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 Slow Baked Boneless Beef Short Ribs and the Fudge Ripple Turtle Brownies!
Happy Sunday TKW Family! How was your past week? Are you ready for Easter? I *kind of* am but not really. I mean I have my ham, the stuff that I put on it when I cook it and my potatoes. I HAVE to make cheesy scalloped potatoes. It’s a must for m. I’ll also make an Easter bread plus something else. I’d love to make my ham in the pressure cooker but I haven’t had a chance to test it out yet so I’m not sure about the results. I mean I know it’ll work but I just honestly haven’t had the time to play around with it. Plus, honestly, there is something that just need oven baked. Don’t get me wrong as I LOVE my Instant Pot but there’s just something about a slow roasted ham with that sticky glaze.
Do you have any Easter must-have foods? Growing up it was always ham but in Mom’s “secret” glaze which honestly wasn’t a secret as everyone’s Mom made it the same way – with ginger ale, orange juice and brown sugar. Yeah, I don’t do that. I like mine with a hint of bourbon, brown sugar, maple and a hint of pineapple and orange. Oh yeah… and 8 million pineapple rings and cherries. Dear God Mr. Fantabulous would have a coronary if I forgot to put those on. I like the pineapple but you know me and demon seeds. *gag*. Mom also served baked beans, potato and macaroni salad, buns for ham sandwiches and assorted desserts. I actually still have her lamb and bunny cake molds. Do you remember the ones that were 2 sided that you joined once cooled. You then piped on frosting, put it on a platter of green-dyed coconut and a million jellybeans.
Yesterday was a rather LONG day. We left the house around 9:30am and didn’t get home til after 8pm. We had to drive 1.5 hours to go pick up the gun Mr. Fantabulous won at a gun bash. And while we were out there we met one of his new friends. Even though his name is Steve, Mama Fantabulous insists on calling him Harry. LOL So now when my husband is on the phone and I ask who it is, he’ll say “Steve” to which I have to ask “Harry Steve?” LOL We’ve both decided that we need to give him a ‘name’ on here. Anyway, we grabbed some lunch and beers to which “Harry Steve” says that he has to go to Home Depot. Mr. Fantabulous says “So do we! Let’s go together!” um…. do I have a say in this? lol
Now you all know the 875,346 trips we’ve/I’ve made to Home Depot and Lowes over the past 6 years during the brunt of the remodel? And how he calls it “Date Night” and I pretty much want to beat him while we’re there. Well Harry Steve is Mr. Fantabulous’ Home Depot soul mate. These boys were literally like 2 kids in Toys R Us! “OMG Look at this!” “Dude, did you see this?” through EVERY SINGLE AISLE! I was in double hell folks. But wait, it got worse… Harry Steve spotted the mother load…THE CLEARANCE SECTION. He said “OMG LOOK!!! Clearance!” and they both ran to look at EVERY SINGLE THING on the shelves. I just took the buggy and kept walking…and walking. I finally hear “Hey honey, wait up!” and kept walking. lol When they caught up I looked at Mr. Fantabulous with weary eyes and the look of “can we go now?”. 30 minutes later we finally left.
…only to go to Lowe’s. I know some of you love these stores and they are awesome stores BUT not ones that need visited 5 times a week, often multiple times a day for years on end.
Today we have another busy day ahead of us. He has band practice, I have recipes I need to type up and we need to install a new ceiling fan. We were going to paint the one bedroom but we ran out of daylight. Hopefully tomorrow we can get it done when I’m done with work. I’m definitely not looking forward to that as you guys know how bad I suck at painting. I seriously get more on me than on the walls. Thank God he’s patient with me when it comes to painting.
Oh before I forget, how do you guys like the new Wednesday feature called “Weekly Share a smile”? It’s been getting huge responses on Facebook. I look at it this way, if we can make just one person smile then we’ve succeeded! Anyways I need to get my butt back to work…and eat. I’m starving and it doesn’t help that my desktop wallpaper is nothing but food. lol
With that have one fantabulously amazing week!
♥ Monday – Proposal Chicken – Ultimate Roasted Chicken
♥ Tuesday – Slow Baked Boneless Beef Short Ribs
♥ Wednesday – Spinach Crab Ravioli with a Shrimp and Lobster Cream Sauce
♥ Thursday – Better than restaurant quality New York Strip Steaks
♥ Friday – Indoor Grilled Traditional Pizza
♥ Saturday – Italian Stuffed Shells
♥ Sunday – Happy Easter!
♥ Dessert of the week – Fudge Ripple Turtle Brownies