I checked Facebook this morning and saw snow. . . lots of it. Not here though. We are just cold and dry. In fact, it hasn't rained in forever. . . it's supposed to rain in a few days . . . I can't wait.
My oldest is sick right now. Just a fever, most likely roseola. His brother is just getting over his case of it. It's a quiet day full of movies. I maybe strange, but I don't mind a feverish kid every now and then. It is kind of nice to slow down.
Preparations for Weston's first birthday party are underway. I am really excited about his party and how everything is turning out. There is even a sewing project in the works and I can't wait to share it with you!
So, for today, I am going to leave you with these:yes. . . they are yummy. . . but wait until you hear what they are. . . artichoke tapanade over toasted baguette. Let me just say that they are amazing!
I made these awhile back, for my Pampered Chef Christmas Open House. Which means it is a Pampered Chef recipe that was made for one of their newer products, the manual food processor. At this time, I didn't have the product, so I just used my good old, reliable plug into the wall and push Go and it will process. It worked great (of course!). I do have that special tool now, and maybe later I will give it a review.
Ahh. . . a close up. Makes me want to go and make these right now. Good thing I am out of artichokes, because there is no way that eating ALL of these will help me win my war against extra Jolie. You can go and make them. . . I promise, you won't regret it!
Adapted from Pampered Chef
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts in water
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, peeled
1/2 cup pitted green olives (I used black on accident and it still was amazingly good!)
1 tbsp capers
5 tbsp olive oil
Combine all ingredients in food processor and process until thick and creamy. Cut baguette into thin slices and lay on cooke sheet. Place under broiler for a 1-3 minutes until lightly toasted. Put a dollop of tapenade over each slice and place on serving tray. This makes a wonderful appetizer!