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Present Notes:

Dishes for Date Evening at House:

Elsie – Detroit-style pizza and Stuffed crust forged iron pizza

Emma – Air fryer hen wings with Buffalo sauce, Broil steak, Air fryer steak, Chili and Hen and rice with cashew hen sauce or candy and bitter sauce

Vacation Custom Recipes:

Elsie – Hen Alfredo, Oatmeal cookie shot, Cinnamon Toast Crunch shot, Sugar cookies, and Gingerbread cookies

Emma – Contemporary pasta and casseroles

Sweets + Treats:

Elsie – No bake cookies and Ice cream

Emma – Comfortable peanut butter cookies and frozen cookies

At-House Cocktails:

Elsie – Aviation cocktail, Paper airplane cocktail, Painkiller cocktail, Jungle fowl cocktail, Inexperienced tea shot, Quaint, and Bee’s knees

Emma – Agroni and Spritz

What Do You Take To a Celebration?

Elsie – Chex combine and Pitcher mojitos

Emma – In a single day no boil lasagna, Home made focaccia, Caesar salad with dressing

What Do You Love To Make When Company Come Over?

Elsie – Sugar cookies, Chili, Cheese boards, Queso, and Chocolate chip cookie dip

Emma – Dips, Salsa, Detroit-style pizza, Oreo dip, Dunkaroo funfetti dip

Breakfast Recipes:

Elsie – Breakfast casserole, French toast casserole, Roasted candy potatoes, and Air fryer candy potato

Emma – Tator tot casserole, Biscuits and gravy casserole, and Pancakes

Summer time Recipes:

Elsie – 7-layer salad, Creamy pasta salad, Margaritas

Emma – Mango salsa, No bake cookies

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Episode 229 Transcript:

Emma: You’re listening to the A Lovely Mess podcast, your cozy consolation hear. Let’s discuss meals. So two years in the past, we did a cooking episode and loads has modified since then. So we thought that we might replace you on a few of our favourite issues to prepare dinner at residence. That is all residence cooking. Issues we love consuming at residence, recipe land. 

Elsie: So that you guys know, we’re in our meals blogger period now. In the event you’ve checked out our web site lately, and typically individuals come who haven’t been for just a few years, they’re like, wow, that’s numerous meals. And that’s true. It’s.

Emma: And numerous booze. 

Elsie: I’m attempting to complete our cocktail archive this 12 months. And it’s enjoyable. I like it. 

Emma: Oh, yeah. A lot enjoyable. Effectively, and we’ve got tons of pictures too. And in the future, we acquired to {photograph} all these bomb pictures. I believe we talked about it a bit of bit, which in the event you don’t know, a bomb shot is the place you drop a shot right into a drink. They usually’re actually enjoyable to {photograph}. I used to be telling Elsie, it jogged my memory of photographing geysers in Iceland as a result of it’s explodes just like the liquid. And I believed it was actually fairly and actually enjoyable to do.

Elsie: Your pictures have been actually good. Yeah, we nonetheless have yet another, no two extra, that we’ve got to finish. However anyway, it’s been our meals blogger period. In the event you want a recipe, undoubtedly go to A Lovely Mess now greater than ever. It’s undoubtedly like a wide selection nonetheless. I do suppose we’ve got numerous like probably the most alcohol recipes ever. However that gained’t be ceaselessly. That’s simply what we’re on proper now.

Emma: She’s engaged on her grind.

Elsie: However anyway, yeah, we’re gonna undergo all of the completely different classes. Discuss all our favourite recipes, issues we prefer to make at residence. Little bizarre stuff. So in the event you’re needing some inspiration to boost your property cooking, this might be episode for you. I all the time want that inspiration.

Emma:I do too. As a lot as I like cooking, I all the time get in a rut.

Elsie: It’s in all probability as a result of we do it professionally now. As a result of like once you do one thing professionally, then you definitely don’t do it as a lot as a interest. Often. 

