1. Pineapple Crisp with Whipped Coconut Cream
I have had a dry spell in creating recipes lately. And then there have been recipes that I made and the photos didn’t turn out, which is super frustrating.
But I did come up with a good one this weekend. I can’t wait to share this recipe with you!
One good thing about this dessert is that it is fairly healthy, as dessert goes anyway. There’s only 1/4 cup of maple syrup (or honey) in the crisp. And the coconut creams is sweetened, but it is non-dairy, if that’s important to someone in your family.
2. Soccer team party
Thursday night, Mia had another soccer game and one of the families invited everyone back to their house for a meal. They served Southwest Chicken Pasta Salad (so good!) and the rest of us chipped in with dessert, cut fruit, drinks etc.
I loved that this busy family opened their home to all of us. It was welcoming and relaxed and a great time to get to know each other better. The girls ate, talked and laughed together on the deck and the parents visited around the kitchen table and spilled into the living room. It made me realize that having people over doesn’t need to be complicated.
I’m encouraged to host more gatherings at our house. Now to follow through with that idea…
3. Question – Cooked beets at Costco???
While shopping at Costco the other day, I noticed packs of cooked, vacuum packed beets in the refrigerator section. The label said something like, “ready for anything”. That’s great, but my imagination isn’t that good!
How would you use cooked, cold beets? Warm them up for a side dish? Add to a salad? Do you like them? Inquiring minds want to know!