Okay, many apologies! I have been so absent from my favorite little blog because this is crazy grant season and the deadlines are looming. As a result my life gets put on a hold a bit, especially my favorite little outlet.
These cookies are helping me survive...
And copious amounts of these (stashed in my desk drawer)...
Quick side note - I had to follow-up and share that last week I made Mel's Kitchen Cafe Roasted Chicken (you roast the chicken on a bed of Rock Salt, not Kosher salt, with a whole lemon inside that has been poked to release juices). This recipe knocked our socks off! It was incredibly juicy! I roast chickens all the time and this recipe sounded so intriguing that I had to check it out. I had no idea that it would transform the way that I will forever roast my chickens.
Monday - Away Basketball Game
Chili Lime Rubbed Flank Steak
Basil Pesto Pasta
Sourdough Rosemary Peppercorn Bread
Fresh Zucchini, Red and Yellow Peppers
Parker's Beef Stew via The Barefoot Contessa (I had planned to make this last week but swapped out another recipe.)
Wednesday - Basketball Game and 8th Grade Promotion Meeting
Mango Black Bean Bowls OR Smoked Salmon Chowder (have not decided yet)
Thursday - Science Fair
Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce via Cook's Illustrated
Friday - First Friday Events in our community
Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken
Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges
Tacos (with Turkey Meat) in Tortilla Bowls
Sunday - Soccer Game
Chicken Noodle Soup via The Pioneer Woman
Fresh Vegetable Tray
Treat of the Week
Mocha Cake - I can't wait to share this recipe! It's amazing and both my parents and the Hubs have coined it "the best cake ever"! I "had to" make it multiple times to (ahem) "fine tune" the recipe not t o mention, snapping a photo. It's so good that it doesn't last long.
Lemon Blueberry Muffins for breakfasts with smoothies