Emma: That’s true. Yeah. Like more often than not once I’ve had associates whose like dad was a chef or issues like that, they’re like they by no means cooked at residence. They only made toast as a result of they have been drained. They have been like I cooked all day, you already know? And I’m like, yeah, I can perceive that. Primarily, I get sick of doing dishes greater than cooking. 

Elsie: The dishes are loopy. 

Emma: The dishes are loopy on the times you’re photographing. Anyway, so we’ve got a bunch of various sections. So we’ll simply undergo the sections of various issues. So first up is dishes for a date night time at residence. I additionally consider this as identical to, for us, we don’t all the time eat our dinner with Oscar. We normally eat with Oscar, our son, like we’re consuming the identical meals as him, but it surely’s like we’ve got a mini meal and he’s having his meal. After which we’ve got our actual meal after he goes to mattress.. That’s numerous what we’re doing, which I don’t know perhaps is controversial for folks, no matter. You guardian the way you need, I’m gonna guardian how I would like. However I prefer to eat my actual meal after he goes to mattress.

Elsie: Yeah, our children love consuming with us across the desk, however we don’t do it each night time. So I perceive. 

Emma: And there’s just a few issues he doesn’t actually need to eat. And likewise, it takes lengthy sufficient to prepare dinner and his bedtimes at seven. , simply stuff like that, the place you’re like, effectively you already know. So anyway, so these are dishes for simply my husband and so we are able to name it date night time at residence. However to me, it’s like only a common Wednesday night time the place we’re about to activate Star Trek.

Elsie: Your favourite issues to make residence. Okay, so I put down I believe the pizza recipes are very final. So the Detroit model pizza is my primary. And my quantity two is the stuffed crust pizza that’s within the forged iron. These are identical to, they’re so good. And you can also make them in your oven so anybody could make them. You don’t have like a pizza oven or you already know something particular. 

Emma: We do loads in our airfryer. So we are going to make hen wings. And we’ll do completely different sorts of sauces. I lately did like a home made buffalo sauce and we’ll use that loads. So I like hen wings. And it’s not one thing we feed our son. I imply, he may eat it, however he’s probably not a bones child. Yeah, so it’s extra our factor. After which we do numerous steak. So after we’re consuming it, like only a steak itself, we boil it and I’ve a weblog publish about boiling steak. And normally truthfully my husband does that and I’ll make some form of aspect like risotto or vegetable aspect or perhaps pasta, no matter. However numerous occasions I’ll make steak within the airfryer and we’ll reduce it up and we’ll use it as virtually like fajita or like toss it right into a stir fry. Lots of occasions it’s like form of a taco like taco scenario. 

Elsie: That sounds good. 

Emma: Yeah, it’s actually good. After which my husband truly has particular dishes that he does loads. He’s an enormous stir fry man. However his huge ones apart from the steak, which already talked about is he makes chili on a regular basis. We form of have this ongoing factor with the chili as a result of I like chili, however he makes it so typically and I by no means considered it earlier than. However now that he does it so typically, I’m like, oh, I all the time considered chili as a fall meals. 

Elsie: I believe it’s a fall meals for me.

Emma:  I didn’t notice how a lot I hooked up it to fall.

Elsie: So that you guys eat chili all 12 months spherical? 

Emma: All 12 months spherical. He made chili this week. He simply makes chili on a regular basis and it’s good. It’s the chili that his dad made rising up. He’ll make it with hen. It’s good. It’s not completely different from the autumn, however I’m all the time form of like, oh chili, I didn’t notice how a lot that is, I instructed him I used to be like, it’s virtually like inexperienced bean casserole to me the place I’m like, it’s not that it’s dangerous outdoors of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I simply don’t suppose to eat it. It’s simply to me like a meals that you simply eat at the moment of 12 months and I didn’t even register to me how a lot I considered chili that manner as a result of like numerous eating places have chili on the menu all 12 months spherical. Anyway, I don’t know in the event you want a 15 minute section about chili, however my husband makes actually good chili, however he makes all of it 12 months spherical. And I’m form of like oh, I’m a fall chili individual. I didn’t even know that till now. We eat it with Fritos. He eats it actually wholesome and I eat it with numerous cheese and bitter cream. That’s our manner with that. 

