Saturday Morning Snapshot
Hey, Spring, it’s not your turn yet…
State of the Blog
We closed out February this week with some more of my favorite recipes. Monday, in honor of our February Soups and Stews Series, we had my very favorite side to pair with soup. Wednesday, I posted the last recipe in that series, an old family favorite, and Friday we had a fun, jam-filled cupcake recipe that I adapted as a gift for my youngest sister.
Next week, we have two(!) cupcake recipes (posting all these back to back cupcakes was a bit of a scheduling error on my part) and a quick and healthy side dish that I think you are really going to enjoy.
Recipes/posts released this week were:
Cayenne and Cheddar Cheese Scones – Warm, buttery cheddar cheese scones with a kick of cayenne. The perfect side for any soup or salad.
Mom’s Sunday Beef Stew – Completely from scratch delicious and hearty beef stew, just like Mom used to make it.
Victoria Sponge Cupcakes – Adorable light and airy sponge cupcakes filled with raspberry jam and topped with buttercream frosting.
Did anyone else make it through London Spy on BBCA? I love London, and I love spies, but man did this show feel like two hours of plot stretched out to five depressing, painful episodes. Such a bummer!
Regarding another show staring fantastic Brits, I caught up with Agent Carter this week and Peggy and Jarvis, bosom buddies are officially my everything.
From the trailer, I don’t know if Bastille Day looks like a good movie, but it has Idris Elba and Richard Madden doing his best Sebastian Stan impression, so I’m all in.
Finally, The Oscars are tonight! Will you be watching? Have any favorites to win? I don’t have much of an opinion as I’ve only seen a handful of the nominees, but I am perversely rooting against Leo. He’s run a good campaign, but I just love my #LeoWantsAnOscar memes too much.
Saturday: Scrounge Night
Sunday: Ribs (moved up from last weekend)
Monday: String Bean Chicken
Tuesday: Garlic Chicken Cobb Salad
Wednesday: Salsa Chicken
Thursday: Pork Chops Modenese
jacqueline | i sugar coat it! says
Oh, but how I wish Spring was upon us! What a lovely shot and a neat idea for a blog review. I certainly remember those Victoria sponge cupcakes. YUM!
Thanks so much, Jacqueline! I’m afraid spring has come early here in southern California. We are already in short-sleeves weather and I’m so sad!
Sara @ Life's Little Sweets says
I love hearing about what people are up to, I won’t be watching the Oscars because we just have Netflix but I am curious to hear how it will turn out, hope you had a lovely weekend!
Thanks, Sara! I always say I’m going to cord cut, but live events like these are one of the few things holding me back! It’s so tempting though…
The biscuits and stew, of course topped off with a cupcake, look like a perfect meal!!
Just Jo says
Lol what did Leo Di ever do to you?! Lol, I love a bit of Oscar banter 😉 I’m a Brit myself and those three recipes all look spot on and absolutely something I’d eat. Love the cupcakes in particular – really pretty and not covered in a mile head frosting cloud (how very *English* of me 😉 )
Thanks so much, Jo! Ha, Leo tried so hard this year to win an Oscar. Eating raw bison liver, freezing his butt off shooting in an icy river, etc. I just kind of want to see what he’d do next if we don’t give it to him this year. Basically, I’m a terrible person. 😉
Sam | Ahead of Thyme says
Love your weekend roundups. All three of your posts look amazing. I am especially a sucker for a good scone so that will be the first thing that I try!