Welcome back to the culinary cooking challenge! And this week we tackled Sleepy Hallow. Let’s get to it!
I mean it’s creamy and fishy, so yeah it was amazing. Not the best clam chowder ever(that I got while visiting Door County, WI. read here) but still very good.
And it was even better with these ginormous rolls. They were absolutely fantastic!! Like so fluffy and perfect. I will be making these again and again and again.
I mean it was a good spinach salad…. But nothing spectacular or anything. Definitely a pretty salad.
Speaking of spectacular this is probably my new favorite cake. It is extremely sweet and moist. I think ate most of this by myself… *oops*
First off make sure you really, really grease your pans. These babies stick like crazy. They are also amazingly tasty and uniquely different from my normal breakfast go to fare. So yes I liked them. (Tay did too in case you were wondering)
So I botched this recipe(hence why there is no pretty crow on my bread) but it was still a delicious bread. I can’t wait to try this recipe again and do it correctly.
Someone say yay! I love baking scones. Probably next to bread in my favorite things to make. These Pumpkin Scone got better with age and the maple icing was by far the best part.
So this chicken+veggie sheet meal was not nearly as good as other chicken dishes I have made. Just another run of your mill meal.
Last but not least were theses “okay” gingersnap cookies. I love gingersnap cookies! They’re probably my favorite after snickerdoodle and that’s why these were kinda disappointing. Super cute but in the end lacking.
And that is it! We are out of town this next week, so we will be back with another cooking challenge the week after that. But what did you guys think of our Sleepy Hallow recipes? Let me know in the comments down below.
Hello, hello, hello! Who’s ready for a very magical round of cooking? (A very magically delicious week if you ask me) let’s jump to it!
Broccoli, turkey bacon, raisins, feta cheese and sunflower seeds covered in nonfat Greek yogurt, olive oil and rosemary. Yummy!! Yummy!! Yummy!!
So soft and sweet and buttery, loaded with bacon and cheese- So basically the perfect loaf of bread!
Our first recipe of the week this one is amazing! Such a hearty, comfort food. Thicker and spicer than a soup this beef and noodle concoction will definitely be made again in the future.
This was good but we both agreed not- wow material. Pie crust was heavenly(obviously- do you like my attempt at pie art? Uneven lace work is my specialty) but the thin tart filling was just okay.
Honestly I don’t know what I was expecting from Shepherds Pie but this version tasted a lot like sloppy Joes with mashed potatoes on top. So delicious just not what I had envisioned. Plus it makes a crap ton! We might be eating Shepherds Pie for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
These are so soft and delicious! Especially considering I almost ruined them by almost forgetting the egg- Yeeks! But thankfully these amazing little buns(which are perfect for breakfast by the way) turned out perfectly.
Thicker than oatmeal, but basically oatmeal. This vegan, pumpkin porridge covered in fruity goodness makes a very filling breakfast.
We ended our week like any good British cook and threw all our leftover bits and bobs into one yummy meal. I mean is sausage, gravy and mashed taters… Can’t really go wrong here.
(Also not pictured here, because I forgot to take a picture is Pumpkin Juice. Which Tay makes every year around Halloween time. So an obvious 10! I am so happy to get a pre-taste of fall.)
And that’s it guys. A day late and yet so worth it. Super excited about the coming week of cooking! Our new word is Caribbean. Just perfect for the summer heat.
Hello everyone surprise post! I thought it would be fun to do a quick Halloween post of my favorite scary movies.
Let’s be clear growing up my family never really celebrated Halloween. We were the type to turn off all the lights and act like we’re not home; type of people. And while we were hiding inside we would watch a scary movie. For your perusal my top picks!
World War Z
I am Legend
Shadow of Doubt
A Quiet Place
Well there you go a complete list to give ya the shivers and chills.
…Thus far anyway. I think as soon as October hit everything I cooked baked or others made was pumpkin infused, spiced or shaped. And I am pretty sure my sister(my official taste tester is done with fall foods)
When my sister moved in with me the first of the year(read post here) we came to an agreement. I would do the cooking and laundry and she would do the cleaning and dishes(two things I am not such a fan of) But in the last month or so(partly to do with my new health journey) we decided to do one home cooked meal a week, one dessert and one soup/salad. Then we would eat on the leftovers the rest of the week.
Not all the recipes have been successes. In fact normally the dishes I like she doesn’t and vise versa.
I decided to list a few of my favorite recipes from this month in an effort to spread the love… calories.
Rosemary Garlic Bread
Roasted Acorn Squash
Rosemary+Sage Chicken and Dumplings
Autumn Wild Rice Soup
Chocolate Chip PumpkinCinnamon Roll Dutch Baby
Well I hope you’re all appropriately hungry. So get out there and cook and eat and repeat.
As established in a pervious post I love to dress up. That being said my family never really did Halloween. We normally turned off all the lights in the house and watched a “scary” movie. (I’m talking the Mummy, Signs or I am Legend) So this is the first time in a long time I put together a Halloween costume and since I really didn’t want to buy anything I used things in my closet I already owned. I think it turned out pretty good.
So I had never been to a costume party before- Well except for a Girl Scout cowboy night and a handle full of Halloween events, but other than that nothing. This year, so far (the year is till young after all) I have been to two!
Guys I love costume parties! I don’t think I can ever go to a regular party again (not that I go to a lot of parties let’s be honest) But I thought with Halloween right around the corner this would be a good time to share some inspiration if you’re struggling picking out a look for yourself. Below are my costumes from both parties. I think I might have gone a little bit too method; watching so many, many videos on the appropriate makeup and hairstyles. I even watched a 20/20 murder mystery set in the 80’s while I got ready for the 80’s party… Yeah… But if ya gonna do it, do it right! Right?
“Special thanks to my boss, my Mom(my inspiration for the look) and my brother-in-law for all the 80’s advice!”
I got the jacket and pin at a garage sale; then just a black tank, my Levi’s 517 vintage jeans and my turquoise sling back shoes from Old Navy.
2. Gypsy Living
Okay so these are awful photos but they’re the only ones I took.. I am so ashamed of myself, because normally I take thousands of pictures.
So I bought this on Amazon. A specially thanks to my Mom who picked it out!
So whatcha think? Any great costume looks? Please leave a pic below or on my Facebook page, I’d love to see it! And hay if you guys haven’t liked “A Nanny’s Notebook” Facebook page please do so. That way you stay up to date on all of my misadventures. Until next time…