Elsie: Find it irresistible. My youngsters love, that is like I believe it’s Midwestern, however at Steak and Shake they make just like the spaghetti with chili on high and my youngsters like it. Chili Mac. They like it. Yeah, it’s factor. I made it at residence and it was successful.

Emma: It’s good. It’s acquired good taste. However one way or the other I’m all the time like smells like fall now.

Elsie: Yeah, that’s humorous. Yeah, I believe I’m in your staff. I might not make chili. It’s already not the season for me till in all probability September after which I’ll be like very within the temper once more. So I like September by means of January. I really feel like on the Tremendous Bowl is the top of chili season for me.

Emma: Yeah. After which the very last thing we’ll make pretty typically is actually it’s like sheet pan hen like baked hen, like reduce into items baked on a sheet pan and rice. Then I’ve just a few completely different sauces I make. So I’ve a cashew hen sauce. It’s on our website. And I’ve a candy and bitter sauce that I’ve on our website. Now our cities Springfield, Missouri is form of identified for Chinese language meals however like Springfield model Chinese language meals, Google it, it’s an entire factor. So for me, it’s a really like childhood factor. In the event you go to the eating places round right here although, just like the takeout basic ones, it’s like fried hen, which I like. That’s undoubtedly a responsible pleasure meals for me for positive. Consuming out is like cashew hen, Springfield model cashew hen. However at residence, we don’t fry it. We like bake it. It’s not breaded, so it’s a bit of bit more healthy. It simply has the sauce and the hen and the rice and typically I’ll steamed broccoli or stir fries and bell peppers or no matter. 

Elsie: Good. That sounds good.Okay, let’s discuss vacation custom recipes. So this 12 months after Thanksgiving, it was additionally Emma’s like exhausting Thanksgiving as a result of she was pregnant within the sick manner. So we had the concept we’d begin subsequent 12 months, as a result of she was like eww, making like all these Thanksgivings which I get. Once you’re contributing to multiple Thanksgiving and also you weblog Thanksgiving. It’s simply, it’s an excessive amount of Thanksgiving,

Emma: You’re like what number of occasions can I make inexperienced bean casserole earlier than I’m like hey man.

Elsie: So we had the concept this subsequent 12 months, we’d do bizarre Thanksgiving, attempt to do some form of like a themed Thanksgiving or not directly, perhaps combine some conventional meals identical to the highest favorites with like some bizarre meals that make it extra. I like that concept. I really feel like that may make it like perhaps a bit of extra thrilling. 

Emma: I believed we may perhaps get Jeremy concerned too as a result of he likes to prepare dinner like genuine, like spicy Chinese language meals or like various things like that. He’s had phases. I believed that could possibly be form of enjoyable. One thing like that. This 12 months for Christmas Eve, we did contemporary pasta. 

Elsie: It was such a vibe. We have been doing like our Nancy Meyers. It was such a vibe. I believe I’m gonna try this yearly now.

Emma: Yeah. Our brother and his spouse they did like this purple truffle sauce. We had meatballs. Yeah, I need to try this yearly. So I’m like, okay, we form of have already got a bit of little bit of like a pasta Italian theme going for Christmas Eve. So I really feel like Thanksgiving must be like Chinese language or Mexican or one thing completely different than that.

Elsie: I prefer to have Chinese language for Thanksgiving. 

Emma: Effectively i used to be like, perhaps we may do dumplings. I imply, we are able to purchase frozen ones however perhaps we may do like form of like a dim sum sort factor or I don’t know. I assume you don’t want to listen to us brainstorm our vacation for subsequent 12 months. 

Elsie: The recipe that I’m gonna put down for this one are, we’ve got a hen alfredo recipe. That’s good. It’s just like the Nancy Meyers Christmas necessity.

Emma: It’s an awesome any time of 12 months.

