Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Old Bay summer corn & zucchini chili

Summer vegetable garden abundance?  I've got you covered.

No patch of your own but have a friend whose garden is overflowing, thus supplying you with his/her summer vegetable garden excess?  I've definitely got you covered.

Or, if your growing situation is somewhere in between -- like ours -- I've got you covered, too.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Meal plan: Week of 7/13-7/19

Week of July 13th - 19th

Sunday: Traveling - out to Captain's Cove (Reading, PA)
Monday: Summer corn & zucchini chili with jalapeno cheddar corn bread (recipes this week!)
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Corn, tomato & goat cheese pizza
Thursday: Green monster smoothies
Friday: Out to swim team banquet with Matt
Saturday: Birthday "dinner" at Sarris

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chicken with strawberry & avocado salsa

This is the story of a dinner that almost never was.  A meal that, for weeks, became known as "the impossible dinner."

Impossible not because of the level of skill required to make it (read: none) or difficulty wrangling all of the necessary ingredients (read: also none).  But nearly impossible because we couldn't seem to keep the aforementioned ingredients around for long.

As it turns out, we have a bit of a strawberry problem.  And a very major avocado problem.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Meal plan: Week of 7/6-7/12

Hello, Monday!  More importantly, hello to you!  My birthday weekend was faaaaabulous and sweet and full of surprises.  So far, 30 is looking pretty good... as far as I can tell from these sleep-deprived eyes.  Pictures to follow soon, I promise.  For now, a week's worth of meals will have to do.

Weekly Meals: July 6th - 12th

Sunday: Cookout at parents'
Monday: Sausage-stuffed zucchini boats
Tuesday: Hummus platter with veggies & shrimp
Wednesday: Huevos rancheros with avocado
Thursday: Spicy apricot salmon (similar recipe) with sauteed garlic spinach & broccoli
Friday: (Traveling)
Saturday: (Traveling)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Five + 1 to grow on: Summer travels

TGIF!  Happy weekend to you!

I heard on the radio yesterday that today marks the halfway point of summer -- can you believe it?!  I definitely can't, but at least the time is flying by thanks to all of the fun things we've been doing.  It's about to get even funner because the next month or so is packed full of trips and adventures all over the country.  Here are five of my upcoming travel plans plus one to grow on ;)

1. Lewisburg, PA - The first destination on my agenda, I'm heading here next week to visit a friend and her family.  Becca and I met as coworkers years ago, bonded over our love for Martha Stewart, and became great friends.  She and her husband have since moved from the Pittsburgh area but still have family around here, so we see each other every few months.  The last time Matt and I visited Lewisburg, she was roughly 8 months pregnant; now her little guy is 16 months old!  Can't wait to catch up with them!