It's been an intense week but a good one, much heartache in the beginning but now I'm basking in the glow of unexpected, but most welcome, resolution and peace. I'm gonna sleep like a rock tonight. :-)
Until then, I'm mulling over little things that have brought me joy lately:
My "nest" I made on this oh-so-rickety bench outside my door.
This gorgeous view from the bench!! How I love to lay here and look up at the trees, watching the setting sun turn everything all glowy and wonderful. :-)
My hardy lavender plant that has somehow survived moving, pot breaking, drowning, and my utter lack of a green thumb. :-)
I'm also grateful for roasted broccoli topped with toasted Parmesan cheese. I usually make a big batch, fully intending to eek it out over several days, but I never manage it. It's just too yummy! Especially all those toasty, salty, scrumptious bits of cheese that stick to the pan. :-)
What "little things" are making you happy this week?
Roasted Broccoli with Toasted Parmesan
1 large head broccoli, washed and cut into florets
good salt and freshly ground pepper
4-6 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese (pre-grated won't melt properly)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Toss broccoli liberally with glugs of olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Spread on baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes or until tips begin to brown.
- Remove from oven and nestle broccoli close together. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and return to oven. Roast for another 5-10 minutes until Parmesan is browned and toasted.