We made it- Friday is finally here! Sometimes I feel like the weekend is so far away, but then when Friday comes, I wonder where the week went! Anyone else feel that way?
Last night, I humored Terry and rode 25 miles to a Kangaroo gas station so Terry could purchase his favorite childhood soda that was recently reintroduced into the market, Surge. I have no memory of this drink, but apparently it’s a pretty big deal.
Oh well, it was nice to get some time away from the books!
This week we enjoyed many a good eats- some of them inspired by you.
On Sunday, I decided to take Jessica’s idea and cook some sweet potatoes in the crock pot. I used them up in my packed lunches. This particular day I enjoyed them with Greek yogurt & peanut butter.
I also utilized the crock pot to make salsa chicken, a simple recipe (chicken breasts + jarred salsa) that Catherine reminded me of. We had ours over spinach with blue corn chips, Colby jack cheese, and Greek yogurt for a quick dinner.
For breakfast one morning I used up the rest of my canned pumpkin and made pumpkin pancakes from Kim’s Cravings. They were actually very fluffy, which isn’t always the case with flourless pancakes. Weird question, but do you ever sense a grittiness when eating canned pumpkin? I feel like I bite down on a “grit” from time to time.
For dinner last night I made “skinny” fettuccine Alfredo from Gimme Some Oven. I made mine with unsweetened almond milk instead of 1% milk and whole wheat flour instead of AP flour. This was so delicious and I seriously wanted to eat the whole pot. I hadn’t made semolina pasta in a while, so I was in awe of the wonderful doughyness of it. This picture doesn’t do it justice!
And finally I made us some chocolate chip cookies for a late night snack to please both me and the husband. I used Katie’s recipe and followed it to a T. We liked.
We also had a midweek pick-me-up at Pelican’s Snoballs. This was my first time going and oh my goodness, this was a snocone like no other. It was like snow fluff! I love that they offer dye-free flavors. I chose the wedding cake flavor and really enjoyed it.
How’s that for a week of good eats? There were definitely some boring lunches left unmentioned, but I’m going to focus on the stars.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and soak up every moment.
What’s the best recipe you’ve tried lately?
Do you prefer recipes (i.e. the fettucine alfredo) or meal ideas (i.e. salsa chicken or crock pot potatoes)?