~ Monthly Favourites for April 2017 ~
What’s up everyone? How has this past month treated you? Are you seeing any signs of spring where you are? Any flowers sprouting? Herbs growing? Our chives and thyme in our little garden are starting to come up. Yay for that! I’ve officially broke out my spring shoes and jackets. Those winter ones are put away and I don’t care if we have a snow storm – they are not coming out again until winter. No sir. Well, without further adieu, let’s move on with it and get to the good stuff!
THINGS I’VE POSTED THIS MONTH
Chili Pasta Bake – Chili meets pasta in this one pot recipe. Perfect switch up for game night instead of pizza or nachos!
Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake – When you’re not stuffing your face with all that leftover Easter candy, make this!
Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter– TWO freakin’ ingredients and homemade almond butter – you’ll be eating this stuff straight up!
Blackberry Coconut Smoothie– 5 ingredients & less than 5 minutes–> Helloooooo b fast!
Grilled Cheese with Heidi, Pear and Caramelized Onions – a twist on a classic! Plus, this is my very first sponsored post! So exciting!
FOOD & FOOD RELATED SHINANIGANS
How to Make Gravlax (Vodka Cured Salmon) from No Spoon Necessary (pictured below & photo credit) – this is the stuff brunch dreams are made of. All you need is cream cheese, bagel and a big pot of coffee and you are set, my friends!
Slow Cooker Beer Braised Beef Brisket Tacos with Chipotle Slaw from Beer Girl Cooks (pictured below and photo credit) – Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and these would be perfect. Beer or pitcher of margaritas to go with and now you’re talking!
As you can tell from my Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter I am totally into nut butters lately. If you aren’t into making your own, you should try this one that I picked up at Costco (SO good). It’s made with a whole wack of nuts; I see a homemade version of this one in my future. Keep dem little peepers opened.
Hubby picked me up the best flowers/plant eva! It’s lavender. And it’s for decorative use, but also for culinary use (cause it specifically has to say that) Yay!! Can’t wait to use it. And isn’t that rustic planter so preeeeety? This will definitely go to good use in the kitchen. Woot woot!
Iron Chef America is back!! It’s called Iron Chef Gaunlet. Did you guys watch that one way back when? It’s a cooking show whereby super talented chefs have to prepare a feast in 60 minutes. I’m sweating just thinking about it!
Fargo is back for season 3. So far it seems like an independent season, meaning you don’t necessarily have to see the previous seasons, but I’m not far enough into it yet to tell. The first two seasons didn’t disappoint so fingers crossed for another awesome one!
Have you guys watched Guardians of the Galaxy?? I could literally watch that movie 100 times and probably not tire of it. They are releasing the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 this week and you know hubby and I are going to see it (more on that when we do). Anywho, they have already released the sound track to the movie and it is awesome. I downloaded it on iTunes and highly recommend it! The soundtrack to the first movie is really great too! There are a lot of songs from the 70’s that you may not hear a lot on mainstream radio these days. One of my favourites is ‘Fooled Around and Feel in Love’ by Elvin Bishop.
‘Issues’ by Julia Michaels is a new song playing a lot lately. Love the tone of this singers voice! This song is playing pretty regularly on main stream radio; ain’t tired of it yet!
I just read in a recent issue of Food Network Magazine that scientists recently uncovered a couple of fossilized tomatillos that are over 50 million years old, meaning that it’s 5 times older than they originally thought. Crazy, huh??
You know that I have a little big obsession with cute socks? Well, that also covers cute slippers. Check out these adorable bunny ones (oh, and don’t laugh at my polka dot jammies)—>
Hubby and I visited family in the town where we grew up and drove past the place where we had our wedding pics taken way back when. We were standing on those rocks and got some great shots? How gorgeous is this??
Until next time, take care and have an awesome week, you guys! Monday is rough, but I don’t think this little guy cares too much.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my Monthly Favourites for April 2017.
Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon!
P.S. If you missed my last Monthly Favourites, you can check it out here. And stay tuned for another tasty recipe later this week!