What did you do this weekend?
P.S. I’m also over at Mama and Her Boys today talking about how Corey and I ended up abroad – go take a peek!
Corey has been busy studying for finals for the last week, and I knew he was feeling super stressed, so after he finished his first final on Monday night I wanted to surprise him with a little something. I thought it would be nice to make some mulled wine for him to enjoy after hours of essay writing. When he walked in the door the house smelled amazing, candles were lit and it was the perfect way for him to unwind after his long day of work and final-taking. I used this simple and delicious recipe from fellow Amsterdam expat blogger, Jenn, and I highly recommend it!
I’ve had a couple people on my Formspring ask what types of things we cook for dinner, especially now that we’re here in Amsterdam and grocery stores are different, ingredients are harder to find, etc. I thought I’d do a quick post on some of our go-to recipes. When we cook at home (which is about 4-5 times a week now) we definitely try to keep things healthy and somewhat simple. It’s tougher to find odd ingredients here simply because we’re not sure where to go yet. So we stick to basic ingredients. Martha is our main source of recipes, but sometimes we just wing it, too. Here are some of my favorite dinners we’ve made in the last couple weeks:
Temperatures have definitely dropped in the last week here in Portland, and there’s something about the chilly weather that makes me want to get in the kitchen and cook some savory goodness. I stumbled across Aran’s gorgeous gluten-free blog, Cannelle et Vanille, and I just had to share. The recipes aren’t very difficult, but they are creative and unique. And best of all, she’s a super talented photographer and stylist, so if nothing else, you will want to go through her archives and check out all the gorgeousness! Tonight, I’m planning on making the Leek, Butternut Squash and Potato Soup. Perfect for getting over my sickness and this fall weather.