Welcome to the weekend, my buddies! That is our first principally un-planned weekend shortly and I’m wanting ahead to a day of cooking and baking and recipe testing. The truth that the solar continues to be shining and the climate continues to be beautiful simply provides me another excuse to smile.
My boys have only one extra month of college after which our summer time begins in a flurry. My oldest graduates from highschool this 12 months and I’m so excited for him. Wasn’t it only a few years in the past although once I was watching him learn his first chapter books?
From a distance of a dozen years now, it’s simple to say that parenting time actually does fly after you’re previous these tough child and pre-school years. However while you’re in these years? It positive doesn’t really feel that manner. Wherever you could be at in your parenting (or child-free) life, I want you a beautiful weekend and a minimum of one second to treasure in your reminiscence.
ON THE BLOG this week: Elote a.ok.a. Sizzling Mexican Corn Dip is made with roasted corn in a creamy sauce of spicy mayonnaise (or bitter cream), lime, and cotija cheese. Whether or not you eat it with a spoon or dip into it with tortilla chips, it is a snack that everybody loves.
Pineapple, mint, and lime mix deliciously to make these irresistible Pineapple Mojitos. These are the cocktails I’ve made essentially the most ceaselessly for a number of years now.
Layers of cream cheese, berries, and buttery pretzels add as much as the Strawberry Pretzel Salad recipe that’s cherished by adults and children alike. The pretzel crust provides a salty-sweet layer to this dessert that makes it irresistible.
This Sticky Asian Hen is a simple 4 ingredient recipe that’s going to rock your weeknight dinners. Salty soy sauce, candy brown sugar, and spicy garlic chili paste mix to make one of many best Asian-inspired marinades you possibly can think about.
Luscious and candy, this Peanut Butter, Banana, and Spinach Smoothie will make consuming a minimum of one in every of your each day servings of leafy greens a pure delight.
What I’m CRAVING: My pal Shawn’s Tres Leches Cake. In case you aren’t already accustomed to it, Tres Leches Cake Recipe is an ultra-moist, mushy and fluffy cake that’s soaked in a candy milk combination, then topped generously with whipped cream. I like that Shawn’s recipe consists of cinnamon too, it’s a enjoyable variation for this cinnamon loving lady.
What I’m WATCHING: The Chosen – Season 2. What can I say that hasn’t already been stated about this present? As a Christian who manages to keep away from most “Christian” leisure, this crowd-funded television present has blown me away. The variety of instances I’ve had chills on my arms as characters have been launched or by way of particular scenes – all I can say at this level is wow. Severely.
I’ve just about inhaled this present. Should you’ve heard it was good, however you’ve simply not taken the time to observe it but, I can’t advocate it extremely sufficient. The present is free to stream and you’ll watch it on The Chosen web site (linked above) from any laptop with out even loading an app. Watch the primary 2-3 episodes and inform me what you assume. I’d love to talk extra about it.
What I’m READING: All-of-a-Form Household by Sydney Taylor. It is a youngsters’s e-book that I’ve most likely learn a minimum of a dozen instances – if not twice that many instances. I cherished it dearly as a baby and I used to be so completely happy to find this week that I like it nonetheless. My outdated cloth-bound library copy of this e-book caught my eye on the bookshelf the opposite day and I couldn’t resist selecting it up.
It’s the story of 5 younger ladies rising up in New York Metropolis on the flip of the century. They discover adventures on daily basis whereas going to the market, visiting the library, even cleansing the home and placing on performs. It’s a world that the majority of us have by no means skilled and the pleasure the entire household enjoys with the little issues in life is a candy reminder to not take our personal riches (whether or not they’re materials riches or not) as a right.
It is a two thumbs up, five-star learn for any baby between 8-10, although this 44-year-old has very a lot loved re-reading the e-book this week. And spoiler alert – I simply found THERE ARE MORE BOOKS IN THIS SERIES!!! I didn’t even understand it was a collection! I’m giddy over this and have already downloaded the subsequent e-book to my Kindle. Is there something higher for a e-book lover than to find extra books with beloved characters? It’s an absolute present and I’m grinning over right here prefer it’s Christmas morning.
“That is the day that the Lord has made; allow us to rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
Wishing you a stunning week stuffed with little issues that make you smile!