Welcome to the weekend, my pals! My two youngest children are at reverse ends of the nation visiting household this week and subsequent. I’m so glad they had been in a position to do that, however man, the home certain has been quiet this week! I miss having them dwelling.
I’m headed out of city myself for a spur-of-the-moment weekend journey, so Sean and my oldest are going to have to carry down the primary and maintain Oscar firm this weekend. It’s laborious to think about a time when the boys received’t all be residing at dwelling, however I do know that day is coming.
ON THE BLOGS this week: A colourful medley of garden-fresh greens is tossed in a lightweight oil and vinegar dressing to make this tangy pasta salad a surefire hit at your subsequent gathering.
Candy onions, recent zucchini, and grilled corn together with a little bit of hen and loads of melting cheese made these a few of the best vegetable quesadillas that I’ve made lately.
Roasted peanuts, ginger, garlic, and spicy purple chilies give this easy kung pao chicken a kick that makes it fairly distinctive. Kung Pao hen is savory and candy with as a lot spiciness as you may want. The peanuts present an extra nutty taste that basically brings all of it collectively.
The strong taste of artichoke hearts is ideal with the fiery kick of recent jalapenos on this endlessly snackable artichoke jalapeno dip.
Learning how to roast beets is one thing that I’m so glad I took the time to determine. Getting these purple rocks delicate and delectable is far simpler than I imagined!
Candy and earthy beets dance with tangy goat cheese, crunchy candied walnuts, and a drizzle of rich balsamic on this roasted beet salad.
Sweetly tart and tender rhubarb is baked to perfection under a crisp topping of brown sugar and oats on this simple rhubarb crisp.
There may be nothing – and I do imply nothing – that compares with steeping complete spices and tea leaves to make an genuine pot of fragrant, spicy, sweet homemade chai. I’m warning you now, when you’ve made actual chai you’ll by no means be as pleased with the opposite variations.
Aromatic cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves are steeped with black tea leaves to infuse every scoop of this chai ice cream with the traditional taste of chai tea.
Candy strawberries meet tart rhubarb, baked into a bubbling delight beneath an excellent cinnamon sugar crust on this strawberry rhubarb cobbler.
What I’m CRAVING: All of the recent greens! I can’t get sufficient recent asparagus, zucchini, and tomatoes proper now. My buddy Meseidy’s grilled Mexican street corn is on my listing to make as quickly as recent corn is obtainable this summer season.
What I’m WATCHING: Peanut Butter Falcon. My boys chanced on this film some time again and watched it on their very own. Final weekend, they talked me into watching it with them. I had no thought what to anticipate going into it and I’m glad I didn’t.
Whereas it’s a comedy, and we laughed actually laborious at plenty of it, there are severe and unhappy parts woven by way of it as properly. It’s a narrative of an sudden friendship that has been described as a “modern-day Mark Twain.” I extremely advocate it.
What I’m LISTENING to: Look Up Child by Lauren Daigle. My brother Karl launched me to this artist whereas he was visiting and I’ve been listening to this album practically each morning since then. I completely adore it and I simply downloaded her newer album to take a look at. Her voice is unimaginable and I’ve mistaken her for Adele a time or two – in order for you a reference for her sound.
What I’m READING: I’ve began three new books this week and added numerous new ones to my library listing. Thanks a lot for all the nice suggestions! I’ll be sure you provide you with an replace subsequent week after I’ve completed one.
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will provide you with relaxation.” Matthew 11:28 ESV
Wishing you a stunning week filled with little issues that make you smile!