Our Georgia "Snow" + Food!
Our colder weather and snow- really lots of "ice" has had life looking like this...
Hot Cocoa recipe-
*Heat 1 cup of milk (regular, almond, coconut...) in a small saucepan over low-medium heat.
*Add 2 tbsp. cocoa powder + 1-2 tbsp. sugar (depends on how sweet you want it) + 1 pinch of salt- whisking occasionally. Heat to desired temperature and enjoy!
We got to start off our New Years with a brunch with some dear friends- Here is what I brought-
*Cookie + Kate Blog*
Below is just some of the other food there! Yummm...
This was a repeater this week for sure...
*Pinch of Yum Blog*
Used Rice Ramen Noodles and added mango!
Ground lamb was on sale so, used my little lamb meatball creation- easy. Didn't make the rice, instead roasted some veggies and made some brown rice.
Shortcut Spaghetti with Meat Sauce - From Against All Grain- Danielle Walker
2 tsp ghee or extra virgin olive oil (I get my ghee from Trader Joes)
4 cloves garlic, minced 2 pounds ground beef
1 tbsp Italian seasoning 1 tbsp dried parsley
2 tsp onion powder 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
5 cups spaghetti sauce (store bought or make your own)
Pasta choice (I use zoodles for me or spaghetti squash)
1. Heat the ghee in a sauce pan (I use a dutch oven) over medium-high heat. Saute the garlic for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add the beef and seasonings, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for 10 minutes, until the beef is cooked through. Drain any grease.
2. Pour in the spaghetti sauce and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve over pasta or pasta substitute of your choice.
So, I did follow most steps to this recipe- but I had some pesto and decided instead of using the fresh herbs, I just used the pesto and it was super good.
We had a basic salad along with this AND what I call-
Baked Bruleed Brie-
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Place 6 oz. of brie into ramekin- may need to cut to fit in- I cut off the rind as well.
*Place it in oven to bake and get nice and melty. Just keep an eye on it. Probably about 10-15 minutes or so. Let it cool a little.
*Take a spoonful of sugar- maybe it is about 1 tsp. I eyeball it but maybe a little more.
*MOST IMPORTANT PART- take a kitchen blowtorch or a lighter? And brulee it- it will harden on top.
Result- Crunchy/hard top with gooey/soft cheese underneath.
Serve with desired crackers.
Lastly, took a meal to a friend this week and went with the tried and true...
*store bought guac : )
*store bought salsa
*sauteed onions and bell peppers
That is all for now!
Ben was mostly out with Luke in the "snow" but man, they did make the best of the ice!
Eve wasn't out for long- it was too cold for her!