Monday, February 25, 2013

In The Kitchen

I had the day off today

from work that is...

and spent the day doing equal parts of cooking
and sitting on my butt

I love taking a random Monday or Friday off
this time of year and having a me day

today was that day
and although I did a little more than I intended
I feel good with what I got accomplished

an extra day to recharge the batteries
is always welcome as it is a long long time
between New Years and Easter!

I cooked my Tourtiere on Wednesday
and it turned out really good
love that I took the leftovers to my Mama
and she enjoyed it too

muffins were on the menu yesterday
these were Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins
it called for dried cranberries but I had dried blueberries for another recipe
so I threw those in instead and they turned out great

I can't find the link to the recipe but once I find it I will add it

now for the recipe I have been wanting to try and actually excited about making them
not sure what happened but they are doughy ~ they did not rise
and they are now in the garbage
big tears!

not really but it was a disappointment

my Italian Wedding Soup however did turn out
and after scooping some out to take to Mom
I put the rest in the fridge as
this will be an easy meal this week

now I have been hanging on to this recipe for months

Strawberry Lemonade Scones

called for strawberries but I bought blueberries
and let me tell you ~ I could eat this for dinner

yup ~ dinner ~ they are that good!

but instead we had this...

Chicken Enchilada Pasta
picture and recipe found here

although I cannot find enchilada sauce here
I found a recipe on line and made my own

it was good and made enough to have tonight 
and then freeze for another meal
and that was cutting the recipe in half!

this little one was happy when I would sit for a bit
she loves having someone home.

Hope you had a great weekend!!


Young at Heart said...

oh my what stunning looking creations.....that blueberry scone thing just tipped me over am now seriously in need of baked goods!!!

Unknown said...

I love how a day of cooking and baking and freezing it pays off in the future!

Cathi said...

All of your dishes that you made look so delicious, Lori! (Especially the blueberry scones). I hope your week is going smoothly for you! Hugs and love to you! xxoo