Here's what I have been enjoying recently:
1. Asparagus Soup:
This rich and creamy soup from this month's House Beautiful just tastes like spring. Leeks and Asparagus- what's not to love? Find the recipe here.
You can add scallops if you are feeling fancy.
2. Hot Potato Salad
Have I told y'all that Deeds is getting baptized Easter Sunday? Probably so. My in-laws are all coming in from North Carolina and staying at my parents' house. We are having Easter lunch on Saturday at my house, and I am being thoroughly unoriginal and making the Easter lunch menu from this month's Southern Living. I made a trial run of the Hot Potato Salad as I was both intrigued (green olives) and concerned (velveeta). It was delicious! Morgan also approved. The inclusion of velveeta falls under the old recipe/cannot be subbed with actual cheese exception.
3. Symphony Brownies
I have had to make approximately eight hundred billion of these brownies for a volunteer deal this weekend. Of course I had to make a practice run for my house this week, just to test my oven of course. I'm real scientific like that.
Basically you make a box of Duncan Hines chewy fudge brownie mix (fudgey style) and put in in a 13x9 pan. Then you place three Hershey's Symphony bars (with toffee and almonds) on top. Then you cover that with another box of prepared brownie batter. Bake it in a 350 oven for 30 minutes, then 325 for 10-20. Heavenly!
Luckily to balance out the potatoes and brownies, I have been obsessed with salad lately- salad with strawberries, avocado, pecans and goat cheese. I make a simple balsamic vinaigrette and can't get enough!
5. Ginger Tea
Also balancing out my dietary indiscretions is a constant mug of homemade ginger tea. I love the stuff! Basically you boil chopped and peeled ginger root, let it steep for about 20 minutes, then add lemon juice and honey to taste. Delicious! It helps my tummy, and possibly Deeds' tummy through my milk. Also possibly speeds up your metabolism.
So that's it for me- off to sling brownies all weekend and enjoy this beautiful weather!
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