Above is a photograph of one of the cookies my sister purchased from The Baykery in Barry's Bay. It was two chocolate chip cookies, held together by a delicious chocolate frosting. They were to die for!
Tuesday, before we left for the day, my husband whipped up some chili. He let it sit on the stove-top while we ventured out, so it could stew all day long. Instead of ground beef, he used ground chicken, which makes for more chunky and heartier portions of meat. He added kidney beans, canned diced tomato, pasta sauce, and tons of delicious peppers. With the chili we had garlic bread, our go to, as it is great for dipping and for scooping up the chili. It was a hit all around, brewed to perfection by the time we returned home from out adventures. Since the day was cooler, it made for great comfort food, and there was enough left over for lunch on Thursday.
On Friday, my husband made burgers for lunch, but for me he grilled a chicken. We did not have much to go on a grilled chicken burger, so I decided to make up a quick and delicious sauce. I took 1/8 of an avocado, plus a tbsp of crumbled feta cheese, I mashed them together and taddah (so easy, but sooooo good).
For dinner my husband and I combined our culinary efforts to make some chicken and steak burritos. He grilled and I prepared. Our recipe includes tortilla wraps with a strip of sour cream down the middle, rice, chicken or steak, cheese, peppers and onion cooked in fajita sauce, and finally avocado slices. We wrap them up, burrito styles, and grill them (at home we use the oven, but since we had a BBQ...) When grilling, you wait until each side has a little line of brown, and the edges of the wraps are crispy to the touch. When taking your first bite be extra careful, as the wrap stores heat inside and you are likely to burn the inside of your mouth. But if you are able to wait just a few minutes, that first bite will ooze into your mouth as the cheese and rice melt together and the coolness of the sour cream soothes the fire of the hot meat. It's delicious, and we find even better when you can BBQ them!
All in all I think we were able to impress everyone with our keenness in the kitchen. My husband and I are like a well oiled machine when cooking together, taking on each task and doing a sort of dance together as we prepare and cook. We both love to try new ideas and see what we like and what we don't; we also like to cook for others (so this was such a good, heart-warming experience for us). Who said cottaging has to be hot dogs and hamburgers all the time? If you want good food, it's just as easy to go the route we did.
P.S. Our final treat to ourselves were some s'mores around the campfire...who doesn't love some marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate...especially when it crumbles apart and oozes all over you.
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