Elsie: Sure. It’s for all 12 months. After which, for simply being humorous, I believe it’s hilarious to have a Christmas shot. And so these are the 2 I like to recommend both the oatmeal cookie shot or the Cinnamon Toast Crunch pictures. I really feel like they’re identical to, form of like vaguely, like cinnamony the oatmeal, you already know, identical to they form of style like that point of 12 months. So both for Thanksgiving or Christmas, do a type of. It’s hilarious. It’s enjoyable. It’s foolish. After which the opposite issues that I’m so captivated with are sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies. Now I’m like a bit of extra on staff gingerbread cookie, however each of them yearly, all the time and ceaselessly. 

Emma: I like it. And yeah, my husband’s household, we’re nonetheless going to do a really conventional Thanksgiving. I do love all the standard meals. It’s simply once you prepare dinner them 4 occasions you’re like okay. Now we have a reasonably epic, for my part, casserole archive on A Lovely Mess. So in the event you want stuffing, in the event you want inexperienced bean casserole, in the event you want funeral potatoes, in the event you want any basic Midwest southern casserole you’ll be able to consider we in all probability have a model of it or we are going to quickly. We are going to subsequent 12 months as a result of I do love making casseroles and I do love consuming casseroles. I simply don’t actually need to make the very same one 4 occasions whereas I’m nauseous. That was this 12 months, however that gained’t be some other 12 months. I’m not doing this being pregnant factor once more. That is it. 

Elsie: Yeah, no, that is smart. Subsequent 12 months, we’ll deliver an replace again about how bizarre Thanksgiving seems as a result of I believe it’s a enjoyable aspiration. Okay, what about sweets and treats.

Emma: Sweets and treats, so I’m all the time in ceaselessly a cookie individual. We all the time have frozen cookies in our freezer. So we’ll make like an enormous batch of one thing normally the delicate peanut butter cookies that I’ve the recipe on the location. It’s Trey’s favourite. So we make that fairly typically. I even have a publish on our website that’s like find out how to freeze cookie dough correctly. And principally, it’s you might want to freeze it within the balls. That’s the headline, however the suggestions are, you want a cookie dough baller so you’ll be able to measure them out since you don’t need an entire bunch of various sizes. Since you’re gonna pull them out of a bag and simply bake a pair at a time and also you don’t need a big one and a small one as a result of one is gonna get burnt and one’s gonna be too uncooked. So that you need them to be measured out. After which additionally you’ll need to set them on some form of reducing board or baking sheet and pop them within the freezer uncovered for just a bit whereas, like half-hour to an hour. Then put them right into a Ziploc bag or a reusable bag, nonetheless you need to retailer them. You don’t need to put them in there straight away as a result of they’ll stick collectively and also you’ll find yourself with an enormous clump of cookie dough. And that’s what you don’t need. Chopping by means of frozen cookie dough attempting to make even balls at that time just isn’t ideally suited. So that you need to freeze them into particular person balls which are all the identical measurement. And we all the time have that in our freezer. And we are going to bake like one or two at night time, most nights truthfully. After which additionally if we’ve got individuals over randomly or simply individuals over and we’re like hey does somebody need some cookies, then we are able to throw a pair and it’s like 10 minutes and that’s it. So it’s good. It’s like an awesome like little hack to all the time have cookie dough in your freezer. And you’ll freeze virtually any cookie dough. Like every cookie dough that you simply bake. You may just about freeze it. Most of them freeze effectively. AS far as residence cooking goes cookies is the place it’s at. 

Elsie: Yeah, I agree. I like studying cookie recipes. I believe it’s probably the most enjoyable classes for positive. My husband’s favourite cookies, they’re not my favourite cookies to make however they’re so good is not any bake cookies. they’re not aesthetic.

Emma: It’s in all probability my favourite cookie to make and eat. Nevertheless it’s not Trey’s favourite however I make them loads myself. 

Elsie: Yeah, he loves them and Emma’s recipe is ideal. So undoubtedly attempt that one. I’m attempting to consider what my favourite dessert is. I simply need to say, I believe I’m simply an ice cream individual. I believe I’m simply an ice cream individual. Yeah. 

Emma: Ice cream is nice. 

