Sometimes I like to be domestic. [When “domestic” doesn’t mean doing laundry or cleaning bathrooms.]

Aren’t your vegetables supposed to take up like, half of your meal or something? Whatever.

Tonight we had chicken, whipped sweet + yukon potatoes, and blueberry balsamic brussels sprouts.

Guess what?! This week, I’m going to show you how I roast my chickens. You know, since I’ve been roasting them practically once a week. I am pretty obsessed. It will probably bore you to tears. Oh! And that blueberry balsamic syrup I mentioned the other night? It is just blueberry balsamic vinegar reduced in a saucepan. I didn’t make my own with blueberries and actual vinegar. I’m lazy.

But not too lazy to make dessert. Which was probably the best dessert we’ve ever had.

Whole wheat cookie cups with vanilla ice cream.

I sort of threw it together at the last minute… but if you’re intrigued I will try to remake it again and share. It was the most delicious thing ever but now I feel like I have to go run 20 miles. I should probably stop eating like I’m about to hibernate. This week I will eat apples. Lots and lots of apples.


P.S. -> all of your dinners sound amazing too!

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72 Responses to “Dinner and Dessert.”

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    Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner — April 18, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    I love Mashed Sweet Potatoes!!! They taste so much better than the regular ones! :)


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    Mimi — April 18, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Oooh whole wheat cookie cups! Now I can rationalize the naughtines – please share the recipe – pretty please!


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    Ashley — April 18, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    GAaaaaaaah!! Melty ice cream!!! I haven’t had ice cream in foreverrrr…mmmm


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    Brenda — April 18, 2011 @ 11:32 am

    Love your site. I’ve been a lurker for months now. I’ve even tried a few of your yummy recipes. Speaking of which, you must give us the recipe for those cookie cups. They look delicious!

    Question for you….why roast your own chicken when you can get a fully roasted chicken at the store for like $5 bucks? It saves in money, as I would imagine buying a chicken for roasting would be more than $5. Plus it saves in the energy to cook it on your utilities, which would save you more money. I try to cook good meals too but any way to save time and energy I’m all for. I also love the frozen veggies in their own steamer bags. So easy. Just a thought and question.

    Thanks for the good work on the site!



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    Danitza — April 18, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    I would love a recipe for the whole wheat cookie cups!!


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    janetha @ meals & moves — April 18, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

    consider me intrigued. very intrigued.


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    Erin — April 18, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    Of course we want the cookie cup recipe! I do.
    I love, love your blog, but don’t comment nearly enough. Every recipe of yours I’ve made has been delicious!
    I need to get over my chicken roasting fear. I’ve bought two, only to discover how incredibly freaked out a raw, whole chicken makes me…so my boyfriend has made two roast chickens. They are really, really delicious!


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    Jenna — April 18, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    I agree! I totally want the cookie cup recipe! It looks to die for! And have you ever made brussel sprouts sauteed in bacon? I have made them with pancetta, and they are probably one of my most favourite dishes for thanksgiving. But actually, I’ll eat brussel sprouts with bacon anytime of year…;)


    • Jessica — April 18th, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

      I have! That is the ONLY way I started liking brussels. :)


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    misty — April 18, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

    heck yes intrigued… and totally want to make the brussel sprouts.


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    Jessi — April 19, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    Oh I wish I had the guts to try brussel sprouts. I can’t stand the smell of them. Maybe the blueberry balsamic would take away some of that so I coudl get it close to my face.

    Roasting a chicken this week too. :)


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    Hillarie — April 20, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

    Ohhh, please share the recipe for the cookie cups!!!! They look awesome!


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    Heather — April 21, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

    Do you have a recipe you can share for the whole wheat cookie cups?


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    JJ — May 1, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    Late to the game here, but my fav for brussel sprouts is to halve fresh sprouts, saute in butter and olive oil on low-ish heat until just tender, then I crank up the heat and sprinkle about a cup of parmesean cheese that I grate with a micro-plane grater and continue cooking until the cheese melts and browns on the sprouts. I could almost make a meal out of them.


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    Connie — May 2, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    omg i want that cookie right now.



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