This week we got more snow. Yesterday after coffee and some morning reading I saw the sun slip over the hill. It sprayed sunlight across the frosted yard making long tree shadows. It was so breath taking.
Thanks to everyone being home together for a couple of days our making has consisted of good eating. First up, German Pancakes with Brown Sugar and Pecans. Quick and easy, the kids love this puffy pancake. They don’t care for pecans but I do, so we divide it up among ourselves.
I also made these mini ham and cheese quinoa cups for breakfast and snacks. Only one of my kids would eat them, sadly. However I enjoyed them and they are a great protein pick-me-up.
One afternoon this week when Josh was home I made this chopped thai chicken salad. Whoa, was it ever delish! Nothing like chicken, peanuts, and some crunchy greens in a fabulous dressing!
I made these awesome peanut butter balls this week for ourselves and another family. Hard to believe something with only four ingredients can taste. so. good. I rolled mine is raw shredded coconut. But next time, I want to toast the coconut first.
In the listening department I’ve been delving into the world of Harry Potter by listening to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Jim Dale is such a fabulous reader, wow, I think he blows every other audiobook reader out of the water! They are light and enjoyable. Something I can track with while folding laundry or making dinner.
How about you? What have you been making and listening to lately?
Linking up with Dawn today.
Claire @ Lemon Jelly Cake
I’ve never read the Harry Potter books, but now I want to listen to them!
I’m going to make the pancake for breakie tomorrow and my boys will love you for this! Also, I’m listening way outside my usual literary zone to Jack Reacher books. The reader isn’t great, though. They’re on my overdrive app and I find them pretty entertaining. this is not an endorsement though because some parts are a bit scandalous, and I just skip ahead. 🙂
Laurie, I have Briana to thank for the pancake recipe. I’d tried several others and they didn’t work right. So glad to find this one.
It all sounds yummy. Those peanut butter balls are much healthier than the version my mom made when I was a kid. I need to try those out!We were just talking about getting Harry Potter audio books for our very long road trip coming soon. Mama will be driving so no reading for me… I have heard the Hobbit is a wonderful listen as well. We will be doing some downloading soon!
Thanks for sharing and linking up today!
I’m out of the audiobook habit, and have been having trouble with even podcasting on my phone. I did just pick up a couple of CDs at the used bookstore last week–Sara Bareilles and Fernando Ortega.
I tried a new recipe for oatmeal scotchies on Friday, and made an old recipe for corn dip (sweet and spicy, so good) to take to a birthday party on Saturday. The pan got scraped completely clean and the party wasn’t very big so I guess it was a hit! This morning Jude and I made chocolate chip banana muffins–I had some overripe bananas in the freezer that were older than the hills, so I’m glad to get them used up and out of there. And we also made bread–it’s rising now 🙂 Italian meatloaf on the menu for tonight’s dinner, and I’m hoping to whip up some cranberry butter this afternoon to spread on the fresh bread!
Amy, you’ve been cooking up a storm! I love meatloaf, haven’t had it in ages! And cranberry butter? Wow, that sounds delish!