Hello friends! How was your Labor Day weekend? I hope it was fun and labor-less 🙂 Mine was for sure. It was the first lazy weekend that JP and I have had in quite a while. I honestly didn’t know what to do with myself! Not to mention, the weather was wild. Saturday was in the upper 90’s and humid like Houston (this is not a good thing because our norther A/C can’t handle weather like this). It cooled down to the upper 80’s by Sunday morning and started raining in the afternoon. It rained ALL DAY Monday with temps in the low 60’s and weather.com is telling me to expect it to rain for the next 9 day. Boo rain. Maggie is not a big fan. She hates water and she hates not being able to go on walks outside. Looks like we’ll be taking a trip to Petsmart this week!
Since this weekend was so lazy, I had the chance to recreate many of my new finds obsessions from Pinterest.
The first thing I made was this beautiful fall wreath!
|Here is the Pinterest version…|
|My version! Completely made by Amy!|
Pesto Portobello Burger
On Saturday night, JP and I made pesto burgers! His was a turkey burger and mine was this amazing portabello burger that I saw on…Pinterest!
|Amy’s pesto portabella version…not quite as pretty, but I’ll blame that on my poor iPhone photography skills.|
Quick Pesto Recipe
3 handfuls for washed and dried basil leaves
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Juice of 1 small lemon
4 pinches of salt
Place all ingredients with half of the olive oil into a blender or food processor and blend. Gradually add the remaining olive oil until the pesto is thick and smooth!
Pumpkin Cream Cheese
Monday was a very slow day. Around 3pm, I decided that JP and I needed to go to the gym and then the grocery store on this rainy day. Once we got home, I got to work in the kitchen. First things first, pumpkin cream cheese. Can you say yummm? I don’t know if I’ve told y’all this, but I love all things pumpkin. I would marry the pumpkin flavor if I could. Yes, I am six years old. Pumpkin is not only the most delicious flavor imaginable, it is also the epitome of fall! Fall = September = My Birthday = Best Season Ever. Duh. Enough of my rambling, back to pumpkin cream cheese.
Quick How To
Mix 8 oz cream cheese, 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree, 1 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp Splenda brown sugar blend and a dash of salt in a bowl. Stir until completely combined. Spread on a piece of toast or a bagel, or use as a dip for apples or graham crackers! Store in the fridge and eat until completely devoured.
Pesto Dinner Rolls
After I made the cream cheese, I got to work on some delicious pesto rolls that JP and I were going to have as a side with dinner! I’m not going to lie though, I cheated a little. I made the rolls using heart healthy Bisquick! It worked and they tasted delish!
Quick How To
|Combine desired amount of Bisquick and milk as stated on the box 🙂 Then attempt to roll out flat on wax paper.|
|Spread pesto over dough. Then roll dough into a log and slice into desired size rolls.|
|Here is my finished product! Not nearly as pretty as the original of Pinterest. I’ll definitely attempt again and try to learn from my mistakes!|
|I could never forget to mention Mommy’s little helper! She does a great job of making sure that the floors are squeaky clean at all times. Nothing gets past this nose or mouth!|
|Dinner last night: Pesto Garlic marinated chicken, pesto rolls and fresh steamed broccoli!|
I have a few more things to do on my DIY list! Hopefully I’ll have some time to work on them this week since we’re expecting nothing but rain in the forecast! There’s nothing better than a fun project to brighten your rainy day blues!!!
Until next time…