Rainy days and Mondays always get me down...don't know why, just does. Probably because there's a lot to catch up on and I try to do it all in one day! But that's just me. I hope all is well in your life and you haven't stopped cooking for your family.
There's some yummy veggies ripening in the garden right now and I can't wait to bite into a big, juicy, homegrown tomato!! Is there anything better?? I'm fixin' to go next door (where the garden grows in my son's back acre) and pick some squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, and blackberries!!! Oh yeah...you're speaking my love language! I can't wait to make a delicious summer salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, fresh basil (I DO have a little herb garden in my flower bed) and a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar...my mouth is watering...but, first I have to let you know about a couple of recipes that I tried last week.
The Rosemary Roasted Chicken (with potatoes) was really, really delicious. If you have rosemary growing in your flower bed and haven't used it for cooking, you are missing out! It is so fresh tasting and fabulous on chicken or potatoes. This recipe is easy, too. Paprika gives it a little kick!
Try the Chicken and Avocado Salad for a lighter, cooler meal. The mixture of flavors is soooo good! The sun-dried tomatoes mixed with the fresh basil and the balsamic vinegar is really delicious. I served it with whole wheat Ritz Crackers, or garlic bread would be great, too.
I'm reminding you now about the Avocado Rice Salad that I've posted before. It is so light and refreshing with ANY Mexican food...tacos, Enchilada Casserole, or fajitas. The fresh squeezed lime juice makes it taste so cool and fresh. I make it frequently and everyone just loves it. Add some fresh spinach to it to make it even healthier. I added chopped yellow and orange peppers to it this time and it really adds goodness to it. Here's a pic...
And, finally, my old stand-by...lasagna, easy to make using my recipe. You don't even have to cook the noodles first, just spread the Ricotta cheese on each dry noodle and layer with the meat and mozzarella...so easy. Who doesn't like lasagna? A nice Italian salad and garlic bread...supper...done!!
Until next time, when the cows come home and the rooster crows...take care of yourself and those you love!