Wow, this weekend was way too short, but my goodness, it’s so nice out here! I could live with this—temps in the 50s and 60s. It was even warm enough to grill on Saturday!
The last few weeks have been a complete whirlwind, so I’m looking forward to a calm week. I’m even taking off this Weds to sit on my butt and eat bonbons. Okay, the bonbons part isn’t likely, but I am SO looking forward to my mini break.
Our theme this week is hazelnuts. I wasn’t always a fan, but they have absolutely grown on me. I adore hazelnut butter, which is a key ingredient in my hazelnut cookies , and of course it is featured in E’s Cake , which is a chocolate hazelnut torte. And faux nutella ? Don’t get me started drooling. If you’re tempted, Shirley of GFE has a few options. (I always wing it…can’t go wrong with chocolate and hazelnuts, IMHO!)
I confess, I haven’t been menu planning the past few weeks, and so I’m hoping this helps me get back on track. I also really want to focus on using up my freezer stash, because not much more is going to fit in there! For future weeks, do check out Heather of Celiac Family’s website , with her weekly menu plan schedule.
Curried Coconut Beef with roasted cauliflower
Roasted rosemary salmon with roasted carrots
Herbed chicken thighs with broccoli
Probably leftovers? I’ll be home late.
Turkey cutlets with cauliflower “mashed potatoes”. Would you believe I’ve never made them before? This seems like a travesty, especially since I have gobs of roasted garlic leftover from my garden last year.
Hazelnut butter! And yes, I will write down a recipe with times and all that jazz.