We have already established my love for Harry Potter. I have made Butterbeer and Cauldron Cakes. Deliciousness brought to us by The Pastry Affair. Well, now I found cocktails inspired by Harry Potter. The Backyard Bartender made a bunch of cocktails inspired by different characters in the books and I just had to try one. There will be more in the future, but for now we tried the Neville Longbottom, because who doesn’t love Neville?
This was not my idea. A friend of mine was coming over and she had some squash and wanted to make something out of it. I am trying to broaden my horizons. So we looked at recipes and found something that sounded good.
Today was a stay inside all day and never leave the house sort of day. It was cold and windy outside and all I wanted to do was play with my cat, eat and read a book. This cake was super simple and I was able to use the rest of my lemon curd!!
I just finished my 100. It is a list of things I want to cook or bake. It is a huge list and I don’t have any timeline for finishing it. I just like lists and being able to check things off. Also, if I can’t think of anything to make I can go to that for ideas.
I am learning American Sign Language right now and my teacher showed us this video. It is the cutest thing in the world.
Here is a list of my recipes from the week.
And this is a list of recipes I think look good from other blogs.
Seven Hot Toddies from The Kitchn (some of you know how I feel about hot toddies, I love them! My perfect evening includes a hot toddy, knitting and maybe a book. Bliss)
Super Foods Power Smoothie from Savory Simple
Pork Egg Rolls from Ezra Pound Cake
Brown Rice Risotto with Black Trumpet Mushrooms from Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide
Asian Flank Steak Skewers from Skinny Taste
Italian Beef Stew (Crockpot) from Confections of a Foodie Bride
Garlic Soup from Lottie and Doof
Buttermilk Roast Chicken from Smitten Kitchen
Peach Cobbler from Technicolor Kitchen
Cornbread Pancakes with Honey Butter Syrup from Cooking Classy
I am not a beer fan. Just not my cup of tea. So the other night I was out with a friend and we were looking at the drinks menu when she said she might try their pear cider. My response “What! There is such a thing as pear cider?!”
These are interesting. You are suppose to leave them in the pods. So the really intense spices, are actually just eh.
I love spicy food and I love marinades and rubs. Mix everything together the night before and then just put it in the oven and bam! Dinner, or today, lunch.
OMG I made goat cheese! My friend was over this weekend and together we tackled homemade goat cheese. It turned out quite wonderfully if I do say so myself.
I made this crock pot recipe with my mom. It was really good. I can’t justify having a crock pot for myself yet, mainly because they make too much food for one person. But it is so easy. Just throw everything together and let it cook.