Culinary Delights

I am going to start with a disclaimer that this was probably the least healthy eating week I have had in awhile, and the Super Bowl really didn’t help!

Our home cooked meals this past week included the remaining half of our Boxing Day honey baked gammon (we froze it for a month and a half and it was still amazing!), scallops with parmesan risotto, and my go-to fancy ravioli and vegetable combo.

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[I started eating “fancy” ravioli, such as this one with chicken and pancetta, with parmesan, pepper, and olive oil, and I refuse to turn back! It feels 100x lighter than traditional ravioli and is so delicious]

Of course, our Super Bowl party on Sunday meant lots of American-style fatty foods, all of which I happily devoured. All of the planned food turned out wonderfully, and we added on Bacon Cheese Fries at the last minute – they probably ended up being my favorite dish of the night!

You can read about all of the dishes on my Super Bowl Snacks post, but here are my pictures of the final products. Be prepared for some mouth watering!

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[Had to show the cheese fries twice because they were actually heaven on Earth]

As a bonus, we used leftover Spinach & Artichoke fondue as a pasta sauce the next day by adding a splash of water and reheating it until it reached a creamy texture. This might just become my go-to sauce for pasta dishes – it was even better than as a dip!

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We definitely need to go back to healthy until we leave for our skiing trip next weekend! Good thing we have a Gousto box getting delivered today – hello fresh food and portion control. (Currently ignoring the fact I have bottomless brunch plans on both Saturday & Sunday….)

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Culinary Delights

I’m finally starting to fall in love with cooking. Sean and I recently signed up for Gousto and now have three easy meals delivered to us each week. We tried it for the first time last week, as well as made some of our go to meals, and it was so nice to spend that time cooking at home…and to save money! Our Vitamix also just arrived, and there will be plenty more where that came from!

I’m thinking about starting a weekly post about the food we make at home, but until we really get into the groove, wanted to share some of my recent favorites:

I made these garlic parmesan wings in the crockpot and they were to. die. for. They will definitely become a frequent dinner for us (not to mention the house smelled amazing).

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With meats left over from our full English the day before, we made kale, gruyere, and bacon omelet with some bacon and sausage on the side…delish!

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These are the Gousto meals. Sticky chicken and honey glazed ham. Honestly, both were mouthwatering and required such little effort. I’m so looking forward to the others we have on the way!

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