I’m so happy it’s the weekend!!!
Are you happy it’s the weekend?
I love just having the day to do what I want, when I want, and maybe try to get things done that are actually needed, too :)
I’ve got one load of laundry washed, dried, folded, + put away and have a baking project all lined up for tomorrow. Nick cleaned the shower for me today, so I’m very thankful for that. He’s the best ;)
I had one project I worked on this afternoon – my first ever jar of homemade nut butter!
I thought I would try out making cashew butter first, mainly because I had some and I don’t use these as much in oatmeal and other things as I do pecans, walnuts, and almonds.
I think it turned out pretty good! I think it would have been a bit better if the cashews were roasted, but it’s still very good and rich. I added a bit of salt and about a teaspoon of agave nectar while it was whirring away in the food processor – the salt was definitely a good idea since these were raw + unsalted. It just gave it a little more dimension.
I can’t wait to try more homemade ones!
I also somehow found my hand in this bag this afternoon –
I got these cookies from a bakery at the farmer’s market today and they are amazing. Crispy on the outside, still chewy on the inside, and so spicy.
Just times that by 2 :) I couldn’t resist a second one! At least I know everything that is in them AND that they are made locally, right?
After making my cashew butter, eating cookies, and folding laundry, I ran up to Walmart to get a few more things we needed (light bulb, freezer bags) then came home to get dinner going.
We decided to grill!
Today’s weather was so strange until late this afternoon – it was pouring one minute, sunny the next, raining again, and then blue skies.
Really? Just decide already.
It looks really nice right now, and we’re supposed to have nice weather for the next few days, so I’m hoping our weather people are right.
I picked up some strip steaks on sale today, so I had Nick grilled those up tonight. We also grilled a romaine heart that we split and some cubed potatoes tossed in salt + pepper + olive oil + smoked paprika + ancho chile powder. If you do not have smoked paprika or ancho chile powder, what are you waiting for? They are amazing.
I love grilling out :)
All the food is put away, dishes are washed, and I think we’re going to watch a movie, which means I’ll also probably be having popcorn.
Have you made your own nut butter? If so, what kind did you make?