Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Look Back at the Week of May 21, 2012

What a great week we have been having.  I have truly been in the kitchen jam making every day.  We have about 3 dozen pints of strawberry jam made.  Hopefully that will get us through the year.  We get a lot of requests for jam in our homemade gift baskets we give each Christmas.  Strawberry is the most popular flavor of course, but I can't wait to get to peach jam later this summer.

Nana and Papa will be here in about a week.  Munchkin is so excited to see them.  It has been too long and although we talk on Skype almost every day, I can't wait to hug my parents and to watch Nana read Munchkin a story in her room.  It is amazing how much technology has given us.  Even though we are on opposite sides of the country Munchkin gets to see them each day and play peek a boo.  My mom and dad can watch her twirl and have Munchkin sing to her.  So, we are busy preparing for their visit.

This week has been so much fun as we are having our Summer Grilling Celebration!  It really wasn't all that shocking when I looked at this weeks stats.  The Simple Rosemary Lemon Chicken was the most popular post this week by a landslide!  Like I said in the original article, this chicken was so moist and flavorful.  I made it 6 times before I could get a picture of it.  It freezes and reheats beautifully and not one morsel has gone to waste.

Simple Rosemary Lemon Marinade for Grilled Chicken is easy and delicious! No chopping, no mess, make it in your food processor, marinate and grill!

Knock Your Boots Off Tex-Mex Burger is a Tex-Mex flavor inspired, full loaded burger.  Served on a bed of guacamole with a heaping scoop of Pico de Gallo it is FIESTA of southwestern flavors wrapped up into one amazing burger.

Never miss out on fries with your burger again.  Simple and delicious Grilled Sweet Potato Fries are the perfect barbeque treat!  They crisp up perfectly with a fantastic caramelized flavor.  Reheat in the oven at 425 for 12 minutes, flipping once.  YUM!

This fabulous Strawberry Lime Margarita is simple and amazing!  Made with lime simple syrup the depth of flavor is masterful.

I have to admit that this fantastic creation was Chad's idea.  No worry about who gets the biggest slice or messy pie serving at the party.  This Fresh Strawberry Pie Trifle boasts a luscious strawberry flavor that leaves your mouth watering for more.  I have to say, I have eaten more than my fair share of these trifles and I have no regrets, packed with fresh strawberries it is almost health food, right?

Have a beautiful weekend, enjoy your day of remembrance for those we have lost while serving our country.  My great grandpa served our great nation many moons ago.  To all our soldiers and military families we thank you for your service and sacrifice.   Thank you for keeping us safe and defending our constitution.

We hope you enjoyed taking a look back at the week.  We love to hear your comments and feedback, so if you make or bake any of our recipes, please let us know.  We would love to link you up on our Featured page.

Have a fabulous weekend,

Donna, Chad and Munchkin

1 comment:

  1. I'm doing the same thing - making jam. In fact after I get the kids in bed tonight, I'm back at it!


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