Friday, 11 April 2014

Friday Photos, and Random Scraps

It's Friday, and Spring is finally here.   The snow is almost gone and I haven't worn a coat since Wednesday.  The winter boots have been put away and we're drinking our coffee outside.

We went on a quick road trip last weekend, one final hockey tournament and another big win for the boys.  Hockey equipment has been washed and put away... for a while anyway.  Tryouts for next season start at the end of the month.

I had some success and some failures in the kitchen.

Ham, broccoli, and cheese stuffed buns - amazing.  Just like the ones you saw here, with ham instead of chicken.  A great way to use leftovers, and oh so good.  I'll be sharing this recipe soon.

Granola bars - yuck.  Oatmeal apricot muffins - OK, but not great.  

Jalapeno cheddar sour cream biscuits - really good!  I used this Sour Cream Biscuit recipe and added some chopped pickled jalapeno peppers along with some shredded cheddar.  YUM.

Speaking of food, did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month?  Grilled cheese sandwiches are the go-to I-don't-like-what's-for-dinner alternative in our house, but that humble sandwich has the potential to be so much more than just bread and cheese.  Check out my National Grilled Cheese Month Pinterest board for some unbelievable grilled sandwich inspiration:

And check this flour!  You can read all about it here.  I will be keeping an eye open for this!

Also, I am in love with this Arugula Skirt Steak Salad with Caramelized Pears, Pecans, and Gorgonzola from Ashley at Baker by Nature.   It's gorgeous, healthy, and easy to put together.  I seriously want this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Easter is next weekend.  If you plan to colour Easter Eggs, have a look at this gallery of creative ways to do it:

A great quote:

A great sign:

And a lazy dog:


  1. Wow! A real grab bag of interesting stuff today! Those ham, broccoli and cheese stuffed buns look amazing!

  2. I have so much to say here, about spring and photos, but...COFFEE FLOUR!!
    And yes..the stuffed buns. YUM. flour!

  3. Whoo busy week, lots of yummy food :) those eggs look pretty cool and I so need this elves sign. If only my 4 did tidy up after themselves im sure I would have nothing to do :) thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop...

  4. Spring has finally arrived at my home in New Hampshire, too! I know we both had long, cold and snowy winters this year. Happy Spring, Jenn!
    @ A Place for Pictures and Memories

  5. YOur post made me hungry! Nice photos and its nice that you can wear less layer in there too! =) #MagicMoments

  6. I do believe Spring is here too. Although our forecast today is crazy mix: it's almost 20 degrees, but also calling for freezing rain and possibly snow with a low of -4 overnight? What? Honestly.
    I think those cheddar cheese biscuits would make me feel better. And coffee flour? do tell us more!

  7. What a difference a couple of weeks can make weather wise. Good to know you do put your feet up and enjoy the moment every now and again.

  8. Those stuffed buns look so delicious!!! And what a sweet poochie!!! It looks so content and happy.
    Love the covered bridge too.

  9. Snow ALMOST gone? It's been a long haul hasn't it! x

  10. Everything looks delicious. I just discovered you via #some2 and glad I did. I looked around and found your recipe for donairs. Love them. I'm from Ontario but live in the US right now and there is not a donair to be found. If you're ever in Oshawa, there is a great donair shop downtown that is worth a trip. Have a great day!

  11. Love your photo collection.... What a great way to journal your life....
    Pinning!! Happy Easter to you and yours…. :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  12. I love random!!!! Great post!!! Thanks for being part of our party! I hope to see you next week. Lou Lou Girls

  13. Oh wow, those buns look yummy. I'll be back. Hope you are staying reasonably warm in Ontario and I'm happy to see I am not the only one who occasionally takes a photo from the front seat of the truck. :-)

  14. Never heard of coffee flour, that salad looks amazing, I never fail in the kitchen because I never cook and I'm with the dog.

    Thanks for sharing and supporting. Looks like you guys sure are busy.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo


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