Time for my second round of Menu Monday! Here are our meals for the week...
Giada De Laurentiis' Champagne Risotto
Black Bean Spaghetti, recipe in this blog post
Burrito Bowls courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats
Chorizo and Kidney Beans, recipe in this blog post
Mongolian Beef (he's subbing the beef for pork)
And a few extras for ya!
Last night we went to a cookout for my community group at church. I volunteered to make a dessert and pasta salad. When I started thinking of desserts to make, I decided to go with these toffee, butterscotch, and chocolate chip cookies (thank you again Iowa Girl Eats!).
Who doesn't love cookies with Heath Bar?
And butterscotch chips!
And just for fun, let's just talk about how much I love my KitchenAid stand mixer. She is so beautiful. And so helpful when you mix super thick dough with oatmeal in it.
So after letting them cook for a few minutes, they came out looking and smelling heavenly...
And I stole one to confirm that they were quite heavenly. (This is the time for you to star this post in your reader so you don't forget to make these!)
And then I put 'em on a plate and got 'em ready to take to the cookout. Ready to go, right?
NO! Because at this point I reread the email with directions to the cookout only to realize it said "NO NUTS!" in all caps since there would be a child there with severe nut allergies. Fail, fail, fail. Toffee is made from almonds. My yummy cookies were a no go. I guess this just means more for us!
So.....while I stayed home and ate the 4 dozen cookies I had already baked ...
I also baked a tray of no nut brownies since I had committed to bringing a dessert. It all worked out...
And there ya have it. Moral of the story, read your emails carefully, and make these cookies for those without nut allergies!