Welcome to the weekend, pals! I’ve had a good time catching up with household and pals in Phoenix for the previous few days, however I’ve to confess that the denims, boots, and jackets within the closet at house are calling my identify once more. Deliver on the autumn climate, please! I can hardly wait to be again in Ohio. (Fingers crossed for no journey delays right now!)
ON THE BLOG this week: Strawberry Banana Smoothies are easy, straightforward, and refreshing as a snack or perhaps a meal all on their very own. This smoothie is scrumptious with solely 4 elements!
I’m not exaggerating after I say this Peanut Butter Fudge is among the finest fudges I’ve ever tasted. Wealthy, creamy, over-the-top fudge that is really easy to make, you would possibly snort.
Whereas we’re on a peanut butter loving roll right here, Peanut Butter Ice Cream tastes like the within of a peanut butter cup, reworked into chilly and creamy selfmade ice cream.
Tender inexperienced beans, child potatoes, smoky bacon, and candy onions are completely mixed on this irresistibly traditional southern facet dish.
Walnut Cookies are tender buttery candy cookies with a middle of chewy brown sugar, walnut, and bitter cream filling. Not a fan of walnuts? Attempt them with pecans. Nevertheless you make them, these cookies are more likely to be a brand new vacation favourite.
What I’m CRAVING: My pal Sue’s banana oat bread with a heat maple walnut glaze caught my eye final week and I can’t cease excited about it. I undoubtedly must make it this fall.
My FAVORITE THING this week is that this cozy heated throw blanket. As the times begin cooling off, this can be a nice technique to keep heat and comfortable with out heating up the entire home. I ordered one other one as a present for a pal this week and was thrilled to see that a number of of the colours are on sale for 40% off.
What we’re READING: Mind on Hearth: My Month of Insanity by Susannah Cahalan. After asking on Fb for a number of new guide suggestions, a number of of you prompt I learn this one. As quickly because it was obtainable from my library, I inhaled it.
That is the true story of a 24-year-old lady who awoke strapped to the mattress in a hospital room, unable to regulate her actions and even converse, with no reminiscence of how she’d gotten there. She was labeled violent and psychotic and at one level even had a 24/7 guard assigned to her earlier than her sickness progressed to catatonia. Her hospital data and her father’s journal inform the story of a whole month spent within the hospital – a keep of which she has no recollection.
This guide chronicles the lightning-fast path of her sickness (a literal descent into insanity) and the wonderful last-minute prognosis and intervention of 1 physician who saved her life – whereas each different physician was able to commit her to a psychiatric ward and stroll away. Her sickness is now regarded as the reason for many “demonic possessions” all through historical past. This was an interesting take a look at an autoimmune illness I had by no means heard of prior to now, an sickness that destroys the blood-brain barrier and successfully units the mind on hearth.
“He’ll wipe away each tear from their eyes, and dying shall be no extra, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor ache anymore, for the previous issues have handed away.” Revelation 21:4
Wishing you a stunning week stuffed with little issues that make you smile!