1. I used the ham bone from Christmas to make soup.
I’m ashamed to admit that sometimes I freeze a ham bone, but never get it back out to use it. But this time, I didn’t let it languish in the freezer.
I made Black Bean Soup in the Slow Cooker and it turned out great! The recipe is coming for you this week. And no worries if you don’t have a ham bone. I’ll have options for you!
2. Made Blackberry Crisp (and ate it for breakfast)
Mia talked me into buying a container of fresh blackberries at Costco. I swapped out the blueberries in this crisp recipe and made Blackberry Crisp. I love this recipe because it doesn’t have much sugar. I feel pretty healthy when I eat it. Despite the scoop of ice cream that tops it.
And it’s great for breakfast! No ice cream though, although I was tempted.
3. We had roasted brussels sprouts. And liked them.
I never thought I liked brussels sprouts. And I really never thought the kids would like them. But this week I roasted some for a side dish.
And we all loved them!
I’ll tell you more about this, along with the recipe/method.
Bonus #4 – Pineapple in smoothies – new verdict.
Finally, I gave pineapple in green smoothies a bad rap last week. I tried it again, after many of you said you thought it was great. You’re right! I’m not sure where the strange texture was coming from the first few times I tried it, but this week it tasted wonderful. And no funky texture.