Elsie: Yeah. Any form of ice cream. Okay, so at residence cocktails. I’ve so many notes on this one as a result of it’s my zone for the 12 months. Okay, so for fancy. My high two are the aviation cocktail and the paper airplane cocktail. That’s in the event you simply need like a cocktail that looks as if it’s from a restaurant, like a elaborate hipster bar. You’ll really feel that with these and they’re so good. 

Emma: I’m a fan of various kinds of martinis, additionally enjoying the dry martini, no matter, however something in a martini glass, cosmo too.

Elsie: Hell yeah. 

Emma: Cosmo has just a few extra components although so it’s a must to form of be ready however yeah, these are scrumptious and you actually solely want one or two and also you’re  good. 

Elsie: It’s true. Okay, for tropical I’ll ship you straight to the painkiller. The painkiller is the place it’s at. I believe it’s the perfect one. I identical to love the nutmeg. The Jungle fowl is basically good too. 

Emma: I used to be gonna say jungle birds in all probability my high but it surely’s painkillers subsequent. 

Elsie: Yeah. After which for a shot, the inexperienced tea shot is all the pieces. It doesn’t style boozy. It’s candy. It’s like summery, it’s good, it’s enjoyable. In the event you simply need to study like a basic, particularly if we’re having like a cocktail party or I don’t know, I really feel like if you wish to like impress somebody, I might study the quaint. It’s simpler than it appears. I might study the Boulevardier. I like that one. It’s much like the outdated style. It’s even a bit of bit simpler. And the bee’s knees I believe is the perfect outdated style like little coupe glass drink and it’s like tremendous easy. It’s like a honey and gin and lemon drink.

Emma: I additionally love a negroni.

Elsie: That’s all you had so as to add. 

Emma: Yeah.

Elsie: Negronis are nice too. 

Emma: I additionally actually love if we’re taking summer season drinks, I like a spritz. So I’ll purchase just like the little bottles of Prosecco. Some spritz are made with Prosecco. Some are made with various things. It simply relies upon. However for like a Prosecco, you already know, Aperol Spritz. I’ll purchase the little bottles since you don’t need to open an entire big bottle of Prosecco in the event you’re the one one. I imply, perhaps you do. I don’t know however not me.

Elsie: Yeah, like, in the event you’re not having a celebration, you in all probability need to get the small bottles. 

Emma: Yeah, then you’ll be able to  have one or two.

Elsie: That’s widespread sense, she’s talking common sense there.

Emma: Be careful.

Elsie: By the top of the 12 months, we’ll in all probability have each widespread cocktail recipe on the location. So there actually is nothing we don’t have. So in the event you’re attempting to study one thing, there’s so many to study. You’ll have a lot enjoyable, identical to scroll by means of.

Emma: I like studying the historical past of them too nd studying, like the place they have been made the primary time. 

Elsie: The histories are enjoyable. 

Emma: And likewise, like in the event you’re lacking one thing like what may you utilize as an alternative? Like numerous our recipes could have that. So I don’t know, I believe all of that’s like actually useful and simply form of like enjoyable to study. 

Elsie: Yeah, I agree. 

Emma: And then you definitely look cool once you go on order, as a result of you already know, you already know what you need.

Elsie: You do look cool. Okay, what do you’re taking to a celebration?

