Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Beef Shepherd’s Pies (they freeze beautifully btw!) and Slow Baked Boneless Short Ribs – TO DIE FOR!
Happy Sunday TKW Family! Man did last week even happen? I swear it flew by – thankfully. For the first time in my life by the time I get home from work, cook dinner and do the dishes I’m literally exhausted. I mean I’ve actually have trouble staying up past 9:30! That’s not me.. ever! I’m the girl who gets 3-4 hours a night sleep with no problem. That’s been the reason why I’m able to work as much as I do and run my own company full time. Yeah I’m not liking this “new Lori” who needs sleep. She just needs to go. Perhaps I just need a vacation. So if I’ve been a bit slow on posting a ton of recipes, just hang in there with me. If you could see the number of recipes and photo shoots I have to post I’d have enough to post for a whole year just waiting.
Maybe I should get an assistant. Hmmm… That’s not a bad idea to be honest. Someone to help edit, shoots, videos and handle the daily TKW things.
This past week it turned pretty cold. Every morning now I have frost on my car however my new car thankfully has an auto starter. Dear God, it’s such a blessing! What I love about this car is that it senses the temperature outside and adjusts the temp into to accommodate you. Meaning if it’s 32F outside when I get in the car it’s nice and toasty. If it’s hot out, it’s chilly by the time I get in it! That being the case I’m all for comfort foods and crock pots. I’m working on a chicken pot pie crock pot recipe that does NOT involve canned condensed soup. NO NO NO make your own, trust me on this!
If you don’t follow me on Instagram (you really should) you would have seen what I did yesterday. You would have “met” Mama Fantabulous (I so love this woman) but also saw that, after 21 years she finally gave me and shared with me how she made her home made apple strudel! And what is even more priceless is that she showed me how to make it! This is when I’m truly thankful for the technology we have as I was able to video the whole thing. Her apple strudel is UNBELIEVABLE! I mean it’s insane how good it is but honestly what was the best part out of that entire day was just spending the time with her; making memories. I truly love her and Papa Fantabulous dearly. I’m so unbelievably blessed to have them in my life.
As you can see it turned out AMAZING! All those crisp layers! Thankfully she sent us home with half of this! It actually was a full day of cooking with her. Prior to getting to their house I had made a double batch of pizza dough as since we were going to be there all day. Plus I made a big batch of pizza sauce and cookie dough. Mr. Fantabulous and I got to there house around 9:30 ish, had some donuts and we did their leaves. Wasn’t too bad, nothing like ours. Now it’s funny if you would have seen our car, it looked like we were moving in as it was loaded with cooking equipment, food, clothes and stuff to do the leaves. So after we finished the leaves, the boys with to Lowes and Mama and I went to the restaurant supply store. She’s so funny to take into this place as the one big area is a huge sub zero cooler section where it’s butt cold. Mr. Fantabulous won’t go in it because it’s too cold. I could tell towards the end she was getting cold as she starting walking a bit faster and asking if we needed anything else. I’d just giggle and walk a little slower.. just to mess with her. That’s when she realized what I was doing, called me a few names and threatened to beat my butt. LOL Once we got home, we made up a quick charcuterie board, hand some lunch and got to making the strudel.
Today I have a big day planned.. yep, more leaves. When we first bought our house neither of us really took into consideration how many leaves one can accumulate on 5 acres. Well okay *I* did but Mr. Fantabulous felt this is something we could do by hand; “good exercise” as he called it if we just raked it by hand. Yes.. by friggen hand! That lasted a single season. We’re talking WEEKS, for 3-4 hours a night we’d rake, shovel, transport and unload… BE FRIGGEN HAND. Finally he then agreed “yeah, this sucks – we’re getting a machine to do this!” Thus the ‘vacuum sweeper’ for my grounds. So when I tell people I’m out vacuuming my yard, THIS is what I mean We have 5 acres and this thing is a god send! There is a leaf vacuum system on our tractor that sweeps the yard as we drive through the yard. One of us sucks while the other uses the back pack blower to blow it out from the beds and fence. It sucks it into a 4’x8′ box trailer. As it is sucked up it’s mulched. On average we get 14 full loads per season. We then use an excavator to pull them out. The best part of all of this, we have the BEST DIRT EVER! From 10 years of doing this, we’re talking beautiful black soil!
Yeah, intense I know but it has to be done. While we’re doing this I have some chili defrosting and chicken pot pie in the crock pot going. Lord knows we’re going to need some warm comfort foods from a hard day’s work outside.
So with that, I should scoot and get a few more things done before I head outside to do the leaves with the man. Have one fantabulously amazing week!
♥ Monday – Avocados on the halfshell
♥ Tuesday – Pressure Cooker Perfectly Poached Chicken Breasts over couscous
♥ Wednesday – Beef Shepherd Pie Tarts – Perfect Winter Comfort Food
♥ Thursday – Some South Of the Border action…Kickin’ Chicken Enchiladas
♥ Friday – Individual Breakfast Pizza with Bacon, Onion Hash browns, Spinach and Dippy Eggs
♥ Saturday – Baked Chicken Parmesan Burrito
♥ Sunday – Slow Baked Boneless Beef Short Ribs over mashed potatoes
♥ Dessert of the week – Brownie Mousse Torte