Happy weekend! Big plans? Hot date? Netflix binge?
Netflix for me! I started watching Young & Hungry last night and I’m hooked. It’s so corny but I’ve laughed out loud more than a couple times. I’m sure I’ll be done with all the episodes by tonight. #noshame
On this week’s menu we’ve got a couple quick pastas, a yummy salad, a super easy sheet pan dinner, and a hatch chile recipe!
We used to get a tiny bit of hatch chile mania in Coloardo but O.M.G. it is NUTS here in Texas. There are hatch chiles every where I turn around. Last time I was at HEB, I saw hatch chile bacon, hatch chile tortilla chips, hatch chile guacamole, all the hatch chile things. It’s crazy. And I love it.
We also have a breakfast and a dessert featuring delicious summer berries!
(I feel like I say that once a month. What can I say? I just love every holiday, every event, basically everything.)
I have been stocking up on Broncos tees for the entire family (including the dogs – don’t judge me), I have been watching all the preseason games, and most importantly, I have been searching for cheesy delicious dips to serve during all the games.
I like to think that calories don’t count during football games since I use so much energy yelling at the TV. So bring on all the cheese!
This Crockpot Bacon and Swiss Dip has all my faves! Bacon and swiss and cream cheese and onions! And it’s made in the crockpot which makes me even happier!
I love doing crockpot dips when we have people over for football games because you can just put the crockpot on warm and let people graze.
You have to give this one a try! Serve it with your favorite crackers and I promise it will be a hit!
If there is one thing that my husband and I agree on, it’s our love of deviled eggs.
And lucky for us, deviled eggs are one of the easiest things to make paleo. I mean, they are basically paleo to begin with unless you are one of those people that puts salad dressing in them (me!) or… well, I’m not really sure what other non-paleo things people put in deviled eggs. Because I am a creature of habit and I make the same recipe every single time.
So this paleo deviled eggs recipe is the one I make when we are following the paleo diet. I have been known to make a dozen of them (24 halves) every day for my husband and I to have for lunch. And he has been known to eat the entire dozen himself if I’m not quick enough.
My husband is completely obsessed with these eggs. I don’t even think obsessed covers how he feels about them. He has abandoned taking his lunch to work and instead, he texts me every day about an hour before lunch to nicely ask if I’ll whip up a batch of these guys.
They couldn’t be easier to make and it’s 100% certain you have all the ingredients on hand. I’ve been known to decrease the recipe to 2 or 3 eggs if I’m just making it for myself, so don’t feel like you have to make a huge batch. You can definitely make a good little lunch out of a couple deviled eggs and a salad!
For the mayo, don’t use the stuff from your local grocery store. Even the “all natural” mayos have canola oil, so either make your own or specifically order paleo mayo. I make my own with avocado oil and it is SO perfect.
Remember that apple butter I made a couple weeks back? These Apple Butter Thumbprint Cookies were the inspiration behind that. I needed these cookies.
Before we get to that, how was your weekend? My husband was supposed to be in the field (he’d been out all last week) but he showed up at the door at 11 pm on Friday night – so that was a fun surprise. Then I spent most of the weekend watching a cooking Youtube channel that the bestie got me hooked on and impulse buying gourmet peanut butter.
It’s what I do.
So about the cookies.
I love a thumbprint cookie. You’ve got a cookie but then you’ve also got a sweet gooey filling. They’re like tiny pies.
These taste like fall. The cookies are made with crushed walnuts in the dough and walnuts are a fall nut to me. Is that weird? Plus all the cinnamon in the apple butter. I mean, I know it’s 98 degrees outside (gahhh Texas, whyyyyy?!) but if you turn your air down enough, you may be able to pretend it’s not stupid hot out there.