Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday for me

Fridays are my 'Sundays'. I work Saturday-Monday and stay home with the boys Tuesday-Friday. Our main car is in the shop, and I have to drive the truck to work tomorrow. It's a stick shift, which I can handle, but the truck has no power steering, so I'm going to be practicing my strong arm skills a little later on tonight.....

All in all it was a productive day. Fridays are always a little bitter sweet, I really like my job, and I feel like it's good for me to get away for a few days, and make a little extra money, but it always makes me a little sad to not be with the boys during the day.....I mean, look at Hunter, my little den creature! How cute is that face??

Always creeping under the furniture!!

Speaking of the boys, they both have two top teeth and two bottom teeth now, so to celebrate, they had a solids only breakfast! Scrambled eggs and toast! Yay!!

I also made a really delicious dinner tonight! Porchetta with tomatoes, olives, garlic and Marcona almonds w/ rosemary & Kale

For the topping, I toasted the almonds (half cup or so) in a large, rimmed, oiled skillet, then I added the olives (1/3 jar, drained) and the roasted garlic from the porchetta (just squeeze the cloves out of the halved heads right into the skillet) and some rosemary needles. Stir around a min or so until fragrant. Then add tomatoes (do not drain!) some salt and pepper and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated. At this point, I added a handful of kale and turned the heat off and covered while I prepared the plates and sliced the porchetta. I then put 2-3 slices of porchetta, and topped with a generous amount of the topping.

Topping ingredients

Bon Apitit!

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