It’s Friday folks. And I couldn’t be happier about it. Getting into the early morning school routine is always so difficult after a vacation. And the snowy weather the last few days really made me want to cocoon at home with the kids in front of the fire.
During the snowstorm yesterday I made these Oatmeal Raspberry Squares (raspberry variation of these from The Pioneer Woman). They are just so amazingly delicious. And I realize I say that about every recipe I post about on this blog but I just have a talent for finding and trying out recipes that are delectable. Might help that the majority involve large quantities of brown sugar and butter.
These squares are so quick and simple to whip up. In less than 10 minutes prep time they were in the oven baking. And I just want to boast about the fact that I didn’t even try one tiny little piece of these bars when I made them yesterday. My no-sugar-during-the-week rule is still on (5 months) and even though it took every ounce of self-control my body had to offer I made it until today to have a taste (past noon on Friday is considered week-end to me). Yesterday evening I watched my family devour them and ooh and aah about how yummy they were and I sat there, with my jaw tightly clenched, and resisted the urge to shove my face in the pan and polish off the entire thing. Round of applause please.
I also wanted to share the link for this recipe for Indian Butter Chicken Meatballs. I made it for the family this week and and it was a huge hit, So much flavour and simple to make up beforehand. My kids all said it was one of their favorite meals (ALL of them…it’s a miracle).
Besides going to an Irish Dance Show on Saturday evening, we have a very relaxing and low-key week-end planned. Lots of walks in the woods, pancakes and some puppy-sitting for friends. Hope you all have a lovely week-end!