Uhhh so have I mentioned how much we love to cook?
And by cook, of course I actually mean EAT!
We decided to ignore the stormy weather last Friday night and created our own tropical fun with chips and salsa, summery cocktails and these delicious little Carribean chicken wings, recipe courtesy of Food Network's Sunny Anderson.
Mojitos and Hemingways completed our theme.
Yummy and easy, check 'em out.
Fun little dessert accompanied these, coming soon!
Fantastic weekend filled with good eating, sweet baby snuggling, and best of all, time together.
Especially sweet, as Ant is preparing to leave me for the rest of the week for a work trip : (
We cooked great food, enjoyed a drink out at Thai Pot followed by some take out, and met up with Jessi at Merroir for mussels and cocktails.
I'm so glad to see February coming to an end. I know consistently warm weather is still a little while away, but March gives me refreshed excitement for the promise of spring and I welcome it with open arms. Well, in a day and a half. Stupid Leap Year, making me one day farther from March!
Seriously, could my little twin baby cousins be any CUTER?!?
Ughh I love them!! I got in a visit with them on Saturday and took some cute pics, but figured I should send the pics to their momma before posting for others. Stay tuned.
Recipes coming too.
I am seriously a crazy lady in the kitchen these days.
Which means I need to become a crazy lady on the treadmill too.
(and this isn't my picture, I stole it off the recipe website. I was too hungry to take pics first)
I had bought a huge pack of chicken drumsticks for dirt cheap and good old Pinterest came through and led me to this recipe that was sooooo good!
I knew I wanted to make some kind of penne, peas and cheese sauce to go with the chicken and upon Googling, found a great recipe that I went off of to make a yummy side dish.
(I didn't use the ham, substituted Vermont white cheddar and a little blue cheese, and used panko - it was great!)
*Note: I start a lot of posts and don't finish them/don't post them. This was one of them. I had to share because he just looks so darn cute baking away in our kitchen : ) *
Anyone who knows Anthony knows that he looovveesss sweets.
He has a particularly great affinity for donuts.
A few weeks ago, he wanted to make me donuts, just like his Aunt Bobbie taught him.
Using a can of Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits, he separated each of the pre-cut biscuit circles, then using a (hopefully washed out) beer bottle, cut out holes from the centers.
He removed and saved the centers from the bottle with a toothpick
(hello donut holes!)
told him he'd regret this...
While the oil was heating on the stove, he set out his "toppings"- powdered sugar in one bowl, and a cinnamon sugar mixture in another, and mixed up his glaze using powdered sugar and a splash of half and half.
Once the oil was good and hot, he fried them up til both sides were a nice golden brown.
Since Ant was busying frying up the dough, it was my job to dress them in various sugary toppings and pop them in the oven to stay warm while the rest were cooking. (not the glazed, we just topped those last so the glaze wouldn't melt off in the oven)
Now that I know he can cook,
there may be some different expectations at home... : )