Weekend Fun

Hi there!

How was your weekend? The arctic blast remains in Wisconsin and I’m still dreaming of warm, sunny, and sandy beaches. I need a good pick me up to remind me that this cold weather will soon go away and spring will arrive. Mike and I are definitely experiencing the cabin fever we experienced last year and wind chills in the negative are no help whatsoever!  We did enjoy brunch with some friends today. Some hot chocolate and a bubble bath did lift my spirits a little but I’m wishing for temperatures where I can enjoy a long walk outside!

But on a positive note I finished the square baby blanket I made for a friend, made Delicious and Addicting no bake energy bites, and enjoyed a new recipe from Iowa Girl Eats; Penne with Kale, Sausage, and Butternut Squash!

First let’s start with the blanket. I’ve never made a square blanket before but thought it looked cool so I gave it a try! I think it turned out nicely! The pattern I used was from Red Heart and the yarn was Bernat Baby Sport Yarn.
Baby Square Blanket

I made these no bake energy bites:
No Bake Energy Bites

They are so addicting! They taste just like no bake cookies but without a ton of sugar and butter. It’ll be hard not to eat them all in less than a day!

Last, but not least, we had the penne with sausage, kale, and squash for dinner. The dish takes less than 30 minutes to make and who doesn’t love that? Mike and I had tried kale once before and we hated it. I think we made kale chips in the oven, I’m not entirely sure because I think I purposely tried to forget it. The kale is subtle because of the chicken broth and I’ve never tried squash but you don’t really notice it in the dish. Bonus for eating veggies and not noticing it! (Fist Bump) Will you give this dish a try?
Penne with Kale Squash and Sausage


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