Good morning! Happy Friday and a very happy weekend to you. Did you have a good week? I had a great week, mainly because I was snowbound. After the big snowstorm last weekend I was pretty much “stuck” at home until late Tuesday afternoon. I am sure that if I really wanted to I could have ventured out on to icy, treacherous roads but I thought why? Take this timer to relax, regroup, read, relax and catch-up. So that is exactly what I did.
After bitter 10 degree days this past week it was 70, yes 70 degrees and I was out wearing shorts yesterday. I am sure that soon we will be back to winter but for now I am savoring it.
Last weekend while I was a shut in, I was a baking and cooking fiend, partly worried my electricity would go out and partly relaxing and making things I don’t typically make. Everything came out great, if I do say so myself and I will share the recipes soon.
One of the things I made and loved were these Cheesy Twisted Garlic Breadsticks, to accompany the homemade pasta I made and devoured. All in the name of storing winter carbs, lest my power go out, and I couldn’t cook for a day. It may also be one of the reasons that I looked like a chipmunk for a few days after.
|Image from Laura’s Sweet Spot Blog|
For those of you who are following a mostly low carb diet this Crock Pot Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork from Laura’s Sweet Spot is FABULOUS! I made it last night for dinner and loved it, as did my husband.
|Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Skillet|
I will be making this scrumptious looking Cauliflower Mac and Cheese from Pip and Ebby in the near future.
Another of my favorite things that I made this past snowbound weekend was this Irish Hot Chocolate. It is the perfect drink to keep you warm and toasty on a cold evening while snuggled by the fire.
|Image Rough Luxe Cindy|
One of my favorite things to do it tour show houses and holiday houses and if I cannot do it in person what could be better than seeing it through the eyes of a favorite blogger? This week on Rough Luxe Lifestyle, Cindy toured the Traditional Home Napa Valley Showhouse.
|Image from Dwellings|
If you like home tours here is another great house for you that Cindy at Dwellings posted this week, it is for sale if you are feeling like a move to the South.
|Image from Collage of Life|
I know that many of you follow my friend Jeanne at Collage of Life but if you missed her recent updates and Winter book list, click here! By the way, her dear Tika, the family dog who has been a faithful friend, family member and travel companion for the last 15 years passed away this past week in case you did not know. I was so sad to hear of his passing, after reading Jeannes’ blog for so long he felt like a member of my own family.
Are you a fan of PBS Sherlock? If so you may want to enter their sweepstakes for a chance to win an autograph copy of a script from the show!
Did you find any interesting recipes, houses, books, movies are articles this week to share? If so please do!
I hope that you have a happy and safe weekend.