This is so delicious! I’m not going to give you any quantities because this is REALLY the easiest throw-together dinner but with magical, wonderful flavors and a perfect balance of carbs, protein, and vegetables. There are tons of ways to change it up, too, so get creative with this layering idea and use it often!
This weekend Jay and I went to Asheville, NC for this birthday and had a BLAST. His birthday isn’t for a few more weeks, but THIS was the best weekend to see the leaves before they all fell and the weather gets colder, so away we went! We could only go for one night, but we already can’t wait to go back! Well – I can’t wait to go back. Jay’s actually there AGAIN right now with his friend Rory who’s touring all over the South this week. Go see him if you get a chance!
This time of year my body just craves foods that are creamy, warm, and comforting. I’m definitely a big fan of creamofanything soups in classic southern dishes, but sometimes the comfort food is way more fun when the flavor base comes from other countries.
I made this a few weeks ago when my parents and sister (only one of them…it was weird) came over for dinner. This is a perfect meal for entertaining because it’s flavorful and special, but you can make it well in advance and let it sit on the stove for up to 3 hours until you’re ready to serve!
I just love not being rushed at the last minute when I have people over for dinner. It allows more time for boxed wine consumption and dog-heckling. Try it sometime!
I’m sitting in Starbucks right now with Lindsay. She’s working on a project and she has ordered me to blog. So, without having true inspiration to write something, I’ve decided to judge/people watch everyone in the downtown Starbucks. So, buckle up for some quick judgments based completely on stereotypes and clothing.
The problem with that is that most foods, namely desserts, that have those flavors can be pretty unhealthy. I like to eat WAY TOO MUCH to blow calories on one heavy dessert, so I like things in small bites that use fruit instead of unhealthy fillers to add volume without calories to the dish.
These bite-sized desserts are perfect for a party or as a quick dessert when you feel like you should have a dessert but don’t necessarily feel like baking – they’re easy!