Sherri over at Young House love has posted the latest edition of the “Pinterest Challenge,” and if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a must-read. Sherri’s project, a pouf chair, is great, but what’s really amazing is the wealth of great ideas in the link-up. I haven’t even begun to read them all–there’s already more than 600 posted–but I am so impressed by all the talent and creativity.
My entry in the Pinterest Challenge is a project I completed some time ago, but never got around to posting on the blog. I was looking for a special meal to serve on Christmas morning, and I remembered this tasty-looking pin for overnight blueberry french toast from my recipes board on Pinterest.
I’m usually pretty frugal when it comes to buying produce. I tend to buy whatever fruit is on special and avoid anything delicate that tends to spoil quickly. That includes berries.
The Tin Top Restaurant and Oyster Bar - Bon Secour, Ala.
In this second installment of my vacation review, I’d like to talk about one of my favorite subjects–food!
Since we were staying in a house with a full kitchen, home-cooking was a big highlight of our stay. We had a hot breakfast every morning with grits or biscuits, eggs, bacon or sausage and more. Heaven! We ate well at dinner too, enjoying everything from homemade gumbo and fried shrimp to fresh-grilled steaks and corn on the cob, to homemade spaghetti sauce.
Despite the amazing food at home, we did venture out for a couple of meals. Here are our reviews of the places we tried.
There’s nothing like a warm home-cooked breakfast to get your day started right, but what if your morning routine is a whirlwind and you’re more likely to find yourself eating your breakfast on the go? Enter my new favorite weekday breakfast, overnight oats.
Is it a sinfully sugary breakfast treat or a caffeine-powered dessert? Either way the “Penguin Slam” is a great little indulgence and one of Britain’s tastiest exports.
A Penguin is a chocolate-coated wafer cookie, a bit like a double-wide version of the American Kit-Kat bar. They’re manufactured and sold in the UK, but you’re likely to find them in any supermarket that has a decent British imports section. The wrappers are each adorned with a little cartoon penguin, as well as a hopelessly cheesy joke about penguins.
The Australian version is called a Tim Tam, and in fact, my husband was introduced to the candy by an Australian roommate. I believe Tim Tams were the original choice of candy for the slam, but they’re not as widely available in the U.S. as Penguins are.
To enjoy your Penguin slam, all you need is a hot cup of coffee and a package of Penguins. (It’s impossible to stop at just one, so go ahead and pull out the whole package!).
Step one unwrap your Penguin, then nibble the tips off of each end.
Next, dip one end of the Penguin into your coffee, then suck the hot coffee through the cookie like a straw.
Finally, eat your Penguin quickly and savor the hot, chocolate-y goodness before it melts into your hand or falls back into your coffee.
Messy, yes, but worth every bit of it. The warm, melty blend of chocolate and coffee is a special treat.