A Domestic Kind of Day
Posted by Samantha Shelton
Happy Saturday! Today was quite a lazy day, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that 🙂
After sleeping in, I debated a workout, but my body was definitely telling me not to. I’ll go into more detail about what’s going on with me next week, after I see a slew of doctors and actually know the deal myself. Pinky promise.
So after I nixed that idea, I had no plans on the agenda. I twiddled my thumbs for a bit, then went on a cleaning binge. Am I the only one who gets in those moods where I just have to scrub down everything in sight as thoroughly as possible? I’m pretty sure my roommates love it and I secretly do, too. There’s really nothing like a clean apartment. Wow, I sound like a nerd.
Anyway, after my cleaning spree, I decided to get domestic. Off to the kitchen I went! While I’m writing this, I’m wondering what’s wrong with me. Lately I’ve been having the biggest urges to just cook and bake. That never happens. Am I growing up? I don’t know how I feel about this…
After perusing my Pinterest boards for a while, Dustin decided he wanted stuffed shells for dinner. In fact, he told me he has never had them before. What?! That pretty much sealed the deal. And since we’re both huge taco fans, I went with these Mexican stuffed shells for a bit of an added kick. I followed the recipe exactly, except I cut out the green onions, used whipped cream cheese, and topped the shells with plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
They didn’t take too long to make, and I was able to simultaneously make these cookies. Holy yum. The only difference in my recipe? I nixed the pretzel salt (because I didn’t have any) and used peanut butter m&m’s instead of peanut butter chips. They came out really well. Dustin isn’t a huge fan of baked goods and he’s already had two, so I know this one’s a keeper.
After all of that hard work, I had a delicious dinner of stuffed shells with mixed vegetables (I used a steamable bag that I just popped in the microwave)…
A cookie for dessert…
And a glass of California red wine to wash it all down with.
A pretty good night, if you ask me.
Now I’m off to watch the rest of the Broncos/Patriots game with Dustin. Go Pats!
Now you tell me: What’s one of your favorite dinner recipes? How about cookies? I’m looking for new ideas to satisfy this crazy craving to cook!