Welcome to the weekend, my pals! I’m wanting ahead to a reasonably relaxed couple of days to complete off every week that was crammed with household time, video games, and laughter. I completely love having family and friends stick with us, and you realize what else I like? That second when the home is quiet and calm once more. (We are able to admit that, proper?)
ON THE BLOGS THIS WEEK: This Brussels sprouts gratin is a savory delight, combining thinly sliced tender-crisp Brussels sprouts with a creamy sauce. A sprinkling of cheese and a breadcrumb topping end it off properly, creating an opulent, comforting facet dish.
Flaky buttery pastry tops a luscious medley of tender rooster, hearty greens, and a creamy, savory sauce in these puff pastry pot pies.
This tangy, candy home made cranberry sauce with lemon trumps something you should buy on the retailer. Are you aware how simple it’s to make cranberry sauce? Should you can boil water, I promise you can also make cranberry sauce.
Captain Crunch ice cream is a whimsical deal with that captures the essence of childhood breakfasts in a pleasant home made ice cream. The nostalgic cereal taste infuses each scoop of this creamy, velvety ice cream.
These Chocolate Caramel Cookies – or extra precisely, Caramel Stuffed Double Chocolate Chip Cookies – are a cookie that I crave each single time I see these photographs. They’re legitimately mouthwatering.
Buttery crunchy toffee and sweet bar items are layered with whipped cream atop a dessert so deliriously wealthy, this Heath Bar cake ought to carry a warning label.
What I’m CRAVING: I don’t crave salad almost as usually within the winter, however proper now? I’m wanting ahead to prepping all the salads for my lunches this week. I’m pondering I’ll roast a tray of this and this to toss into my salads this time round.
My FAVORITE THING this week is The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. I do know, I do know, two e-book suggestions in every week? I used to be setting out our stack of Christmas books this week and couldn’t resist this one. I’m going to learn it aloud once more this yr with my a lot older children. (I nonetheless have hassle wrapping my thoughts round the truth that my oldest son is about to show 20!)
I’ve cherished this e-book ever since I used to be a toddler and it continues to make me grin and snort. It’s an important reminder of the actual Christmas story earlier than the “enjoyable” of the Christmas actions take over our calendars.
What I’m LISTENING to: We Need A Little Christmas by Pentatonix. This album is new to me and I’m loving it. My favourite songs on this album are Superb Grace and We Want A Little Christmas. (I can’t assist pondering of my pal Emjay each time I hear that one – it’s simply such a contented track!) I might fortunately hear day by day.
What I’m READING: The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer. It’s been some time since I used to be this engrossed in a e-book. The story is initially set in 1942, in Nazi-occupied Poland, and depicts the horrors of struggle, the worry, and a lot dying, but additionally the bravery and the braveness that humanity can even show to have via essentially the most devastating of instances.
I don’t all the time get pleasure from tales that bounce between current and previous, but this one does it effectively. Whereas I didn’t like all the modern-day characters initially, I used to be connected to all of them in the long run. This e-book introduced me to tears greater than as soon as. I extremely advocate it.
“For God so cherished the world, that he gave his solely Son, that whoever believes in him shouldn’t perish however have everlasting life.” John 3:16 ESV
Wishing you a stunning week filled with little issues that make you smile!