Emma: Okay, so I wished to say this too, so far as like, take to a celebration, my associates and I we additionally do numerous it’s known as meal prepare. I consider it’s a web site, mealtrain.com or could be meal-train.com or one thing. So it’s a strategy to manage it. However principally, anytime somebody has a child, or if there was a dying within the household, or simply one thing occurring, the place it could be good to ship a pal, enroll and have associates deliver them meals. That’s like a factor that me and my associates do. They usually all did it for me once I had my final child. And I’ve accomplished it for many associates as they’ve infants, and likewise just a few deaths within the household, issues like that. So I wished to say what I all the time make as a result of I don’t all the time deliver meals to a celebration. It depends upon the celebration. Like if somebody’s like asking you to deliver one thing like if it’s a brunch, or if it’s a dinner, however numerous occasions individuals are such as you simply deliver a bottle of wine as a result of individuals are already doing what they’re doing. However that is just like the meal I deliver for meal prepare. So if I’m bringing a pal a meal, that is what I all the time make. I’ve this in a single day no boil lasagna. It’s actually a quite simple, primary lasagna, but it surely’s scrumptious and it’s very comforting. And it’s on our website. After which I make home made focaccia which I don’t have a recipe on our website, however I all the time use the Bon Appetit one. I like use precisely the Bon Appetit one. It’s an awesome recipes. The way in which it’s formatted just isn’t my, it’s like a bit of convoluted in a manner however in the event you’ve by no means made focaccia earlier than then it has numerous like movies in it. It’s an awesome recipe. So I try this. Typically I’ll form of do my very own topping scenario as a result of focaccia in the event you don’t realize it’s the one that appears form of like bubbly. And you’ll add issues like olives or rosemary sprigs, or some individuals will add like edible flowers. There’s loads you are able to do with focaccia, so I’ll typically form of do some form of variation. However at any price, it’s like a large like 9 by 13 pan of focaccia bread so I’ll make the lasagna I’ll make the focaccia after which I’ll make a easy Caesar salad. And once I say easy I do prefer to make my very own caesar dressing. It’s actually good. It’s value it. It’s not exhausting, you simply throw stuff in a meals processor and mix it. That’s all you do. It’s actually not an enormous deal. It does have uncooked egg yolks so if that freaks you out or in case you have a pal who can’t have that perhaps do one thing completely different. In the event you can, I believe it’s value it. Contemporary caesar dressing is scrumptious and then you definitely simply toss it on, you already know any greens you need. Lots of occasions I’ll do kale partly as a result of it travels higher as a result of it’s hearty however I additionally simply actually like Caesar kale salad I believe it’s actually good. In order that’s like my meal prepare meal that I take individuals on a regular basis and now you already know. When you have a child and also you’re my pal you’re getting lasagna.

Elsie: I do know I’m like how do I get this meal delivered to me?

Emma: You will want somebody to die I assume. Undertake one other child.

Elsie: Not taking place, sadly. Okay, the issues I deliver are chex combine. You bought to get the colours of the M&Ms to the theme. So like, on the Fourth of July household factor, I get the purple, white and blue. And at Christmas you get inexperienced and purple. Halloween orange and black, don’t be messing round. Yeah, you are able to do like pastels this time of 12 months. I believe chex combine with the themed M&Ms, it’s my primary factor that I take, which might be saying loads about me. And the opposite factor I believe is so nice to take is the image mojito. So simply hear me out. Image cocktails are the right celebration cocktail. Like I simply don’t suppose that people who find themselves internet hosting can get sufficient assist with that. It’s good to have one thing moreover wine. So I believe pitcher cocktails are like an awesome factor to take. And then you definitely contributed one thing and took one thing else off the hostess plate.

Emma: I like it. 

Elsie: Okay, so what do you make when visitors come over? I believe that I don’t have like one factor that I normally make so I put sugar cookies. After which simply relying on the time of 12 months, both like within the fall time I might do chili, and within the spring and summertime, I might do cheese boards normally.

Emma: No identical. It relies upon if I’m serving a meal, like if we’re simply having like, a few associates over and we’re all going to take a seat down have dinner collectively or if it’s like a much bigger celebration. In that case, it’s in all probability going to be extra like cheese plates and dips. And we’ve got numerous dips on the location and numerous actually good dips, by the way in which. Additionally salsa like mango salsa and a bunch of different ones. So these are all good. However my primary factor to make if my associates eat dairy and gluten, which some individuals don’t, and a few individuals do, but when they do, then I all the time make the Detroit model pizza. Which I really feel such as you talked about earlier as a favourite at residence meal. Nobody in my household likes pizza. My husband and my son don’t actually like pizza. So the Detroit model pizza is a waste on simply my household as a result of it’s simply me consuming it for like three days straight, which I’ll do. I’ve no disgrace. However, you already know, it’s like form of numerous effort only for your self. So if I’ve associates coming over who eat gluten and dairy then I make Detroit model pizza and an enormous salad.

