Dead Week

 UPDATE: I have now made all 3 recipes listed below. I assure they are all very worth your effort!

I feel like this is our 'dead week' of the semester - so to speak. This is our last free week and coming up our last free weekend before the holiday madness begins. After this week life will be full of family things, making food, dinner parties, traveling, and decorating. All things I'm excited for! But I'm trying to enjoy this calm before the storm...get some cleaning done, have some down time with Dev, maybe even start that painting for the baby room I've been meaning to do for months now.

Due to working late and some other things, I only needed to make dinner twice this week. Here's what I'm making...

Jalapeno burgers from this food blog.


Kung Pao chicken tacos from Cooking Light.

I'm also in a major dessert-craving mode, so I might have to whip up something chocolatey to have around...possibly this pretzel bark my sister Sara just brought to our family weekend. This is one of Devin's new favorites!

Recipe link here.


leah said...

oh my word--those tacos look so amazing! something ross would LOVE. :) let me know how you like it!

Christen Leigh said...

Yum!! Man, your cooking is always quite inspiring to the in-a-rut me. :) I need to try both of these--they look like something Chad would like! :)

Betsy said...

Okay I just read the chili paste comment and that sounds terrible!!! But I wish I could've seen the "scene" you made!