Skip to main content

Conversation Heart Blondies

 Tender chewy blondies are studded with adorable conversation heart candy and topped with cherry cream cheese frosting. Simple to make and oh so cute, these blondies are a wonderful dessert for Valentine's Day! Jump to Recipe Valentine's Day has never really been an exciting holiday for me. Growing up, I was labelled a nerd, so it wasn't until my later years, that I actually had someone to celebrate it with. Even now, it still feels like a regular day to me, because I make it a point to show my SO and the kids that I love them every single day; not just one special day a year. Sure I might get flowers, or chocolates, but that doesn't mean as much as getting them on a random day throughout the year. Even if we aren't gung ho about the holiday, it doesn't stop me for getting excited when I see all the Valentine's candies. Which was the case, this past weekend. I stopped by our local bulk store, to get a few baking supplies and couldn't help myself from wal

Sunday Meal Plan Nov 15-21

Meal Planning is a great way to save time and money every week! 

Happy Sunday!! I'm a little glad the week is over. The gorgeous warm weather has left us once again, so I feel like I am back into hibernation mode. It wasn't an overly busy week, but Thursday night I started not feeling so well. About once every 2 months or so, I happen to eat something that doesn't agree with my Crohn's disease. So I spent Thursday night, through to Saturday evening in pain. I'm feeling 100% today, so am planning on making a huge roast beef dinner.

This upcoming week is going to be spent organising the house. I hope to grab some paint, so we can finally paint the entrance way and hall leading to the living room. Before moving in (this past April) we painted the living room and all the bedrooms, but told ourselves we would paint the entrance way and hallway, after moving in. It's yet to happen and Christmas will be here before you know it, so I'd like to get it done. 

Here is my meal plan for the week. It's a very loose one because I haven't done any grocery shopping yet. Things may change, but it they don't, this is my plan with what I have on hand.

  • Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas & corn, homemade honey oat bread and poorman's pudding for dessert.
  • Asian Glazed Chicken Meatballs, with homemade Lo Mein
  • BLT sandwiches with veggies and dip/hummus
  • Sweet Potato, Coconut and Ginger Root Soup (new recipe) with biscuits
  • Meatball Bubble Bake with a tossed salad
  • Stir Fry veggies (bean sprouts, mushrooms, carrot, celery, onion) with sauteed shrimp
  • Lefover night, clean out the fridge
I'm sharing my meal plan menu over at Menu Plan Monday!


Popular posts from this blog

No Yeast Old Fashion Cinnamon Rolls

 These delicious cinnamon sticky rolls have been in my family for over 40 yrs. No yeast is required, so you can whip up a batch of these in no time. Still tender, sticky sweet and delicious! Ever since I can remember Mom would make these as a special treat. It wasn't too often, but every once in a while, we'd come home to these no yeast cinnamon rolls, as an after school snack. Growing up, this is what I thought cinnamon rolls were. I wasn't aware that there was a yeast version of cinnamon rolls. As much as I LOVE the yeast version, this no yeast version seems to make an appearance more frequently here at home.  Since there is no yeast in the dough, it does not need to rise for 30 minutes before being rolled out and baked. When I worked in the retirement home the residents were always excited when I made these cinnamon rolls. They said it reminded them of their childhood. It was amazing seeing how happy a simple recipe could make them. I don't make these very often and

Black Forest Roll Cake

Light and fluffy cherry and whipped cream filling is rolled in an airy sponge cake. 13 years ago, I made a dinner that I was totally proud of. Not only did it taste wonderful, it looks fantastic too. I was so proud of myself that I took a photo, which I wanted to share with my friends and family. Only I didn't know how I could share it with everyone, at the same time. Then a thought came to me- a blog!!!  I've always been a foodie. While growing up, I'd often watch talk shows, just to see the cooking segments. I'd sit with a pen and paper, quickly jotting down ingredients and directions, to hopefully recreate recipes at home. I still remember a beet salad I begged my mom to let me make, asking her to buy raspberry wine vinegar for the dressing. It turned out to be something neither of us enjoyed, and up until a few years ago, Mom still had the vinegar in her cupboard.  I first started my first blog, Hun... What's  for Dinner?, as a way to share recipes with my famil

The BEST Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

 Hard boiled eggs are transformed into a magnificent, indulgent appetizer, by mixing the yolks with sharp cheddar cheese and smokey bacon. A welcome addition to any gathering and a great way to use those coloured hard boiled Easter eggs! Jump to Recipe Eater growing up was always a magical time. I love how my parents tried to make holidays such as Eater and Christmas so magical. I was always in awe when I would wake up to Easter treats on the couch, on Easter morning. It was a welcome sight after partaking in Lent for 40 days. Every lent we would give up candy, making us appreciate our Easter treats all that much more. Our family is Catholic, so Easter and Christmas were centered around religion and teachings, but I appreciate that Mom and Dad also made it fun and let us believe in things like the Easter Bunny and Santa Clause.  Mom would buy the Easter egg dying kits and we would colour eggs on the Saturday before Easter. Everyone would choose their favourite to enjoy for breakfast af