Caramel, sea salt and my favorite brownies can only mean one thing! The best dessert ever, and so worth the 5 pounds that you will gain from one bite, just kidding! If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram, then you saw the whole show when I made these up the other night (hint, hint). I was craving something salty and chocolatey and hence these brownies were created. The brownies barely made it to day 2. I’m serious, we just couldn’t stop ourselves at one. John and the kids were very happy campers, and all came to an agreement that its pretty cool having a mom who has a cooking blog. I pinky swear this recipe will be on the blog next week.
Oh, here’s a quick photo that I took of the finished product. Yup, these brownies are dark, gooey and fudgey. Here’s the link to the salted caramel brownies.
Speaking of healthier activities, besides stuffing my face with brownies. John and I had a blast from the past last Sunday when we pulled out our old roller blades. I seriously haven’t used my pair since 1997, but it felt AMAZING and it’s just like riding a bike, it all comes back to you. Rollerblading was John’s and my thing when we lived in Minneapolis. We used to rollerblade all the time around the city lakes. I think it’s something we’re going to take up again together. Below is a photo of John and I being silly and trying to dance on the skates, or should I say trying to keep each other balanced!
Zoe tried rollerblading as well, and I have to say that the Instagram photo she posted is super cool. I love how retro it looks! She’s got the attitude!
Anyway, my past week was like these brownies, a happy success. It was full of sunshine, happiness and just plain glorious days! Don’t you love it when you have weeks or days that just flow like that? I know one of the reasons I had such a great week was that I started out each day scripting it in my mind. My soul coach Holly, posted this below quote on Facebook Monday morning. Her words of wisdom spoke to me, and I set the intention to do as she said below, and I honestly think it made a difference. Give it a try.
Every day is a new opportunity to begin again – to have a fresh start. Create your day in your mind first and then go live it. Make it a habit to send the thoughts of beauty, grace, abundance, health and success into your day and watch your thoughts become your experience.
OK, enough with the weekly recap. Let’s move onto this week’s menu!
Sunday night dinner
I’m not cooking tonight as we’re down in beautiful Carmel visiting my wonderful in-laws for the weekend. Yippee!
Monday night dinner
Roasted red pepper and tomato soup and grilled Gruyère cheese sandwiches.
Tuesday night dinner
Wednesday night dinner
Leftovers of the chicken enchiladas with pumpkin sauce and kid friendly caesar salad.
Thursday night dinner
Roasted red pepper and arugula whole-wheat pizza and kid friendly caesar salad. I always serve up this pizza the same week I make my roasted red pepper soup, because it’s just so easy to roast up a bunch of red peppers at one time.
Friday night dinner
“You say its your birthday, It’s my birthday too-yeah.” Guess what? It’s Zoe’s birthday! Whoo hoo! We’re officially going to have a teen in the house. I seriously can’t believe it! We’re heading out to one of our favorite restaurants tonight, Buckeye Roadhouse, where I actually got the idea for the below kale salad that I will showcase on the blog Wednesday.
Oh, speaking of Facebook earlier, I just had to post this link to this hilarious article. Anyone who uses Facebook will see the reality in this article and get a kick out of it.
Ok, see you all on Wednesday!