Welcome to the weekend, my mates! We’re residence once more eventually. We had an entire lot of enjoyable exploring Tennessee with our youngest son. (And earlier than I overlook, large due to Mary for emailing me and recommending we attempt Hillbilly Golf whereas we have 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.
Deliver on the summer time firm, barbecues with mates, 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 even be 14,793 dishes to scrub, piles of laundry for everybody to do, and plenty of extra mundane duties.)
However amidst all of it, there will likely be blue skies, sunshine, heat rain that brings on disgusting humidity (actuality test there), and as many outside moments as potential.
ON THE BLOGS this week: Crisp heat tortillas stuffed with rooster, bell peppers, and loads of melting cheese are a terrific dinner or a superb means to make use of up only a little bit of leftovers. Who would flip down a piping scorching rooster fajita quesadilla for lunch? (Not me!)
Pink 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 tender egg or scrambled eggs, this can be a hearty and filling, barely spicy weekend breakfast that may simply be doubled to feed a crowd.
Because of the magic of sluggish cooking, you’ll be able to create these splendidly buttery Sluggish Cooker Caramelized Onions with virtually 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 quaint 7 layer salad delivers greater than you is perhaps anticipating.
Candy corn, ripe bell peppers, purple onion, and jalapenos are seasoned with a medley of fragrant spices and a contact of contemporary cilantro to make every spoonful of this Fiesta Corn a wonderful mix of flavors.
Rhubarb Bars with a shortbread crust and tangy rhubarb custard filling are a enjoyable, straightforward spring dessert. And this Rhubarb Sauce with Strawberry Jello is a favourite old style 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 desires 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 simply plain make me pleased.
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 good friend Rebecca is on a roll with some actually wonderful pizza topping combos. Her Chick Fil A Pizza sounds completely unimaginable!
My FAVORITE THING this week is this easy 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 stop 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 folks already. It’s such a reasonable 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 underneath “oh boy, one other Christian film that can have an excellent message, however will in all probability have horrible appearing and… I actually don’t wish to watch it.”
I’m pleased to let you know that I used to be fallacious about this one. This film is completely value watching. It manages to convey the true message of Christ with out being preachy or annoying. (And the appearing is stable too.)
That is the true story of a younger hippie’s seek for belonging and a goal within the Nineteen 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. If you happen to haven’t checked him out but, do your self a favor and give it a pay attention as we speak!
“A contented coronary heart is like good medication, however a damaged spirit drains your energy.” Proverbs 17:22 NCV
Wishing you a stunning week stuffed with little issues that make you smile!