Remember my Garlic Chipotle Butter recipe? Well, a fellow blogger, Rachel of Rachel Cotterill, suggested using this on a garlic bread. I did, and it was the best suggestion ever! It rendered so much bread for just two people that I took it over and shared it with Kimi, LLS and LLJ.
It’s the start of another week! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.
A couple of months ago when Chris and I were in Napa, we had lunch at this cute little wine bar. One of the dishes we ordered was their housemade burrata. It was served with tomatoes and pesto on some grilled crusty bread. It was heaven! I couldn’t stop thinking about this dish since then so I decided to attempt this at home.
I went the quick way and used store-bought pesto. I’m guessing that’s why the pesto isn’t all that vibrant green in my photos. ::: sigh ::: It was delicious but would have tasted (and looked) better with a homemade sauce. Enjoy your week!
Yesterday morning, I spotted a spider lurking around my dish rack. I was so grossed out by it I had to hose it down with water then turned on the garbage disposal to make sure it’s dead. One time, a waterbug crawled up my garbage disposal and it scared the bejesus out of me. I had to make sure that didn’t happen again. With that creepy crawler crawling through my clean dishes, I had to load everything in the dishwasher, dish rack included, to sanitize everything. I detest spiders don’t you?
Weird to be sharing that on a food blog but enough about spiders and let’s talk about food (if you’re still with me)! I’ve got a good one today. If you love crabs and if you love dips, this is a good one to make when company comes over. And it takes no time to make –don’t you just love that? I love the jalapeno pepper in here. It gives it heat but is not overpowering. Have a great weekend everyone!
This past weekend was a nice and lazy weekend (there’s no other kind for us. :)). Chris and I didn’t do a whole lot except eat, drink and relax. We have some organizing we needed to do but never got around to it (we’re procrastinators). We munched on some empanadas and crab dip (recipe to come this week) while sipping on wine and beer. It was pure delight!
These empanadas were tasty for my first try. I based the filling off of my picadillo recipe. I am not a dough making person (yeast and kneading terrifies me!) so I used store bought pie crust instead. These would be fabulous for entertaining. And you can make these ahead of time too (you gotta love that!). Have a stellar week!
Yay, it’s summer! Kinda… We’ve been having some really weird weather lately. You think it should be sunny and warm but nope! It’s cloudy, it’s windy and it’s muggy —ick! Regardless, Chris made some Mojitos over the weekend in celebration of summer-ish. And when we drink, we like to nosh too.
I had a few fresh herbs on hand and some grape tomatoes and crusty bread sitting around. So I made Bruschetta. It was easy, quick to put together and delicious! Invite some friends over this weekend and make some cocktails and snack. Happy Hump Day!