Welcome to the weekend, my pals! It was a continuous week of cooking and photographing new recipes over right here and I’m prepared for a weekend with my toes up on the sofa. Rebecca and Lynne have been right here working with me and we ate some critically scrumptious meals all week lengthy. I’m trying ahead to sharing all of it with you!
ON THE BLOG this week: Tender chunks of hen and greens are simmered collectively beneath a buttery, flaky biscuit topping to make this chicken pot pie casserole. I made it a couple of weeks in the past and it was such successful, it’s already been made thrice since then.
While you pull this cheesy and delicious ham potato broccoli casserole sizzling and steaming from the oven everybody will likely be clamoring for a chew.
This Strawberry Blueberry Banana Smoothie brings summertime straight to your glass – even in the course of winter. Candy and creamy, this good-for-you smoothie is a straightforward solution to begin your day or refuel within the afternoon.
Pepperoni pizza dip is the proper celebration appetizer. I imply, who doesn’t love a piping hot, melting cheese dip full of pepperoni?
Roasted vegetables dipped in Bang Bang Sauce, dare I say it, are higher than greens with selfmade ranch dip. I didn’t suppose that was potential but it surely IS! (And sure, this homemade ranch actually is unimaginable.)
After consuming parmesan-roasted carrots you’ll not wish to make them another approach. Chew-sized and toasty excellent, you possibly can’t eat only one!
Fluffy, buttery, sweet pancakes filled with bursting juicy berries are potential with minimal effort. Sufficient pancakes for the entire household might be cooked abruptly on a single sheet pan!
Homemade salted caramel sauce is ridiculously decadent and scrumptious. This candy sauce makes a terrific addition to numerous desserts, like this amazing chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting.
What I’m CRAVING: Have you ever ever had a Profiterole?? They’re homemade cream puffs that have been split, filled, with ice cream, and topped with hot fudge or chocolate or caramel sauce. So mainly we’re speaking about an ice cream-filled sizzling fudge cream puff. Completely, positively, FANTASTIC. That is an ice cream lover’s dream come true, my pals. I want them in my life once more stat.
My FAVORITE THINGS this week are these hydro seal band-aids. In case you’ve ever had a blister in your heel or in case you continuously cope with them, these band-aids are an entire and whole game-changer. Jaw-droppingly efficient and completely priceless for the way nicely they work. Full ache reduction actually from the second you apply them. I had no thought these existed till now, and I can’t think about not having them available ever once more.
What I’m WATCHING: Brain on Fire. I learn the book a couple of months in the past and talked about it at size. So, naturally, I instantly needed to watch the film after I noticed it pop up on Netflix. The film is great and stays very true to the e book and Susannah’s story.
My assessment of the e book:
That is the true story of a 24-year-old lady who awakened strapped to the mattress in a hospital room, unable to manage her actions and even communicate, with no reminiscence of how she’d gotten there. She was labeled violent and psychotic and at one level even had a 24/7 guard assigned to her earlier than her sickness progressed to catatonia. Her hospital data and her father’s journal inform the story of a complete month spent within the hospital – a keep of which she has no recollection.
This e book chronicles the lightning-fast path of her sickness (a literal descent into insanity) and the wonderful last-minute analysis and intervention of 1 physician who saved her life – whereas each different physician was able to commit her to a psychiatric ward and stroll away. Her sickness is now considered the reason for many “demonic possessions” all through historical past. This was an enchanting take a look at an autoimmune illness I had by no means heard of prior to now, an sickness that destroys the blood mind barrier and successfully units the mind on hearth.
“The steadfast love of the Lord by no means ceases; his mercies by no means come to an finish. They’re new each morning; nice is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV
Wishing you a stunning week filled with little issues that make you smile!