Sunday, April 6, 2014

Weekend Cooking.

Busy week. Not enough sleep.  Badddd  sleep week.  Does this happen to you?  Sleep has been an issue for me the last few years.  I look forward to summer when I can sleep in and have a more relaxed schedule.

{copyright: Eating Well magazine}
I managed to whip up some healthy, happy meals this week including the Southwest Quinoa Cakes from Eating Well magazine. Candace at Beth Fish Reads featured this recipe and I knew when I read her post that I would make these cakes.  They were delicious and fun to eat.  And the recipe makes a lot! Making these in my very ancient muffin tin made me wish for a new one as I had trouble getting them out of the oiled pan.

Groovy Girl is busy acting in a new play and we are sharing carpool duties with another family.  That gives me and husband some alone time (so rare).  On Tuesday night I made her a simple dinner and sent her out the door with the other mother leaving me time to pull these cakes out of the oven, plate them up with all the fixings and sat down and ate with my husband.  We talked.  It was grand.  I had leftovers for school lunches too! Win-Win.

{My cakes with two baby peppers}

Saturday I made these Lemon Cookies from Two Peas and their Pod  for a Thai dinner we hosted at our church.  A local restaurant catered the main entrees and they were amazing. I had three helpings. Someone told me later they thought the cookies were from the restaurant also.  I grinned like a three-year-old.  I love lemons and will make these again. 

This post is linked to Beth Fish Reads' Weekend Cooking meme.  Please click her link to find many other good food posts.

Have a great week.  I'm off to bed.


Cecelia said...

Oh, I love lemon cookies! I'm glad they turned out so well they were taken for restaurant-made. *grin*

Unknown said...

I'm going to make both of these! Lemon ANYTHING makes me very happy :-)

Unknown said...

I'm going to make both of these! Lemon ANYTHING makes me very happy :-)

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

I don't sleep much ever ;) how lovely to share a quiet meal with your hubby though, it has been many years since I've been able to do that and it will be many more years yet :)