Friday Fun! May 25, 2012

Wow, has it been a week.  I only got one new recipe posted this week, and barely got the review of my weekend in Annapolis posted.  Sort of a cop out, but Thursday’s post was actually a re-post that I recently re-photograped.  But I wanted to get something up.  After a fun but busy weekend, a 3 hour drive that turned into a 5 hour drive due to getting into a car accident, the hubby having to work out of town for a few days, and some other things that I don’t want to get into here, I just really wasn’t motivated to write or edit photos, or even really get too creative in the kitchen.  I mean, this was my lunch today.  Seriously.

Peanut Butter for Lunch

Luckily this changed yesterday, when I was busy whipping up some sweet little bites for a reunion I am having tonight with my five closest friends from grade school.  Amazingly we all still live pretty close to each other (four live in our hometown, I live about 15 minutes away, and the last one is less than an hour away), and yet the last time we all got together was five years ago.  Craziness!  So they will be my guinea pigs, and hopefully these semi-healthy sweets will be good enough to share.

We have no major plans for the holiday weekend, which is good, other than plans to cook some yummy food and enjoy time with my boys.  I am hoping I can convince The Hubby that taking The Bug to a minor league baseball game that doesn’t start until 7pm is not a horrible idea.  But maybe if we start the day with play and picnic in the park, he will take a long, late nap.

I was hoping to put together a fantasy food day, like I did last week, but for some reason, I was drawn to lots of savory, dinner-type dishes this week.  So I’m just gonna go with it.  It’s very rare that I am not totally craving sweets.  Evidence – the empty Whole Foods Chocolate Bar wrapper currently in my trash can from my “snack” last night.  And no, I did not abide by the 1 ounce a day is good for you rule.

So here we go…

  • Love asparagus.  Love beans.  Love parmesan.  Love pesto.  So hmmm, I wonder why I am loving the sound of Sumptuous Spoonful’s Asparagus White Bean Pesto?!  Sometimes I swear Ann and I have the same palate.  Her recipes always have all of my favorite flavors.
Asparagus White Bean Pesto from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Asparagus White Bean Pesto from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Chicken, Zucchini & Portobello Mushrooms in a Chianti Red Wine Sauce from Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

Chicken, Zucchini & Portobello Mushrooms in a Chianti Red Wine Sauce from Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

Grilled Moroccan Chicken Kebabs from My Kitchen Adventures

Grilled Moroccan Chicken Kebabs from My Kitchen Adventures

Lemon and Garlic Shrimp with Chickpeas from Eat Yourself Skinny

Lemon and Garlic Shrimp with Chickpeas from Eat Yourself Skinny

  • The Fountain Avenue Kitchen and Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish both have some great ways to get my boys to eat some more greens – in some tasty side dishes.  I am totally making both Ann’s Green Rice and Lisa’s Spinach Parmesan Quinoa.
Green Rice from The Fountain Avenue Kitchen

Green Rice from The Fountain Avenue Kitchen

  • And clearly this is going to become a regular thing – my Chocolate Chip Cookie of the Week.  This week, it is these Flourless Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Full Belly Sisters.  Any time you put chocolate and peanut butter together, I am there, especially when there is no pesky flour to get in the way.  And if it is from FBS, it is super-healthy, right?!
Flourless Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Full Belly Sisters

Flourless Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Full Belly Sisters

And you can find a few more on my Friday Fun 5/25 Pinterest Board.

So I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, enjoy some good food and family time, and remember what we are commemorating this weekend – the wonderful men and women who have and continue to serve our country.

OK, off to take pictures of food before I bring it to share with friends.  Because that’s what food bloggers do…

What are your plans for the holiday weekend?  Cooking up anything good?

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  1. says

    Thanks for sharing my green (brown) rice, Brianne! The other recipes you chose look utterly amazing…they are making me hungry! Hope everyone enjoys the rice and the long weekend!

  2. Rebecca Walker says

    All these recipes look pretty good to me, too. Thanks for the round-up. I’ll be baking Dill Rye Bread for my Dad and homemade goodies for a 6th grade end-of-year class party on Tuesday. :)

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