I was at Universal a few years ago, when the Harry Potter section was new, but I’d just found out that I was pregnant and couldn’t ride anything. My brother-in-law Thomas and I took a break from Disney and went over to Universal last week. I Harry Potter’d! I did so much Harry Pottering!
I’ve made a few recipes from Geoffrey Zakarian’s My Perfect Pantry, and it’s a great book. I made this one quite a while ago and never posted it, but it was crispy and delicious and straightforward to master with this recipe. And I haven’t had breakfast yet, so now I’m really hungry. Zakarian says in his book that he makes this almost every day for lunch in his restaurant.
Cherry picking is still H’s favorite of all the fruit pickings. She just absolutely loves cherry trees. This year’s sour cherry season was insanely short, less than a week. Battleview Orchards opened on a Monday, we were there on Wednesday, and by Friday they were picked clean.
This was a really yummy chicken dinner from Little Spice Jar that I found on Pinterest. I need to make this again, it was good. I plopped it on some angel hair because PASTA.
The last leg of our UK trip last month was up to stay with my in-laws in Derbyshire and spend some time running around the country and running around Sheffield (which is South Yorkshire).
We were in the UK for two weeks, and we divided the trip into thirds: a third in Southern England with one set of family, a third just the three of us at a Center Parcs resort, and a third in Northern England with our other set of family. And we packed in the activities as soon as we landed. Legoland, London. This is everything else we did during our first third. Fancy dinner! Fabric shopping! A model village!
I made this pot roast back when the weather was cold and we needed a hearty meal. And, I had no time to be in the kitchen. The original recipe is the Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pot Roast from Taste of Home, but I ended up substituting dried rosemary and thyme for fresh, and garlic for garlic salt. I also used whole grain mustard because I just love that stuff. And I love any meal that I can throw in a big pot and ignore for a few hours.
Happy Star Wars Day! We celebrated by going into downtown Red Bank and picking up a box full of Star Wars cake pops from Lil’ Cutie Pops. We love that shop, they make the most adorable goodies.
This was a spontaneous dessert on a cold winter day that I threw together one afternoon, and it was luscious and yummy for dessert that night. Next time I would add a couple more apples and cut back on the sugar. It was really, really sweet. Maybe 6 apples, 3/4 brown sugar, and 1/4 granulated for the apples? The crumble was good, but by the time all that sugar cooked down it was overwhelming. But the concept was fabulous, I’d definitely make this again.