We have so much to talk about! Especially when it comes to food. For some reason, (believe me it’s not normal) I’ve been cooking up a storm the last two days. I believe that one way to a man’s heart is through food so my hubby is a very happy man right now! Let’s go back to the day before yesterday. I made a roast chicken with pearl couscous and maple glazed carrots. Yum! But what I was really happy for was the chicken carcass so that I could make chicken vegetable noodle soup. And that’s where the cooking frenzy really started!
And it helped that Mr. Hockey was busy with homework after school so that I could get it all done without interruptions.
After making such a yummy dinner yesterday I just had to continue with the cooking extravaganza. I’m not really one to experiment in the kitchen but after buying basil the other day I’m putting it in everything, including eggs. I had a ginormous craving for a warm breakfast today so I fried up some turkey bacon, whisked up some scrambled eggs and added fresh chopped basil to the eggs. I threw in some grape tomatoes to round things out. It was an amazing combo!
Now brace yourselves, because this is where things really take off! I only wish I could send you all a sample of this next recipe so that you could try it while you’re reading this. I’ve always wanted to make my own hummus but had always taken the easy way out and purchased it. Now that I know how easy it is to make it myself I will never buy store-bought again. I found a recipe on Pinterest for Garlic White Bean Basil Hummus originally posted on Ambitious Kitchen and knew right away that I just had to give it a shot. The garlic and the basil are what attracted me to the recipe in the first place. Combine them together and add Cannellini beans (a fancy shmancy name for white kidney beans) and a few other ingredients and you have the most amazing hummus! Click on the links for the recipe and let me know how you liked it. In the meantime here’s a play by play.
Drum roll please!
With breakfast and the hummus turning out so well I couldn’t let dinner be anything less than spectacular. So I made a family favourite that I’ve put on the back burner since summer (not literally thank goodness!) I made Mango Salsa Turkey Burgers (a recipe I found on the Oxygen Magazine website) and homemade Sweet Potato Fries, instead of the chips they suggest. I’ve made those too but they burn quickly. And if you add cornstarch to your fries and shake them up good before adding the olive oil and seasoning, your fries will be crisper. They were delish!
Funny enough, but I even had time to visit the spa today. My mother-in-law gave me a gift certificate for four mini treatments and today’s was a mini facial. Although I wasn’t really up to going out in the middle of the day I’m so glad that I did because this was by far my favourite of the four treatments.
They had this wonderfully soothing misting machine that they used to mist toner on my face and I got samples of all of the products that were applied.
Since my hair looked like I had run through the bushes (that’s what my mother would have said) they washed and styled it before sending me off. And to top it all off they applied a bit of light makeup. It was so relaxing.
I went and wrecked it though about half an hour later by going for a swim. Hey, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!
Have you grown basil indoors? I’m thinking of trying it but would like some feedback first.
Do you have a favourite hummus recipe?
I would spend every day at the spa if I could. You too? What treatment is your go to treatment?