Welcome to the weekend, my pals! This whole week has been a whirlwind and the weekend goes to be each bit as full for us. My older boys satisfied me to do the Barbenheimer factor with them, so we’ll be watching a double function of the Barbie film and Oppenheimer tonight. I’ll let you realize what I consider all of it subsequent week.
Sean and I noticed Don McLean in live performance final night time for his Fiftieth-anniversary tour of American Pie. I actually wasn’t positive what to anticipate, as I’ve by no means considered him as a giant performer, however wow. His musicians had been unimaginable and his voice?? 77 years previous and he nonetheless gave me chills – it was a bit harking back to Johnny Money a number of instances. (And final however positively not least, mad props to the person who managed to make his American Pie finale final virtually 20 minutes and stored the group going your complete time.)
ON THE BLOGS this week: Beef and broccoli is a basic restaurant dish that’s surprisingly straightforward to re-create at residence. With tender strips of beef, crisp broccoli, and a flavorful sauce; all of it comes collectively in simply minutes.
The savory attract of bacon dances with the refined crunch of contemporary cauliflower and candy, chewy cranberries on this bacon lover’s cauliflower salad.
Need a little bit extra bacon goodness in your life? Toasted sourdough bread is loaded with melted cheese and mouthwatering strips of completely cooked bacon on this bacon grilled cheese.
The easy goodness of contemporary corn and healthful components makes this scalloped corn a heartwarming Amish basic.
Tender broccoli and wealthy, melting cheese convey a lot taste to every of those broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breasts.
The slight tang of buttermilk pairs completely with candy, ripe blueberries in these mild and fluffy blueberry buttermilk pancakes. And these eggless pancakes show that you would be able to skip the eggs and nonetheless have the comfortable, fluffy pancakes you realize and love.
Creamy smooth ice cream bursting with buttery popcorn flavor? Is that too loopy an thought? Completely not. One style is all it would take to make a believer out of you too.
What I’m CRAVING: Sushi. ALL the sushi. Are you able to be hooked on sushi? In that case, my hand is raised over right here. I didn’t even like sushi when Sean and I had been first married and it’s solely been within the final 5 or so years that I actually have loved it. Now? I’m hopeless. If I’m given a alternative, it’s my first, final, and solely alternative for lunch or dinner out. In the meantime, it’s about time to make some sushi bowls at home.
My FAVORITE THING this week is my salad spinner. I’ve had mine for over 10 years now and I exploit it a number of instances every week. I balked at shopping for one for years earlier than I lastly did so and man, what a salad-making game-changer it has been. For those who’ve ever thought of one? You’ll most likely use it as a lot as I do and find it irresistible!
What I’m READING: I lastly completed Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. I just about inhaled it as quickly because it popped again up on my Kindle. I beloved it! Thanks! Thanks! Thanks for the entire suggestions! I’m glad I pushed by the preliminary oh-so-very-annoying Cameron introduction. The characters completely develop on you and sure, it seems that an octopus may be lovable.
What I’m LISTENING to: My Savior by Carrie Underwood. This album is totally lovely. I really like hymns a lot and Carrie did a tremendous job with the songs right here. The musical preparations are just a bit bit completely different and the songs really feel each acquainted and new. This one goes to be in my early morning playlist for a very long time.
“Allow us to, due to this fact, come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we might receive mercy and discover grace to assist in time of want.” – Hebrews 4:16 KJ21
Wishing you a stunning week filled with little issues that make you smile!