The Weekend Dish: 8/8/2020
Hello and Happy Saturday to you!
I hope you had a great week and are enjoying a restful weekend. What are your favorite things to do to unwind? Do you bake, exercise, knit/crochet, or something else? I’d love to hear about your relaxation tips!
And of course all about what you’re cooking and baking this week!
On Brown Eyed Baker This Week
Homemade Croissants Recipe – The August BEB Bake-Along recipe! If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make croissants, this step-by-step tutorial loaded with tons of pictures and a video will walk you through exactly how to do it.
Morning Glory Muffins – These cinnamon-spiced Morning Glory Muffins taste like apple cake, spice cake, and moist carrot cake combined. Healthy and indulgent all at once!
Old-Fashioned Apple Dumplings – These homemade apple dumplings are easier than you’d think – Granny Smith apples are peeled and cored, stuffed with butter and cinnamon-sugar, wrapped in a pastry crust, and covered in a buttery brown sugar sauce.
Friday Things #383 – Summer days, training wheels, a haircut, bread, and more…
Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:
1. Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles
2. My Favorite White Bread Recipe
This Time Last Year…
These were the recipes that hit the site during this same week last year…
What I Bookmarked This Week
I’ve been wanting to make Lauren’s stuffed shells ever since I saw her post about them on Instagram!
Philly cheesesteak soup in bread bowls is perfect comfort food.
How insanely gorgeous is this Vietnamese iced coffee cake?
Use up those peaches! >> Skillet Cinnamon-Sugar Peach Upside-Down Cake
This blueberry cheesecake is a DREAM!
Have a delicious weekend!
I cook to relax a lot of times (I’m a tax preparer at a busy CPA firm, so cooking is a nice way to relax without sitting since I sit all day!). I also knit, crochet, am learning to weave, and looooove to read. There’s never enough time to do it all!
I bake, knit, and sew for fun. Which activity depends on my mood at the time. I’m trying to talk myself into walking or something while I’m stuck at home but I’m having so much fun staying in and doing the other it’s hard. I don’t have any children and my cat is quite happy when I’m knitting on the sofa – snuggle time!
Oh yes, how could I forget….spend time with my kittie girls. They absolutely enjoy it too😊
How can I get the recipe for salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars. I can only see the video. Its doesn’t gice any mesurements. I have gone thru your page 3xs. Been thru the video a dozen. Its so frustrating. Spent so much time looking I can not make them anymore
I searched at the top right hand corner and found them right away – click on “jump to recipe” for the recipe.
Enjoy reading about others routines in cooking and life really. Soothing and uplifting. Thanks to the readers who take the time to read and share.
Excercise while listening to worship music, cooking, gardening, spending time with my toddler great niece, reading recipes, watching pro golf are all some off life’s simple relaxing joys.
May I get the strength and wherewithal to make a peachy dish before Summer is over. I tried last month, instead we just ate the fresh peaches from Costco which were amazing and worth every penny of the 10 bucks I spent for the flat😊 will give it another try this month before fresh peaches are gone. I’ll definitely plan to use one of your recipes for sure.
I love to bake for relaxation – yesterday I made a triple batch of your refrigerator bread and butter pickles using the cucumbers from my garden, and your Grandma’s banana bread recipe but I made it gluten free and with chocolate chips. I also made a batch of snickerdoodles. All very yummy! I also either run on the treadmill every day and / swim laps. We also have been going for a lot of several mile walks! Those have been our “outings” during quarantine. :)
Love your blog…I can relate to many topics you touch upon..eg. I married an Italian 41 years ago…love your Italian references & recipes…I live SE of Buffalo, NY, so I relate to your NE stories of snow, heat, etc. and I just love watching your kiddos growing up…they are cuties!
My free time…little bit of flower gardening & counted cross-stitch (can’t eat snacks while I’m stitchin’..haha,)
Baking right now? Anything with blueberries…muffins, pies, galettes….waiting for peaches! Yum!
Keep up your wonderful work… ;-)
I do the same with waffles & muffins! It’s great to make a batch & freeze, & I do the same where I wrap each in wax paper. I make the waffles from the site here-they are the best we’ve ever had!
This weekend is dedicated to breakfast meal prepping. I like to spend one day a month making breakfast items that my 8 year old can just reheat himself. So I make batches of pancakes (plain, funfetti and mini chocolate chip) and after cooking, separate into portions (waxed paper in between each pancake) and put in qt. freezer bags. Then I do a pound each of bacon and sausage, and put in portion control baggies. I’ll do breakfast burritos for him, as well as us, and Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, that also get cooled and wrapped in plastic wrap, and frozen in gallon freezer bags. Then, he can just take out what he wants every morning and microwave it. He’s now old enough to help with the cooking and storing, so I let him have some ownership of his own meals. We’ve been doing this for 3 years now, and it has saved me countless mornings when we were scrambling before school. Each month we change up a little, maybe different pancake flavors (he likes cinnamon chip and chocolate chocolate chip), maybe add dried blueberries or mini chips to the breakfast cookies, do Canadian bacon or Egg McMuffin sandwiches. It’s also been a lifesaver when I’m tapped out for dinner ideas. We sometimes do breakfast for dinner and half the work is already done.
I love food prep! I bake and freeze muffins and mini quiches made in the muffin tin too. My mom always froze her extra pancakes for my youngest brother to eat while we older kids were at school. And I love to freeze breakfast burritos for later reheating. In summer I’ll sometimes make smoothies, double the recipe and freeze the extra for another morning.
Oh my gosh, you have so inspired me!!! I just started a list of muffins and breakfast ideas that I can make and freeze to make mornings easier! THANK YOU!! 🤗🥰️