It’s been a good week for new recipes in the Longoria household!
I tried this new gem: Amaretti Thins. The dough for these delicate, fancy-looking cookies tasted exactly like Bit O’ Honeys, which I absolutely love but never eat on account of the fact they will rot the teeth right out of my head. These little darlings will do no such thing. Their sweetness is derived from 1/3 cup of coconut sugar. They are light, airy, crunchy, and beautiful. Check out my Instagram feed to right for picture proof. I will definitely make these again, but next time I will make a double batch and perhaps melt some dark chocolate with which to douse them. Dark chocolate-covered amaretti thins would BLOW MY MIND. Oh! Just a note – I didn’t want to buy an $8 bottle of almond extract, so I used my home-made rum vanilla instead, and it tasted great.
My mind was blown by the pork chops we had tonight as well: Sweet Fire Porterhouse Pork Chops. These were insanely easy to make. I whipped up the marinade in 7 minutes over my lunch hour, slathered it on the chops with my fingers, and let it sit in the fridge for about 5.5 hours. Tim grilled them up tonight, and they were juicy, delicious, and addictive. I wanted to eat all 4 of them. I couldn’t believe how strong the orange flavor came through, just from the orange zest. We served these with a spinach, green onion, red pepper, and mushroom salad. Perfect spring meal.
And that’s all my recipe updates for the week. I was all jazzed about making Brussel Sprout chips to go with the pork chops, but the sprouts were $2.99/lb, and I couldn’t justify $6 for side dish. When sprouts go on sale, I’m definitely going to try it!
I’m also planning to try this new Salt Roasted Lamb recipe this weekend. Salt is one of my most favorite things, so how could meat cooked in a thick blanket of it not be amazingly delicious! I hope Mom is ready for this…
So that’s my news. Oh, I did fall UP the stairs at work today. My back is a little tweaked, but I think I will survive. My back was sore to start with as Tim and I ran, swam, and biked this weekend. Don’t worry – I ate and drank more than enough to sustain me!! But, man, does road biking ever do a number on your back. I also got wicked sunburned from the riding. I’m just falling apart here.
Well, I hope you have an awesome evening. Go make the amaretti thins and be sure to appreciate their dainty beauty before scarfing them all down.