It's been another beautiful week here in Florida... warmer temperatures, slightly higher humidity, and a gorgeous sea breeze. Our daughter arrived on Monday and worked from our condo all week, but joined us for outdoor dinners at the house. It's so good to spend time with her!
Finished this week//
This book seemed to be on all the lists at the end 2020, but I'm just getting to it now. I'm 40% in and enjoying it even more than expected!
In the kitchen//
This was a very good week in the kitchen! I had three new recipe successes, two of them from Half Baked Harvest Super Simple. Thai Basil Beef with Peanut Salsa was a real crowd pleaser, and was actually super simple to prepare. The leftovers were just as tasty. A food blogger included the recipe in her review post here.
The other winner was Walnut Crusted Chicken with Honey and Brie. My daughters especially loved it and I liked that you can prep the chicken ahead, then all you have to do at dinnertime is pop it in the oven. Again, I couldn't find the recipe online, but if you search for it on Pinterest, you will find a photo of the cookbook page.
Finally, these Pecan Carrot Muffins from the Simply Delicious blog were just amazing! My FIL, who isn't eating much of anything lately, ate two. I'll make them again for Easter brunch.
The week ahead//
Our daughter finishes her quarantine this evening and will move from our condo (affectionately known lately as "the holding tank") to the house.
My sister and brother-in-law, who are both fully vaccinated, arrive Friday night to spend their spring vacation at our condo. We should be able to spend plenty of time with them outdoors at the beach or on our lanai. I can't wait to see them!
How was your week? What have you been reading?