Welcome to the weekend, my pals! We’re residence once more finally. We had a complete lot of enjoyable exploring Tennessee with our youngest son. (And earlier than I neglect, massive because of Mary for emailing me and recommending we strive Hillbilly Golf whereas we had been in Gatlinburg. What a enjoyable afternoon!) Let me simply admit proper now that I’m ecstatic to not be leaving residence once more till mid-July for our annual household tenting journey.
Carry on the summer time firm, barbecues with pals, and lazy afternoons within the hammock and the rocking chairs. I’m prepared for all of it. (Lest you assume my life is picturesque always, there may also be 14,793 dishes to clean, piles of laundry for everybody to do, and plenty of extra mundane duties.)
However amidst all of it, there shall be blue skies, sunshine, heat rain that brings on disgusting humidity (actuality test there), and as many out of doors moments as doable.
ON THE BLOGS this week: Crisp heat tortillas crammed with hen, bell peppers, and loads of melting cheese are a terrific dinner or a superb method to make use of up only a little bit of leftovers. Who would flip down a piping hot chicken fajita quesadilla for lunch? (Not me!)
Purple potatoes seasoned with Mexican spices are roasted after which tossed with sauteed onions, peppers, and beans, completed with a handful of barely wilted, heat spinach on this Black Bean Breakfast Skillet. Topped with a mushy egg or scrambled eggs, this can be a hearty and filling, barely spicy weekend breakfast that may simply be doubled to feed a crowd.
Due to the magic of gradual cooking, you’ll be able to create these wonderfully buttery Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions with nearly no effort in any respect.
With crunchy greens, juicy tomatoes, tender peas, cheddar cheese, loads of bacon and eggs, and a vibrant, smoky dressing, this old fashioned 7 layer salad delivers more than you might be expecting.
Candy corn, ripe bell peppers, crimson onion, and jalapenos are seasoned with a medley of fragrant spices and a contact of contemporary cilantro to make each spoonful of this Fiesta Corn a wonderful mix of flavors.
Rhubarb Bars with a shortbread crust and tangy rhubarb custard filling are a enjoyable, simple spring dessert. And this Rhubarb Sauce with Strawberry Jello is a favourite old school rhubarb deal with. Serve it over ice cream or eat it in a bowl similar to you’d applesauce.
Moist, candy, and evenly spiced, this carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is the meals of which candy tooth goals are made.
Chocolate and toasted coconut stuffed inside chewy blondies, might any dessert presumably make me happier? For the second, not an opportunity. These coconut cookie bars just plain make me happy.
Heat and aromatic cinnamon spice blends completely with cool, velvety ice cream to create an irresistible deal with with caramelized items of cereal on this Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice Cream.
What I’m CRAVING: My buddy Rebecca is on a roll with some actually superb pizza topping combos. Her Chick Fil A Pizza sounds completely unbelievable!
favourite issues: this cheese grater, this movie, and this music
My FAVORITE THING this week is this simple cheese grater. I’ve had the identical grater (initially from IKEA) for over 15 years now and it’s the best grater I’ve ever used with its storage container and the rubber grip on the underside to forestall sliding.
I’m thrilled to have lastly discovered one on Amazon that I like simply as a lot and I’ve gifted it to a few individuals already. It’s such a cheap software and I prefer it rather more than the fancier (and pricier) graters I’ve used previously.
What I’m WATCHING: Jesus Revolution. So many individuals really helpful this film and but, I filed it away mentally beneath “oh boy, one other Christian film that may have a great message, however will most likely have horrible performing and… I actually don’t wish to watch it.”
I’m comfortable to inform you that I used to be unsuitable about this one. This film is totally price watching. It manages to convey the true message of Christ with out being preachy or annoying. (And the performing is stable too.)
That is the true story of a younger hippie’s seek for belonging and a function within the Seventies. His path units into movement a brand new counterculture motion that not solely modified the course of his personal life however the lives of so many others too.
What I’m LISTENING to: I’m nonetheless loving Nathaniel Rateliff a lot. When you haven’t checked him out but, do your self a favor and give it a listen today!
“A cheerful coronary heart is like good medication, however a damaged spirit drains your energy.” Proverbs 17:22 NCV
Wishing you a stunning week filled with little issues that make you smile!