Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hello Spring

Spring arrived on Monday, and I could not be happier about that, as the date brought nice weather with it.  This week we were able to BBQ for the first time in 2017:

We cooked herb potatoes on the BBQ, along with drumettes with a sticky Korean sauce that Christopher whipped up.  A tossed salad with homemade buttermilk ranch dressing rounded out this meal.  We didn't eat it outside, but that will be happening in no time, once we get the yard cleaned up a bit.  This weekend many restaurants around town opened up their patios - yay!

Other eats this week included a Thai curry with ramen noodles:

A giant calzone stuffed full of ground beef (cooked with onions and garlic), loads of kale, mushrooms, cheese, herbs, and sauce:

I brushed the top with a bit of truffle oil, sprinkled it with oregano, pierced the top a couple times, and baked it until golden. 

More kale in the salad that we had on the side:

We were feeling pasta-y after grocery shopping on Friday evening, so we came home and made creamy parmesan fusilli:

We dipped olive bread in oil and balsamic while cooking, and dancin' around in the kitchen.  We sometimes try to be cool and stay up late on Friday nights, but we're terrible at it.  We were asleep by 10:00, and up at 7:15 the next day.

Sausage, egg and veggie skillets for breakfast on Saturday morning:

And nachos for a snack later on:

The rest of our weekend was spent cooking six new Indian dishes from a cookbook we wanted to get a feel for - more on that in the next post. 

Now that spring is here, I am so excited for planting herbs and flowers, sitting in the backyard with snacks and tunes, a fun vacation, rain, wearing sandals and dresses, etc.  It just might be my favourite season.  But, knowing Saskatchewan, we could easily get another snowstorm.  Around here you can't really be sure winter is gone until after May long weekend.

How was your weekend?  What are you looking forward to this spring?  Have you BBQd yet this year?


suki said...

Looks delicious! Happy spring. We haven't BBQed yet.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

We bbq'd twice in February when it was unseasonably warm! The nice spring weather hasn't quite arrived here yet as it's been pretty cold. I've still been wearing a stocking hat (toque for you Canadians!) and mittens as I get cold so easily. Looks like it will be in the 60s next week, though, and I can't wait!

Our weekend was fairly low key which was nice. Saturday was sort of busy but Friday night and Sunday were relaxing which was just what I needed!

Can't wait to see what all you made on Sunday and from what cook book! I LOOOOOVE Indian food so would buy the cookbook if you guys are happy with it!