February 15, 2010

what's cooking: last week's menu (+ a weekend recap)

What a wonderful week we had!

Monday - Lemon Farfalle
Tuesday - Italian Potpies
Wednesday - Corn & Black Bean Pizza
Thursday - leftovers
Friday - Flank Steak over Arugula Salad with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
*Saturday - Flank Steak Sandwiches (on crusty baguette with a bit of sweet potato mash spread on the bread. So, so good. Don't knock it until you try it!!)
*Sunday - oh, how we ate! Waffles for breakfast! Chocolates at lunch! Sugar cookies all afternoon! And Croque Monsieur for dinner. And to top it all off? Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream for dessert. My stomach still hurts.... ;)

Favorite? Croque Monsieur. Salty, smoky ham, smooth gruyere cheese, and a dash of dijon piled high on crusty Italian bread and baked until bubbly and golden brown.

There is most definitely not a worst this week.

We had such a lovely weekend. It was quite quiet, actually, for we didn't have any plans. But it was perfect in that the days seemed endless, and each moment unfolded exactly how I might have liked to have planned it, if I had tried. On Saturday we made and decorated sugar cookies (which we've been noshing on ever since!) and we took a trip to the French Market to pick up the ingredients for our Sunday Valentine's dinner. (And of course, nibbled on chocolates while there!)

Sunday began with some fabulous homemade waffles by dear Hubby (I'd say it's his signature dish!) and included a family walk in the bright sunshine around the neighborhood that afternoon. We dined on Croque Monsieur over candlelight and then had to.die.for chocolate mousse for dessert. Each bite a melt-in-your-mouth cloud of rich chocolate.

To me, it really was the perfect weekend.
And I hope that your's was quite the same.

*I know I usually don't post what we ate on the weekends, but this time I just had to give our whole week some screen time!

(From top: farfalle, potpie, monsieur, mousse, cookies, and our dearies two - henry & amelia)

To see more pictures of cookies and the kiddos, click here.


kathleen said...

Your twins are amazing. Soo gorgeous. I was a nanny for one hundred million years and sweet babies still melt me.

I just found your blog and am loving it. Xoxo

Kifus said...

Ohhhhh your twins are adorable!! Lovely pics! And may I have a spoonful of that mousse? My mouth is watering!

mulberry and marie said...

Kristin, these pictures are amazing! I am dying over the pictures of Henry and Amelia, they are darling. Also, I need to know how to make Croque Monsieur. I've been dying to make it...and the French obsession continues.

mary said...

First and foremost...your babies are ADORABLE!! And that sandwich looks absolutely delicious! :)

Dionne said...

Delicious! How yummy!

And I heart the cute little V-day outfits!

Aimee said...

AH! Those babies are getting soo big and HOW CUTE are those little outfits! Your week sounds great! and the little surprise babies at the end of this post, my favorite! I grinned from ear to ear...thanks for sharing!

Elsa May said...

Sigh! What a sweet pair of babies - so cute and delightful.

Minnie said...

I've got to echo all the above sentiments about your sweet-looking gorgeous babies! Your photo is great, such a memorable shot. I'm off to go look at your Flickr now. Can't wait to see more of those two cuties.