With a name like Keogh, you can bet we'll be having some good, clean St. Patrick's Day fun. Scarlett and I will be dressing up in our cutest green blouses and maybe even adding a few buttons for "flair." (Did you get the Office Space reference? Tell me you did.) My Irish husband always rolls his eyes at our overblown spirit for the holiday, but we can't resist a reason to dress up, throw a party and eat things that are green. This green smoothie bowl, sweetened by 2 bananas, makes chowing down on this shade of the rainbow a little sweeter, especially for little eaters (they don't always have to be little…I'm looking at you Mrs. Gibson!) who find green not so appealing. It makes a great breakfast or snack, whizzes up easy in your blender and is mighty filling. I'm guessing this little gem will wind-up being one of your recipe staples. If I'm wrong, I'll eat my flair.
Here it is. My last recipe for the slow cooker pulled pork dish I gave you the other day. It's another so-simple-I-can-run-one-more-errand-before-going-home dish. Although, I do need to consider the fact that you may not have any more pulled pork. Or that you never made the pulled pork. Or that you absolutely hate pork. In that case, you can still make this recipe and love it.
Did you make it? The slow-cooker pulled pork? I told you there would be lots of leftovers. Isn't it glorious?! Looks like you have dinner for a few nights. But don't worry. You won't fatigue of the pork because I have two great recipes that incorporate the meat and they don't, in any way, resemble the piled-high sandwich you stuffed yourself with the other night. In fact, if you didn't make the pork–and don't know what I'm talking about because you just tuned in–or you're vegetarian, don't worry. This recipe and a quesadilla coming tomorrow can stand alone on their own delicious merits. Not to mention, they're pretty darn easy.
It's done. Call off the search. This is what you're making for dinner this weekend. Hey, don't get all "thanks-a-lot-but-what-about-tonight-because-I-forgot-to-take-something-out-of-the-freezer-and-I'm-about-to-throw-in-the-towel." Go right ahead and throw that sucker in and make breakfast for dinner or, better yet, order-in because next week you're set. That's right. Not only am I giving you a pulled pork recipe but I'm going to follow it up with two other kick-butt dishes that use the leftovers. And, oh yes, there will be leftovers. Lots of them. Read more
Can someone explain people who skip breakfast to me? You know the type, that person who says, "Ugh, I can't eat anything in the mornings. Maybe I'll have a coffee and then a snack at around 11…" I wake up ready to eat every day and woe to anyone who gets in my way. Like, for instance, my children. Here's the scene at my place at 7 a.m. Both kids shuffle downstairs and start some activity that I will have to pry them from in order to get through our routine and make it to the bus on time. If I'm foolish enough to ask what everyone would like for breakfast, they answer in unison. Unison except they never answer the same thing. There's no way to write this but imagine the kids talking at the same time, okay?
Me: What would you guys like for breakfast?
Julian: I don't want porridge!
Esme: I don't want eggs!
So, by 7:05 we've had a fight, made no decisions about breakfast and the clock is tick, tick, ticking on the morning count down. Good times.
Until I started making this awesome breakfast winner. I do all the work on this baked oatmeal the night before, it bakes while I squeeze in an early morning workout and it makes enough to feed everyone for two days. Did you catch that? Two days! Oh, and everyone wants it every single time. Read more