry rhubarb cobbler is stunning.
What I crave: Only fresh vegetables!not fresh enough asparagus, zucchiniand tomato right now.my friend meseidi Grilled Mexican Street Corn It’s on my list to make as soon as I get some fresh corn this summer.
What I see: peanut butter falcon. My sons stumbled across this movie a while ago and watched it for themselves. Last weekend they invited me to watch it with them. I had no idea what was going to happen there, but I’m glad I didn’t.
It’s a comedy, and there were many laughing scenes, but it also has serious and sad elements. A tale of an unlikely friendship that has been described as a ‘modern Mark Twain’. Highly recommended.
What I hear: lookup child By Lauren Daigle. His brother Karl introduced me to this artist during a visit and I’ve been listening to this album almost every morning since. I really liked it so I downloaded her new album to check it out. Her voice is incredible and I mistook her for Adele once or twice – if you want a reference for her sound.
what i am reading: I started reading 3 new books this week and have added countless new books to my library list. Thanks for all the great recommendations! I’ll be sure to update next week when I finish one.
“Come to me, all you who labor with heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 ESV
I hope you have a wonderful week full of small things that make you smile!