The Weekend Dish: 7/16/2011

This week I harvested the first fruits of my little container garden – a sweet banana pepper! It’s been so exciting to watch all of the little things grow. I’ve been enjoying all of the herbs for over a month now, but this is my first actual food to partake in. I think a big sandwich is in order! And hopefully in another week or two my jalapeños will be ready and I can use a fresh one in a batch of salsa. Yum! Also this week… I did my civic duty and reported for jury duty. I was there for all of 3 hours during which I read about half of a book, then everyone was dismissed due to there not being any cases going to jury trial that day. Things I learned from my experience: #1 – I am grateful that I do not have to commute downtown everyday. #2 – I am grateful that I do not have to get dressed up for work everyday. #3 Judges are not immune from the Yinzer accent. #4 – The courthouse (which I had never previously been in) is a really beautiful building; I enjoyed looking around and appreciating the architecture.

As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week as well as some bookmarked recipes from other blogs. Enjoy! :)

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Top 10 List: Favorite Main Dishes – Because I can’t eat dessert for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I share with you my favorite “regular” meals!

Lego Batman Birthday Cake – A birthday cake for a 4-year-old little boy. A little cake drama included.

S’mores Cupcakes – The ultimate summertime dessert in cupcake form. Delish!

Peach Cobbler – Another summer staple, and I think I might be addicted.

Malted Milk Ice Cream – The perfect ice cream to use when making a milkshake!

Most Viewed Post This Week: Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

What I Bookmarked This Week

Recipes from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like too:

Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries (Confections of a Foodie Bride)
I recently fell in love with zucchini fries at a local restaurant, and love the idea of trying a baked version!

Raspberry, White Chocolate and Blueberry Tart (Zoe Bakes)
This is such a pretty and festive tart! I also love the idea of a white chocolate pastry cream.

Oreo and Peanut Butter Layered Baby Lattice Pies (Picky Palate)
Peanut butter and Oreos? And pie crust? Oh my, yes! This girl is a genius!

Root Beer Float Popsicles (Pass The Sushi!)
Pretty much the most amazing popsicles I have ever seen.

Tres Leches Cupcakes (Bakers Royale)
I fell in love with tres leches cake a couple of years ago and never thought to make cupcakes. These are gorgeous!

Have a delicious weekend!


8 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 7/16/2011”

  1. Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking on July 16, 2011 at 1:11 am

    You had a very busy and productive week! It’s a pleasure to follow you each day, Michelle. Thanks for all of your posts and I am now going to check out the things you bookmarked as I sit here and smell your Snickerdoodle BLondies. Yum!


  2. Katrina on July 16, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Yum! Have a great weekend 🙂


  3. Anne on July 16, 2011 at 5:40 am


    I completely understand the newfound satisfaction with growing your own vegetables. I was well underway, but now my backyard wild bunnies have literally nipped most of my efforts in the bud. Sigh. O well, I hope they made a nice meal out of it. 😉
    Anyway, I love this week’s recipes.


  4. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on July 16, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Zucchini fries!? Mmmmmmm these are right up my alley!


  5. linda on July 16, 2011 at 7:13 am

    LOVE the weekend dish…& thanks for the link to bakers royale…have a great w/e michelle!!


  6. kita on July 16, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Thank you so much for including me!

    Those fries looked awesome too and so did those baby lattice pies. A friend even sent me the link immediately asking for me to make them!


  7. Ann on July 16, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Once again a great week and I love the line-up you picked! Congrats on your Smores cupcakes making FoodBuzz Top 9!


  8. Jamie | My Baking Addiction on July 17, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I LOVE these posts, I always end up finding something that I missed!


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