Elsie: Make that subsequent time I come over, I would like it. 

Emma: It’s so good. It’s form of like focaccia however with pizza on high. It’s very saucy, however not like Chicago model pizza. That’s an entire completely different factor. To me extra like a lasagna or soupy in a manner. It’s good, but it surely’s completely different. The Detroit model although is my high. 

Elsie: Okay, I’ve to name out particularly out of the dips, the queso after which the chocolate chip cookie dip. I believe these are like my favourite. 

Emma: I make the queso loads. 

Elsie: The queso, it’s identical to basic and it’s good. And like nobody doesn’t like queso you already know what I imply. And the chocolate chip cookie dip is sort of a enjoyable. It’s form of like a child pleasant recipe. It’s good for like a child bathe or like that form of factor. Prefer it’s a candy dip so it’s like don’t make it for your loved ones at residence. Make it for a celebration for positive. 

Emma: It’s good to have one thing candy round and also you may not need to like go to the difficulty of baking an entire dessert or one thing. So having a candy dip is sweet. And the cookie dough one might be my favourite however we even have an Oreo one and there’s a What am I attempting to say, not funfetti.

Elsie: Dunkaroo, it’s known as Dunkaroo funfetti dip I believe.

Emma: That’s what it’s and that one’s actually good too. It’s very like child nostalgic. So in the event you’re wanting like one thing simply to have one thing candy round at a celebration, I believe a candy dip is a very good strategy to go. 

Elsie: I agree. Okay, so for breakfast recipes. I simply need to say Emma has like, she’s just like the breakfast casserole queen. So we’ll listing all of them out on the web site or on the present notes and also you’ll be like what the hell. She has like so many actually, actually good breakfast casseroles.

Emma: I get probably the most compliments on my breakfast casseroles from my father in legislation too, which suggests loads to me. He’s a really complimentary man like I believe he would complement something I might make however I can inform that my breakfast casseroles, the tater tot casserole and the biscuits and gravy casserole particularly he loves. He’ll come over for Christmas or no matter and have seconds and I’m like Invoice’s loving it. 5 stars from Invoice and it means loads ot me.

Elsie: Let’s attempt to bear in mind there’s one simply known as breakfast casserole. There’s one known as french toast casserole.

Emma: Tatertot one is definitely, it’s not technically a breakfast. Like you might do it for dinner too. In the event you wished. I simply normally serve it as a breakfast casserole. It’s actually good. It suits any time. 

Elsie: Yeah, it’s the Midwest in us. We have been raised within the church, what do they name it like Sunday dinner sort of tradition. It’s a casserole tradition. So it’s how we have been raised. It’s part of our childhood.

Emma: And to me tater tots anytime a day, apparently. 

Elsie: The breakfast recipe I take advantage of typically is rather like candy potatoes like roasted candy potatoes. And I additionally put them in skillet, I additionally airfryer them. So I can put that within the present notes. I believe we’ve got it all of the other ways, however candy potatoes for breakfast are the sh*t like with rosemary I like them.

Emma: Yeah, and right here fairly quickly we gained’t hyperlink this as a result of it’s not there but. Now we have one recipe. However we’re going to do a pancake grind. And I’m very excited as a result of truthfully, pancakes is form of my husband’s factor. Like I’ve talked about his chili already. However he’s additionally the pancake man at our home as a result of he has a griddle. So some individuals are a griddle pancake household and a few individuals are pan pancake household. We grew up we have been pan. So like pancakes have like a crispy edge round it. , it’s like sort of a complete completely different factor. Whereas griddle pancakes are extra prefer to me like a McDonald’s pancake. They’re extra even and the entire thing is delicate. That’s extra his vibe. However he’s the pancake man at her home and he makes pancakes with our son not less than as soon as every week. They made them this morning. Oscar all the time will get to choose the colour. At present it was yellow. Often it’s blue. However anyway, we’re gonna do a pancake grind. I do know we’ve got one recipe on the location already. That’s fairly widespread. That’s like home made pancakes that doesn’t have milk however typically you’re out of a random ingredient and you might want to know find out how to make pancakes. So we’re gonna undergo a collection of these and identical to the perfect pancake recipes, which I’m enthusiastic about.

