Guest blogger Christina comes back to Wifey With a Knifey… yay! This beautiful marathoning mama of two shares her take on some yummy mini-muffins and a wifey’s right to dark chocolate and wine. #foodgoals.
It seems to be if I post something sunny it will soon after snow, and when I post something for the cold it’s suddenly 70 degrees. This recipe came across my Facebook news feed the same morning we got snow in Denver. It looked so warm and delicious, I ran and got my crockpot and defrosted some crusty French bread. Alas, everything melted by noon and by three p.m. we had all the windows open. Colorado weather – you so crazy.
I returned home this past weekend from a much-needed mommy/sister/daughter Vegas trip to two extremely runny noses on two ruddy little faces. Following my reprieve from mommying, I was able to come home and jump right in with our little snot monsters. It was nonstop until 4am; comforting our youngest. Which is coincidentally 5 hours later than I stayed up both nights in Las Vegas. We saw Menopause the Musical at Harrah’s. I use Oil of Olay. I drink decaf in the afternoon. I. Am. Old.
It’s been over a year since I last posted and I can’t think of a better recipe to post upon my return. A lot has happened since 2014 and most of it had a lot to do with the heart. Love and heartache and starting up again.
I won’t bore you with the details as I am quite bored with the details myself. Let’s just say that sometimes you have to fall completely to pieces before you can be whole.
There are two great indulgences in this world that are available to everyone from high class to white trash and that’s real butter and afternoon tea. Like many, we drink a lot of coffee in our house: to get us going in the morning and keep us going during the day. Hubby’s family also has this ritual of coffee after dinner that carries over into our home at times as well. There is something about having tea, however, that is a sort of special occasion. It slows down time; the 10 minutes spent is exceptional.
I like to honor these distinctive yet rare occasions with a notable treat as well. My favorite as of late are these buttery shortcakes. While they are well intentioned for other things like strawberries and cream cheese, I encourage you to treat yourself to an afternoon tea like the queen you are and serve these shortcakes like scones.
Time for the short, sweet, and simple things always seems to fleeting. So any moment I get to read some trashy gossip mags, I take it! So what if I’m a little behind on my celebrity gossip (What Jen’s having a baby!?!) – although because of XM Radio I did hear this morning that Heidi and Seal are getting divorced (if they can’t make it – who can?!?!).
That hubby of mine sure has some good (make it great) ideas! Here’s his for some healthy, belly-filling, poop-inducing, s’more squares.
Okay so they won’t make ya go, but they’re a lot better for you than their Rice Crispy counterparts. Just don’t make them after two glasses of pinot because then you’ll eat the other half of the mini-marshmallow bag before the chocolate is even done melting.