Happy Sunday TKW Family! How was this past week for you? I swear the weeks are just flying by. Before you know it, Fall will be here. Maybe then we can get a break from the rain. I mean c’mon; enough is enough. I attempted on Saturday to cut the grass. Yeah, I should have just perhaps bought a pontoon boat and ran that through my yard. I haven’t been able to cut the grass in almost 4 weeks due to all the non-stop rain. Annnnnnnnnnnd looking at the 10-day forecast, 10 more days of 60% or higher chances of rain. It’s funny how when folks always think of rainy cities, they immediately think of Seattle. While they do get more than their fair share of rain, Pittsburgh gets more. I read somewhere on average Pittsburgh gets only 52 days of actual sunny weather. The rest is either gray, cloudy, rainy or snow.
Why do I live here again? Oh yeah.. the people and the food and our sports teams. It’s an awesome city and I love it here but dear God the weather here sucks! But you know what doesn’t suck? Fresh figs! OMG have you tried them? I never had a fresh one before, only dried however when I was shopping the other day this store had fresh black figs for super cheap. As I was pushing my buggy down the aisle, so many people stopped me and asked where I found them. Apparently they are a pretty big deal.
When I brought them home I had to google it to figure out how to eat them – do I have to peel them, core them or can I just pop ’em in my mouth. Thanks to google, it’s as simple as wash, dry and eat away. Man they are so good and such an awesome natural sweetness. I know exactly what I’m going to make with them later today while Mr. Fantabulous is at band practice – Pizza Bianco (just a simple garlic oil) with either ricotta or mascarpone (maybe I’ll do half and half), proscuitto, feta and tons of peppery arugula. Sounds pretty awesome, right? Join me?
So Mr. Fantabulous is super happy right now as I’m home for another week which means he gets more attention (and pampering and TONS OF FOOD). We’ve been looking at vacations but right now we’re honestly at a loss of where we want to go. We’ve both agreed that there has to be very little humidity (my asthma and hair can’t take it) and we want pampered. Well okay, he’s pampered every day but this time *I* want pampered. We’ve always talked about going on a cruise as neither of us have been on one but I suffer from vertigo and he gets motion sick. I know, we’re a hot mess, right? LOL But meds can help that. I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to go to Maldives however unless I hit the lottery or some rich family wants to take me with them, the closest I’ll get there is via looking at pics on the internet.
Have you entered my Cook with FLARE with FIN Technology from my friends at Nordic Ware giveaway yet? The giveaway is open until Saturday, July 18, 2015 EST, midnight. The giveaway is only open to U.S. intercontinental residents. Winner must be 18 years or older. You’ll LOVE this pan!!! I know I do!
Other than that, I’ve been super busy trying to get all of these photos edited to post the new recipes. Plus later today I NEED to do 2 more photo shoots – one for the pizza I mentioned above and another for these killer Raspberry Cheesecake Bars I made to take to a team building event for work. Now coming from someone who is not a big sweet eater nor a fan of cheesecake, these bars were so good. They raved over them and Mr. Fantabulous went nuts over them. So much so he was like “Wait, are you taking them ALL??? Aren’t you saving me any???” LOL So cute. He didn’t apparently see the other pan I had chilling in the fridge for him (and okay more so for a photo shoot).
What else? Saturday I met up with 2 of my best girlfriends for a very late birthday lunch (I travel a lot). The food was pretty good but the company was perfect. I so love these SFAM (sisters from another mother). It’s funny as we have such different interests yet the things we do have in common, those run super deep. They truly are amazingly beautiful women who I love to the moon and back. Well I need to get this done as Mr. Fantabulous and I have a date today (and it’s not Home Depot either!) with one of my child hood friends.
Here’s to you having one amazingly delicious week!
Best Kitchen Wishes!
♥ Monday – Pulled Pork Wafflich with Melted Gouda
♥ Tuesday- Egg Stuffed Skinny Portabello Caps
♥ Wednesday – Chorizo Burgers with Cool Ranch Pepper Sauce
♥ Thursday – World’s Best Salad Ever
♥ Friday – Indoor Grilled Traditional Pizza
♥ Saturday – Sweet Potato Veggie Meatball Subs
♥ Sunday – Proposal Roasted Chicken
♥ Dessert of the week – Lemon Raspberry Sunshine Trifle