Elsie: That’ll be enjoyable. I like pancakes. It’s like a high breakfast meals for positive. Okay, let’s discuss summer season recipes. 

Emma: So some high ones for me is mango salsa, which mangoes are extra in season within the winter, not less than right here the place I dwell, completely different hemispheres, completely different no matter. However you’ll be able to nonetheless typically discover them and the mango salsa recipe we’ve got on our website has some suggestions if you find yourself with mangoes that aren’t fairly ripe but, how one can ripen them at residence. As a result of that does occur now and again. I’ll additionally level out in the event you simply need to swap the mangoes for peaches. You are able to do peach salsa. It’s only a one for one swap it out individuals. However I like dips and salsas and to me, dips could be like an entire meals class, particularly throughout heat climate occasions. It’s form of like, what’s the character in Solely Murders within the Constructing and he simply eats suggestions on a regular basis. I’m like, that’s me in the summertime. I’m like, I’ll simply eat dips, I’ll simply eat, you already know, no matter dips on a regular basis. In order that after which we’ve already talked about no bake cookies, however that’s to me ceaselessly and all the time a summer season factor. I make all of them 12 months spherical. Nevertheless it’s as a result of rising up there was this complete period perhaps it’s nonetheless occurring I don’t know the place if our air conditioner was on our dad didn’t need us to make use of the dryer or the oven in any respect. It was a conserving power factor. And it’s like your invoice can get form of costly in the event you’re like working all these various things. So if the air conditioner was on, which was all the time on in like July, August, prefer it will get very popular and humid within the Midwest, the place we’re from, then we couldn’t use the oven or the dryer. Clothesline and no bake cookies have been like form of the one cookies you might make, something no bake. So to me, it’s like a summer season like I actually need cookies, however the air conditioners on okay, I’ve to make no bake cookies.  It’s simply all the time gonna be you already know, gotta cling the bedsheets on the clothesline and have a no bake cookie. It’s July. like simply all the time imprinted in me due to my childhood. I truly actually like it. It’s like a really like particular little factor to me. 

Elsie: Okay, my two favourite summer season salads are the seven layer salad. It’s like a really southern recipe, however I like it. I stand by it. I believe it was scrumptious. And I’ll undoubtedly be making it yearly. After which my favourite pasta salad that we’ve got proper now’s the creamy pasta salad. It’s a mayonnaise based mostly pasta salad. And I like them each methods. I just like the oil based mostly ones too. However I’ve no issues with mayonnaise in any respect. I like mayonnaise. I understand how do individuals dwell who don’t like mayonnaise? 

Emma: I don’t know, what do they eat? 

Elsie: After which the opposite factor that I believe is ideal for summer season is margaritas. So we’ve got our basic margarita, home made margarita combine. After which I simply made just a few extra however I’m beginning a margarita grind. So I’m going to do like twenty extra margaritas this 12 months. All of the flavors.  And it’s so enjoyable. Prefer it’s like such a easy, however superb drink. And when you discover ways to make one, then studying all of the completely different flavors, it’s identical to really easy. So it’s gonna be enjoyable.

Emma: Something with salt I’m fairly thinking about like a salt room or cookies with salt on it. However yeah, citrus and salt. That’s the place it’s at. 

Elsie: Completely. 

Emma: Effectively, now it’s time for a joke or a reality or meditation with Nova. 

Elsie: All proper, this week Marigold is with us and he or she desires to do her joke. 

Marigold: What did the tree put on to the swimming pool? 

Elsie: What? 

Marigold: His swimming trunks.

Elsie: Oh, that’s one. Good job. Thanks a lot for listening. We might be again subsequent week with a consolation rewatch of Mamma Mia. Oh my gosh.

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