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 Loaded Potato Soup and the Dirty Mummy Baconstein Dogs!
Happy Sunday TKW Family! Have a super busy day today. The Fantabulous In-Laws are coming up for the day. Papa Fantabulous’ birthday is this week so I’m making him dinner and dessert to celebrate. But before I go into all I have planned food-wise for the day let me tell you about my past week. So Mr. Fantabulous STILL had the flu however he started to feel better around Wednesday so Thursday he went out to mow the lawn. Apparently we have these type of “new” wasps in the area that cause severe immediate pain that lasts for days and within 30 minutes your entire area and about 12″ around the sting you entire area swells to the point you think it’s going to burst. It gets hots and bright red. So not only is he still just getting over the flu but now this. Immediately he put ice on it (literally kept ice on it for 3 days), started taking 50mg of Prednisone and wearing a foam prop around his arm. He also found online that if you make this baking soda paste and put that over the sting with a bandaid it helps draw out the poison. Folks I’m telling you if you would have seen this bear paw of a hand (that’s where he got stung) and then later in the day after having that paste on it, it was like a night and day difference! However today he was finally able to pick the guitar back up and play again. Trust me, the man was going through withdrawal from playing!
Also, I made a bunch of changes thanks to one amazing article that was written about me. Check out the great article The Daily Meal wrote about yours truly. Now when you check that out you’ll see the “big reveal”… a picture of yours truly. Nope, not a pig but rather a real picture of me though I still think the pig would be way cuter *wink*. lol I got so much traffic from it and such overwhelming words of praise over it. So many of you on Facebook kept saying how nice it was to finally have a face to go with the name. It’s funny when I started this blog the thought to put my picture on the website never really dawned on it I love pigs, as you know, so I went with a pig pic. It just … stuck.
So then I posted a “thinking out loud… to change my TKW profile pic or not?” and OMG that post blew up! An overwhelming YES, please, YES! So if you head over to facebook, you’ll see me. I’ll be updating the rest of my social accounts as well. And for those of you that aren’t on social media, I also updated it on the blog. Head on over to my About Me page and real more about me and check out my pic.
Saturday I was super busy. I started my day off hitting up Walmart for supplies. Now before I went to the store I took out 8 ounces of cream cheese and butter (I needed them both room temperature for a cake). When I got home I started working on a test cake recipe for a new pan NordicWare sent me to test out. I haven’t cut it yet but if the end results tastes as amazing as the batter was I’m in store for a serious amazing cake! I wanted to go with Fall type cake so I roasted up some sweet potatoes. Now I love sweet potatoes in cakes – they add such moisture and amazing flavors. Now to keep it in the Autumn theme I added some maple flavors to it. And because I wanted to make it a bit more elegant I mixed up a maple cheesecake filling for the cake. So if you head over to Instagram you’ll see the pic of it.
Testing out a new recipe in my @nordicwareusa Harvest Leaves Bundt Pan today! . ???? . Maple Sweet Potato with Maple Cheesecake Filling . ???? . I can’t wait to cut into it! Want a slice? . ???? . #thekitchenwhisperer #cake #bundt #maple #cheesecake #fall #autumn #harvest #leaves #eeeeeats #huffposttaste #huffpostgram #buzzfeedfood #feedfeed #f52grams
What do you think? Pretty, huh? While that was baking away I did a few loads of laundry, made some no knead dough, fed us a few times and cleaned. Dear Lord the dust! I swear someone needs to invent something that you can put on your HVAC that sucks all of the dust out! No more dusting, please! LOL
Now for the foods for today for the Fantabulous in-laws: I started a marinade on a beautiful tri-tip Friday night so I’ll roast that. With that I’ll serve Melting Sweet potatoes covered in maple pecan sauce, garlic roasted crimini mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts gratin. Now since they’ll be here around 10am, I’ll have a charcuterie board with assorted meats, cheeses, crostini and dips. If I have time I’ll run to the store and grab some olives and grapes for the board. For lunch it’s pizza all the day – hand tossed for the boys and thick crust for the ladies. And I also need to make raisin cookies for Papa Fantabulous and Chocolate Chunk for Mama F.
So with that, this girl needs to get going as I have a ton of stuff to get done before they get here. Have one fantabulous week!
♥ Monday – Butternut Squash Parmesan Gratin
♥ Tuesday – Pot Roast Breakfast Hash
♥ Wednesday – Loaded Potato Soup
♥ Thursday – Dirty Mummy Baconstein Dogs
♥ Friday – Roasted Veggies Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Pizza
♥ Saturday – Zucchini & Spaghetti Squash lasagna
♥ Sunday – Meatball Stuffed Manicotti
♥ Dessert of the week – Itsy Bitsy Spider Cookies