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!