Week in Review 1/7/12


I hope you all had a wonderful start to 2012.  It has been a fun week here.  My son still had this week off from school, so we got to spend some time together.  My parents came on Thursday, and we go to explore a little bit of Denver with them.  We went to see Sports Authority Field (where the Bronco’s play), and my football obsessed 6 year old was in heaven.  We have lived without a professional football team in our state for the last 5 years, so this is his first real exposure to a “home team”.  Today we are celebrating Christmas with my parents, and then the holiday season officially comes to an end!

Here is what I was up to this week:
Chicken Enchilada Chili – A hearty chili, full of Mexican flavors.  It just happens to be low in calories too!
Cornbread Muffins – You can’t have chili without cornbread, even if you are eating healthy.  This muffins are perfect portion control.
Cabernet Braise Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta – Beef short ribs braised in wine and served over creamy polenta.  Another low calorie, but impressive dinner.
Triple Chocolate Muffins – Muffins that are filled with chocolate, and they are actually healthy for you!
Flourless Chocolate Cake – My all time favorite cake to celebrate my birthday

Here are a few things of yours I bookmarked this week:
Brown Butter Brown Sugar Muffins by Baking Bites – We all know I love muffins, and these flavors sound incredible together!
Volcano Cookies by Cookies and Cups – Did anyone NOT pin these this week?  They were tempting me on Pinterest every time I turned around!
Butter Chicken Curry by Food, Football  & A Baby – We love Butter Chicken, but I have never made it from scratch before.  Can’t wait to try this one!
Steak & Onion Panini by Cooking Healthy for Me – This is my kind of sandwich – I love steak and onions together!
Spaghetti with Sauteed Chicken and Grape Tomatoes by SkinnyTaste – This looks so flavorful, you would never know it is low in calories!


Have a wonderful weekend!





  1. What a delicious week, by you and those you bookmarked! Hope you have a good weekend and a fun Christmas with your parents :)

  2. What a delicious week!

  3. Oooh, you picked me! Thank you! I’m always excited to read your week in review and see what catches your eye! Have a GREAT week!

  4. Glad you had a great time with your family! We tried to relax the last couple days before mine head back to school, but we are ALL ready for it!

  5. Hiya, thanks for the shoutout. I hope you enjoy the butter chicken, it was a pretty awesome success over here. And its not even as complicated as the recipe sounds, I promise :-)



  6. Great lists to start off 2012. I hope you’re having a great weekend!

  7. Sounds like a jam packed week! Hope you’re having fun with your family and get a great start to the new week =)

  8. How could anyone not pin the Volcano cookies? I want one right now.

  9. Thanks for sharing these great Links Erin! Love the new blog lay out, I’ve been gone for a while so sorry if I’m late complimenting you lol. Have a beautiful day! ]

  10. I really loved everything you made this week!!

  11. I always love it when you do this! There are always dishes I missed on your site and stuff from others that I hadn’t seen. Thanks!

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