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A Few Favorites


It’s the weekend!!!

And this weekend is oh so special because it has an extra hour in it. I’m not sure why that extra hour always seems like such a treat to me… I’m going to wake up way too early anyway. Especially when the sun is suddenly in my face at 6 a.m. But it feels like I get to be lazy for a minute (or 60). So I’m excited.

This past week has left me with a ton of stuff to do, though. I have a kitchen table covered in work that needs to be finished instead of cookies that need to be made. The laundry is ganging up on me. Today my family had to fend for themselves in the kitchen. It’s that kinda day.

I also think I’m still recovering from my haircut trauma. I know you probably think I’m exaggerating, but I am sooooooserious.

My executive decision is to give you a few of my favorites. Oldies but goodies. These are meant to tide you over until I can get my act together. That should happen by Monday, I think.

Here goes… (Just click the photos for the recipes)

Apple Carrot Muffins: Because sometimes when your children try to eat cookies for breakfast it’s nice to have something on hand besides cereal.

Bourbon Peach French Toast: Since we’re on the subject of breakfast, you should know that this is one of my favorites. Replace the peaches with apples to keep in trend with the season. Eat it at 2 in the afternoon with a side of bacon. You won’t need anything else for the entire rest of the day.

Chicken & Beer Chili: I’ve had my feet stuffed into slippers and have been wearing a sweater around the house for days now. It’s cold and I basically refuse to turn on the heat until January because I live in the most energy inefficient house in the western hemisphere. 36 degrees outside? I’ll just make more coffee and wrap a scarf around my head. Also, we will eat lots of chili.

Chinese Hacked Pork: A slow cooker recipe!!! This one might actually afford you more than one extra hour this weekend. Super delicious, super easy, and would also be awesome with chicken.


Cookies with peanut butter cream filling.

Cake. Lemon. Sugared lemon glaze.

So what are you making this weekend? I wanna know allllll about your favorite recipes. I’m also taking requests for food you need in your life in the coming weeks.



Sunday 4th of November 2012

Still no pics of the haircut???? OK, fine. Be that way. As to what recipes I might be in need of, how about something for dinner that I can make in my deep cast iron pot, preferably in the oven, and eat off of for the week. Last week was a beef pot roast with tons of golden beets, onions, garlic, and carrots. It's Sunday, so I need something new to fortify me while I write and work this week. Thanks!

Sugar Dish

Sunday 4th of November 2012

Pot roast sounds soooo good. I will give you some haircut photos lol. I just need to get a little brave. I'll crank out a one pot meal or two. I'll need things like that with Thanksgiving coming up. Glad you took a minute to breathe (and read!). Hope you're doing well!


Sunday 4th of November 2012

I know about how the heating a cooling is in a recycled beer can. I live in one too.

free penny press

Saturday 3rd of November 2012

These all look wonderful but that Bourban Peach french Toast looks ridiculously good. Yumm-oh!

Sugar Dish

Saturday 3rd of November 2012

Well. Who could argue with bourbon for breakfast? Seriously, though, it it goo-oood. And easy!! Good for Sundays.

Peggy campbell

Saturday 3rd of November 2012

Renee said she was able to get your post on fb today. Whatever you did to fix it worked. That slow cooker recipe looks delicious. How did I miss that one?

Sugar Dish

Saturday 3rd of November 2012

Ummm... I dunno how you missed it, but this pork recipe rocks. I also quite like the snow peas. So pretty and green!

Choc Chip Uru

Saturday 3rd of November 2012

Too many food pictures for me to take in my friend, you have great taste in favourite things :)

Cheers Choc Chip Uru

Sugar Dish

Saturday 3rd of November 2012

Thanks! Can you tell I was really just hungry?