Welcome to the weekend, my pals. I’m battling phrases at this time. It’s laborious to consider that this weekend marks the twentieth anniversary of 9/11.
“One of many worst days in America’s historical past noticed among the bravest acts in People’ historical past. We’ll all the time honor the heroes of 9/11. And right here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we’ll always remember their sacrifice.” – George W. Bush
ON THE BLOG this week: These one-bowl Cottage Cheese Pancakes are fantastically fluffy and loaded with protein. The recipe multiplies properly for a household breakfast or brunch for a crowd.
Gentle, creamy, and just a little bit spicy, this fast Cilantro Slaw is terrific as a facet dish or topping for tacos.
What I’m CRAVING: These Rooster Cordon Bleu Sliders! The recipe is a favourite from my first cookbook and my buddy Shawn shared it on her web site some time again. So, I’m linking you there for the simple recipe. I’ve misplaced rely of what number of occasions we’ve made these sliders and so they by no means get previous. Want a simple dinner? Celebration snack? You’re going to like them too.
My FAVORITE THING this week is my electrical griddle. I’ve been utilizing it for 18 months now and as promised, I’m supplying you with an replace. This can be a keeper, pals.
When my 10+ 12 months previous griddle lastly died final 12 months, I might’ve cried. I attempted just a few completely different electrical griddles and so they all left bizarre strains or inconsistently cooked spots within the pancakes. This electrical griddle? It’s unbelievable. Completely cooked, golden brown pancakes, each single time.
What I’m READING: The Solely Airplane In The Sky: An Oral Historical past of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff. Whereas there have been numerous books written in regards to the occasions of 9/11, that is like nothing else I’ve learn. Graff has woven collectively the experiences of the individuals on the heart of all of it, from the Worldwide Area Station to the within of the collapsing World Commerce Middle towers. So many views that I’d by no means earlier than thought-about.
As I learn this e book, I usually needed to set it down after just some pages. That is neither a simple learn nor a quick one, however it’s a really glorious telling of our historical past because the occasions unfolded. This e book took me again. As I mentioned, this actually isn’t a simple learn, however the feelings and the horror of the day are made actual once more within the re-telling.
Final 12 months, once we talked about 9/11, one in all my children requested, “Do you keep in mind that day? What was it like?” As a lot as we tried to clarify it, it merely isn’t straightforward to convey the truth of it. I handed this e book to my oldest son final week and we’ll be speaking extra about it when he finishes studying it.
“If we study nothing else from this tragedy, we study that life is brief and there’s no time for hate.” – Sandy Dahl, spouse of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl
Wishing you a stunning week stuffed with little issues that make you smile!