During the week, most people stick to a pretty mundane diet. At the weekend, though, all bets are off. You’ve worked hard all week – now it’s time for your reward. Weekend indulgences aren’t just a private sin – they’re what make life worth living.
Take a look at some of these ideas to delight your taste buds.
Nachos are one of the most exciting weekend treats because of how flexible they are. You can add a variety of toppings, including guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, and refried beans. All the toppings work perfectly together, creating a taste explosion.
If you’re on a health kick, you can actually make this meal healthy. Replace your sour cream with a plant-based alternative. And bake your own tortilla chips, instead of buying them pre-baked from the store.
Munch On Some Soft Pretzels
Pretzels should, in our view, be standard fare at the weekend. These sweet and savory delights come in all different shapes as sizes, as showcased by Eastern Standard Provisions on their website. Plus, just like nachos, you can combine them with a bunch of tasty dips.
Homemade Ice Cream
Store-bought ice cream is a staple for many of us. But the homemade variety is arguably better, so long as you get it right.
You’ve got a couple of options when it comes to making your own. You can either try to recreate the professional version using an icecream maker. Or you can go down the healthy route, making it out of frozen bits of fruit and a blender. There are plenty of recipes online.
Is popcorn a health food? Depends on who you ask. All we know is that it tastes delicious and works perfectly when paired with a movie night.
Sugar and salt are the most common flavors, but you have a bunch of options you can try. Popcorn, after all, is pretty neutral. Morish flavors include cinnamon, maple syrup (beware it can get sticky), and smokey bacon. You can purchase most flavorings as pre-made powders from the store. Look in the home baking aisle.
Mac n’ Cheese
Mac n’ cheese is a classic and a weekend favorite. After a long week at work, there’s nothing like going home on a Friday night and indulging your tastebuds a little in this delicious treat. The classic recipe is satisfying by itself, but recently, we’ve seen a trend towards people adding greens to it, like broccoli. Just make sure that you use traditional macaroni pasta. Other varieties just don’t seem to work as well.
If you’re in a party mood, potato sliders are ideal. First, select a large potato and slice it into rounds before popping it in the oven on high heat. Then grab some walnuts and blend them with chili powder to create a type of “walnut meat.” Once the potatoes are cooked, load them up with a dollop of walnut meat and add a teaspoon of sour cream and salsa with green onions as a garnish.