Yesterday morning as we were getting ready for the day, Big Guy said “How am I supposed to act today?” I found the question a little strange but at the same time I totally understand. Today Big Guy will come back home after being away for almost two weeks and we’ll go back to our routine. But I want us to remember her daily and keep her spirit alive in our lives. And because she loved my blog and loved Friday as much I do, I’m going to go back to my usual Friday Favorites today. And tonight I’ll get back in the kitchen. Perhaps I’ll even pour us a glass of wine and be grateful for the amount of love that our friends and family have shown us over the past two weeks.
Favorite “Appy” Hour: Honey Lemon Goat Cheese Crostini with Blueberry Salsa. The combo of honey, lemon and goat cheese gets me every time.
Favorite Carbs and Cheese: White Pizza with Garlic Sauce and Garden Herbs. I’m in major need of a pizza night.
Favorite Cook, Eat and Color: A Cozy Coloring Cookbook. How genius is this? A cookbook and a coloring book all in one. Amazing.
Favorite Crock-Pot Dinner: Salisbury Steak Meatballs. This needs to be added to the menu plan. I haven’t used my crock-pot all summer and I think it feels unloved.
Favorite Date Night: Sweet Corn Risotto with Cajun Shrimp. Sweet, creamy and rich. I have the perfect bottle of wine for this dinner.
Favorite Fresh: Corn, Cucumber, Peach and Avocado Salad. This totally refreshing salad would be perfect for any backyard barbecue that you have coming up.
Favorite Tip: How to Avoid Bitter Cucumbers. Simply cut off the ends before you peel the cuke. Call me intrigued.
Favorite Bubbles: Watermelon Mimosa. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh. I simply cannot wait for our watermelons to be ready in the garden!
Cheers to the weekend!