On a regular weeknight, I tend to create meals just for two. I’ve become rather adept at making dishes that will feed us for one night…sometimes two if there are some leftovers. I know people love creating enormous dishes that can be eaten for days or frozen, but for some reason I don’t get into that on the regular.
Today is not a regular day though. I brought home the ingredients for this lasagna and intended for it to fit inside a small 9×9″ lasagna pan. Oops. As I began to chop, saute, and prepare the pasta, it became clear I would require a 9″x13″ for the massive amount of fixings I had. No worries though: pasta leftovers are always delicious…I didn’t mind…
…even though this lasagna was intended for just two of us. I’m not going to lie – the pan seemed to weigh about 20 pounds, and we were eating leftovers for at least four days afterward. Perhaps I should have invited some friends over to share this dish with; there was definitely enough to feed a crowd.
Last Thursday, William Dean Chocolates hosted yet another amazing event fit for foodies. It included a chocolate showpiece presentation, a chocolate tempering demonstration, and (of course) a lot of savory and sweet treats! You really can’t go wrong with that combination…
As guests entered the kitchen, their eyes were met with tables piled with beautifully plated bites.
There was a beautiful meat and cheese spread, as well as a five spice butternut squash terrine with a fig and mint ganache, balsamic cherries, and a white chocolate cream. Talk about a good start to an evening…
Happy Monday everyone!
I hope your week is off to a great start. Today, my students are sharing their tutorial for some adorable DIY St. Patrick’s Day picture frames. I hope you’ll hop over to Curious & Crafty to take a peek (and leave a comment too)!
I was recently introduced to a new line of hair products by Hask. I’m always eager to get my hands on new and fun beauty products: you never know what awesome things you’ll find!
Hask is a line of Argan and Keratin hair products. Now, you know I am a fan of Argan oil already (a few of my regular beauty products at home contain it), so it comes as no surprise that I would be excited to try their repairing shampoo and conditioner with Argan oil. If you aren’t familiar with Argan oil, it is filled with vitamins and antioxidants, and it is great at repairing, smoothing, and adding shine to your locks. The repairing shampoo and conditioner are free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, alcohol, and artificial colors. I have been using the pair regularly for the past two weeks and love how my hair appears. It looks shinier and feels softer, without being weighed down or oily. Also included in the Argan oil line is a Repairing Shine Oil and a Repairing Deep Conditioner (which is great for a once a week beautification treatment).