Friday Favorites

I’m ready to get this workday over and get my weekend started, how about you?  There is no snow in the forecast and that makes me happy.  And although we lose an hour of sleep this weekend, I welcome the extra hour of sunlight that I’ll have on Sunday evening.  We technically have a plan-free weekend so I’m hoping we get some of our “to-do” list knocked out while also relaxing and enjoying the weekend.  I won’t hold you back from the day any longer so here are my favorites of the past week (or two).

Favorite “Appy” Hour:  Beet Dip with Hazelnuts + Goat Cheese.  Not only is the color of this dip gorgeous but the flavor combination sounds too good to be true.  I just can’t seem to get beets off my mind since the salad at the Black House last Sunday.  I can’t help but think that a glass of  chardonnay from Sonoma would pair heavenly with this appetizer.

Favorite Up-Grade:  Brussels Sprouts Caesar with Crispy Pancetta.  Big Guy is probably drooling over this up-grade on the traditional Caesar salad that he loves so dearly.  I’m drooling over the pancetta.

Favorite Irresistible:  Brownie Cake with Salted Caramel + Peanut Topping.  I’m lusting over this cake.  And I’m pretty sure that one bite would make me fall in love.

Favorite Indulge:  Pepperoni Meatballs Spaghetti.  Sometimes you just need a plate of carbs.  And pepperoni.  All things Italian have been screaming my name since I made lasagna last week.

Favorite Daydream:  Spring Fashion! I could live in white pants, a tunic and wedges.

Favorite Spin:  BBQ Meatloaf with Grilled Fontina Cornbread Stacks.  Yes, please.  I would devour this meal.

Favorite Weeknight Dinner:  Oven-Baked Sesame Chicken.  This chicken dish is easy, inexpensive, and hard to mess up.  It’s the perfect dish for any night of the week.

Favorite Wake-Up:  Cheddar and Bacon Waffles.  This would make me jump out of bed on a Sunday morning.

Favorite Intrigued:  Tahini Date Shake.  This week I’ve been hooked on my go-to smoothie for breakfast.  I think I need to change it up and try something new.  I rarely find something that seems “weird” to me in the food world so I obviously must give it a try.

Favorite Cocktail:  Cucumber Basil Gimlet.  Not only does this drink scream Spring but it’s perfect for St. Patty’s Day.

Happy Weekend, friends!



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