Such a blog-slacker lately!? Sorry!
Not that he’s to blame, but this guy is taking up a bit of the already-sparse free time around here…
But seriously, who could resist that face?! Esp after being freshly groomed :)
Bromley and auntie Jocy
And while I feel like I never have enough time to do all the baking and cooking that I would like, at least there are still some great recipes out there that don’t take much time at all!
I have to thank Tina for this one. I’ve seen it on her blog many times and have been wanting to make it for ages…FINALLY I did.
This is delicious. Not your typical super melty-gooey cheesy pasta dish, but there is some serious flavor going on between the sharp cheddar, sour cream, onion, and Dijon mustard. They all blend together beautifully and it tastes much more decadent that it really is :)
Brian LOVED this as well…luckily he is a big fan of cauliflower as well.
Another dinner that came from my latest Real Simple, was a soup!
I’m a big fan of leeks, and potatoes, and dill, and parsnips and fennel and pretty tasty too…so why not!?
Once everything is chopped, this soup comes together pretty quick.
I opted to use my stick blender instead of pouring some into a regular blender…the stick blended is so much easier. I just blend until it’s the desired consistency…thickened up, but still some chunks of veggies inside.
For an accompaniment, the recipe called for sliced baguette with gruyere cheese broiled on top.
Warm Bread + Melted Cheese = ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA!
The soup was good…not amazing, but good. It definitely had a nice fresh taste from the veggies. I think it needs a little somethin’ to kick up the flavor, and a bit more salt.
I added a dollop of sour cream to the leftovers and that was a nice pairing as well. Maybe some more herbs next time.
Regardless, it made a nice quick warm dinner.
On a cuter note. I just have to share the cake from my friend’s Baby Shower this past Sunday…
How adorable is that!!!?
Look at the little bunnies! All made from marzipan! The cake was made by our other friend’s bakery…The Danish Pastry House. Hence the marzipan. The cake is covered in marzipan as opposed to fondant, which I think is just genius :) I mean I’ll take deliciously almond marzipan over fondant any day!
Mommy-to-be and Me! Doesn’t she look amazing!
I need some more soups to make…suggestions???