A few Saturday thoughts

1. Thanks to my CSA, I discovered sorrel for the first time this year.  From what I understand, it’s kind of like a cross between a lettuce and an herb, and it has a slight lemony taste. I’ve become obsessed. I came home that first night and made a tomato, mozzarella, sorrel panini and it was amazing. I’ve made it approximately 967 times since then. Thankfully Mike loves it too.

2. Are you on Pinterest? I’ve become slightly obsessed. And I can’t stop thinking about this pumpkin monkey bread I saw on there (via Sugarcrafter)

picture from Sugarcrafter

3. I grated fresh nutmeg for the first time last night. I’m not sure what took me so long – I guess it’s just that the already ground nutmeg from Meijer is just so easy. But I liked the fresh stuff – it made me feel like a real cook.

4. Scamp is doing well. We bought him a doggie bed which he LOVES. Actually sometimes he will sprint to his bed, leap into it and drop into a contented, tired, fluffy heap.

Scamp's new bed

5.  Any tea drinkers out there? I had the most amazing chai tea for breakfast this morning. Check back Monday for the recipe and a fun spice giveaway! 🙂

Your turn. Any Saturday thoughts to share? Does anybody grate their own nutmeg? Does your puppy have an inordinate amount of excitement getting into bed? Please share. 🙂

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  1. I bookmarked a monkey bread recipe recently. Even though I’m not really a baker I intend to make a savory version of it soon. Thanks for another photo of Scamp.

  2. Yes I grate my own nutmeg, have for a few years now, and its so much tastier than the preground stuff 🙂 I actually grind most of my spices myself (cumin, coriander, cardamom, etc) after toasting them because they have SO much more flavor and it takes all of seconds. My puppy (4.5 mo) is in love with his bed too, he often uses it to throw around and chase. Very funny stuff 🙂 Never tried sorrel, always wondered what flavor it had, thanks for describing it!

  3. I love fresh-ground nutmeg! And just ordinary monkey bread is pretty hard to beat, but pumpkin would be a fun and tasty twist.

    It’s looking like the first day of winter here in Colorado, we got our first sprinkling of snow over the mountains so I pulled out the really tasty looking chicken and white bean chili recipe you sent a couple weeks ago. I’m headed to the store in a few minutes, excited for some warm chili in this cold weather! 🙂

    I’ve only been following your blog for a very short time, but your recipes are fantastic so far–keep it up!!


  4. Never tried sorrel before, now I’m curious to. Pinterest is totally addictive! The pumpkin monkey bread looks quite yummy. Someone gave me a nutmeg grater with a nutmeg years ago but it took me until last Christmas to give them out as gifts myself. Fresh grated is so much more fragrant than pre-ground. Can’t wait for the chai recipe!

    • I couldn’t believe how fragrant the fresh nutmeg was! I had to get out my old pre-ground stuff to compare, that’s how shocked I was haha.

  5. Give Scamp a kiss and hug for me. He sure looks cute in the picture!

  6. Megan- We’ve never met, but I’m one of Mike’s Mississippi cousins 🙂 I keep meaning to go to your broccoli salad post and comment, but I made it last weekend for my son’s birthday party w/ my parents and sister and everyone loved it! I’ve already made it again! Love following your blog and maybe one day we can actually meet!

    p.s. also following you on pinterest now!

    • Sorry for the late response, but it’s so good to hear from you! Hopefully we can meet in person sometime, and thank you for your sweet comment. 🙂 I’m glad you liked the broccoli salad! 🙂

  7. My friend and I just made that pumpkin monkey bread (we like to call it punky bread) yesterday and it was delicious!! I would definitely recommend trying it out, although we though that it could use a bit more pumpkin flavor!

    • Sorry for the delayed response, but I’m glad to hear you liked the pumpkin monkey bread! I am hoping to try it sometime soon. Thanks for the comment 🙂

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