Welcome to the weekend, my pals! My boys are lastly residence from camp, we’re preparing for the varsity 12 months (eighth grade, twelfth grade, and second 12 months of school are about to start right here), we’ve household visiting this week (YAY!), and I’m very a lot wanting ahead to a return to routine this fall.
ON THE BLOGS this week: Completely sweetened and splendidly spiced jam with only a trace of cinnamon, homemade peach jam has been a staple in our residence for about 15 years.
This spinach orzo salad is full of cranberries, creamy goat cheese, tender pasta, and loads of recent spinach tossed in a tangy candy dressing. The salad could be served instantly or stored within the fridge for 2-3 days – making this an superior make-ahead meal for lunch or dinner.
What’s to not love a few fully loaded pasta salad filled with chewy bites of bacon and chunks of hard-boiled eggs? This creamy pasta has a shiny, smoky dressing made with just some elements and it’s an ideal match for the bacon and eggs.
Crispy edges and tender insides make every chunk of those garlicky red potatoes with parmesan cheese an expertise price savoring.
This peach Caprese salad is a vibrant medley of flavors and textures, crafted to tantalize your style buds and transport you to a sunny orchard within the peak of peach season.
Need to elevate roasted broccoli and cauliflower to a complete new degree of deliciousness? Attempt tossing them with oil, garlic, and a touch of smoked paprika earlier than roasting them collectively to tender-crisp perfection.
Bask in nostalgic fruity enjoyable with a plate of Fruity Pebbles pancakes. These colourful, fluffy pancakes are infused with the enduring taste of Fruity Pebbles cereal. Snacked on out of hand or plated with whipped cream and a drizzle of syrup, they’re a deal with.
Creamy vanilla ice cream completely enhances the tangy sweetness of rhubarb on this rhubarb swirl ice cream. A easy rhubarb sauce is swirled all through every chunk for a tantalizing and refreshing deal with that mixes the candy creaminess of ice cream with the zesty attract of rhubarb.
What I’m CRAVING: My buddy Erin’s Big Mac Salad caught my eye final week and it must occur in my home quickly. It jogs my memory of Rebecca’s Big Mac Pizza and Big Mac Tacos which have been mind-blowing final 12 months. (Not an enormous fan of McD’s? These recipes simply may change your thoughts about how superior these flavors could be collectively!)
What I’m READING: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. Would you imagine I’m nonetheless studying this one? I’m having fun with it, however I’ve been falling into mattress so drained recently that I’m solely getting by means of just a few pages most nights earlier than falling asleep! (Who am I??) I’m giving myself tomorrow afternoon to complete it although. YAY for lazy Sundays.
What I’m WATCHING: The Red Shoes. My overview right here is considerably blended. The dancing and the movie work on this basic film are merely breathtaking. I watched with my son and he identified that virtually any scene of this film might be made right into a poster. All the film actually is that pretty.
Nonetheless, it’s solely the primary third or perhaps as much as the primary half of the film that’s nice or cheerful to observe. After that time, oh, it’s all so unhappy and miserable! The film is superbly executed, however I simply wasn’t anticipating that flip and it took me without warning. I’m glad I watched it, however having watched it now, I’d solely need to watch the primary half once more to actually take pleasure in it.
“Concern not, for I’m with you; be not dismayed, for I’m your God; I’ll strengthen you, I’ll make it easier to, I’ll uphold you with my righteous proper hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 ESV
Wishing you a stunning week filled with little issues that make you smile!