I’m not ready for football season, pumpkin beer, and scarves. I’m just not. Please don’t rush what is left of my summer. Please. And while I promise not to wear my summer white pants after Labor Day, I’m not promising that I will be ready for fall. I hope you squeeze every ounce of summer left out of this weekend! Here are my favorites from the week:
Favorite Dreamy: Avocado Pasta. I want to swim in these creamy noodles of awesomeness.
Favorite Fried: Spicy Hot Shrimp. Everything about this is perfection. But the pickles took it over the top for me. And I know I said I wasn’t ready for football, but these might be on the menu one Saturday in September…
Favorite Copycat: Chick-fil-A Style Chicken Sandwich. I couldn’t tell you the last time I had a Chick-fil-A sandwich but I love ’em. Two of the not-so-secret steps: brining the chicken in pickle juice (!!!!) and using a little bit of powdered sugar in the batter.
Favorite Slice: Lemon Poppy Seed Cake. I can’t shake my obsession with lemons. And this cake is beyond gorgeous.
Favorite Scoop: Vietnamese Iced Coffee Ice Cream. I’ve only had Vietnamese coffee once – and that was in San Fran – but I haven’t stopped thinking about it. And now I can have it in ice cream form?!? This changes everything…
Favorite Weeknight Dinner: Spicy Basil Chicken Stir-Fry. You guys know I have some Thai basil I would love to put to use…
Favorite From Scratch: No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread. That crust is simply beautiful. And while I’m not ready for stew in any way, shape or form – how good would this be to “sop up” an insane beef stew?
Favorite Tipsy: French Tropics Summer Punch. Just to prove summer isn’t over yet.
Have the best weekend ever!