Monday, September 19, 2011

Weekend Review

How was your weekend?  Hope you had a great one.
We had such pleasant weather, cool, sunny, just perfect.  Then during the night we had rain, lots of rain.  I can almost see the grass turning green again.  Yippee!

But back to the weekend.  Fall and cooler weather makes me want to bake...crazy, uh?  Something about staying indoors, windows up, I just need to cook......

weekend

Chocolate cake was first on my list.  I didn't want to use the canned frosting in the pantry so I used my sister in law (family chef) recipe for frosting.  She puts it on the best homemade brownies you ever tasted so I thought surely it would be good on cake.  It was yummy and so easy.

Next I dusted off the bread machine, set it on dough and made rolls for dinner.  Nothing smells better than yeast rolls rising and baking. (recipe courtesy of family chef) 

Steaks were thawing and I decided to top them with onion rings.  Do you make onion rings?  Oh how I love them.  So I sliced a half of onion, covered the rings in buttermilk and waited til everything was ready and on the table to drop these babies in hot grease....

You have to time all of the cooking just right to sit down in time for the football game.  You didn't think I was going to leave that out did you?  Hog game wasn't televised this week so the radio was booming, yes, you can't converse at my house during game. (hubby likes it loud)  Maybe he thinks that will keep him awake (ha)  it doesn't.  Full tummy + recliner = sleep!

Have a great Monday all! 

9 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It sounds like you enjoy the football games wiht lots of tasty treats! I haven't made onion rings in year ..thanks for the suggestion.

I had a fun weekend ..lots of blog material..lol!

It's Just Dottie said...

Oh your weekend sounds so wonderful!
Last night the rain woke me up!!!
It finally rain after so very long
and this morning it is a lttle cooler. I hope it rained enought to save my grass!
Smiles,
Dottie

Solar Powered said...

I'm starving right now, must stay away from Nanny's blog :)

Cheryl said...

Oh my word...your food photos look soooo delicious, especially the chocolate cake! There is nothing like homemade frosting...

Farmchick said...

Those onion rings sound awesome!

Betsy said...

Yum! You're over there making all of my favorites! :)

Gypsy Heart said...

You should have called ~ I would have loved to join you in this wonderful repast! :-) You were a cooking machine...and I love to do the same thing when it's cooler. Glad you had a good weekend!

We actually had a little thunderstorm last night ~ at first I didn't know what it was. LOL So happy to have any rain we can get.

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

You should have called ~ I would have loved to join you in this wonderful repast! :-) You were a cooking machine...and I love to do the same thing when it's cooler. Glad you had a good weekend!

We actually had a little thunderstorm last night ~ at first I didn't know what it was. LOL So happy to have any rain we can get.

xo
Pat

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Okay Nanny what about a recipe for the yummy brownies and frosting!