Whether you're a parent, student, teacher, or spouse/sibling/friend of any of those three, new schedules tend to require a little shuffling of daily routines, so it's a relief to have a long weekend to regroup. One of my cousins headed off to college this past week and, boy, does the entire process sound exhausting. If that's the case for you, make it two (or three) cookies!
It's going to be an extra long weekend since Monday is Labor Day, and I took Tuesday off as well. Pitt college football kicks off its season on Monday night, so I snagged an extra day to relax and soak up what will hopefully be the first of cough many cough wins this season. I've looked forward to tailgating for months, and our group is sticking with a simple summer cookout theme for this game. Much to Matt's delight, hot dogs are on the menu!
Since Labor Day is the unofficial end to summer for many folks, I started thinking about what foods I absolutely must have one last time before my brain shifts to comfort foods and pumpkin anything. It's that thought that inspired today's Friday Five. Here goes!
1. Tomatoes - As soon as I have the first farm-fresh tomato of the season, I'm both overjoyed and saddened. Overjoyed because there is nothing sweeter or more delicious than an in-season tomato! And saddened because... there is nothing sweeter or more delicious than an in-season tomato. Sigh. I'm determined to get my fill of tomatoes in any form while they're at their peak. Check out my latest tomato recipes for inspiration!