Our pepper plants are actually exploding right now, and I’m so glad I didn’t rip them out of the ground in frustration rage a few months ago. But anyway, we had a good handful of shishito peppers early on, that we roasted in a pan. Along with some basil and chives that we mixed with yogurt and lemon for dipping. Easy and delish.
For the record, I hate the word chard. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the veggie until recently. It grows so easily and fast in our garden, so we keep trying to eat it in different ways. If you don’t think you can grow anything, try growing chard. We stumbled upon this healthy recipe, and we eat it at least once a week.
Chard that is healthy and not awful
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 big bunch chard, stems removed and chopped
1 can white beans
Heat a little olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion and pepper, cook about 5 minutes. Add garlic, then the chard, and cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Then add the beans and cook until they are warm. Season with salt and pepper.
We love making waffles on the weekend. Jon almost always puts butter and syrup on his, but this time we made a ton of fruit to go on top.
I like making extra waffles, but since there are just two of us, I usually make smaller batches. Here is a quick recipe for some yummy oatmeal waffles.
- 1 cup Bisquick
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 3 Tbs melted butter
- Bit of cinnamon
Pour into waffle maker and cook until ready! We made 4 waffles on our waffle maker. Enjoy!
We spent a lazy Sunday afternoon watching The Jinx and eating cookies. We had to watch all the episodes at once, so thank goodness I already had some slice and bake cookies in the freezer. All we had to do was heat up the oven, slice some dough, and 10 minutes later, shove cookies in our mouths.
We used a variation of this recipe, except walnuts and chocolate chips instead, and no coffee or nutella. We might make it a priority to always have some cookies ready in the freezer from now on.
We grew our very first eggplant! And its a beauty.
Our wee little eggplant wasn’t quite big enough for a fancy recipe, so we settled on making some eggplant “chips” to share. We loosely used this recipe, but made up our own spice mixture. Then we ate them up with a side of tacos! Hope the plant grows another one soon!
I didn’t spend a whole lot of time reading on screens this week, due to my cold. I did read To Kill A Mockingbird, which is one of my very very favorites. So my recommendations for the weekend are to drink lots of water, read a good book, and try a new recipe. Have a good one, my friends.
We had some 90 degree days last weekend. Thank goodness our backyard has some nice big trees, and I swear it stays like 20 degrees cooler back there. We take our warm evenings on the back porch with a side of ice cream. Which got me thinking about all the cool summer treats coming up right around the corner! (even though it is super thunder/rain stormy at the moment)
Some popsicle recipes to try soon: lemon and raspberry yogurt with super cute wooden sticks, neopolitan always reminds me of birthdays, classic vanilla pudding, and pretty purple blueberry greek yogurt popsicles.
These ice cream cones are still the best. We used to open them over the sink, so the little nuts didn’t go everywhere. Sometimes I wonder what foods our children will remember.
We have a whole collection of wonderful recipes from our family and friends, thanks to our recipe card wedding rsvps. I am always jotting down recipes we try, and like, onto extra cards too. And there are always the phone calls to ma to be like- How do you make such and such?- and into the box they go. It was getting a little unorganized, so I went through and added a couple categories to make it a little easier to find stuff.
Of course, the first category is cookies. And I taped that recipe from my grandpa to the top of the box. Always a good recipe to remember.