Happy Presidents’ Day! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day yesterday and had the opportunity to do something nice for someone else. I spent the weekend cooking for my two guys here and I hope to be sending my college guy something in the mail. Wish he was here. My dessert treat was two fold over the weekend. First I had chocolate truffles from Gnosis Chocolate. They are raw,vegan, organic, handmade, gluten free, soy free, no refined sugar and low GI. I really liked the Cupuacu chocolate with a cream filling and would buy a huge box of those. Then I created an amazing whipped cream from chilled coconut milk cream (good stuff from the top of the can) and powdered sugar to top off fresh berries. It was divine.
But yesterday was more than just Valentine’s Day, it was my mothers birthday. Her 80th! She looks amazing and no one would ever guess her age. She’s an amazing cook, has the biggest heart and is the best mom ever. I got really lucky that she decided to make me part of her family. Thanks Mom!
Before the blizzards hit we traveled to visit my mom and met up with my niece, her husband and 1 year old daughter. We got to spend some of the day together but when the snow started we had to leave. I hope we can do that again real soon. Isn’t this a cool photo!
This week you only get a couple of days to recover from Valentine’s Day and it’s time for Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday! Oh the foods that go along with that holiday. It’s a tough choice for me, chocolate or spicy gumbo with andoullie sausage. hmmm
Well enough chat, on to the menu for the week.
Monday – Pulled pork tacos, salad
Tuesday – Shrimp Creole, red beans and rice, King Cake(some version of Jules Shepard)
Wednesday – Soy Citris Salmon, rice, haricot verts
Thursday – Skirt steak, black bean, sweet potato, red onion hash
Friday – Chipotle Shrimp
Saturday – Roasted vegetable pizza
Sunday – Buffalo and pork chorizo hash
Don’t forget this week’s Secret Ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is Agave!
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