We’ve had a pretty solid three weeks of snow (if you also consider the 30+ inches we had while in Vail) and between the weather and being sick, I’ve left the house approximately 5 times during that time frame and I’m not even upset about it. It’s my opinion that February is the worst and the less of it I see, the better off I am.
Something that always makes the inclement weather a little more fun – like a good old fashioned snow day – is this hot chocolate recipe. It’s the best for three reasons.
I’m always playing around with recipes. And let us say ‘recipes’ loosely. To begin with, I rarely follow a recipe, then when I make something really good, I can’t remember how I made it! Luckily, this one was so good that immediately as I was eating I wrote down exactly what I’d done.
This Kale and Sausage stew is the perfect cozy fall evening recipe, AND it is super simple and quick. Case & point, I made it on Sunday night after traveling all day and arriving home around 7:30pm. It was travel-all-day-want-something-fast-to-shove-in-my-face kind of easy.
I save time by buying pre-chopped kale and pre-cooked italian sausage links (both from Trader Joe’s). Aside from chopping an onion, the rest is just canned. Not only is this soup amazingly delicious, but it’s healthy as well! We’re eating clean for the next month in preparation for our beach vacation, so meals like this (fast+hearty+healthy) are exactly what we need.
I talked yesterday about what a fantastic fall weekend we had and it all started with these absolutely sublime gluten free pumpkin pancakes. They were some of the best pancakes I think I’ve had ever, so I feel like mentioning that they’re also gluten free is really kind of an added bonus.
I very very rarely stop in the middle of a meal to photograph it. Typically, I eat something, really like it, then remake it for the blog. This allows me to both test a recipe twice before posting it and it allows me a fair amount of time to photograph the food without Matt waiting in the other room to eat his meal. This receipe, however, deserved to be photographed at that exact moment.