Happy Friday! Boy does the week go by quickly when you are on vacation!!! I had a great time with the kids and cleaned out all of the clothes that don’t fit anyone, anymore. The weather was gorgeous, and I was way ahead on my blog posts because I actually had a little bit of extra time. I’ve got some super yummy recipes and fun baking (donuts and baguette) for you this week coming up. Sunday Dinner comes from David Lebovitz who I can’t seem to get enough of lately…I think I am overdue for a trip to Paris.
LUNCH/DINNER PREP FOR THE WEEK:
Last week I made a sheet pan chicken dish and it was wonderful. I put everything together to marinate early on in the day, poured the bag onto a sheet pan, and had dinner in about 45 minutes. It was awesome! I found another sheet pan recipe for us this week! This is a teriyaki salmon roasted with green beans. I’ll make up a pot of rice and dinner is ready! Kid friendly too!!!
We like to have a hearty soup every week for lunch. This recipe that I posted back in October will be perfect for the weekend. Obviously I don’t have a nice box of fresh veggies from the farm share, but I’m sure I can find everything that I need at Whole Foods. The baguettes that we make on Sunday will be awesome alongside a big bowl of soup for lunch next week.
Sunday dinner this week comes (mostly) from David Lebovitz. David is leading my dream life. He lives in Paris, shops the local markets, eats in Parisian cafes, and frequents Paris chocolate shops. Did I also mention that he writes cookbooks and has an amazing blog??? Enough said! Check out his recipes below.
This chicken dish looks super easy to make, and also looks like it will be packed with flavor! I’m hoping that this recipe can become a new go-to recipe for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner. I think I’ll ask the butcher at Whole Foods to cut this chicken up for me. I have no business doing that. If not, I’ll buy a combination of chicken thighs and drumsticks to use.
I was drawn to this salad recipe for a couple of reasons. The first being that I love pears in my salad. The second reason being that there is hazelnut oil in the dressing. I don’t have hazelnut oil but I want some, and this is a good excuse to buy a bottle.
And finally…there is no better way to warm up the house than to bake bread (or cookies ? ). Last week I made an incredible Classic Pain de Mie from the blog Pardon Your French. This week we are trying the baguette. My kids love baking bread so this is guaranteed to be fun, super messy, and delicious!!! If the baguette feels like too much, try the Classic Pain de Mie!
BAKING AND STOCKING THE FREEZER:
The only time donuts have ever been made in our house was when Britt surprised me on my birthday and made me homemade apple cider donuts. They were absolutely delicious, and one of the sweetest birthday gifts ever, but that is the extent of donut making around here. I don’t have a donut pan, so I am ordering one from amazon now. We’ll give this recipe for Crumb Cake Donuts a try this weekend! I think the kids will love them!
This is the newest recipe on Maple and Thyme, and it’s a good one. Definitely give these a try this weekend. They will make a wonderful breakfast on Sunday morning or a great snack for an afternoon play date.