I swore a vow to take a walk Friday night no matter what. When I got home from work I did some quick calculations and figured I could walk and get dinner made before my husband came home from work...if I hurried. I quickly changed into my walking shoes, grabbed some dogs and headed out the door.
It had been awhile since I took the dogs for a walk. They were super excited and maybe a little annoyed that I wanted a pre-walk photo. Millie is so much better at sit/stay than Zommie.
My husband had to work on Saturday so I decided to make myself a lunch I knew he would hate - on several levels. I chose One Pan Broccoli-Bacon Mac 'n Cheese as recommended by Mary at Runs to Get Waisted (read her recipe review here). My husband only likes the orange powdered from a box version of mac 'n cheese and he definitely would never allow squash to be added.
Yes, the secret ingredient of this recipe is butternut squash, which I love. The recipe called for a frozen puree, but I couldn't find it in the store. Cooking and pureeing the squash was an extra step, but it could easily be done the night before to streamline after work dinner prep.
My niece (who is soon to be an aunt) and I made cupcakes my oldest niece's "gender reveal" party this afternoon. She did a great job on the little bee decorations. What will it "bee"?
I love weekends when I have time to be creative in the kitchen. Speaking of creativity my "studio" is almost back together after the trim was finished. I am excited to get serious about sewing blocks for quilts. I hope you all had a productive, yet relaxing weekend.